The Woodworkings Shows


Robert Settich

Bob Settich covers the woodworking spectrum with four information-packed seminars:

•Discover new, fast, and logical techniques for EASY-TO-MAKE CABINETS. This system leaves the slow and complicated old methods in the dust.

•Great finishes don't require a dedicated finishing room, a Nobel Prize in chemistry, or expensive application equipment. Learn EASY WIPE-ON FINISHES that will cover nearly every project from your shop.

•You'll take your finishing skills to a whole new level at Bob's latest seminar, FINISHING SCHOOL: FROM MATTE TO HIGH GLOSS. You'll discover application techniques as well as how to finish the finish for the exact feel and luster you want.

•BUILD AN ARTS AND CRAFTS DINING CHAIR is Bob Settich's latest book, and it puts chairmaking within the reach of the average woodworker. You'll also learn template tips and techniques that you'll use on many other projects.

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Show Schedule

Houston, TX
Costa Mesa. CA
Sacramento, CA
Portland, OR
Denver, CO
Baltimore, MD
W. Springfield, MA
Indianapolis, IN
Kansas City, MO
Columbus, OH
St. Louis, MO
Detroit, MI
Somerset, NJ
Atlanta, GA
Milwaukee, WI
Tampa, FL

Session Times & Descriptions


Friday - 12:30PM, Saturday - 10:30PM, Sunday - 10:30PM
We'll discuss the advantages and shortcomings of different wipe-on finish types, including oils and film-building oil/varnish blends. We'll talk about examples of appropriate uses, and how you can even use two finish types on different elements of a single project. And you'll discover the truth about food-safe finishes--it's news that may shock you; You'll see how to apply the different types of finishes, using procedures that ensure great results. And I'll also show you how to correct some common mistakes to get your project back on course; Then you'll see how to finish the finish: modifying the surface reflectivity to the exact level of sheen that you want. And we'll also discuss waxes that serve as your finish's first line of defense against dirt and environmental contaminants; And all along the way, you'll discover tips and shortcuts that will save you both time and money as you achieve your best-ever finish.

Build an Arts and Crafts Dining Chair

Friday - 2PM, Saturday - 12PM & 3PM, Sunday - 12PM
100% Right-Angle Joinery = 100% Success

If you can make a right-angle joint, you can build an Arts and Crafts dining chair. Forget about complicated angles and intricate joinery. This chair designed out all of the difficulties, replacing problems with simple solutions. All of the joinery is at right angles, so you can't go wrong. In Bob Settich's new seminar, you'll discover innovative techniques that put chairmaking into the hands of the average woodworker with ordinary tools. And when you take home his new book, you can put that information to work in your own shop.

Easy-To-Make Cabinets

Friday - 3:30PM, Saturday - 1:30PM, Sunday - 1:30PM
Now you can confidently build: Wall and base cabinets to organize your shop and garage; Built-ins, such as bookcases, that multiply storage space and increase your home's value; Vanity cabinets and storage units for the bathroom; A new custom kitchen at a fraction of the cost of purchased cabinets; Furniture such as dressers, desks, entertainment centers and more.

Finishing School: From Matte To High Gloss

Friday - 4:30PM; Saturday - 4:15PM
Take your finishing skills to a whole new level with the techniques that you'll learn at Bob Settich's brand-new seminar. You'll discover that there's no need to settle for a ho-hum finish when you can easily modify the surface to the exact feel and sheen that you want.

You'll see techniques that deliver precisely the results you need: covering the spectrum from matte, flat, low-luster, eggshell, and semi-gloss, all the way to a flawless high-gloss surface. You'll learn about materials and methods as well as well as tips and tricks that give you the knowledge for your best-ever finishes.

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