Monday, January 7, 2013

Save The Dates

Popular Woodworking Magazine posted its dates for Woodworking In America 2013: October 18-20. There is just one conference this year—in Cincinnati—and I plan to attend.

I didn't make it last year and really missed seeing my buddies.  A spirit of camaraderie defines WIA, so you can't help but make friends. And the more times you go, the more friends you make. I've attended four conferences, so WIA has become a reunion to me. And what better reunion is there than one spent with your woodworking family?

This Wednesday, January 9, at 9:00 p.m., the Modern Woodworkers Association will have PopWood's new editor—Megan Fitzpatrick—as the guest speaker. If you have questions for Megan—about the magazine, WIA, or pets of the feline persuasion—you can post them in the comments section on the MWA blog.

February 3-9 is Get Woodworking Week, created and hosted by Tom Iovino. It's an opportunity for you to encourage others to take up the craft. Even if you're not a blogger or podcaster, there are many ways for you to reach out to your community: invite a neighbor kid into your shop and, depending on the age, show him/her how to properly use a hammer or handsaw; start a woodworking club; offer to give demonstrations at local events; or write an article for your local paper.