2019 Seminar Schedule

Woodstock Fairgrounds | September 27, 28, 29 2019

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  • Sept 27, 28, 29 | 10 am - 5 pm

Woodstock 2019

Weekend Seminar List





Rob Summerlin & Ruby Cler share the lath in this demo. Ruby will turn an item with texture and colour and Rob will demo finishing techniques

A Sharp Well tuned Hand Plane

Hosted by Rob Cosman – Your Hand Tool Coach

Bob Dearlove owner of R & D Bandsaws – Must attend seminar for bandsaw tips & maintenance

Rob Cosman – Your Hand Tool Couch 


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Ruby Cler – World Renowned Woodturner

Bob Dearlove owner of R & D Bandsaws – Must attend seminar for bandsaw tips & maintenance

Rob  Cosman – Your Hand Tool Couch – Fast & effective hand cut half-blind dovetails.


Rob Cosman – Your Hand Tool Coach

Pyrography Hosted by Keith Kirkham

How to chose, sharpen, tune and saw accurately!

Rob Cosman – Your Hand Tool Couch

Neil Cox & Michael Sheppard review carvings from the OWC competition and explain why carvings get judges a certain way, and how to improve said carving

Woodworking Seminar Speakers

Rudy Cler


Learn from world renowned woodturner Ruby Cler.

Rob Summerlin

Woodslee Summercraft LTD

Rob started turning in 2013 and has a YouTube channel to demonstrate various turning projects. 

Rob Cosman

Your Hand Tool Coach

Rob Cosman has been woodworking for most of his life. While earning a B. Sc. in Industrial Technology/Furniture Design at Brigham Young University, he was the teaching assistant to renowned Dale Nish. Rob travels extensively demonstrating hand tool skills. In addition to his comprehensive line of instructional dvds he is also the host of two online training workshops.

Vic Tesolin

The Minimalist Woodworker

Vic is a graduate of the furniture design and making course at Rosewood Studio in Ontario. After graduating, he ran his own studio furniture business while working at Rosewood as a part-time instructor and craftsman in residence. His current shop is a small space where he uses mostly hand tools. Working for Lee Valley Tools as a technical adviser,  his job has him travelling the world sharing his love of woodworking.

Steven Der-Garabedian

Black Walnut Studio

Steven is a regular contributor to Canadian Woodworking Magazine. He teaches a hybrid style of woodworking where the initial rough work is done with power tools and then refined by hand tools. 

Bob Dearlove

R & D Bandsaws

Owner & manufacturer of bandsaw blades.  Learn all things bandsaw from Bob.

Weekend Workshops

Hosted by Vic Tesolin & Steve Der-Garabedian

No matter what level of experience or interest in woodworking, visitors to the Show can check out the latest hand tools, power tools, design trends, finishes and wood kits. The show is now under new ownership and the new management team, are excited to be working on the Granddaddy of all woodworking show. This year’s show will be putting an emphasis on learning, offering double the seminar over last year. 

| 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm |

It all starts with a versatile planing board that is unique to pull planes. The squaring fence is nearest to the user and also has a large rabbet to allow comfortable shooting. There are dog holes for surfacing operations where you can use individual dogs or a planning stop. This planning board can also be used for sawing as well, so you can cross-cut a board to length then refine the surface and size with the plane.

| 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm |

Steve and Vic will make a bench plane that you pull instead of push. Vic has developed this design by combining the function of a Japanese plane and blending the construction style of both Krenovian plane with an old English plane. The result is a plane that is relatively easy to make and a joy to use. The plane uses a single iron that is bedded bevel down at a relatively low angle which makes it perfectly suited for end-grain work and surfacing on mild grain wood. With no mechanical adjuster, the plane blade is held in with a forked wedge and adjusted with a hammer.

| 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm |

After making a wooden plane, you’ll need a way of adjusting it. Building a plane adjusting hammer is a simple process of using round brass stock and adding a wooden button to one end. Borrowing for machinists’ toolbox, we will tap into both the brass and wood, creating one surface to hit the metal blade and another for the plane body. A variety of techniques are going to be used from drilling, to make wedges, from simple lathe work to rough shaping with a bandsaw and then finishing off by shaping the handle and bring it all together to give you one of the oldest tools known to man.

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