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2019 JOHNSON'S WOOD EXPO

 

SEPTEMBER 6 & 7, 2019 | FRIDAY 9:00 - 5:00 | SATURDAY 9:00 - 4:00 | CHARLOTTE MI

 

 

FREE PARKING

FREE ADMISSION

schedule below

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Directions from NorthEast & West | Directions from Southwest | Directions from SouthEast

 
 

celebrate woodworking...the past and the future

 

This year marks our 27th Johnson’s Wood Expo Anniversary. Our annual show offers a unique experience for woodworkers.

We bring some of the biggest names in the woodworking tool and equipment industry to gather with our customers

to engage in conversations about new innovations on the forefront while wood industry experts

give hands-on workshops and presentations of new equipment and techniques.

 

2019 johnson's Wood Expo schedule of events

SCOTT PHILLIPS, HOST OF AMERICAN WOODSHOP ON pbs

 

JOIN SCOTT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 FOR A FULL DAY OF ADVENTURE IN ALL THINGS WOODWORKING

 

A master woodworker with a thorough knowledge of his craft, Scott’s reverence for the intricacies of wood and its possibilities has helped make The American Woodshop a favorite among public television audiences over the past 25 years.

 

Today, woodworkers from all over the Midwest gather at Johnson's Wood Expo in Charlotte MI to learn the latest woodworking techniques, for all skill levels, from Scott himself.

 

JOIN SCOTT phillips ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 FOR A FULL DAY OF ADVENTURE IN ALL THINGS WOODWORKING

 

BANDSAW JIGS & TIPS: Saturday - 9:30 - 10:30

In this first hour, Scott will unlock the secrets to making puzzle boxes on a bandsaw. Discussion includes jigs and tips for bandsaw dovetail joints, easy resawing, compound cuts, perfect circles, and cutting multiples.

 

ROUTER-CUT DOVETAIL JOINTS: Saturday - 10:30 - 11:30

Dovetail joints are perhaps the strongest joints used in making drawers and cabinets. Hand-cut dovetails predate written history and are still a challenging and time-consuming process today. However, dovetails cut with routers make the process much more time-efficient, with beautifully consistent results. Learn the key tips and tricks to router cut dovetails from Scott.

 

GET A PERFECT FINISH EVERY TIME...Minimize Costly Mistakes and Ensure Beautiful Surfaces: Saturday - 11:30-12:30

Learn the tricks to applying wood finishes for smooth-as-glass results...no brush marks, bubbles drips or runs. Advise on materials, tools, and techniques used.

 

TOOL MAKING PRESENTATION: Saturday - 12:30 - 1:00

Scott Phillips will be joined by John Wilson

 

GLUES AND EPOXIES: Saturday - 1:00 - 2:00

Wood glues can affect the wood as it is being assembled. Being prepared in advance will eliminate costly joint failures and frustrating disassembly. Learn Scott’s tried and true steps, tools and tips.

 

6 KEY CHISELS FOR TURNING: Saturday - 2:00 - 3:00

There are a lot of turning tools out there and a lot of different grinds. However, you can get most of the results you’re looking for with six tools - the 3/16” parting tool, 1/2” bowl gouge, the 1-1/4” roughing gouge, the stew, the round of scraper, and the round tip carbide cutter.

 

STUMP SCOTT: Saturday - 3:00 - 4:00

Question and Answer session

 

CHRIS SCHOENBERG, HOST OF THIRD COAST CRAFTSMAN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

 

chris does what he does because...

 

“One of my personal goals in my videos is to inspire people to push themselves and get better and to find that joy that comes from making something with your hands that will hopefully last for generations.” You can see more of Chris’s woodworking content by searching Third Coast Craftsman on YouTube or visiting his website, Thirdcoastcraftsman.com.

 

JOIN CHRIS schoenberg ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 FOR INSIGHTS ON TURNING SLAB DEFECTS INTO ART

 

 

Chris will be on-site sharing his woodworking knowledge and creative talents on the different design options that turn live-edge slab defects into works of art. He will explain how to use different epoxies in a variety of woodworking applications and give a live demonstration of preparing live edge-slabs, pouring epoxy to make a live-edge river table, and hand-cutting bow-ties to stabilize cracks in live edge boards. FRIDAY - 9:00 - 11:00

 

HOWARD RICE

 

Howard has sailed the smallest of boats, rounding the “Mount Everest of sailing” Cape Horn, Chile

 

Howard Rice a Great Lakes sailor has sailed and solo voyaged the smallest of boats in many places around the world including twice rounding the “Mount Everest of sailing” Cape Horn, Chile. Howard is a lifetime adventurer, sailor, professional boat builder, mountain climber, and college professor who also travels the country sharing his experiences about a life under sail and years spent living on a remote Pacific Island. Articles about his adventures have appeared in numerous books and periodicals ranging from Sports Illustrated, Outside magazine, to Yachting Magazine.

 

JOIN howard rice ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

THE BIG VOYAGE OF THE LITTLE SOUTHERN CROSS: FRIDAY & SATURDAY- 10:00 - 11:30

Howard will be sharing his 2017 voyage down the Strait of Magellan from Patagonia through Tierra del Fuego and into the treacherous Southern Ocean and the Antarctic zone. This 62-day solo voyage was aboard an eleven-foot eleven-inch wooden boat he built. The presentation is followed by a Q/A session.

 

CONTEMPORARY SMALL CRAFT BOAT BUILDING: FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 2:00 - 3:30

Join Howard Rice for a class focused on contemporary wooden boat building. Howard specializes in contemporary wood boat building techniques utilizing wood, epoxy and a range of exotic contemporary materials. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on instruction. Times yet to be determined.

PREREGISTRATION IS NEEDED FOR THIS CLASS. CALL 800-292-5937 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE CLASS. SPACE IS LIMITED. 

ernie schuette, woodturning

 

ernieschuette is a star wood turner

 

Ernie lent his talents to the long-running Extreme Makeover: Home Edition American television series that ran for 9 seasons on ABC, providing home improvements for less fortunate families and community schools. Donating his time and talent to the show, Ernie raced the clock to turn several beautiful wood projects for them.

 

JOIN ernie schuette ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

TURN A BOWL THE EASY WAY

Learn the process of turning a wood bowl from tree to finished piece. Using only a sharp Bowl Gouge (with three different grinds), the bowl quickly shows itself from a rough turning blank. Begin shaping the bowl with the Pull Cut, progress to the Push Cut, refine the surface with the Side Cut, Angel Hair Cut, and the Finishing Cut. The demonstration includes tool sharpening tips. Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 11:30

 

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT WOODTURNING

Learn how to sharpen all your turning tools, including sanding methods, finishing options, tooling options, including which tools you really need, which lathe is right for you, how to mount your wood on the lathe, what is a chuck, what is its purpose? Ernie will try to answer all audience questions. and provide hands-on time immediately after the class.

Friday & Saturday: 1:30 - 2:30

zach dillinger, woodworker & author

 

no machiniery is used in zach dillinger's furniture shop

 

"No machinery is used in my shop; I prepare every board with hand planes, hand-cut every dovetail and mortise & tenon and stick every molding entirely by hand and using vintage hand tools, most of which are well over 100 years old. My furniture is among the most authentic period reproduction furniture you can buy today. Because of this, I have been honored to be included in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts for the last two years."

 

JOIN zach dillinger ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

HAND TOOL WORK-HOLDING: FRIDAY - 11:30 - 12:30 & SATURDAY - 10:00 - 11:00

When using any woodworking tool, efficiently holding the workpiece in place can be a big challenge. In this seminar, author and woodworker Zach Dillinger will demonstrate how to build and then use two different work-holding tools that he uses frequently in his own shop. Whether you use hand tools, power tools, or some combination, the bench hook and the raamtang vice are handy, easy to build projects that will serve you well for years. Friday & Saturday: Times to be determined. Book signing following the presentation.

 

HAND PLANE BASICS: FRIDAY - 2:30 - 3:30 & SATURDAY - 2:00 - 3:00 / Book signing following presentation.

No matter what they build, every woodworker needs at least one sharp plane. In this hour-long tutorial, Zach will give you tips on how to select a good hand plane, how to tune it to work, and how to use it effectively on your projects. Zach’s latest book, On Wood-working - Notes From a Lifetime at the Bench, and his previously published book, With Saw, Plane and Chisel - Building Historic American Furniture with Hand Tools, will be available for purchase. Zach will be happy to sign them for you.

john wilson, woodworker & author

 

JOIN john wilson ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

SHAKER BOX DEMONSTRATION

For the past 30 years John has traveled throughout the country teaching the art of shaker box construction and will share his experieces during this presentation.

Friday: 1:00 - 2:00

 

MAKE A SHAKER BOX: FRIDAY - 2:00 - 4:30. CALL 800-292-5937 TO PRE-REGISTER

This is a 2.5 hour hands-on workshop. $25 includes all materials to complete your own shaker box. For woodworkers 12 years and up. SPECIAL OFFER: Two For One: $25 /Parent & Child or Couple when taking class together.

 

HAND-CUT DOVE TAILING: SATURDAY - 9:30 - 11:30 This is a hands-on workshop. $25 includes all materials to learn how to use hand tools to cut dovetails. For woodworkers 12 years and up. SPECIAL OFFER: Two For One: $25 /Parent & Child or Couple when taking class together.

 

DIMENSIONAL TOOL STEEL FOR TOOL BLADES: SATURDAY - 12:30 - 1:00 John demonstrates how you can fashion metal work for hand tools right in your own wood shop. During the classic period of woodworking, 1700 to 1900, a student made his tools as part of his education in moving from apprentice to journeyman. John’s tutorial is a core step towards recapturing both the look and the feel of classical wood tools, John’s book, Making Wood Tools will be available for purchase.

Allen Deming, owner of Mackinaw Watercraft

 

ALLEN DEMING:

 

Allen Deming will be speaking on both days, offering his insights on what is involved in producing the two most popular types of home built wooden boats. He will also be working on the construction of a strip-built canoe both days.

 

Allen has been selected as Best New Built Boat and Peoples Choice at several boat shows. "I design, build and sell canoes, kayaks, rowing boats and paddles using wood and fiberglass composite materials. I am a husband, father and community leader. Building boats and teaching boat building is the second incarnation of my professional life and far more satisfying than my first."

 

JOIN allen deming ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

HOME BUILT WOODEN BOATS: FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 12:30 - 1:30

Allen Deming, owner of Mackinaw Watercraft will be discussing ‘Home Built Wooden Boats - The 2 Most Popular Methods for Building Your Own Wooden Boats. This 40 minute multi-media presentation includes handouts providing contact information for reliable companies offering books, plans, kits, and supplies. Allen has been selected as Best New Built Boat and Peoples Choice at several boat shows.

KEITH MENGEL

 

JOIN KEITH MENGEL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

VENEERING TECHNIQUES: FRIDAY - 1:00 - 2:00 & SATURDAY - 12:00 - 1:00

Keith will be discussing three different veneering techniques to add decorative elements to your furniture projects. Paper backed veneer, veneer gluing with cauls and clamps, and the vacuum method. Keith will also cover selecting veneer, preparing the veneer (flattening, cutting, and taping), ending with sanding and finishing.

bOB STROBEL

 

JOIN bob strobel ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

GET STARTED ON PYROGRAPHY: FRIDAY - 12:00 - 1:00 & SATURDAY: 2:00 - 3:00

Whether it’s to embellish your woodwork, add style to your furniture or create beautiful pieces of artwork, everything from the different burning tools, woods to use, prepping the wood, making a pattern, transferring a pattern, burning techniques (shading, hair and fur, lights and darks), and finishing your work is covered. You will leave with basic knowledge to get started creating beautiful pieces of your own.

jim smiley

 

JOIN jim smiley ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WOOD FINISHES: FRIDAY - 10:00 - 11:00 & SATURDAY - 11:00 - 12:00

Discussion on types, uses and techniques with applications for oil and water base finishes. Question and answers on finishing problems and solutions.

 

CARLYLE HOLMON, BOB SMITH AND MARK STARR

 

JOIN CARLYLE holmon (Ecovantage - thermally modified lumber)

BOB smith (Thompson Mahogany - direct importers)

MARK starr (general contractor)

ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

DECKING BASICS: FRIDAY - 11:00 - 12:00 & SATURDAY - 12:30 - 1:30

Carlyle Holman is one of the founders and partners in EcoVantage of St Joe IN since 2007. EcoVantage is one of three major North American processors of Thermally Modified lumber. Carlyle will discuss how their company started, how thermo wood is made, and its benefits in deck building.

 

Bob Smith is with Thompson Mahogany Company, one of the nation’s largest direct importers of luxury hardwood lumber and decking used in US-manufactured fine furniture, doors, residential decks as well as decks and boardwalks for industrial and municipal projects. Bob will discuss the benefits of the different species in deck building.

 

Mark Starr has been building residential homes and decks for 30 years throughout the state of Michigan. Mark will speak to local codes and differences between townships. Strengths and weaknesses of all decking materials, fasteners being used, their pros and cons, finishes and maintenance requirements.

fred erbisch, national wood carvers association

 

JOIN fred erbisch ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

LEARN 3D CARVING

Fred Erbisch of National Wood Carvers Association will be teaching participants the basic carving tecniques and safety tips. Materials and equipment will be provided. Those under 18 need adult supervision.

FRIDAY: Woman in her Garden 9:30 - 11:30; 1:00 - 3:00 Saturday

SATURDAY: Man with Dog 11:00PM - 2:00PM

 

RED CEDAR RIVER WOODCARVER'S GUILD

 

JOIN red cedar river woodcarver's guild ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

LEARN TO CARVE

Members Of the Red Cedar River Woodcarvers Guild will be teacing participants basic carving techniques and safety tips. Bring your own carving knife (a pocket knife will not work) or knives will be available for purchase.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: On-going thru out both days.

 

barry kibbey, nhla

 

JOIN barry kibbey ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, and Saturday, september 7, 2019

 

HOW & WHY OF NHLA STANDARDS: FRIDAY - 2:00 - 3:00 & SATURDAY - 9:30 - 10:30

In this presentation, you’ll come away with an understanding of how to achieve the most value in lumber cost and yield. Barry Kibbey has been a National Lumber Inspector since 1999.

 

check back often...more details being finalized.

 

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