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Contributing Editor to Give Seminar at Kansas City Woodworking Show

comments (1) February 12th, 2009 in blogs

woodheat Roland Johnson, contributor
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Roland and a few of his planes.
Scott Beattie
Roland and a few of his planes. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Roland and a few of his planes.

The Woodworking Shows are making a circuit of the Midwest and I’m heading to Kansas City this weekend.  The event is being held at the Overland Park International Trade Center- Exhibit Hall.    


I’ll be at the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday giving seminars and meeting our woodworking friends at the Hand Tool Rodeo . The seminars include a handplane clinic, card scraper clinic and a design clinic. Festivities start on Friday, February 13th  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.


My good friend Scott Beattie will be joining me at the Hand Tool Rodeo on Saturday.  Scott lives in Kansas City and is a dedicated hand tool advocate.  Scott will be presenting the afternoon handplane clinic at 4:30 and will be available all day to answer your plane questions.

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


In Designing Beautiful Furniture I’ll discuss the fundamentals of grain orientation and color as well as how to properly proportion elements of furniture parts for outstanding results.


 Please be sure to stop by and say hi and pick up a free magazine and tote bag. And tell me about your woodworking adventures. 


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Here’s my schedule:     


            12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Handplane clinic

              2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Card scraper clinic

              4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Designing beautiful furniture



            10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Handplane clinic

            12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Card scraper clinic

              2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Designing beautiful furniture

              4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Handplane clinic



            10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Handplane clinic

            12:30 a.m. -  1:30 p.m.   Card scraper clinic


Roland Johnson

posted in: blogs, Scott Beattie

Comments (1)

wilderness1989 wilderness1989 writes: Don't miss these seminars!!!! I watched them at the St. Louis Show and they are excellent. Roland is a nice guy even if he has a Model A Hot Rod with a dropped axle. ;>)
John Gray
Effingham, IL
Posted: 10:08 am on February 25th

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