The Midwest Woodworking Mega-Sale of the Century Aug 16-17
2013 has been a tough year to compete when it comes to woodworking event “stuntery”. With gatherings like Handworks in Amana IA, The French Oak Roubo Build, WIA 2013, and even the telephone design game in Woodchat, it’s hard to break through the clutter. I do however, think I’ve got one that might compete.
Midwest Woodworking in Cincinnati Ohio will be closing it’s doors for business. Only recently has it’s owner Frank David been open to selling off what some might consider the undiscovered country of lumber caches. Chris Schwarz and I have written, photographed and documented a few smaller events as recent as the one in May dubbed “Operation Morning Wood“. This time around, it’s different. Much, much different.
The price list is still being compiled, which I will immediately publish once it’s available. But here’s an idea:
- Interested in flawless ribbon sapele 10/4 x 10″ x 16′ at around $5 bd/ft?
- Are you an infill plane maker looking for enough legal, Brazilian Rosewood for you and your 5 plane making buddies? Yeah, I’m talking about you, Rainey.
- How about a 100 year old stack of pre-blight chestnut, wide, clean and 10′ long? Frank’s got 1000+ bd ft.
- Veneers of every size and species. By the piece of full flitches.
- If you are building any of Chris Schwarz’s campaign furniture projects? Oodles of wide mahogany and sugar pine.
- Did I mention anything and everything is up for sale? Big industrial sized machines down to the off-cuts.
To not come to this event at great expense and hundreds of miles would be nothing short of foolish. Why? Because chances are some point very soon the whole place will likely go up for auction.
Where: Midwest Woodworking, 4019 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH
When: Friday/Saturday August 16-17, 9 am- 2pm
Details: Bring cash and a truck. I’m thinking beers and burgers at Gordos afterwards, because it’s going to be a long, hot one.
Stay tuned for more details, price list and other activities. I’m sure you’ll hear more from Chris Schwarz and the fine folks over at Popular Woodworking Magazine.
And feel free to email me with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.