There are many talented wood workers on island, and the annual wood show is one chance for them to showcase their work. This year, the event will be held in Old Massett on Saturday and Sunday (October 23 and 24).
Sandspit wood turner Doug Peake is looking forward to it. The event will be the 6th annual, and Mr. Peake has been there for all of them.
“It’s a really good show,” he said, “it’s a great opportunity for all the islands’ woodworkers to get together and exchange ideas.” Mr. Peake will be bringing his lathe up to the north end to demonstrate how he makes his pieces. “I have a new lathe, a smaller one – it’s easier to move,” he said.
“In the past, we’ve had a very good turnout,” said Art Lew, organizer, “The objective is to highlight value-added wood products as an important part of the economy.”
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to display their projects, as well as demonstrate their particular techniques. Some of the live demonstrations this year include cedar weaving, carving, and steam bending, the use of hand tools, and a lathe demonstration of turned objects. Mr. Lew said he hopes there will also be a chainsaw carving demo. “It’s a small but vibrant little group engaged in producing these objects,” he said, adding that there will be prizes – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and ‘People’s Choice.’
The wood show moves around from place to place on the islands, and this year it will be in the Old Massett community hall, 10 – 5 on Saturday and 10 – 3 on Sunday. There will also be a concession for hungry people. Don’t miss it!
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