The Chips Are Going To Fly At This New Woodworking Show

The Fox Chapel Publishing Woodworking Show will offer chainsaw and totem pole carving demonstrations, 40 woodworking classes and exhibits, and rides on a steam-powered locomotive
Visitors will enjoy live demonstrations, attend woodworking classes, and more
Visitors will enjoy live demonstrations, attend woodworking classes, and more
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Lancaster - Pennsylvania - US


LANCASTER, Pa. - April 16, 2014 - PRLog -- What do you get when you combine the biggest small publisher you've never heard of with the most unusual museum you've never been to? You get a two-day show offering chainsaw and totem pole carving demonstrations, woodworking classes and exhibits, plus a chance to ride a steam-powered train, see a steam-powered sawmill in action, and watch a field being plowed by a vintage steam-powered tractor.

This unique event is happening on May 9 and 10 at the Rough and Tumble Museum in Lancaster County Pa., when Fox Chapel Publishing teams up with The Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association to host a two-day Woodworking Show during the museum’s annual “Spring Steam-Up.” As soon as you arrive at the joint event, you'll hear the chainsaws growl, smell the sawdust, and see the steam billowing from the antique engines. For more information, visit

Fox Chapel Publishing was named a “Top 10 Fastest Growing Independent Publisher” by Publishers Weekly last month, marking the fourth time that the East Petersburg Pa. company has been named to the prestigious list since 2006. Fox Chapel has also just been designated an “Export Impact Award Finalist” in the Pennsylvania Governor’s ImPAct Awards, to be announced May 30th.

Rough and Tumble, with one of the world’s largest collections of old traction engines and antique farm implements, operates two working steam trains that loop around its 33 acre location in Kinzers, Pa. This open-air museum is unique in that the curators don't clean the dust off their artifacts: instead they're out kicking up the dust WITH them!

Rough and Tumble provides the perfect venue where Fox Chapel woodworkers can let the chips fly. Every visitor to the event can enjoy live demonstrations, exhibits, and train rides, while woodworking enthusiasts can attend 40 classes given by Fox Chapel's nationally known authors and artisans, peruse the latest titles from Fox Chapel's line of books for do-it-yourselfers, and snag a bargain in a scratch-and-dent book sale. Nor have the kids been forgotten, as Fox Chapel is offering a program of special arts & crafts activities for them to make at the show.

If you purchase your general admission in advance ($5 per person, with Scouts in uniform admitted free), you can come both days; the woodworking classes, offered for both novice and experienced wood crafters, carry an additional registration fee. To reserve your spot, call 1-800-457-9112 or visit

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