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Columbus Woodworking Show--Part 2

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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 1650 days ago 1366 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The woodworking show was amazing! I will do a proper entry (hopefully soon) on my regular blog. I met Chuck Bender, my LJ Buddy, and it was phenomenal. You can read his take on the show (and our meeting) here. For now, here’s a video of us:

My mother and brother came with me and have been bitten by the woodworking bug. Here is a video of my mum turning a pen:

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor



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acanthuscarver

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#1 posted 1650 days ago

Naomi,

Ther pleasure was all mine. I’m not too sure about your stalking remark on my blog. If your spending nearly the entire show in the pen turning booth constitutes stalking me, then we have different definitions of stalking. I’m glad you made it back to the booth and that we worked on a set of dovetails. You did a great job. Keep praticing and, as hard as it is to believe, they’ll get even better. Tell your Mum, I’ll have her Kast ready in a few weeks. Am I delivering it or is she picking it up?

Have a safe journey home.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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Russel

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#2 posted 1650 days ago

Certainly looks like a good time was had by all.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 1650 days ago

Naomi – It just made my heart ache to be working in Ohio again so I could have had a chance to meet you, Chuck, and the other LJ members at the show.

Thanks for sharing the experience and video!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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woodchic

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#4 posted 1650 days ago

Your Mom was doing a great job!! I am from Ohio also…....born and raised there, I didn’t come to Kentucky untill I was married.

AKA…............Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 1650 days ago

What part of the Buckeye State do you hail from Robin?

I am from Centerburg which is about 30 miles northeast of Columbus.

Naomi – How did your family end up in Ohio? Or are you from Ohio and went elsewhere?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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naomi weiss

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#6 posted 1650 days ago

Hey, Todd. Here is probably a more detailed reply than necessary, but what the heck ;-)
My brother and sister are 3rd generation Clevelanders on my father’s side. My father’s family are Jewish and had the foresight to leave a place called Galicia before the war (i think some pogrom in which my great grandmother saw her mother killed in front of her might have done it, but she apparently never spoke of it. My father’s mother’s family was from Poland) and came to Cleveland. My mother’s family are white Europeans (not Christians, really. Just white people from a Christian continent—both my Christian and decidedly non-Christian friends always emphasise the difference, so i try to be sensitive to that. Judaism doesn’t work the same way, so it was new to me, but that’s for a different blog post, i guess!) from the Netherlands. Her parents are from Amsterdam and Zeist (i think my maternal grandmother’s family were Hugenots—Protestants who left France because of Catholic persecution, such as the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre). Anyway, my mum’s family are probably wondering how the hell she ended up in OH, too! She and my father met in Belgium in the 70s when he was in med school and she was working as a translator. She converted, they married, had me (the day my father was supposed to sit his final exam. Oops) and when i was almost 1, we moved to Detroit, then Pittsburgh (where my sister was born), and then Cleveland in about 1987 (where my brother who turned a pen at the woodshow was born), and my parents are still there. I left in 1999 when i finished highschool.
Crikey—-that was exhaustive. Sorry. I am off to Wikipedia Centerburg!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 1649 days ago

Naomi – Actually that will do and nothing less would have:) Pretty interesting.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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acanthuscarver

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#8 posted 1649 days ago

Todd,

The toughest part of that whole thing to take was the fact that she graduated from high school in 1999. Man, I just keep getting older…

It is great to see younger folk taking up woodworking. I was worried for a long while that it was a dying art.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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ShannonRogers

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#9 posted 1649 days ago

1999, wow now I feel old. Naomi, I caught Chuck’s blog and had to head over to look you up. Great work on tackling those dovetails. Chuck makes it so easy! Keep up the great work.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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acanthuscarver

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#10 posted 1649 days ago

Shannon,

You are old, buddy. Just remember that.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 1648 days ago

Chuck – I enjoy the neutrality of age that the internet generally applies. Thanks for messing that up for me.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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