The Somerset (NJ) Woodworking Show – any NYC area bloggers going?

Feb 16-18, 2007
Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ
(exit 19, Route 287)
Sponsored by Wood Magazine

This will be like my 8th or 9th visit to this show. It’s like a crack house for woodworking junkies. Every conceivable tool, useful or not, is on display and usually being demonstrated. At least half of my present shop was purchased at one of these shows, including my Delta X Unisaw and Dewalt SCMS. I also load up on all my sandpaper, nitrile gloves and other consumables for the year. The prices are that good.

If there’s an answer to my still unanswered question, “what router bits do I need to make bolection moulding?”, this is where I’ll find it. All the router bit gurus are there from CMT, Freud and Whiteside.

I’ve never done a seminar there but there are two that are particularly timely for me at this stage of the bedroom reno: Doors & Drawers and Understanding Finishes. Most of the seminars are free, BTW.

Plaid shirt and pot belly optional.


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