If You Enjoy Making Things From Wood, Join Fox Chapel Publishing At This Event

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Woodworking Show expected to attract thousands of people, with 40 classes covering everything of interest to woodworkers

Fox Chapel Publishing Open House & Woodworking Show

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Packed with two full days of fun and plenty of opportunities to see and learn from world-class woodworkers.

If you like making things out of wood, you won’t want to miss this exciting annual event, which last year drew attendees from across North America, from California, Texas, and Alabama to Canada and Puerto Rico. Fifteen minutes east of Rockvale Outlets on Rt. 30 in Lancaster County, Pa. is the site where 1,500 to 2,000 people are expected to gather for a major woodworking show on May 8-9, 2015.

Forty in-depth woodworking classes will be offered on each of the two days, taught by 25 expert teachers. The workshops will cover just about everything of interest to woodworking enthusiasts, including topics like “Power Carving Basics,” "May the Grain Be With You," “Easy Finishes,” “Build a Better Bowl,” and “Woodburning 101.”

The show’s sponsor is Fox Chapel Publishing, an East Petersburg, Pa. company whose woodworking magazines reach 60,000 subscribers in 57 different countries. For more information, visit Wood-Show.com.

Visitors can watch live performances, explore exhibits, win door prizes, and enjoy the camaraderie of thousands of fellow woodworkers at the show. Chainsaw carvers, blacksmiths, and woodworking clubs will all perform live demonstrations. Leading manufacturers, including Groff & Groff Lumber, Arbortech Tools, MDI, and Seyco, will exhibit their latest woodworking tools and accessories.

All of this will take place at one of the world’s most unique and undiscovered open-air museums, the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association. This hidden jewel offers 33 acres of working historical equipment from the bygone days of farming and industry, including steam-powered trains, a steam-powered sawmill, steam-powered tractors, and vintage autos and trucks. Rough and Tumble is only open a few dozen days a year, so the woodworking show provides an opportunity to take in both attractions at once.

“We are packing two full days with fun,” says Mindy Kinsey, editor of Fox’s Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazines, “and plenty of opportunities to see and learn from world-class woodworkers.” Fox Chapel will also offer arts & crafts activities for non-woodworkers during the festival.

Buying a general admission ticket in advance ($5 per person) gives you entrance on both days. The woodworking classes, offered for both novice and experienced wood crafters, cost extra. Tickets are being offered at a discount if purchased before April 28, 2015. For more information, call 1-800-457-9112 or visit Wood-Show.com.

WHAT: Fox Chapel Publishing's Open House & Woodworking Show

WHEN: Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015

WHERE: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association, 4977 Lincoln Highway East, Kinzers, PA 17535

TICKETS: Visit http://wood-show.com or call 1-800-457-9112

ADMISSION: $5 general admission (good for both days); Classes 1 day $35/ 2 day $60 with early-bird discount before 04/28/15; Classes 1 day $40/ 2 day $70 after 04/28/15.

DESCRIPTION: Learn about all kinds of woodworking with live demonstrations, exhibits, and workshops. 1,500 to 2,000 people are expected to attend from across North America. Forty classes each day provide expert instruction on woodcarving, woodturning, scroll sawing, and more. Includes hands-on arts & crafts activities, door prizes, and manufacturer exhibits. Admission also provides access to the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association, where participants can see a live steam locomotive, steam-powered sawmill, and field plowing by vintage steam-powered tractors. Sponsored by Fox Chapel Publishing, publishers of Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazines. For more information visit Wood-Show.com or call 1-800-457-9112.

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CONTACT: Ed Kladky, 1-717-560-4703, ext.129

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