|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)
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).