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Woodworking In America #2: Had a good time

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Blog entry by RavinHeart posted 08-19-2009 04:09 AM 1036 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 thought it was cool that we got to meet Matt from Matt’s basement workshop, Shannon form Renaissance woodworker, and Chris Schwarz (he is The Man) …

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

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin



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#1 posted 08-19-2009 04:12 AM

Sounds good

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 03:51 PM

RavinHeart I am glad you enjoyed it.

FYI on those white castel burgers, make sure you read the fine print on the boxes “Do not eat after 4am”

I’ve done it before and its not pretty!!!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 11:44 PM

Sorry I missed you there, I was at the Gorilla Glue booth. Hope you got a sample and some schwag to take home with you like a hat or t-shirt.

-- Andy Brownell

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 02:10 AM

Glad you had a great time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 02:12 AM

White casle burgers are great any time. Coming home from work at 4:00am and they are the only thing open. But that isn’t what forced me to go there. The car turned by itself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 08-20-2009 06:10 AM

The only way I can get white castel up here is in the freezer section … and although they are good … it’s just not the same …

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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