Report on Kingston Wood Artisans Symposium 2017

Highlights of Kingston Wood Artisans Symposium 2017
held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Frontenac Secondary School, Kingston ON

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Ready to Start!

The crowd begins to gather…

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… and is welcomed by Marty Schlosser, Event MC
and President, Kingston Wood Artisans

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… then came the Presenters…

Presenter Karen McBride
“The Making of a Steinway Art Case Piano”

 

Karen McBride with piano

… and here’s a photo of Karen with the completed piano at the PR launch in New York City.  Congrats, Karen!

 

Presenter Jack Forsberg
“Vintage Machinery – Buy, Refurbish, Enjoy!”

Jack presenting

Presenter Marty Schlosser
“Spray Finishing – More than the Basics”

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Presenter Paul Ryan
“Modern CNC & CAD Workflow”

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Presenter Fred Steinpatz
“Hand Applied Finishes”

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Presenter Vic Tesolin
“The Jack – The Hand Tool Work Horse”

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… and between presentations and during lunch time, everyone was able to stroll among the Gallery Pieces…

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Gerry Bailey, KWA Furniture & Cabinetmakers Group Member

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Judy Durocher, KWA Carvers & Sculptors Group Member

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Mark Brown, KWA Furniture & Cabinetmakers Group Program Coordinator

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Steve R., KWA Furniture & Cabinetmakers Group Member

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Karen McBride, Presenter

Marty Schlosser, KWA President

… and then we went on to present the $4,366.53 of prizes so generously donated for the raffle by our Sponsors …

Platinum Sponsor – Fuji Industrial Spray Equipment Ltd
http://www.fujispray.com/

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Fuji President, Mark Rosen (L) presents Wayne Richardson
with his new Mini-Mite 3 Platinum Turbine spray system

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Fuji President, Mark Rosen (L) presents George Spantidakis
his $200 Fuji gift certificate

Gold-Level Sponsor – Robert Bury & Company  Coordinated Prizes
http://robertbury.com/

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Judy Durocher (L) and Jen Clark (Ctr) receiving their 5 pairs of Hettich drawer slides from Robert Bury regional sales rep Freya Hannah (R)

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Robert Bury regional sales rep Freya Hannah (L) congratulates Jim Robinson on winning the draw for 3 sheets of Tafisa’s VIVA collection sheet goods

sia Abrasives Sales Rep, Jeffery Braun (L on Left photo) and the 10 winners of a Sanding Block Starter Kit

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Robert Bury regional sales rep Freya Hannah (L) congratulates James Ferris on winning the draw for 2 sheets of Husky walnut veneered pb core sheetgoods

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Nuvo Concepts Sales Rep Barry Law (L in both photos) presents Luke Robinson (R in 1st photo) and Tyler Mendham (R in 2nd photo) their prizes

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Robert Bury regional sales rep Freya Hannah (L) congratulates Karen McBride (L) and Scott Fleming for winning the draw for a gallon of Helmetin Adhesive’s 856 yellow glue
Drink up!

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Robert Bury regional sales rep Freya Hannah (L) congratulates Chris Pope on winning the draw for a Helmitin Adhesives $50 gift certificate

Gold-Level Sponsor – Leading Edge Hobbies
http://leadingedgehobbies.com/

Josh Barrera (L in above photos) presents Dale Laraby (R on left photo) and Scott Fleming (R on right photo) their Flexcut carving tools

Josh Barrera (L in above photos) presents Rob Burch (R on left photo) and Chuck Pope (R on right photo) their Flexcut carving tools

Gold-Level Sponsor – Card Lumber

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Josh Barrera (L in above photos) presents Wayne Richardson (L), James Ferris (Ctr) and Walter Bailey (R) their Card Lumber $100 gift certificates

Gold-Level Sponsor – The Unplugged Woodshop
http://www.theunpluggedwoodshop.com/

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Vic Tesolin (L) presents Brian Kwak (R) his The Unplugged Woodshop $250 gift certificate, entitling Brian to attend the Handtool Bootcamp One-day Course

Silver-Level Sponsor – Rosewood Studio
http://rosewoodstudio.com/

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Vic Tesolin (L) presents Luke Robertson (R) his Rosewood Studio $200 gift certificate

Silver-Level Sponsor – Levac Supply Ltd.
http://levacsupply.com/

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Josh Barrera (L ) presents Don McTaggart his GI tablesaw tenoning jig

Silver-Level Sponsor – Brettwood Machinery Works
http://brettwood.com/

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Josh Barrera (L) presents Marcel Corbeil (R) his Kreg K5 Pocket Hole Jig

Bronze-Level Sponsor – Lee Valley
http://www.leevalley.com/en/

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Rob Quaia (L) receives his $100 Lee Valley gift certificate from Lee Valley’s Kingston Store Manager, David Street (R)

Bronze-Level Sponsor – Canadian Woodworks
http://www.canadianwoodworks.com/

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Josh Barrera (L) presents Steve R. his $100 Canadian Woodworks gift certificate

Bronze-Level Sponsor – The Minimalist Woodworker

http://www.minimalistwoodworker.com/

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Vic Tesolin (L) presents Rod Sheridan (R) his autographed copy of “The Minimalist Woodworker” authored by Vic Tesolin himself

With the draw prizes all given out, the MC recognized his fellow Organizing Committee Members

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Organizing Committee 2017 Members (L to R)
Rick Prudil, Jen Clark, Les Clarke, Marty Schlosser (Chairperson), Richard Sunderland and Mark Brown

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for 7 April 2018,
to join us for Symposium 2018

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