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Visit The Exhibit of Custom-Made Wood Sitting Stools by Arizona Woodworkers

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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If you enjoy marveling at beautiful custom hand-made woodworking projects, you’ll get a kick out of this exhibit. For the last few months, woodworkers all over Arizona have been working hard on crafting wood sitting stools of any design, shape, and style for our woodworking contest.

This exhibit is open to the public, and you’re invited to check it out.

You’ll be dazzled by the variety of interpretations, choices of designs, and skillful uses of woods that each participant put effort into. In fact, you’ll be asked to cast your vote for your favorites, in turn we’ll award prizes to the top entries.

Come check it out:

When

Friday November 14, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where

Practical Art
5070 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 264-1414

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Enter Your Woodwork in The 2015 Excellence in Woodworking Show

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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The 2015 Excellence in Woodworking Show is making a special emphasis call for entries in the category for toys. Projects of all kinds are accepted (furniture, turnings, etc.), but toys are the featured category.

Unlike trade shows, the Excellence in Woodworking show is more like a celebration of the craft, art, and science of woodworking and presented by the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers. It features a large display of superior completed projects from bowls and keepsake boxes to tables and rocking chairs, all handmade by woodworkers from all over Arizona.

If you’re in the area, why not be one of them?

You can enter your woodwork into the juried contest for a shot a blue ribbon, a prize, or legendary status with fame and fortune. Consider building a keepsake box, turning a bowl, or creating an heirloom-quality piece of furniture for entry in to the show.

There’s a special emphasis on the category of wooden toys at the 2015 show, so if you’re out of ideas, build a toy.

While the event is presented by the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers, you don’t need to be a member to enter the exhibit.

Excellence in Woodworking Show
February 13-15, 2015

Mesa Centennial Hall
Mesa Convention Center
201 N. Center Street Mesa, Arizona

Details >>>  |  Registration >>>

Gallery of Projects from 2014 Show

Not all projects are shown. Photos provided by the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers

Free Hands-On Experience with the Featured Wood of the Month

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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If you’re quietly interested in knowning more about our featured wood of the month, you can test it out in our store. We have a small work space set up with various hand tools and a few boards of the featured wood just for you to test out and see if you like it.

Every month we feature a different hardwood by stocking up with fresh new inventory and by slashing the price by 25% or more.

But did you know that every month we also provide a chance for you to test out the wood and get a feel for it yourself?  In every one of our stores you can experience the wood in your own hands to see how it saws, sands, hand planes, chisels and finishes.

We call it the “Wood Workshop,” and it’s totally free. It’s just our way of letting you get a little hands-on experience with a new wood as well as providing a little instruction on working with wood. We have  a workbench, a few boards of the featured wood , and a number of hand tools available to you. If you want to know more about the featured wood of the month, here’s a great way to do so.

www.woodworkerssource.com/demos.php