|Here we are!|
Two weekends ago, I was lucky enough to take my three (3) sons to the Long Island Woodworkers 16th Annual Woodworking Show at the Old Bethpage Village Fairgrounds.
This is the 6th or 7th year in a row that I’ve attended the Long Island Woodworker’s Show and they’ve found their rhythm as far as size, exhibitors and venue. Since I’ve been going to the show I’ve seen it migrate from Sports Plus (a now defunct large entertainment venue) to Hofstra University to an American Legion Hall (a space so cramped with woodworking that you could barely walk) to the Old Bethpage Village Fairgrounds.
The building the show is in now is just the right size and certainly the right atmosphere. It’s a large, beautiful, timber framed barn, perfect for a woodworking show.
|Entering the show.|
|The wonderful timber framed barn that houses the show.|
|What's a woodworking show without Woodmizer?|
The vendors aren’t the boutique shops you’ll see at Woodworking in America or the generic guys you’ll see at the Woodworking & D.I.Y. Shows. They were all medium sized and somewhat local. The ones I spend the most time with were Lakeshore Hardwoods and the member used tool sale.
|A great photo, taken by Tom McKenna of Robert|
having Tom's son draw a raffle winner.
|This cookbook rack was my favorite of the member gallery.|
You can see my entire Long Island Woodworker's 16th Annual Woodworking Show Picasa gallery here.
Have you found your local woodworking show and discovered who you need to talk to there?