We visit first with Paul Petrie, who lives and works in the shadow of the Adirondacks. He takes vessel turning to a whole new level of sophistication with piercing and painting techniques, which while painstaking, are fundamentally straightforward, and accompanied by the right design sensibility, can produce stunning results. Further south we find John Battista using tools of a far different caliber — in the land of chainsaw, die grinder, and large rasps — but the result is equally stunning: uniquely carved and sculpted chairs and stools. As the marketplace changes with Internet innovations and new ways to showcase products, The Woodworking Shows remain the best place for many woodworkers to experience first hand what is new and exciting, and to meet and learn from other woodworkers, both amateur and professional. One of the pre-eminent turners in America, Alan Lacer demonstrates an easy-to-follow method for making and decorating some truly delightful spinning tops.
- Tour of the amazing cedar constructions made by John Battista for house or garden.
- We get to see a tried-and-true dovetail jig plus a brand new invention for creating detailed inlay.