Woodworking In America #1: Woodworking in America :)

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Blog entry by RavinHeart posted 07-30-2009 11:25 PM 936 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally Registered for Woodworking in America conference last night …

My best friend and I are heading down Friday night after work …

I can only make it down to Chicago on Saturday … but happy to just be going …

The sessions we signed up for :

- Early American Furniture: Casework and Detailing

- What SketchUp Can Do For You

- 20th Century Furniture: Why You Should Like It

- Measure Twice, Measure Not At All

Can’t Wait …

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 11:49 PM

It does sound like you are going to have a nice time. It is always good to go to a conference or training course to learn new methods and techniques.

Have fun!

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#2 posted 08-18-2009 09:45 PM

Woodworking In America ……… We had a blast …

Ate too much at Portellos … twice … the Italian beef is so good … and had to bring home White Castel sliders too (we don’t have them up here) …

The Early American Furniture talk was good to see the different way they put together different styles … they had several projects that where broke down into their parts and they explained how and why of each joint and what makes a style and explained different ways to do it.

We got a few good pointers on Sketch up … I like to listen to him talk for some reason too …

We missed the 20th century talk but made the history one instead … am I am glad we did … getting the back ground of milling wood and when and where the power tools came from was very interesting …

Measure twice was a little too hand tool driven for me … but very interesting and I really liked the design part of the talk and the way he explained human proportions related to design was great …

The market place was a little small but well equipped … spent a little too much there … ordered the new (not even out yet) veritas shoulder plane …

We visited the local woodcraft and helped them out too (just got into turning and needed a sharpening system)

I hope the hand tool version of the conference comes to Chicago next year …

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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