The excitement of the International Woodworking Show is building toward the Aug. 25 opening in Atlanta . In fact the action began last week as the big-equipment and loads of lumber made their way into the exhibition hall, reports marketing communications manager Jim Wulfekuhle.

Camera at the ready, Jim Wulfekuhle snapped scenes of the controlled chaos at the Georgia World Congress Center, a familiar sight at any trade show of IWF's magnitude - 400,000 square feet, more than 950 booths - in the throes of final preparation. 

As exhibitors complete set-up, test equipment and unwrap literature and samples, the Tuesday, Aug. 24.  preshow sessions began. If you are reading this Monday night or early Tuesday, it's not to late to trot over to hear the sessions, which include:


Scenes here picture set-up at the International Woodworking Fair opening Aug. 25 for a four-day run at the Georgia World Congress Center.

at Delta
Porter Cable
(Booth 5513)

  Giben readies
a panel saw
for action
(Booth 6753)
wood scanning
and inspection
(Booth 6529)
is readied for

Laguna Tools

, a supplier of woodworking machinery and accessories, will give away an Apple iPad as part of a special drawing at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF), August 25 to 28 in Atlanta. Torben Helshoj, founder and president of Laguna Tools, said, “Since most people enjoy a good drawing, we felt that having a chance to win an Apple iPad would be a fun way of expressing our appreciation to those folks stopping by our booth.”
Laguna Tools further fueled the excitement, announcing a free

ShopBot Tools

says it is drastically expanding its floor space in Atlanta to roll out four new product offerings for the woodworking industry.In Booth #5452, a 30’x30’ demonstration area will feature new CNC systems, accessories and software packages for large manufacturing facilities, small shops and garage and basement woodworkers.

Woodworking TV personality Tommy MacDonald will be at the Woodcraft Supply Booth # 1410 Wednesday. Woodcraft Supply, Parkersburg, WV, is this season's sponsor of "Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac," the popular public TV show produced by WGBH Boston.

QuickWood says it will introduce the CS1-600 in Booth # 6878, a 3 in 1 machine with just one spindle over a conveyor, and  that spindle can be changed between a drum sander, a brush sander or a rustic sander. The CS1-600 will be offered at a special introductory price of $14,000  with 1 sanding drum, 1 flap wheel drum and 1 rustic steel drum.

Eurosoft presented a pre-show webcast of new products in development (including Optimization Server, Production Simulation software and a design software based on Google Sketch-Up) and to whet show attendees' appetite for a stop-by stop by at its Booth #4723 in Atlanta.

Super Thin Saws offers special promotions of its blades for ripsaws and other wood product applications. Visit them at Booth  #6734.

Woodworking Network will be busy at IWF 2010, reporting for Wood & Wood Products, Custom Woodworking Business and CLOSETS magazines. In additional to posting video, blog, news, Twitter and Facebook posting, we'll be carrying live videocasts from exhibitors. Meet our editors and contributors at the booth each afternoon at 4:30, and after hours at Meehan's Irish Pub in downtown Atlanta.

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