Today I signed up for the Woodworking in America Conference, September 30th through October 3rd in Cincinnati. This will be my first time attending, and I’m pretty psyched. A PDF of the schedule and the presenters is on the Woodworking in America site.
I’ve signed up for the following sessions:
- Dovetailing Drawers: Pins First
- Sharpening & Using Chisels & Card Scrapers
- Cutting Mortises Quickly
- Design a Door with Pleasing Proportions and Good Grain
- The Essential Router Plane
- Chisels: The Good, the Bad and the Garbage
- Set Up a Band Saw for Ultimate Precision
- Introduction to SketchUp
- Sliding Dovetails Without Fail
- Advanced SketchUp
- Handplaning Boards: From Rough to Finished
- Eliminate Drift on the Band Saw
- Designing Strong Mortise-and-Tenon Joints
- Planing Impossible Woods
- Cutting Tenons by Hand
- Put Some Mojo in Your Designs
I’ll also be attending the Toolmaker’s Dinner & Taste of Cincinnati and the Friday Evening Keynote Dinner, and crawling through the pubs during the pub crawl.
I’ve already blogged about who will be teaching and attending, it really is a great opportunity to learn from the best, try out tools, and meet other woodworkers and woodworking bloggers.
I hope I’ll be able to take my video camera, shoot some video, and post it here on the site. I’d especially love to interview Frank Klausz and debate pins-first or tails-first dovetails with him, and listen to him tell stories of apprenticing with his father back in Hungary. He likes to fish, and I’d love to talk to him about that as well.
Watching his father work, Frank asked, "How can you do that so fast?" His father replied, "After ten or fifteen years you’re going to be a pretty good beginner yourself."