My upcoming “Weekend with WOOD”

April 19, 2013

I’m a little less than a month away from heading to the offices of WOOD Magazine for the first ever “Weekend with WOOD” woodworking experience.

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WOOD Magazine was probably the first magazine dedicated to woodworking that I ever picked up from the newstand. It was the first one I purchased a subscription for and I have a feeling it was the magazine that one of my first projects or jigs I ever built came from. So having the opportunity to travel to Des Moines, Iowa to attend this inaugural event is pretty exciting!

Being an experienced woodworking conference attendee I already have some expectations of what I’ll be experiencing that weekend.

  1. Sitting in a room with a bunch of like minded folks who hope they’re going to learn that one or two little golden nugget that makes all the difference when they get back to their own shops.
  2. Pinching yourself because you can’t believe you’re within arms reach of a woodworking superstar who you’ve only read about and never thought you’d have a chance to meet in person.
  3. Trying something new that pushes you out of your comfort zone just enough that you’re glad you did, but wonder if you’ll be able to repeat it when you get home.
  4. At the end of the day you’ll be hanging out with new friends and just glad you made the trip!

Actually there’s a few more things I know I’ll be experiencing, especially when it comes to some of the classes I signed up to take. Not only is there the standard power tool and hand tool basics such as “Hand Tools in a Powered Workshop” & “Table Saw Techniques” but there’s a number of classes on Turning, Marquetry, Veneering and especially on Finishing!

All topics I’ve been interested in learning more about from an experienced instructor so it makes the anticipation even greater!

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  1. Dave D. says:

    We will expect a complete, detailed and scholarly report on the time spent as well as full elucidation of everything that was presented in a fashion that will both entertain and inform your illustrious readership.

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