Thursday, September 23, 2010


If you were looking for something really intriguing to do this past Saturday, the journey to Hurley, NY would have been worth it. About 400 people visited the Fourth Annual Woodworkers Show at the Hurley Reformed Church. You shoulda been one of 'em.

The MidHudson Chapter of the Northeast Association displayed some of the most profound wood working accomplishments and methods of the craft that I have ever seen.

I live only doors down the street from Joe Benkert, one of the most talented woodworkers in the region and from what Ive seen at expos in the past and in his own garage on Brewster Street, the public was in for some astonishing workmanship.

In previous years Mid-Hudson Woodworkers had participated in the Dutchess County Fair, the Sheep and Wool Festival, the Hunter Mountain Craft Fair and the Hurley Corn Festival.  They have also been active in their support of the NWA Woodworkers’ Showcase held each Spring in Saratoga.

 Admission to the event was a whopping $3 with children free. The fee helps prepare the non-profit arm of the chapter to prepare for the next show.

Oh, I forgot, there was also a raffle for the chance to win some of the delights that were on display. I left before the drawing. Here are some more pictures.

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