The annual woodworking show is this town weekend and I was determined to stop in to pick up some basic supplies that I can’t typically find locally in bulk. I thought it might be fun to bring the older two kids along. This turned out to be a great idea as the show ended up being more about them!
The main attraction for the kids were the booths from the local clubs and associations. The Fox Valley woodworkers and DuPage Woodworkers club members paid extra attention to them, one giving them small handmade puzzles. Others went out of their way to welcome them and treat them to friendly smiles and intriguing projects. A member of Chicagoland Scrollers took the prize by giving out some wonderful little wooden toys the kids played with for the entire hour long ride back home.
Looking at some intricate carvings
We even met Santa Claus at the show! He was kind enough to give out some candy and write down their Christmas wish lists!
Everyone Knows Santa is a Woodworker!
What a great way to spend a cold and rainy December day! Hopefully they’ll want to come back with me next year!
[originally posted at http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/384 ]
-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog