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Here we go again, Woodworking fans

This coming weekend, October 21-24, WOOD Magazine will be back for the start of The Woodworking Shows 2011/2012 season. Rather than highlight a specific project, I’ve decided to review a number of techniques for embellishing any project. I think it’s great to make a project just as designed but it may lack that personal touch that identifies it as uniquely yours. For those who eagerly await your gifts (sometime because we’re delivering them later than we hoped or promised, though we’ll leave that for another discussion) these ideas may make them even more special.

I’m glad that we’re starting shortly because it means I’ve got to finish up the last of my prop and presentation work soon. My shop has been filled with materials in various stages of completion. I guess that it takes a looming deadline to light that creative fire.

The season opens in Dallas and then goes to Southern California on October 28-30 and finally to Sacramento on November 4-6. And it will continue until April of 2012 around the country. The Woodworking Shows will again feature a large number of tool and accessory companies ready to show you what’s new in the industry. Back again are the very popular educational seminars that run throughout the entire weekend. You’re bound to find something to interest, entertain or educate. And they’re all free!

You’ll also find a new mini site within WOOD Online focusing on the woodworking show series and I think that you’ll like the information and special offers. I will also post a comment here about each venue as the season progresses.

I hope that you’ll stop in when the show comes to a city near you. I know you’ll enjoy it.

‘Til then, I’ll see you on the road.

Jim Heavey

WOOD Magazine Traveling Ambassador

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