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woodheat Roland Johnson, contributor
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The Woodworking Shows are making a circuit of the Midwest and Roland Johnson is heading to Columbus, Ohio for the show at the Ohio Expo and State Fair Grounds this coming weekend. Hell be giving away a Stanley No.4 smoother that will be rejuvinated over the course of the weekend.  - CLICK TO ENLARGE

The Woodworking Shows are making a circuit of the Midwest and Roland Johnson is heading to Columbus, Ohio for the show at the Ohio Expo and State Fair Grounds this coming weekend. He'll be giving away a Stanley No.4 smoother that will be rejuvinated over the course of the weekend. 


The Woodworking Shows are making a circuit of the Midwest and I’m heading to Columbus, Ohio for the show at the Ohio Expo and State Fair Grounds this coming weekend.

I’ll be at the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday giving seminars and meeting our woodworking friends. The seminars include a handplane and a scraper clinic. Festivities start on Friday, January 15th with the doors opening at noon.  Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The handplane clinic is going to be a discussion about four essential shop planes: scrub, jointer, smoothing and block. I’ll also delve into buying, resurrecting and tuning-up used planes.

The card scraper clinic will show you how to quickly tune-up and use this sometimes misunderstood and despised woodworking essential.

I'm giving away a Stanley No.4 smoother that will be rejuvinated over the course of the weekend.  All you have to do to enter is stop by and fill out an entry form, if you win the plane will be shipped to you after the show.

CLASS SCHEDULE
Friday      12:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15
Saturday  10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15
Sunday    10:15, 12:15, 2:15

For more information check out www.thewoodworkingshows.com.

I will also be in St. Louis February 12-14 and Kansas City February 19-21.  See you there!

Roland Johnson



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Comments (9)

Midwest1953 Midwest1953 writes: I'll be at the St Louis show also..

For you other married guys...my wife buys me a ticket to this every year for Valentines Day..
this year I'll be there on Friday afternoon and probably Sunday afternoon....

I would still like to vote for making the video...

Jim Austin
Posted: 11:36 am on January 27th

woodheat woodheat writes: Brian,
I will be doing all of the presentations at the St.Louis show. I alternate between hand plane rejuvenation and card scraper/ scraper plane tune-up seminars. See you in St.Louie
Posted: 11:01 am on January 21st

Jimi_C Jimi_C writes: Of course the STL show had to be on Valentines day weekend... my wife is very understanding, but I don't think a wood working show is her idea of a fun Valentines day gift...
Posted: 9:23 pm on January 19th

BrianG BrianG writes: I plan to attend the St. Louis show and would really like to watch your restoration work. The schedule for the St. Louis show has you under "Hand Tool Rodeo" with two other presenters and doesn't specify when your sessions will occur. For the "Hand Tool Rodeo" it has:

CLASS SCHEDULE

Friday 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
Saturday 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Sunday 11:00, 12:30, 2:00

Do you know which of these are yours?

Thanks,
Brian
Posted: 11:37 pm on January 18th

Acer_sp Acer_sp writes: I agree with a live taping of this demo. Since most of of use can't attend, it would be a great benifit to us that do subscribe to finewoodworking.com as well as the magazine. Personal I have about four old planes at home that deed this kind of attention, and I would love some insight as to where to begin.


Posted: 9:03 pm on January 14th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Hi Roland,

Any chance that FWW could videotape one of the handplane clinics for viewing later by readers who can't attend in person?

Preferably the entire class/clinic - not just a 5 minute excerpt?

Don't woory about tight editing. I'm sure many of us enjoy stuff like this 'as it happens' - like with the recent 'live' cherry table 'finishing shootout' with Asa, Mike, and Anatole.

In fact, why not do it live, just like the shootout?

Best Regards,
Chris
Posted: 2:31 am on January 14th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: I attended the one for Chicago at the Schaumburg Renaissance center. The show was on the small side from previous shows but still good. I didn't see that there was a chance to win an old plane but may have missed it.
Posted: 8:00 pm on January 13th

gblitle gblitle writes: Woodworking shows never seem to come to southern Louisiana or any other part of Louisiana that I am aware of either ...to bad.
Posted: 4:32 pm on January 13th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: I wonder why the woodworking shows never come to Rio Rancho, New Mexico? ;-)


Posted: 12:25 pm on January 13th

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