Model engineering and other shows are a great place to meet people who share your passion for building and enjoying fine craftsmanship. You will find exhibits by model clubs and individual builders plus booths manned by vendors with books, tools, and materials for sale. Many shows offer seminars on various aspects of the craft where experts share their building secrets with you for free. The following links will take you to pages that give details on craft and model engineering shows you can attend.

Upcoming Craftsmen Trade Shows


NAMES Expo (North American Model Engineering Society)
Yack Arena
Wyandotte, MI (Detroit area)
Next show—April 23-24, 2016, 27th Annual
Last show—April 18-19, 2015


Cabin Fever Expo
Lebanon Valley Expo Center
Lebanon, PA
Next show—January 13-15, 2017, 21st Annual
Last show—January 15-17, 2016, 20th Annual



Crossroads of the West Gun Show
We will be demonstrating how Sherline Machines can be used to make replacement parts for your firearms.
Various locations.
Next show—Del Mar Fairgrounds, May 21-22, 2016, Del Mar, CA
Next show—OC Fair and Event Center, June 4-5, 2016, Costa Mesa, CA


Del Mar Electronics & Design Show
This event is a design and manufacturing show open to the public for electronics, medical and biotech industries located in Southern California with over 65 FREE seminars.
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Del Mar, CA
Next show—TBD
Last show—May 4-5, 2016

View photos from past shows

N.A.M.E.S.—(Detroit, MI): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,

N.A.M.E.S.—(Toledo, OH): 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

N.A.M.E.S.—(Detroit, MI): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013