A few weeks ago The Woodworking Shows were here in Atlanta. Upon, hearing about the show coming to Atlanta I just had to ask if we could get a booth and they were nice to offer a space. The show was on March 9-11 and delivered a great turnout.
Many of our local members helped me at the booth and a few even brought their own projects to show off, such as Bill's 3 legged stool and bowls.
The patrons attending the show were great and I had a lot of wonderful conversations with woodworkers from all backgrounds. With so many people all talking about woodworking it is easy for me to get excited about what we are trying to do. In the end it is all about helping getting others involved in not just MWA but in woodworking.
I also, had the opportunity to talk with many of the local woodworking guilds here such as the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia, Tom Risoli the president of the local chapter was nice enough to stop by and offer his support and encouragement that we are all striving towards the same goal.
As usual for The Woodworking Shows the event was packed with vendors and tool demonstration. I must have watch Alex Snodgrass with his Bandsaw Clinic take apart and put back together his bandsaw 20 times with him right across from our booth. Lee Valley had their usual set up that allowed hands on trial of their tools. Jim Heavey of Wood Magazine was a great guy to talk to and gives
fantastic information sessions. And the Crazy Canadian is well...crazy with his chainsaw/tablesaw?!
I look forward to attending the event next year and hope to see you all there.