ISKA and Sawfiler Meeting Information

Below is a list of the times and places for several of the upcoming  ISKA and Sawfiler Meetings.  If there is one going on in your area, we strongly recommend you go. 

These meetings are very informative and it’s a great chance to meet people who are very knowledgeable and have a lot of experience in their industry.   This is truly a great resource for discovering new ways to do things or sharing the way you do things.   You never know what kind of great idea or new thing you can learn at these meetings unless you attend. 


ISKA – International Saw & Knife Association

March 1 – Nashville, TN

Contact Steve Bergerson

805 216 9565


High Intensity Grinding Course

March 6-8, 2013; Columbus, Ohio; hosted by Diamond Innovations


LEOFSA – Lake Erie and Ontario sawyers and Filers Assocaition

March 15 & 16, 2013

Saint Marys, PA

Lodging: The Best Western

1002 Earth Rd – St Marys, PA  15857

(814) 834-0000 

Meeting and Meals:

Gunners Restaurant

33 S. Saint Marys St. – St Marys, PA 15857          (814) 834-2161


Our tours will include Straub Brewery at 12:30 pm Friday and the Domtar paper plant in Johnsonburg at 2:30 pm.


Our venue for our meeting (NOT OUR MOTEL) is Gunner’s Restaurant in downtown Saint Marys, which also has a proud heritage and is well known for its fine food and located near “the diamond.”


Speakers at the meeting on Saturday will range in topics from small band mills, sales/procurement to tie production, as well as a workshop on shapers and swages!


Reminder- hotel reservations need to be in by Feb. 15th. We’ve reserved twenty rooms at the Best Western in Saint Marys at a cost of $105 + tax – mention


SSFEA – Southern Saw Filers’ Education Association Convention

April 19 – 20, 2013

Riverwalk Hotel & Suites Conference Center – 1046 Warrenton Road

Vicksburg, MS 39180

Reservations: 601-634-0100 for more information and forms to download.

Please print and fill out the necessary paperwork and mail, email or fax it back to me as soon as possible at:

ATTN: Debra Smith, Sec/Treasurer

P.O. Box 510

Garrison, TX 75946

Fax: 936-254-3975

Debbie Hughes at


High Intensity Grinding Course

March 6-8, 2013; Columbus, Ohio; hosted by Diamond Innovations


CWSFEA – California Western Saw Filers Eductaional Association

June 21 & 22, 2013.

Holiday Inn & Convention Center.

1900 Hilltop Drive

Redding, CA. 96002


High Intensity Grinding Course

July 23-25, 2013; Goshen, New York; hosted by Blaser Swisslube


AWFS – American Woodworking & Finishing Show

July 24 – 27  –  Las Vegas, NV


WSFEA – Western Saw Filers Educational Association

September 13th and 14th

Monarch Hotel – Clackamas, OR

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