About the Event:

The HCWG sponsors and staffs a booth each year at “The Woodworking Shows in Baltimore” annual event in January.  This activity promotes woodworking in our community and highlights the Guild’s membership and talents.

Please consider supporting the Guild’s activities by providing one or more items you’ve made and volunteer to staff the booth for part of the show. 

January 5th, 6th, and 7th; Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3

About the Event The 2018 Scheduled Volunteers The 2018 Floor Plan

Guild Coordinator:

This year (2018) the Guild’s coordinator will be Gene Torrey (view Gene’s profile).

Promote the Guild & Woodworking:

There are several ways you can promote the Guild and woodworking at the show.

  • Volunteer to help with setup/tear down, exhibition, demonstration, or show your work.
  • See the Table Below for current status, and use Volunteer Form to sign up – click orange button above.
  1. Setup is Friday from 830AM-12PM, the show is open from 12-6, so the earlier we start the better.  Setting up Thursday night is also available if there are Guild staff able to do that afternoon as well.
    1. The electric outlet provided in your booths will only have one plug-in; you will need to bring a splitter, power strip bars, extension cords, etc.
    2. There will be two tables and four chairs provided by the Show Promoter.  If more are needed, the Guild must bring them.
  2. Tear down is Sunday no sooner than 4PM.
  3. Show Access:
    Guild members who are working their assigned shift get free show access.
    All others, and members visiting outside their shift, must pay for admission; $14 (cash) at the door, or buy online for $12.
    All workers will need to check in at the Information Booth at the main entrance, prior to going to the booth. Be prepared to show your Guild membership badge if requested.  Guild member names will be checked against the roster that the Guild Coordinator provides in advance.
    Spouses and family members will be required to purchase entry tickets.
    Members visiting outside their work times will be required to purchase entry tickets.
  4. Show Your Work:
    1. Exhibition – two persons are needed to man the booth, grow new membership by promoting the Guild and our activities, and hand out Guild fliers or membership forms.
    2. Project Showcase: In addition to showing your items in our booth, there is also the Event “Project Showcase”.  This is a judged event with prize recognition for best of class.  Read more about it including judging divisions, categories and schedule HERE on the show promoter’s web site.  Use the Project Showcase Submission form to register.
    3. Demonstration – Bowl and pen turning are very popular, as are other quick projects.  Do you want to demonstrate bandsaw or scroll saw projects?
      Also, a Presenter would be very useful to assist the demonstrator.  This way while the Demonstrator is focused on turning, the Presenter can explain what is going on.
    4. Booth Exhibits – It is important to show of the Guild and our broad interested through our finished craft.  Look at all the ribbons owns at HoCo Fair in August.
      1. Bring your finished items to the December meeting if you’re not able to make the show,
      2. Better yet to the show on Friday before 3PM.
      3. Pickup your items after the show on Sunday at 3PM.
      4. Include notes about your items so the volunteers can talk about your project.
Date / Time Activity Booth People Demonstration People
FRI 5 Jan
830AM to 9AM
Pickup at Bain Center
Caravan to Fairgrounds
Gene Torrey, Ron Clements, Don Sandruck NA
10a to 12p Setup Gene Torrey, Tim Jackson, Ron Clements NA
12p to 3p Shift 1 Don Sandruck, Howard Eiserike Gene Torrey, Tim Jackson, Ed Keath, Joel LaFerriere
3p to 6p Shift 2 Steve Dunbar, Don Sandruck Gene Torrey, Tim Jackson, Ed Keath
SAT 6 Jan
10a to 2p
Shift 1 Cate Sullivan, Dan Messina, Dave Stivers Gene Torrey, Tim Jackson, Manny Flecker, Ed Keath
2p to 6p Shift 2 Don Sandruck, Ed Fischer Tim Jackson, Manny Flecker, Ed Keath
SUN 7 Jan
10a to 1p
Shift 1 Don Sandruck, Richard Winchester Tim Jackson, Manny Flecker, David Forester, Ed Keath
1p to 3p Shift 2 Gene Torrey, Ron Clements, Don Sandruck, Anna Ubeda Tim Jackson, Manny Flecker, Ed Keath,
3p to 4p Tear Down Gene Torrey, Ron Clements, Don Sandruck, Tim Jackson NA

Floor Plan – 3-Booth Layout