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."
I’ve worked in the software industry for almost 16 years, and for 15 of those years, I worked on games. I’ve been to a lot of conferences over the years: E3, GDC, and Gamefest.
But the conference I’m most interested in attending is the Woodworking in America conference, this October in Cincinnati. If you’re a woodworker, hobbiest or professional, this is the conference for you.
From the website:
Immerse yourself in a weekend of woodworking packed with non-stop demonstrations, evening social activities (dinners, pub crawls) and a behind-the-scenes visit to an unrestored Shaker Village.
Learn skills directly from today’s top craftsmen – dovetails, inlay, handplanes, tablesaw techniques and much more– in more than 40 different classes.
Browse our unparalled Marketplace with top hand- and power-tool exhibitors– many of which you won’t find at any other show: Lee Valley, General International, Lie-Nielsen, Woodcraft and more, plus custom toolmakers including Sauer & Steiner, Eccentric Toolworks, Medallion Toolworks, and many more.
Yesterday I had a great day with my little shop helper at the Shrine Circus. After the day was done and the shop helper was sound asleep, I hit the shop. After a long night last night and a few hours today, the dresser is done and delivered.
Here’s what’s happened in the last 48 hours:
Two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly
One coat of paste wax
Bottom legs installed
The Original Plan
Pictures of the Final Project
Remember the original design below, one change was to make the drawer dividers come all the way to the face.
Here’s the final with the pulls installed. I like pulls the customer selected and the positioning.
Check out the grain, and here you can see the base.
Another front shot.
From the side you can see the cool patterns on the front.
Another side shot.
From the right side.
From the right side, down along the top. Flat and waxed, looks good.
Here’s the back you can see the bases from behind. This piece could be in the middle of the room and the back would look nice.
Now that this project is done, this Bakon Vodka Bloody Mary is my celebration. Wednesday night I’ll clean up the shop, it’s a bit messy after the last few intense days. Next Sunday I’ll start the next project, a saltwater fish tank stand out of maple for GAKMAN. I’ll do a post in a few days about things I learned on this build.