Tools for Working Wood

 Joel's Blog

The Woodworking Shows - Somerset, NJ, Feb 21-23 2014  

02/06/2014

In two weeks we will be at the Somerset, New Jersey Woodworking Show, The largest woodworking show on the Woodworking Shows tour, and one of, if not the, largest woodworking show in the nation that's directed towards custom shops and hobbyists. (IWF is a much bigger show but a lot of their emphasis is on the very large, highly industrial production shop.

This year we will be bringing all our Gramercy Tools, a fair amount to other great hand tools, and Festool. We will have tools to try out, tools to take home, and some new tools that we want you to take a look at. I'll be there Friday and Saturday, Ben is going to be there Sunday.

On the Festool side we are very, very pleased to announce that Sebastian Lata will be presenting Festool in our booth from the practical viewpoint of a working cabinetmaker. Sebastian isn't a professional demonstrator going from show to show. Sebastian is a working cabinetmaker who runs a successful cabinet-shop doing very high end exclusive work. Every time I talk to Sebastian I learn new ways of doing things better and using Festool more efficiently and so I asked him if he would be willing to share some of his experiences using Festool daily on the job. Sebastian and his crew will be in our booth all three days of the show.

The hours of the show are:

Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4


The location is:

Garden State Exhibit Center Exhibit Hall

50 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873


Click here for Directions

There are lots of other interesting exhibitors at the show, to see the list and to buy tickets (cheaper in advance)
Click here

In addition to the regular exhibition and demonstrations you will also have the opportunity to enroll (at a small charge) in classes with some of the leading people in woodworking today. Matt Kenny and Michael Pekovich of Fine Woodworking will be teaching as will Marc Adams.

While we do most of our business on-line,a and I know the show isn't convenient for most of you, for those of you in the neighborhood meeting you at a shows for us gives us a chance to put faces to names and have a personal sense of who you are. So we hope to see you there!

Note: Since we haven't brought Gramercy Tools to Somerset before I obviously don't have a picture of our booth there. So the picture is of our booth at Maker Faire 2013. The Somerset booth will be at least three times the size, and have loads more stuff, and it's inside - (very important in the winter).

Tags:Product News, Sales, and Promotions
Comments: 3
02/06/2014S Herbin 
Looking forward to seeing you and your wares there! Will you have the cut nails, hide glues, and shellac there?
02/06/2014joel http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com
We will have glue and shellac, not sure about nails - we will have some with us - but probably not all the sizes.
02/22/2014Joe Weinkam 
Great meeting you yesterday. I'll be back on Sunday. Forgot to buy the splinter removal kit!
Comments are closed.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blog's author and guests and in no way reflect the views of Tools for Working Wood.
Subscribe
 Joel's Blog
 Video Roundup
 Classes & Events
 Built-It Blog
 Work Magazine
Recent Blogs:
Beautiful Cabinet Shop Space Available for Rent in Gowanus - 02/05/2018
Safety Last - 01/31/2018
I Am a Panda - 01/19/2018
The Unheated Workshop - 01/10/2018
How to Cut a Groove in a Frame By Hand and Without a Plow Plane - 12/27/2017
How to Mortise the Moxon Way: Part 2, Chopping the Mortise - 12/20/2017
How to Mortise the Moxon Way: Part 1, Layout and Cutting Tenons - 12/17/2017
Why Schlep? - A Look at Tools Baskets and Bags - 12/13/2017
Saw Sharpening Essentials - Gramercy Tools Saw Vise (Back in Stock) + Vallorbe Saw Files (They Finally Arrived) - 12/06/2017
How to Choose the Best Dovetail Saw for Yourself - 11/29/2017
Woodwork at City Hall - 11/22/2017
The Marquetry Plane Shows Up In England 1760-1780 - 11/15/2017
Joel's Blog Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 4 - 11/08/2017
Where Moxon Got His Mojo - 11/01/2017
Industry City Wants a Handout as it Kills Woodworking Jobs - 10/25/2017
An Introduction to Hand Tools - The Instructor Confesses - 10/11/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 3 - 09/27/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 2 - 09/20/2017
Ten Ways I am Doing Things Differently - Part 1 - 09/13/2017
Dovetailing Classes: a New Approach - 08/23/2017
Older Entries...