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Taking a Class in Fredericksburg, VA




If you went looking to find an interesting and historic part of the country to do a bit of sightseeing and learn a little more about your favorite hobby of woodworking, I think that you would have  enjoyed our show venue this last weekend, March 2-4 in Fredericksburg, VA. Read more

A Memorable Weekend in New Jersey

The Woodworking shows went to New Jersey this last weekend, February 24-26. Because there have been so few options for flights of late, I booked a 6AM on Thursday for the trip to the east coast. Read more

Woodworking in Milwaukee

This last weekend, February 17-20, the Woodworking Shows opened its doors in Milwaukee at the State Fairgrounds and just about a 2 hour drive from my home. I had forgotten how nice it was not to have to fly to a venue but I’m still very much a creature of habit. Read more

A Super Ball in Columbus



If there was any wonder whether the Woodworking Shows’ Big Ten series would continue to provide another great weekend experience for attendees and vendors, ring up the Columbus venue this last weekend as a winner. Read more

Kansas City in T Minus 10-9-8

When the Woodworking Shows go to Kansas City each year, I know that I can expect a great weekend. This last weekend was no exception. I guess that I didn’t realize how interesting and fulfilling my time in KC would be. Read more

Not Your Indy 500


This last Friday, January 20th, the Woodworking Shows opened its doors in Indianapolis, Indiana and I began my trek down there on Thursday. This is usually a pretty quick trip of about four hours. Not so this time. Mother nature and some “fearless” drivers would add another hour and a half to that trip. Read more

A New England Style Woodworking Show

 The New England show was the next stop on the Woodworking Show circuit and I flew into Bradley International airport in Hartford on Thursday, January 12th. I had gotten an invitation from Tommy Mac to stop out at his shop and this was the perfect opportunity to see him. Read more

Baltimore and the Raven


The holiday season, New Years and the bowl games are now just a memory as I begin the winter and spring road trip to the Woodworking Shows. For as long as I can remember, the first show of the year has always been in Baltimore. Even having traveled there many times, I still enjoy this city and the hundreds of years of history in it. Read more

My Kind of Town

This last weekend the Woodworking Show came back to Chicago. Though I really enjoy visiting with woodworkers in venues around the country, I have to admit that it was nice to forgo the probing questions and hands of the TSA people for a 40 minute ride in my own car without having to take off my shoes before I getting in. Still had to stay buckled in and seated until the doors opened, however. Read more

A Denver Diary

This last weekend’s flight on November 18-20, took me  a little more than a thousand miles west of my home in Huntley, Illinois to Denver, Colorado and to a change in both climate and altitude. The Woodworking Show would open its doors about a mile above sea level and to an arid 60 degree sunny weekend. Read more

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