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NOT SINGING THE BLUES IN ST. LOUIS

 

 

I’m very fortunate. I work for a great magazine and I really like what I do. This last weekend, February 7-9, I was able to escape the harsh and all but relentless cold and snow in the Chicago area for a trip South as part of my “job”. Read more

Woodworking Show in Springfield – Mass that is

The second show of the new Woodworking Show season was held in West Springfield Mass this last weekend, January 11-13, and, as always, brought a mix of the usual and unexpected. We again assembled at the Big E, a hall well known to our woodworking attendees. The weather was typically unpredictable at this time of the year with one day cold and clear, a couple of days of rain and one with fog so thick that you couldn’t tell where you were. We relied on our fans’ built in GPS to find us and we weren’t disappointed. The attendance continues to grow at this venue year after year. Read more

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

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

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

New Venue, New Season

I always look forward to the start of each woodworking season. Every venue is unique as are the woodworkers who attend the shows. They all have different expectations. Read more

Woodworking Camaraderie At Its Best

 

I just returned from probably one of the best attended woodworking shows we’ll see this season. I thought that I would find big crowds at the Kansas City show when I flew out on this last Thursday. The weather was very pleasant and all the stars must have been aligned. Read more

Timing Is Everything

The second woodworking show of 2011 was in Springfield, Massachusetts and the timing couldn’t have been better. The east coast and in particular, New England, had been hit with a 25 inch snowstorm the day before my departure. Read more

 
 
 
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