Woodworking Show 2015

P1100977 (2) (Custom)  Well, It was a fun weekend at the Northeast Woodworkers Show in Saratoga Springs.  Here is a picture of the Maplewood Center for Common Craft booth .  I worked on showing some woodworking demos as well as displaying a couple of my instruments and talking about some of the upcoming classes.  Please click on the link above to see some of the other classes that will be offered in their beautiful, timber framed wood shop. They will be having an Open House on April 25th from 10-12.  A good time to visit the facility and learn about some of their classes. I also spent some time at the NWA booth talking about and displaying some of the work from the Violin class. P1100971 (2) (Custom)  I am finding that there is a lot of people who are interested in learning the process of how things are made.  I think this helps them to appreciate the value of things more.  Plus, I think those that do decide to take a class are discovering what a joy it is to work with your hands with hand tools. In shop, I am working on a violin right along with the students in my class. P1100982 (2) (Custom)  We are all getting close to closing up the box of the violin.  I think some of the students already have.  We had three weeks to finish graduating the top and back, cut the f holes, and glue the bass bar in.  Next, we will glue the top on and get ready for the purfling.  Who knows?  Perhaps we will even get as far as cutting out the scroll in our next class....to be determined.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Northeast Woodworkers Association, here is a link to their website. All in all, it was a great weekend and I enjoyed talking with those that stopped by the booths.  Thanks. As a side note..... p1070294 custom  I will be setting up a mandolin making course for the fall.  I already have a few interested in taking this class. Let me know if you are interested.... Take Care, Martin  

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