I live in a small town, honestly I love it, but there are some draw backs for one as I get more and more into woodworking I thought I would look for a group or guild to join for both expert advice and people to share shop time with. I was disappointed when I realized the closet was the Kansas City woodworkers guild and it was over an hour away. Maybe this is typical I don’t know, I am glad that sites like this are here they have allowed advice and experience to be available to guys like me who are not close to other groups.
I have started a group for my area on Facebook and hope that somehow something will start to grow into a local woodworking group. I was also excited while watching one of Steve’s videos at the thought of wood working contest such as the miniature chair one, I am not finding much in the way of that in my area either. Although I am currently getting to join the KC guild and am hopeful (even though I am early in my woodworking journey) that they will have information in those regards.
-- why get a plan when you can get even more experience