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    Well it's hard to believe, but the Open House is less than two months away! I could use your help in scheduling - Can you tell me which classes you are most excited to take so we can be sure to schedule them in the larger classrooms and several times throughout the day? Classes are listed in the ad in the last issue and you can also check them out by clicking through on the Open House link in the section on the right. Looking forward to your feedback and meeting lots of you in September!

  • #2
    I will study the class list tomorrow Shannon, Im catching up on what I missed on here while at Branson. We missed you there, but Kathy wise was an outstanding choice to fill the void! dale
    Dale w/ yella saws


    • #3
      Open House classes


      I am looking forward to attending the Open House and I can't wait.

      I noticed that you can purchase your tickets on-line ahead of time. Is that a must or can you purchase them when you arrive at the Open House?

      I would like to attend 7 of the classes. I don't know if I will have time for all, most likely not. With that been said is my list:

      1. John A. Nelson
      • Making Scroll Saw Clocks

      2. Neal Moore
      • Tips and Techniques for Cutting Segmentation Patterns

      3. Gary MacKay
      • Box Making Basics for the Scroll Saw

      4. Judy and Dave Peterson
      • Scroll Saw Puzzle Design for People Who Can’t Draw
      • Breaking into the Craft Show Circuit

      5. Tom Hintz
      • Getting Started in Woodworking
      • Buying Tools and Equipment

      6. Teri Masaschi
      • Achieving Success with Basic Finishing Techniques

      7. Gary Browning
      • How to Make Scroll Saw Patterns from Your Photos


      My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut


      • #4
        Ah yes, the Open House.... I too am looking forward to it.

        Of course I want to attend Neal Moore's "Tips and Techniques for Cutting Segmentation Patterns"! That's a given. Then there's Shawn Cipa's "Design and Creativity for Carvers", Dennis Moor's "Chip Carving Made Easy", and after those, Teri Masaschi's "Achieving Success with Basic Finishing Techniques". Those are my top choices.

        That's not to say there isn't others.... but well.... I'll just be like a kid in the candy store so....

        Ah... yes the tickets.... are they held there or actually shipped? LOL, cause with Canada Post, I'd better order now ....

        Take care


        • #5
          I would like to suggest that the attendees wear nametags with their name and their forum name.
          It would be nice to meet the people we communicate with frequently on this site
          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


          • #6
            Advance Tickets

            People who purchase advanced tickets will have their wrist bands mailed to them. It will save time at the registration booth. You can of course purchase tickets the day of the event. We're doing our best to ensure the registration line is not too long but without knowing the turn out - there may be some waiting.

            I'd love folks to wear name tags. We talked about having printed name tags for each attendee but I think we have decided against that to avoid the line being too long at registration. You can of course wear your own name badge and I will encourage the team to provide name tags that people can fill out at their leisure at the event.


            • #7
              Make your own name badge, Rolf! It's easy enough with a scrollsaw.

              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


              • #8
                Originally posted by Gill
                Make your own name badge, Rolf! It's easy enough with a scrollsaw.


                That's how I found Dale at the Richland Center show. He had on a handmade "Lucky788scroller" name tag. I had one of the "Write your own name in" tags on and I put my screen name on it.

                There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!


                • #9
                  Without knowing exactly how long these classes/seminars are, its not easy for me to pick. I will definatly want to attend Neals program, and I expect to buy a signed copy of his book at this time!I absolutely wont miss Kathy Wise classes. After visiting with her in Richland center, I am really excited about getting a few intarsia projects under my belt,(shes soooo talented).Because I am getting interested in a little carving, and the carving class sceduled for Richland center had to be cancelled last minute due to some serious health emergency by the instructor, I am anxious to learn the carving of carving of caricatures using some basic simple tools, like a flex-cut knife. So, with that said...Peter Ortel and possibly Marv Kaisersatt can save me a seat. I would like to go to the John Nelson class as well, but I wont keep my hopes up like I did for his seminar in Branson, which was cancelled. If he is in fact doing his class, I will attend that, and expect that would have a huge turnout for. You can count on my wife wanting to attend the same ones as I do, and in addition to those, the sem. on breaking into the craftshow circuit, getting started in woodworking, and the gary browning class.
                  No matter what classes I get to attend, I am confident it will be a great time, and just meeting up with all the folks from here be worth the trip. And, dont forget, that quilt project auction, I am anxious to see that as well! And as for sushi in the other post.... Ill pass on that, give me a big bloody steak! Dale
                  Dale w/ yella saws


                  • #10
                    All seminars will be one hour in length. It's open seating, but with all the choices, I'm sure you'll be able to find a spot in something that interests you. These are lecture type seminars -- not hands-on classes. We'll have plenty of demonstrations going on outside of the seminars so there will be plenty to do and see.


                    • #11
                      Teri Masaschi - Finishing Class

                      If you can find the time, try to go to the Teri Masaschi finishing class.

                      You will enjoy listening to and watching Teri doing her finishing demos.

                      I assure you, that you will leave knowing a lot more about finishing then you did before you took her class.

                      Don't miss it.

                      Mac S


                      • #12
                        I have a question Shannon. Will the shows be done one at a time or several at one time? Will they be once or twice a day? I can only attend for the one day and there are 2 or 3 that I want to really really attend and would be disappointed if they were at the same time. The rest I would fit into my time after the "socializing", etc. I am so looking forward to the open house and wish I could attend both days but I can't so one day is better than none!!!

                        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital


                        • #13
                          I just made my Hotel reservations @ the Fairfield Marriot for Friday night and Sat night. I hope to meet some of you there.
                          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


                          • #14
                            When will the schedule be published?

                            -Just do'in the best I can every day


                            • #15
                              Class Schedule

                              There will be 10 plus seminar rooms running at the same time. Most seminar topics will be repeated so you should be able to juggle the ones you want to attend and with a little planning hit most of them.

                              To the best of my knowledge, we are not going to publish the actual schedule prior to the event. If the schedule needs to change at the last minute, we don't want people chasing us down with torches and pitch forks because they came for the 11am seminar by xx and it got re-scheduled to 9am.

                              I know it's not ideal - Please remember that we are publishers, not event coordinators, and we are doing the best we can to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience.


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