2012 Kansas City Tool Show

February 1, 2012 by
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This year’s woodworking tool show was again held at the Overland Park International Trade Convention Center January 28-30,2012.  The show was fairly well attended and the Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild was well represented with many of its members bringing in some of the finest projects for display.  In addition to the guild display the Tool Show and Bosch Tools sponsored the “Show Off Project” contest.  For the third consecutive year I entered a project for judging by the show’s attendees.  I’m happy to report that Tyler’s Tool Cabinet came in first place but the competition was tough.  I would like to thank those who took the time to vote for their favorite project!


In addition, I would like to thanks those that spent time at the SawStop booth to see the hot dog demo followed by my demonstration on How to Cut Staves for Segmented Bowls.  In all, I gave seven demonstrations which were well attended.  I was asked by a fellow guild member “what was the best thing about this year’s show?” and without hesitation my response was meeting so many kind people who were appreciative of everyone’s efforts and skills.  Much appreciation to Larry Bowden and Industrial Technical Services Incorporated for allowing me to use their SawStop for my demonstrations.

The attached photos were taken during this year’s show.  Just click on the photo to enlarge it.

Again many thanks to all that attended and I challenge you to learn new skills and of course be safe!

Jay S. Helland

Soli Deo Gloria

Glory to God Alone


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