68 June 2017 | AWFS Pre-Show Planner
and an AWIQCP field inspector. This discussion will
go in-depth to address common practices and ways
to enhance your installation experience to increase the
bottom line and ensure quality installation appearance.
The presenters will also provide insight into compliance
programs and ways to effectively meet compliance.
Wednesday, 7/19/2017, 9: 30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Research, Design and Branding for
; John Conrad, American Society of Furniture
; Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection
Join American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Executive Director, John Conrad, and ASFD Chairman of the
Board, Jason Phillips, as they lay out practical information
for furniture design/manufacturers. Get a crash course in
design and branding and how to market your product to the
furniture industry. John provides insights from market research
during his career with a producer of furniture for big box
and top 100 retailers. Jason, vice president at a high-end
furniture and accessories wholesaler, shares a case study
of his family business, which sells award-winning furnishings
around the world. You will also learn about ASFD and how
it can help your furniture design/manufacturing company.
Wednesday, 7/19/2017, 3: 30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Curved Joinery, Edges and Inlays
; Scott Grove, Imagine Grove
This class is a must for beginner and professional wood-
workers alike who want to take their furniture to the next
level. This easy-to-understand demonstration shows you
how to add an incredible range of exciting curved edg-
es, joinery, and inlays. Scott will reveal a simple system
using a set of large offset template guides on a router,
which when used properly, accurately mate a hardwood
seam to any curve. The process will be clearly explained
with a variety of real-time demonstrations, photos, draw-
ings and renderings to illustrate each step. Fine inlays
in various materials made from wood, shell, metal, and
glow-in-the-dark composite will be shown to add just the
right detail to your project. (Scott will be available after
the session to sign his book, Hardwood Edging and Inlay
for Curved Tables, available for purchase on-site and as
a door prize for one lucky registered seminar attendee.)
Thursday, 7/20/2017, 9: 30 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.
Matching Fine Veneers
; Jonathan Benson, Benson Fine Woodcrafting
Have you ever considered using fine veneers, but thought
that the process was just too complicated, intimidating,
or that it might take too long to learn? This class will take
the mystery out of veneering. Jonathan Benson, a master
veneer craftsman and author of Woodworker’s Guide
to Veneering and Inlay will demonstrate how to cut and
match various patterns starting with the basic bookmatch
and advancing to more complex patterns. Jonathan will
demonstrate how to inlay these patterns into a field of veneer used to create beautiful table tops, doors and panels.
Topics also include how veneer is purchased and stored,
adhesives, substrates, clamping techniques, curved panels
and finishing. An updated take on hammer veneering - an
old world technique that requires no clamping at all - will
also be demonstrated. There will be plenty of time for
Q&A, so bring your questions and ideas!
Thursday, 7/20/2017, 3: 30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cold Metal Casting and Reproduction
for Furniture Embellishment
; Scott Grove, Imagine Grove
Why spend hours developing a one-of-a-kind piece of