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Woodworkers Discuss WoodExpo Success 2012: Woodchat Transcript February 29, 2012

On February 29 Woodchat got together to discuss the great success of WoodExpo 2012.

Woodchat Transcript February 22, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@uppercutwood: #woodchat we need a topic for Wednesday – what are your ideas? http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood @WoodExpo2012 great idea WoodExpo wrap up @Furnitology @SplinteredBoard @EliCleveland @Morton can you stop by #woodchat Weds?

@cobwobbler: @uppercutwood #woodchat how about what could you build using only a swiss army knife?

@Morton: @uppercutwood I’ll try to stop by tonight too for #woodchat #crossfingers

@swedishiron: RT @uppercutwood: Vics idea 4 @WoodExpoUS 2012 wrap up w/ @Furnitology @SplinteredBoard @EliCleveland @JustinDiPalma @Morton #woodchat Weds?

@newfwoodworker: Anyone know the topic for #woodchat this evening?

@Torch02: @newfwoodworker I think #woodchat is recapping @WoodExpoUS 2012

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood is #woodchat at 9 est?

@Buceywoodworks: well acouple fractures, stitches and a removal of my toe nail, what a great day!! Im ready for some #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: 30 min until #woodchat think I can get a 4th coat on the bobbin box? Gotta give it a go.

@MKatFWW: Where’s #woodchat tonight?

@DyamiPlotke: RT @MKatFWW Where’s #woodchat tonight? – right here on twitter in just under 30 minutes.

@ramblinrdesigns: Got to dine and dance tonight. I’ll try not to munch too loudly (or get my supper all over the keyboard. Hello all. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood Awaiting instructions on what you need from me to help out with woodchat website #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat is going to be share my attention span with Oh Brother where art thou tonight

@ramblinrdesigns: @EliCleveland Yes. Woodchat starts at 9pm est, 8pm central, etc. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid That’s a good one. I watched it years ago. Good music as I recall. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat Is this a good deal on spalted maple? http://t.co/5reEq0gG $31 / bd ft

@FlairWoodworks: #woodchat in 5 minutes but I won’t be home in time…

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid $31 per BF? Sounds way too high. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Whoa, almost forgot about tonight….. Busy building my WP site so don’t know how much I’ll be involved.. What’s the topic? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @FromTheWoodshop #woodchat I don’t know what the topic is. How about $31 / bd ft lumber? http://t.co/5reEq0gG

@uppercutwood: Hey woodchat! Tonight we’ll be hearing the wrap-up of @WoodExpo2012 from #EliCleveland! #woodchat

@sharpendwood: RT @uppercutwood: Hey woodchat! Tonight we’ll be hearing the wrap-up of @WoodExpo2012 from #EliCleveland! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Hello! Thanks for inviting me back. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: P.S. O, Brother is one of my favorite movies. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DavidJUlschmid WAY too high for domestic lumber. I don’t pay that much for Teak and that’s one of the more expensive woods… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland Hey we heard it was a great show and that NBSS did well #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat. Solid Oak and Rubber Tubes. Interesting Book Shelf design. http://t.co/EUE6jfS8

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid Plus it’s actually $34.31 per bf including the shipping #woodchat

@EliCleveland: The show went really well. @NBSSboston students/alum took all of the prizes. #woodchat

@Buceywoodworks: Good Evening #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @DavidJUlschmid It’s a nice piece, but not that nice! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland how was the customer flow through the show? #woodchat

@Furnitology: Hello everybody! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: good evening all #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Evening all! Newby here! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: We had a steady crowd. Saturday was the busiest day by far. It always is. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology Neil! Good to see you buddy I just saw @celamens Monday night. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Hello everyone! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Hello @CoolToolShed Welcome to #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Hi folks! #woodchat

@Buceywoodworks: Hey Neil how are you #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @CoolToolShed Welcome. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: We had two sales, and I’ve heard reports of a number of jobs. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I had a great time there, big thanks to @furnitology @elicleveland @splinteredboard @Justindipalma and @swedishiron well done guys #woodchat

@swedishiron: Hello Neil, Eli and Everyone.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So tonight I want to focus on learning what we can from @WoodExpo2012: how to prepare for a show, what customers are looking for #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening woodworkers. It’s time for another #woodchat

@Morton: I’m following up with a potential from @WoodExpoUS tonight. We’ll see – dunno anything until I broach cost. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: Hola Amigos! First time here on #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @DavidJUlschmid @fromthewoodshop personally, I don’t like splayed woods. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn You’re welcome. Thanks for coming out and for that great write-up. #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland Saturday was busiest number of people – but I had almost as many potential conversations on Sunday #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland glad you liked it #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @DavidJUlschmid @fromthewoodshop personally, I don’t like splayed woods. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn You’re welcome. Thanks for coming out and for that great write-up. #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland Saturday was busiest number of people – but I had almost as many potential conversations on Sunday #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland glad you liked it #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @GregoryJPaolini Welcome. #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @GregoryJPaolini what luck. I’m here for the 2nd time. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: One of the major things that I noticed, and a focus for next year, is preparing makers for the show. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood Are you including craft/art shows or more wood vendor shows? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: There’s a lot of talk about educating consumers, but it goes both ways. @theboisshop is very astute on this point. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Hello y’all..sorry I’m late #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @MKatFWW I don’t buy it for a second. You live on twitter!!! #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: Just stumbled in. 1st timer too. #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @davidjulschmid @fromthewoodshop Splayed? Curse autocorrect! #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland You saying I wasn’t prepared?! 🙂 The big thing @theboisshop and I spoke about was maker’s learning from the crowd #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland I bet, I’m sure woodworkers need to learn how to talk to “people” #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @GregoryJPaolini no. I’ve got a Matt bot doing all my tweets. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @garagewoodworks welcome! #woodchat

@theboisshop: @Morton I believe that was a “silent rant”, was it not? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I need to start writing my blog more client based. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @garagewoodworks Welcome. Glad you could join us. #woodchat

@Morton: @theboisshop It’s getting louder now. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @MKatFWW Granted that’s a pretty wild looking piece, but still. a lot of $$ IMO.. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Whew got into the groove with the last coat of finish and can now get my chat on #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Morton Haha, you did alright. But as a whole there’s still a disconnect. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @garagewoodworks welcome Brian. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop how about sharing the rant here? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I haven’t attended a “wood” show yet. Too far away and too costly. I’m hoping to make it to the one in Louisville. #woodchat

@kingfinny: Representing Mid-Atlantic MWA @RenaissanceWW @TheRealNeal #woodchat http://t.co/7qd2YjkU

@JohnVerreault: @GregoryJPaolini #woodchat Just got my Paolini Rulers from Woodpecker!! Woohoo! & my Bessey Xmas clamps arrived…now for the lottery. ;^)

@MansFineFurn: Not sure I captured @elicleveland or @theboisshop ‘s points here: http://t.co/9vOzYyg7 read more about it if you haven’t already #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @EliCleveland Two things I noted were 1) more real estate, and 2) better location from 2011. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop What theme are you using? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I suspect the real cost would be in all the stuff I’d want to buy. #woodchat

@Buceywoodworks: @Morton @EliCleveland @theboisshop Do you feel that maybe the demonstrations from the woodworkers effects the consumers #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @BillGriggs Thank you. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @JimAAshley Yeah, we made some major upgrades for this year. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: FYI if you’re on the west coast, and looking for shows, this magazine has a list in the back http://t.co/yWVS7wXW #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland My wife thinks I need to tailor my entire online persona to be a designer/builder #woodchat

@theboisshop: @uppercutwood Matt, I’m planning a blog post on it – but in short woodworkers need to stop blaming “the wrong buyers” #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs trying out a Wootheme.. Swatch.. Just learning WP and it’s kicking my a$$. But it was free… #woodchat

@BillGriggs: My son and I made some turned wooden pens this week. Lots of fun and he learns fast. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what were the upgrades? #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @MKatFWW I need a Matt Bot.!!! Don’t let any of my editors know I’m here, rather than working on writing articles and books!!! #woodchat

@sharpendwood: RT @uppercutwood: FYI if you’re on the west coast, and looking for shows,this magazine has a list in the back http://t.co/JoCdYjcF #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Buceywoodworks I think the demos give people some insight into the piece and spark conversation. Make things more casual. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @kingfinny @Renaissanceww Hey neighbor! #woodchat

@MKatFWW: @GregoryJPaolini too late. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @theboisshop I think it’s like everything. You dress, etc for the position you want. Not the one you’re in. #woodchat

@Morton: @Buceywoodworks @elicleveland @theboisshop I think the demo’s only effect consumers in a good way-it’s really hand-crafted. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @theboisshop I agree completely. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: What’s the draw for a left coaster to make the trip for next years show? What’s different from any of the other shows out there? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Best thing I learned at WoodExpo: Learning to Pass on a job when its not worth it. Practiced it today! #woodchat

@swedishiron: I agree as well @theboisshop , quote “work has to sell itself, but to do so prospective clients have to be able to encounter it” #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Almost everything, space, location, schedule, presentation, etc. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Morton so they love to see how the work is done? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn tell me more #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn Do you use goal seek in Excel? It’s very handy #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland sounds like you guys put in a lot of work #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @MansFineFurn That is sometimes VERY hard to do…. Especially when you’re hungry :-O #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FromTheWoodshop Just learning WP and it’s kicking my a$$ I’m pretty familiar with WP, drop me at Ben’s Workshop, maybe I can help #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hello #woodchat I for one had a great time at WoodExpo2012 anyone who can should aim for 2013.

@DavidJUlschmid: RT @Tumblewood: @theboisshop I think it’s like everything. You dress, etc for the position you want. Not the one you’re in. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @WatkinsWoodWork We let the makers and buyers interact in a unique way. There’s an informality(?) that encourages conversation. #woodchat

@Morton: @uppercutwood The organizers put in a TON of work to make this happen. They did an amazing job; getting better each year! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DyamiPlotke I’m going to try. Logistics..but, I think it seems a valuable show. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland informality = casual I assume? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Yes, but you can’t do work for less than your time is worth (better to spend time designing for next woodexpo/growing business) #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn It’s aquick way to see if a job is worth your time. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson wow, that would be awesome. not knowing any code trying to figure out what the templates allow/don’t allow is .. #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: I’ll be back in a sec. Someone write everything down so I don’t miss it.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Morton were woodworkers working during the show? benches, planes, chisels, etc? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @EliCleveland But doesn’t that still come down to the maker getting out of that comfort zone and engaging the crowd? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @garagewoodworks yes, I capture transcripts at http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @Tumblewood I’d love to see you at #woodexpo, Vic. As #WIA fragmentation will likely keep us apart in October. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson looks like we are kinda close (@4 hours away). how much snow you get today? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @Furnitology Did you say there is no vendor fee? How does the show make its’ money? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Hey Neil!! Welcome!! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @WatkinsWoodWork Beyond your comfort zone is where the money is stored. #woodchat

@theboisshop: @WatkinsWoodWork We spend so much time in the shop, any time engaging a crowd should be welcome! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @garagewoodworks don’t fear. #woodchat transcripts get posted.

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat Does anyone put a “Time Budget” on a piece. To push yourself to get it done in a reasonable amount of time. Focus on DONE!?!??!

@uppercutwood: @WatkinsWoodWork that’s true for any salesman, isn’t it? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FromTheWoodshop def. not easy, for sure. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @theboisshop: @WatkinsWoodWork We spend so much time in the shop, any time engaging a crowd should be welcome! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @WatkinsWoodWork Absolutely. The dynamic makes it easier. It’s not so obvious that this is about sales, so buyers are disarmed. #woodchat

@Morton: @uppercutwood There are benches ready to use by the makers. Good way to engage the crowd, but usually the more woodworker-type #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop i got a job in computers to avoid people. oops my org size is about 80 people. #woodchat

@sharpendwood: I wonder if attendees are surprised by 1) # of custom makers and 2) diversity/quality of work #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I assume the “customers” are all woodworkers themselves, or wanna bees #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood @MansFineFurn I really like Excel and do some VBA coding, but I’ve never used Goal Seek. Going to look into it Thanks, #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @EliCleveland Makes sense #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FromTheWoodshop Maybe 6 inches, but it was wet and heavy. Clogged my snow blower every 20 feet or so, ended up shoveling a lot. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns We think the free space is an important piece. We strip away all of the barriers except desire to be there. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns nope, they are at the home show – they are just consumers, that’s what makes it special! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @ramblinrdesigns No, they are a mix. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @WatkinsWoodWork thats part of it, but also designing for the type of folks likely to attnd. & give them a way into fine furn. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns It’s held in a home show, so about 20,000 home-owners are coming through. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @sharpendwood I suspect so, as they are mostly standard home show attendees. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson looked at your site.. your MILES ahead of me.. Thank’s for the offer!!!! Possibly tomorrow if that’s OK.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: For woodworkers that attended woodexpo, what are the tips you’d give for preparing for a consumer focused show? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @WatkinsWoodWork thats part of it, but also designing for the type of folks likely to attnd. & give them a way into fine furn. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns It’s held in a home show, so about 20,000 home-owners are coming through. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @sharpendwood I suspect so, as they are mostly standard home show attendees. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson looked at your site.. your MILES ahead of me.. Thank’s for the offer!!!! Possibly tomorrow if that’s OK.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: For woodworkers that attended woodexpo, what are the tips you’d give for preparing for a consumer focused show? #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ramblinrdesigns show owners are wking with us-we bring in traffic and this year WoodExpo was a destination within NE home Show #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson alomst 2 feet here along the lake.. wet and heavy. still coming down. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: 20,000! RT @EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns Its held in a home show, so about 20,000 home-owners are coming through. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: So it’s more consumer oriented than trade? #woodchat

@woodbard: Just checking in, making sure everyone’s behaving. 🙂 Nice to see this crowd! #woodchat
@sharpendwood: Really awesome that there’s no space fee #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I wrote about some of the markets/audiences/customers I observed at the show http://t.co/9vOzYyg7 maybe missed some. #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: Cool. Thanks. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Build for the client-base! Price-point is HUGE here. Don’t compromise quality, just design efficiently. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodbard great to see you Al! we’re chatting about @WoodExpo2012 #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: What kind of displays were put on by the different makers? My hurdle would be transporting goods and tools from the WC #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @DavidJUlschmid good point. IMO, one of the most important parts of a successful woodwork business is to focus on business first. #woodchat

@sharpendwood: Hopefully shows like this cause people to look more at the small boutique shop vs big box #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @woodbard Evening Al #woodchat

@woodbard: @uppercutwood Sorry I missed all the happenings. Congrats to Neil, Eli, and the entire crowd! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @MansFineFurn: I wrote about some of the audiences/customers I observed at the show http://t.co/m9VavDfk maybe missed some. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns Right. The makers aren’t divided, so they can represent the craft first, rather than competing factions. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ramblinrdesigns not necessarily….sales to occur and after show contacts are made by those participating #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: This is different from WWIA. Where is this years expo located? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what about multiple-production machines #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @FromTheWoodshop Sure, tomorrow’s good. Wow 2 feet. If it’s heavy at least there’s no drifting. #woodchat

@woodbard: @Tumblewood Hi, Vic. Hope all’s well. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Fixed RT @uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what about making multiples of a project #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns For now, the show stays in Boston. We’re not travelling yet. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @MansFineFurn What is the price point for this consumer base? #woodchat

@swedishiron: @MansFineFurn your posts list of audiences was pretty accurate. Could break down WW’ers into smaller buckets easily I guess #woodchat

@Furnitology: @WatkinsWoodWork transportin is part of furniture design…..maybe your approach wins the most Creative Award #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology I might just drive #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Another great way to bring down prices. Jigs, fixtures, etc. save time if used appropriately. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @elicleveland @swedishiron @furnitology so when will the official WoodExpo 2012 webpage go up? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson I have a full sized 4×4 with knobby snow tires and still couldn’t do much… a LOT of weight on the roof! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood you’re nuts that’s a long drive! #woodchat

@Furnitology: @ramblinrdesigns Much much different…its about giving an individuals design a chance to get exposed to the buying public #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Tumblewood My guess is around $1,500. Enough to respect but not be afraid of. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood My upcoming designs, outside of lamps..are too big to ship #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what woods, styles, pieces, finishes are people most interested in? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn We’re losing sleep over it. We’ll spread the word as soon as it goes live. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood Tough one, I’d guess $1000-$1400 as entry point, always nice to have high-end eye candy to lure em in though. Homeshow #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland OK..so, I want to stick with things like lamps. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland Smaller pieces / builds #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Vic loves lamp. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood No, I’d say bring lamps, but bring the high-end too. Show your range #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Our two sales this year were a contemporary and a traditional, but in the past contemporary has been more popular. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland Don’t lose sleep over it. just askin’! #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood @EliCleveland Vic, what are you thinking about building to offer for sale? #woodchat

@swedishiron: @Tumblewood accessories and lamps so far have been a hit with clients, they do stand out nicely with all the furniture pieces #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn are the smaller/less expensive pieces gateway drugs to larger sales? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I love design…don’t care what form #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn are the smaller/less expensive pieces gateway drugs to larger sales? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Do you think one or two actual pieces plus photo display sells best? I would think demo has strong appeal to attract audience. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @Tumblewood Vic lots of small pieces can ship and assemble into large high end pieces, that’s custom work! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Precisely my words! RT @uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn are the smaller/less expensive pieces gateway drugs to larger sales? #woodchat

@kingfinny: @MansFineFurn @Tumblewood marketing theory says bring high- and mid-price, so the mid- looks more affordable by comparison #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid I have some lamps coming up then a hall table/bookcase #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: Hi everyone, sorry I’m late. Many thanks to Modern Woodworkers Assoc for showing at the WoodExpo #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @kingfinny: marketing theory says bring high- and mid-price, so the mid- looks more affordable by comparison #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn Absolutely! I just talked to Steve Skillins and his sale landed him another job. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood What are you using for shades on your lamps? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I’m making a lamp for work, the lights here turn off automatically. I hate it. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @Tumblewood we’re just going to have to caravan from the WC Vic. Toss the pieces in a Uhaul and make the cross country slog #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @EliCleveland That’s awesome! I’m really happy for him. #woodchat

@swedishiron: Big hint is to create an environment for your pieces where clients don’t have to use their imagination #ThinkSuite #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Bit of a drive-by woodchat for me tonight. Downstairs in my shop trying to arrange things in a more efficient manner. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @EliCleveland How big is the turnout for this show? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @swedishiron Kevin Mack’s setup was great: Like a Living room (he says it was your idea…)! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DavidJUlschmid Cool idea, how thin? End grain or face grain. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @SplinteredBoard thanks for having us, Rick. The Modern Woodworkers Association had a blast at #woodexpo #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid These are ceiling fixtures-Shoji paper #woodchat

@swedishiron: Just exchanged messages w/ Steve Skillins tonight as well. A great craftsman. So thrilled by his sale and positive experience #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @ramblinrdesigns The home show gets 20,000+ visitors a year. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: #woodchat What materials, besides wood, do you use in your projects to make you stand out from the crowd? #woodexpo

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard hey Rick! glad you guys could make it sounds like the show was Awesome. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn i’d like to know more about show prep and setup #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Tumblewood Gonna cull some straight grain Fir from these old timbers #woodchat

@swedishiron: @MansFineFurn yeah, Kevin Mack’s layout was way to easy, great design, + 5 pieces that all work together. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: An advantage of Neil’s flat-pack ideas is, if you travelled to the show, you don’t lose business by not being local. Just ship. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood It’s exhausting, but we always have fun. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @SMeekWoodworks Jeez Scott, you’ve only got about 300 plane orders to fill !!! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid I’m developing a relationship with a local upholsterer #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood yeah, me too: um…. @elicleveland @swedishiron @splinteredboard ? #woodchat

@Furnitology: @DavidJUlschmid use of materials is an element that has been under utilized to date at #WoodExpo #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @GregoryJPaolini @SMeekWoodworks Damn fine planes!! #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @benjamenjohnson Face grain. I shoot for 0.040 – 0.050″ thick. #woodchat. I’ve sold a few on Etsy http://t.co/8wawmfNg

@swedishiron: Hello @SplinteredBoard glad you could make it. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood It might take a few weeks to tell you all that goes into show prep. We literally take an entire year to get ready #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology We had a woodchat about incorporating other materials, what are your suggestions/ideas #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn @uppercutwood Can you be more specific? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood Awesome #woodchat I’ve thought of branching out a working with other local craftspeople!

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Derek is blogging about marbling paper. I’m looking forward to that! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard I don’t mean for the whole show, but what does a woodworker need to do to be ready for a show #woodchat

@EliCleveland: I already feel behind on planning 2013. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland if I am a woodworker getting ready for a show, what should I do? what should I bring? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid I don’t plan on working “with”. I plan on hiring to do it to my spec #woodchat

@swedishiron: One reason for success behind prep/setup thru-out the year is working with a group of folks you respect/trust. Lots of Skype time #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @GregoryJPaolini LOL, something like that. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @GregoryJPaolini LOL, something like that. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Consider your image. Business card, portfolio, clothing, you are a brand and it should all jive. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @Tumblewood Thanks Vic!

@ #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood Ah, ok. @elicleveland would be better suited to answer then #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Tumblewood @Furnitology #woodchat. Ever thought about trying your hand at stained glass?

@SplinteredBoard: @EliCleveland Well, we have a lot on our plate for next year. We just need to organize better this year #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Think about who you are marketing to and how. You need to have a plan. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DavidJUlschmid Now, I might work “with” my sister in law on a stained glass project. She’s extremely talented #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Gotta go guys. Hate to do it, but I need to work on my site… G’Night All!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: the most clever use of non-wood material this year (that I recall) glass coasters used in Kevin Mack’s japanese(?) inspired piece #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood Ever talk to authors going on tours? they always get into great physical shape first. Wouldn’t hurt here too #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Think about who you are marketing to and how. You need to have a plan. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology a very wise man once told me to build to my tooling! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @EliCleveland Branding is very important. I’m realizing how much I’m lacking in that department lately. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood materials break you away from just “woodworking”….now you enter furniture design-for instance nobody uses lacquer? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop thanks for stopping by, don’t forget the transcripts are on http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks Um, I just got new business cards. Yay. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @EliCleveland Flat packing is an oldie, but a goodie – check out “come-pact” furniture circa 1900 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology I definitely use lacquer. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @Furnitology Right, we discussed, at length, the difference between being a woodworker, and being a furniture maker #woodchat

@swedishiron: Another point to keep in mind is your work. Take a good look at your portfolio, don’t bring your weakest piece to the show. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs I have friend who builds high end mansions for people just below Gates’ income range. That’s my main target #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @GregoryJPaolini http://t.co/j1bLYcam come-packt #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @GregoryJPaolini These days people dissociate flat-pack and quality. Remind consumers what custom really is. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @DavidJUlschmid now we’re talking..Niels Cosman’s best piece was in his portfolio-stain glass design on sliding cabinet doors #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard that sounds like a great topic for the future, are you guys in? @Furnitology, @EliCleveland #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @Tumblewood @smeekwoodworks the best performing plane I’ve ever used! Just got on Scott’s waiting list with a 55′ QSWO smoother #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood That’s a good target to hit. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Furnitology I couldn’t believe he didn’t have any glasswork. He’s quite skilled. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Sometimes our “tooling” is our associations with other artisans #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @Furnitology #woodchat I get so excited looking at the Greene and Greene stained glass pieces. I enjoy the soldering

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood I am. I have lots of thoughts on that one. It’s another blog that I’m not writing. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @GregoryJPaolini That’s one hell of a long plane! how do you lift that thing??? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: RT @Tumblewood: @Furnitology Sometimes our “tooling” is our associations with other artisans #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland we can write it together, maybe on our TBD skype date. Just been so busy releasing Windows 8 Consumer Preview #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood 1 of our strengths as an organizing group is that we are willing to provide on going help we want the next big thing #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @SplinteredBoard @GregoryJPaolini It has wings. Lifts itself. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @SMeekWoodworks @elicleveland Brand is very important, but takes either time, or insane amounts of marketing #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood I’ll be incorporating stainless steel screen as door panels on mud room lockers this spring #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @swedishiron Indeed, I purposely put them under the same header to simplify. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: It’s great to have the power of @WoodExpo2012 in #woodchat #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Yes, panels are easier. I’m gonna have to find a local welder #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Haha, sounds good. (and it’s @woodexpous ;P ) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: MT: @uppercutwood: Its great to have the power of @WoodExpoUS in #woodchat #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood You should learn to do your own welding. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland oops #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood learn to weld or solder. it’s apparently not that hard. #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: @SplinteredBoard Couldn’t find the little degree symbol on the iPhone. Had to settle for the ‘ symbol instead #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs I don’t want to get a whole other set of tools and stainless is an art unto itself #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @GregoryJPaolini I was just yankin’ yer chain. lol. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood not the way lacquer can be used-nobody does it today!Talk about adding the color element to your pieces- think faux #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood You can learn a bunch at http://t.co/0PdkMQEY #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Agreed!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology #woodchat you’re talking about tinted lacquer like @celamens ?

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Before we go, I want to thank @splinteredboard @furnitology @swedishiron @justindipalma and Bruce for all the work. #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @Tumblewood I tried a project that incorporated stained glass and I couldn’t get it to cut down a score line. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @swedishiron I take it back, just re-reading my post, I did distinguish woodworker from furnituremaker. #subconscious #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood I can’t belive it. A woodworker who doesn’t want more tool???? #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @garagewoodworks That’s why I’d work with my sister in law #woodchat

@swedishiron: Thanks @EliCleveland .. or Eli Cleve 🙂 #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @EliCleveland Dude, you did all the heavy lifting. I’m just there to hold the tail #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Tools #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs I just spent 6 years getting my shop to this point in order to start designing and making my pieces. FOCUS!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Before everyone leaves, allow me to summarize http://t.co/9vOzYyg7 : If you don’t try to get to WoodExpo ’13, you’re nuts. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Anyone hanging out on Google+ after #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood RE lacquer…no it’s more about creating your finishes using lacquer #woodchat

@GregoryJPaolini: So, what does this flashing battery icon mean??? Goodnight #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs It’s like Tommy sending his stuff out to a skilled finisher..it makes sense #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @SMeekWoodworks Google+? I’m just starting to figure out twitter. Ugg #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Tumblewood No, Eli just comes to the shop.. 😉 #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Tumblewood There’s a perception that makers have to go start to finish these days. But that’s a whole different topic. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @garagewoodworks G+ rocks! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Tumblewood I understand. Focus on what you are best at. Build relationships to help with other tasks. #woodchat

@Furnitology: EliCleveland @SplinteredBoard Haha. @justindipalma is the man. I’m just one in six @swedishiron-Thank you guys for covering for me #woodchat

@kingfinny: thanks for the great @WoodExpoUS info #woodchat! Goodnight!

@SMeekWoodworks: @GregoryJPaolini See ya tomorrow. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn I’m a wizard with that spray shellac. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I say, focus…and collaborate with others skilled artisans #woodchat

@garagewoodworks: @Tumblewood I have an account but I haven’t figured it out yet. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @BillGriggs exactly #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Great chat tonight. Lots to think about in the coming weeks/months #woodchat

@swedishiron: @Furnitology anytime brother! anytime.. We’ll have to make plans to hang out this summer while out in Maine #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology A big thank you for all your advice over the last few years. I’ve tweaked it, but its looks like it is paying off #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @Tumblewood: @BillGriggs exactly #woodchat

@Furnitology: RT @EliCleveland @Tumblewood There’s a perception that makers have to go start to finish these days-that’s a whole different topic #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I say, focus…and collaborate with others skilled artisans #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: See ya guys. Thanks for the quick chat! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Great #woodchat tonight. Was great to get to go to @WoodExpoUS, and wish I could’ve hung out longer.

@EliCleveland: @JimAAshley I’m glad you could make it. Hopefully I’ll see you soon at an #modernwoodworkers event. #woodchat

@Furnitology: RT @Tumblewood Sometimes our “tooling” is our associations with other artisans…..——super break out thought!!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Thanks everyone for contributing, I’ll post transcripts soon #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Oh yeah, I forgot to welcome @elicleveland as one of the newest members of #modernwoodworkers Boston crew! Glad to have you! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology Just restating your earlier advice from a long while back #woodchat

@Furnitology: Thank you all….goodnight. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Thanks again. Great #woodchat

@swedishiron: Have a great night everyone! We appreciate your support around @WoodExpoUS and look forward to 2013 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology thank you Neil! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @EliCleveland Thanks Eli! Glad we had a chance to chat. Hope as well to see you soon. #woodchat

@JC_McGrath: Missed #woodchat tonight, I will have to catch the transcripts. Hope everyone is well

@Tumblewood: @JC_McGrath It should be a great read, Jon! Excellent input tonight! #woodchat

WoodExpo 2012

Woodworkers Discuss WoodExpo 2012: Woodchat Transcript February 1, 2012

WoodExpo 2012

WoodExpo 2012

Eli Cleveland from Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac and the WoodExpo joined us tonight to discuss Woodworking Shows.

Woodchat Transcript February 1, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@uppercutwood: Corrected: #woodchat bit.ly/wNEmO0 will feature @EliCleveland to discuss #woodexpo2012 bit.ly/xz02wB 6pm P/9pm E @Torch02 I did it again

@uppercutwood: Log to lampshade #woodchat cool video passed around at work http://t.co/Q9m72gkL

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland @RoughcutTV you guys did this too, right? Log to lampshade #woodchat cool video passed around at work bit.ly/wYLpwl

@DyamiPlotke: RT @uppercutwood Tonight’s #woodchat http://t.co/YafqOElh @EliCleveland @RoughcutTV 2 discuss #woodexpo2012 http://t.co/6Cnrjstq 9pm E

@Seanw78: @MansFineFurn that which doesn’t break you makes you a better woodworker #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: In anticipation of tonight’s #woodchat: http://t.co/edkImz2z #ModernWoodworkers meetup @Woodexpo2012″

@DJOfurnituremkr: So what will tonight’s topic be? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @DyamiPlotke: RT @uppercutwood Tonight’s #woodchat http://t.co/YafqOElh @EliCleveland @RoughcutTV 2 discuss #woodexpo2012 http://t.co/6Cnrjstq 9pm E

@MansFineFurn: In anticipation of tonight’s #woodchat: http://t.co/edkImz2z #ModernWoodworkers meetup @WoodexpoUS 2012

@uppercutwood: #woodchat http://t.co/4FooiUAo starts in 1 hour and 40 minutes, and @EliCleveland is bringing waffles for everyone! (just kidding)

@uppercutwood: MT @MansFineFurn: In anticipation of tonight’s #woodchat: http://t.co/WStsQZPR #ModernWoodworkers meetup @WoodexpoUS #WoodExpo2012

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Woodworking Shows #woodchat bit.ly/wNEmO0 will feature @EliCleveland to discuss #woodexpo2012 bit.ly/xz02wB 6pm P/9pm E

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate are you joining #woodchat tonight?

@Wood_Jedi: by the way guys what is the topic for #woodchat tonight?

@DyamiPlotke: RT @MansFineFurn In anticipation of tonight’s #woodchat: http://t.co/kHn01MXX #ModernWoodworkers meetup @Woodexpo2012

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Woodworking Shows #woodchat bit.ly/wNEmO0 will feature @EliCleveland to discuss #woodexpo2012 bit.ly/xz02wB 6pm P/9pm E

@TomsWorkbench: Mmmmmmm #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @TomsWorkbench In the words of Tim the tool man Taylor ARRR RRRRR ARRRR #woodchat :O)..lol

@TomsWorkbench: I dunno.. Should I be working in the shop? #woodchat

@UserOfWood: @Wood_Jedi in the words of another fine American, beer me! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Hello! I’m chatting about wood. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Good evening all #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Dude, it’s Matt! Wooo Hoo, Matt! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy” – Ben Franklin #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: chatting about wood with #woodchat, indeed #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland welcome Eli! Thanks for coming tonight as our special guest. Did you bring the waffles? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I agree! RT @uppercutwood: “Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy” – Ben Franklin #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: Dang, and I’m in to a glass of red wine… #woodchat

@UserOfWood: @uppercutwood yes it was Ben that said, beer me! 🙂 #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: it’s all good, Tom. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: So, Eli, I’m sure we’ll have some questions from the woodworkers, but how would you like to start? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood …I forgot them… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @WoodworkGuy You got that right… #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @TomsWorkbench I will be in the shop, but doing home improvement not woodworking. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland how about start off telling us about you (for those that don’t know you) and then dive into a #WoodExpo2012 intro #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hello all !!! How is everyone tonight? #woodchat”

@DyamiPlotke: Hello #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @Wood_Jedi Hello. Great here, it’s #woodchat time

@MansFineFurn: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: #ModernWoodworkers will meetup @WoodExpoUS . read more here: http://t.co/edkImz2z #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @DyamiPlotke Dang… I don’t have a project on the bench right now.. I have got to fix that! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hey @Dyamiplotke @WoodworkGuy #woodchat

@uppercutwood: By the way, if you want a quick and easy way to help other get involved with woodchat, send them to http://t.co/4FooiUAo #woodchat

@theboisshop: Welcome @EliCleveland. Glad you could make it tonight. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Alright, let’s see how well I can summarize. I’m a furniture maker in Boston, MA. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @EliCleveland: Since it started, I’ve been working on Rough Cut with Tommy Mac as a Tech. Advisor among other things. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Welcome to #woodchat @EliCleveland

@Torch02: Good evening, #woodchat. Don’t know how long I’ll be up, but I’m here until bedtime

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop Rob are you still in USVI? crazy man. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hello @EliClevland #woodchat

@ThomOlsen: I have an old particle board desk that broke out one of the quick fasteners, any way to fix that break? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: Woot! So happy to be on twitter during #woodchat today.

@SMeekWoodworks: Good evening ya’ll #woodchat

@theboisshop: @uppercutwood I am indeed woodchatting on the beach right now. Wife thinks I’m nuts, but wouldn’t miss it. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hey @Torch02 and SMeekwoodworks #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ThomOlsen Yes, burn the desk and build a new one #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Hello, Jedi. 4 years ago Tommy got a chance to show his work at the New England Home Show. Since then, we’ve built the WoodExpo. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @theboisshop I’ve gotta agree with your wife #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: What does the wood expo have that the other shows don’t? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate, did you make it yet? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @theboisshop Bastard… #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @ThomOlsen: …any way to fix that break? | Epoxy maybe? #woodchat

@ThomOlsen: Hahahahahaaaa! I bought the desk back in the 60’s and it has a lot of memories “carved” into it. Wood prefer to keep it. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @theboisshop Dedication. Nice. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @EliCleveland how is it working with ol Tommy? He is a trip! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: the woodworking shows are coming out of the, ahem, woodwork… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Sorry I’m late. Getting pieces ready to glue up #woodchat

@asliceofwood: Hey everyone #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @InGrainWoodwork In short, consumers. It’s held within the Home Show. It gives makers a chance to interact with buyers. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @WoodworkGuy snort #woodchat

@Tumblewood: Rob, are you back from the Virgin Islands already!?! #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Almost missed it! Evening all. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: HEY TIMMMM @asliceofwood!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Tumblewood Vic, glad you’re here. @EliCleveland was introducing himself before we dive into #woodexpo2012 #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Wood_Jedi Working with Tommy is a daily adventure. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hello Vic @Tumblewood good to see you. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland How large of a geographical area does the home show advertise to and attract from? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good evening everyone. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Hey, I think I finally got the hang on this #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @SMeekWoodworks evening, Scott. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @theboisshop You ARE nuts…over a WIA midget hooker! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Hey @EliCleveland, glad you could join us. I definitely need to make it to a Wood Expo at some point. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @BillGriggs Good evening Bill. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood No, Vic, he’s still kickin’ it Caribbean style #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: Thanks for the follow Matt! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Wood_Jedi Hey Laney #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @TomsWorkbench I just saw that #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BoatworksToday Welcome Andy, I just watched your first intro video on @MBWpodcast’s site #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Tumblewood You… still… with the midget hookers. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Hi guys, I can hang out for a little while. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @BillGriggs how are you tonight? #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi You on dinner break from the shop? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr Dale, glad you could make it. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @WoodworkGuy Good evening Jeff. I worked in the shop today….. Cleaning. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Yes, on this link https://t.co/v7HuFsyE #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hi DJOfurnituremkr glad you could make it #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @DJOfurnituremkr Hey Dale! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @Wood_Jedi Great Laney. How about you? #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: Looks like a full crown in here! #woodchat

@theboisshop: For those interested in what the #woodexpo2012 is all about, this is my take from last year. http://t.co/lddGSffA #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood I can’t find the numbers, but it attracts people throughout New Eng. and I think ads are a 60 mile rad. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: I need to drag over one of the ends and work on it while we’re chatting #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @asliceofwood.. you know i live in the shop..lol..im on the shop computer…it was perfect timing…waiting for glue to dry #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @InGrainWoodwork makes the conversation better #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @uppercut Still have a few things to learn about this video thing.. Good to hear someone watched it :-O G’even Fellas! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: I am doing very well Bill :O) thank you for asking #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland Do you know how woodworkers can find regional shows like #woodexpo2012 in their area? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ve been on a good run lately making new items. Small stuff to bring to shows and sell on Etsy. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @EliCleveland – do you find working in front of a crowd at #woodexpo different from being on the set of Rough Cut? #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi i’m surprised you haven’t replaced a kitchen table with the tablesaw/router table. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hello @BoatworksToday!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I can only say anecdotally, NE Home show is BIG draw, I assume bigger, now that #WoodExpo2012 has been added #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @theboisshop Yes! Rob did an excellent job representing the craft and himself, which are two foci of the show. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: For all you #woodchat -ers. I discovered this awesome place with LOTS of woodworking books. And they let you take them for free! The Library

@BillGriggs: @DJOfurnituremkr Do you have pictures of some of your projects or a link to Etsy. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Off tonight’s topic, but how are your Etsy sales going? #woodchat

@UserOfWood: @EliCleveland how may makers will be showning #woodexpo2012 #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: hey #woodchat, how you doin’

@BoatworksToday: Took me a little bit to figure out how this works. Feel a little like a Re-Re it took so many tries.. #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: @DavidJUlschmid I always am walking out with at least one bag full! #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @EliCleveland I wish the show wasn’t so far away. I’m still hoping to have something in it next year. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @RenaissanceWW Welcome Shannon #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @EliCleveland how long have you been woodworking? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Hey @Wood_Jedi! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DavidJUlschmid The Library? What’s that? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Guilds and clubs often have contact with organizers. We’ve reached out to a number in NE. I hear MWA is good 8) #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @asliceofwood… I would never eat on my tablesaw..LOL #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RenaissanceWW Shannon good to see you #woodchat

@hmwoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr how do you find etsy for selling smaller items? Have been debating whether to give it a try. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @DJOfurnituremkr Hey! Me Too! I wondered if any other #woodchat peeps were on Etsy. What is your shop name? I’m http://t.co/8wawmfNg

@Wood_Jedi: So @MichaelAgate… the room moves pretty fast doesnt it..lol #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Does anyone know of a directory of regional shows like #woodexpo2012? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @BillGriggs Sure: http://t.co/1cIUpASW #woodchat

@Torch02: @RenaissanceWW reminder – decouple twitter & facebook for #woodchat 😉

@DyamiPlotke: Does the mix of home show & wood show result in some uninterested folk who were only there for the home show? #woodchat

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood @Torch02 I’ll probably just be lurking tonight, knee deep in site work and video editing #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn Home show gets about 20,000 visitors each year. 25% purchase home furnishings within a month of the show. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @SMeekWoodworks Not bad, eight sales in three weeks. I’m slowly building a more diverse inventory. Candle holders today. #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: @DavidJUlschmid My shop is Going with the grain, nothing for sale right now #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood Nothing of that caliber. WoodExpo is more a design consortium, from what I can tell from Neil’s description #woodchat

@theboisshop: @RenaissanceWW Just let us know when it’s safe to talk about you 😉 #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @EliCleveland 20,000… dang… #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DyamiPlotke my impression is that the inverse is true. people there for the homeshow wander into the woodexpo and are interested #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland that’s a fantastic stat. That’s 5,000 sales in one month in a 60 mile radius. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @EliCleveland @uppercutwood there is a great MWA chapter in Seattle. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @RenaissanceWW I’m knee deep in a bench #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @RenaissanceWW Saw you’re doing a server upgrade.. Hows it going? #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @DavidJUlschmid just added you to cirlce on etsy #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @DavidJUlschmid I really like the live edge on that box. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @DavidJUlschmid I’m: http://t.co/1cIUpASW #woodchat

@uppercutwood: BTW I started a G+ hangout #woodchat

@EliCleveland: At trade shows, people seem reluctant to interact, for fear of a sales pitch. Home Show folks seem pleasantly surprised. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @RenaissanceWW I’m going to have to do some website work soon myself. 🙂 #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: RT @uppercutwood Does anyone know of a directory of regional shows like #woodexpo2012? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood I think the draw is much larger than 60 miles, beyond the ads. this show’s been around for many moons #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @EliCleveland any difference in price of products from trade shows to home shows? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: There is a woodshop near me in town that closed down a lot of great tools and machines for sale I need to go and take a look! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @EliCleveland That’s a great stat. I wonder how that compares to other home shows? I’m guessing higher than average. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Tumblewood We try to open people’s minds, consumer and maker alike. So we show a variety and encourage discussions. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: So if you only have enough cash for one show this year which one is it? #Woodchat

@jth: @Tumblewood I’m waiting for a show to make it to Minneapolis… #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @uppercutwood I don’t see it, Matt #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: So how many of us are on Etsy and how many of you are on CustomMade? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @uppercutwood just searched for it.. didn’t pull up? I’ll try again #woodchat

@EliCleveland: We do critiques where students and newbies got to hear what Glen Guarino, Allan Breed, and Phil Lowe thought of their work. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @jth I’m way over here on the west coast #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @DJOfurnituremkr Bocote looks nice. What is the finish you used. #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @WatkinsWoodWork I’m probably headed to WIA12 in Cinci… #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @WatkinsWoodWork I’m probably headed to WIA12 in Cinci… #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Im actually going to WW in America this year… thats the show Id like to make it to #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @SMeekWoodworks I believe NE Home Show is the biggest. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @SMeekWoodworks I believe NE Home Show is the biggest. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @jth: @Tumblewood Im waiting for a show to make it to Minneapolis… You and me both! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I haven’t been to a show in 10 years. I think mainly because my interest is more Japanese tools & joinery. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @WatkinsWoodWork I have hotel booked for WIA Cinci #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland That’s what I’m most looking forward to (next yr). Neil asked if I wanted to show, but nothing built I can show! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @BillGriggs I tend to use T&T varnish oil most often. #woodchat

@Furnitology: Hi all been reading for a while #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @WoodworkGuy Now, that’s fast! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr what about shows that are like #woodexpo2012 instead of like #WIA12 #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @TomsWorkbench go early for best rates #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn you have got to go see the show and blog about it #woodexpo2012 #woodchat

@asliceofwood: Whats the take on “The Woodworking Shows”. Worth going? Go for 2 days or all 3? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Furnitology Hey, Neil! For those who don’t know, Neil’s been a huge part of organizing the WoodExpo every year. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology welcome Neil how are you man! Where is @celamens? #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @EliCleveland I don’t mean to compare trade shows to WoodExpo. I was wondering about it compared to woodworking conferences. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @Furnitology speak of the devil! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Here is my Etsy store: http://t.co/mSWxxxQL I guess I need to add items for sale again. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood I’ll have to check into that one. #woodchat

@McPhersonDoug: I’d love to go to one, mostly to meet people (ya’ll), but I also need tools, ah and a garage. Want shop out of basement. #woodchat

@theboisshop: @Furnitology Hey Neil, welcome! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood I’ll be there!! http://t.co/edkImz2z I’m sure @theboisshop will also write on it… #woodchat

@Furnitology: @WatkinsWoodWork depends on what you are looking for. Education go to WIA to show your work Woodexpo #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @WoodworkGuy You booked your hotel already.?? man that is smart!! I didnt think you could book early..lol #woodchat

@swedishiron: Hey @EliCleveland @Furnitology I’m reading along as well. #woodchat #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @Wood_Jedi I’ve learned that you get best selection and choice booking early #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood doing fine Matt Thanks…hey Rob with Pain Killer in hand #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @DyamiPlotke I haven’t attended the other conferences, but we love having the interaction with consumers, which I think is unique. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @Furnitology: … depends on what you are looking for. Education go to WIA to show your work Woodexpo
@uppercutwood: @Furnitology Eli has been telling us about #woodexpo2012, anything you want to add? jump in! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @WoodworkGuy I have never been to a show, thought i needed to get more involved and get my name out. So I will be attending! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland would love to find a show like #woodexpo2012 in the seattle area. @DarrellPeart goes to Pasadena for Craftsman Wknd #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Hey! @swedishiron is another member of the team for WoodExpo. #woodchat

@sharpendwood: Great discussion #woodchat! Kid and dinner melting down so only lurking tonight.

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate, when are you starting on the spice cabinet? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @Wood_Jedi It’s good to spread the word that you are out there… #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @SMeekWoodworks I made a few of these today, still need finish: http://t.co/JOA1IC88 One is a 7 candle. #woodchat

@celamens: @uppercutwood @furnitology wish I could be make #woodchat tonight. Taking care of football equipment for youth football w/ an ex-Lute!

@WoodworkGuy: @Wood_Jedi Glad to hear! I’m looking forward too. Was going last yr but had to cancel #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi are you going to the woodworking show in tampa? #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: @asliceofwood I Didn’t go this year. Too Commercialized, more home show than woodworking #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Thanks @Furnitology, @swedishiron, and @EliCleveland for putting on @WoodExpoUS. We’re all very excited! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland @swedishiron tell us more about #woodexpo2012, or if you know how to find similar regional shows #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: I live in the middle of nowhere, is making a big trip to WIA worth it? Definitely do it if it were close, but its not #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @asliceofwood I’ll be there at the fiargrounds… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I’m beginning to think that MWA Seattle needs to put on our own show #woodchat

@allenworb: @EliCleveland I have been to 3 WIA events and only attended one seminar. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @BoatworksToday I have the same problem #Woodchat

@hmwoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr is that purpleheart? #woodchat

@Furnitology: We’re trying to re-connect to the buyer and provide the current ambitious woodworker what it is to logistically to attend a show #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Tonight the mechanical tech class from the local college came to see my CNC Router table work. #woodchat

@swedishiron: @MansFineFurn thank you, looking forward to having a chance to meet you and other internet woodworkers face to face #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @TomsWorkbench we have one coming to charlotte. thought I would go if it was worth it #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @allenworb Matt – I dunno… I still think the national/international meet up of a larger show is definitely worth it #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @allenworb What do you like about it? #woodchat

@allenworb: @BoatworksToday cinci is a long trip. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @furnitology, as if you didn’t have enough to do, it looks like there’s demand for woodexpo to travel around the country #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @InGrainWoodwork does it have any benefits? #woodchat

@TomsWorkbench: @asliceofwood It is what it is.. there are some interesting things there. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs How big is your CNC table? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @allenworb about 10 hours 🙁 #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate you are getting a new bandsaw…RRRRRRRR Nice! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology is their an online directory of similar shows? #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @BoatworksToday Great website! #woodchat

@Furnitology: A plus is that a new woodworkers get an opportunity to rub shoulders with fellow woodworkers who have lots of show experience #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi @MichaelAgate do I hear jealousy in your writing? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Nice @ MichaelAgate.. #woodchat

@InGrainWoodwork: Last year they had some good speakers but only Tommy Mac was there this year. The pricing on told is the same out of catalogs #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @DavidJUlschmid Thanks! Still learning! Going to be starting a new site more along the lines for this chat in a couple of weeks #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson Ben, the CNC is 4’x5′ cutting area. I built it and plan to make it 5’x8′ next. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @hmwoodworks Black walnut & Wenge http://t.co/Aftd6BFE. I’ll be doing them in aluminum and doug fir soon. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @Woodworkguy Thats not bad at all!! #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood not sure…..I know Tommy attends a national show but I’m really not familiar with them #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr aren’t you involved in the finefurnishings shows, multiple locations? is that a similar opportunity at all? #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: I don’t know of any shows similar to woodexpo #woodchat #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @asliceofwood @Michaelagate No Tim, ..lol…I do need a new bandsaw though…ha ha :O) #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what tips would you give a woodworker preparing for an upcoming show? #woodchat

@swedishiron: #woodexpo is unique from our research, meet world class woodworkers, watch a lot of technique demos, see real furniture #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: This is so cool! #woodchat http://t.co/bsA6u2Gs

@DJOfurnituremkr: @hmwoodworks Ooops that is Bocote on that one. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Furnitology @uppercutwood Tommy tours with The Woodworking Shows, which are more like trade/industry shows. #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi never owned one, would be a nice addition to the shop #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood Matt I want to believe woodexpo is the 1st to try and get the internet woodworking community to show #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs Nice! Over a full sheet of plywood. #woodchat

@DavidJUlschmid: @DJOfurnituremkr @hmwoodworks What do you cut the aluminum with? #woodchat #aluminumchat

@EliCleveland: @SplinteredBoard is another organizer. We’ve almost got the whole crew! #woodchat

@jth: @benjamenjohnson a fellow Minneapolitan! Excellent. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @MansFineFurn I wish we had the resources and opportunities to have the woodexpo travel, but the $ just isn’t there #woodchat #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson Here is a video before I made the latest upgrades.http://youtu.be/cLmu6u036kw #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @MansFineFurn I’m only involved with the Milwaukee show but I may do the Providence show this year. #woodchat

@hmwoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr besides the candle holder what other items do you put on etsy? #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @DJOfurnituremkr just saw your from my neck of the woods! #woodchat

@theboisshop: @SplinteredBoard Hey Rick, welcome! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @benjamenjohnson I want to be able to do Baltic Birch too. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @SplinteredBoard ..yet. #woodchat

@Morton: One of the most fun things about #woodexpo2012 is what @Furnitology said – meeting other makers and discussing what works, etc. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Very cool @MichaelAgate I have a small one I need a bigger to do more resawing currently using the table saw to resaw boards #woodchat

@swedishiron: Hey @SplinteredBoard ! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @woodworkguy, you mean to cancel when you arrive and pay cash so your card isnt charged? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SplinteredBoard good to see you Rick, any advice for woodworkers preparing for an upcoming show #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood Here’s a tip….because of the cost (free)..use it to test a design and watch/evaluate the feedback. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @jth Well I tend to identify more with St. Paul :>) but close enough. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @swedishiron Scotttieeee #woodchat

@allenworb: anyone from the cincinnati/midwest area? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate are you on #tweetchat? for some reason Im not seeing your posts unless i look at my new #hootsuite ..lol #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @hmwoodworks I’ll be listing small boxes & cabinets in a month or so. Nothing large or over $300.00 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Remember that the transcripts get posted to http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ #woodchat

@jth: @benjamenjohnson I won’t hold that against you. #woodchat

@swedishiron: @Morton nailed it, amazing opportunity to meet a group of woodworkers w/ a range of experience and skill. #woodexpo2012 #woodchat

@Furnitology: Here’s another tip, we ask for one or 2 pieces but look at web site portfolio’s to see what else the craftsperson has #woodchat

@EliCleveland: RT @Furnitology: @uppercutwood Heres a tip….because of the cost (free)..use it to test a design and watch/evaluate the feedback. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: Hey @SplinteredBoard. Good to see ya around again. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: I’ll tell ya, the best thing, for me, about woodexpo, is rubbing elbows with the masters. #woodchat #woodchat

@Tumblewood: @Furnitology I’m working on a portfolio. I hope to have another 3 pcs this year #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland how many pieces to bring? large or small? bring a bench and work? take orders, or sell ready made or both? #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @Furnitology Didn’t know it was free. Definitely going to make there at some point. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @TomsWorkbench Take care Tom #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @TomsWorkbench See ya Tom. #woodchat

@Furnitology: Here’s a ti for Rob and Morton…loyalty means something and next year if it were me , I’d have 4 or 5 pieces ready. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @SMeekWoodworks Hay man! Resurfacing for a special event (#woodchat) #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @TomsWorkbench G’Night! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @woodworkguy ahh ok, id just leave it on the card..I wasnt sure what you meant.. its good to know if something comes up #woodchat

@theboisshop: @Furnitology Wow, I better get off the beach and back into the shop! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs That is a thing of beauty. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Gnight @BoatworksToday have a great evening! #woodchat

@jth: Any favorite sources for mortise chisels? As far as i can tell, I can break the bank with LN or take chances on eBay. #woodchat

@swedishiron: Here is a link to Tommy’s forum with a list of last years demonstrations/presentations http://t.co/5f6Pgawc | not only design chat #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood As many as possible; we want new stuff and variety improves your chances. Demos reel in crowds. Take what you can. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @allenworb I live in the burbs of Minneapolis. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @SMeekWoodworks That’s the opportunity that, craftspeople miss-yes you have travel and lodging, but no booth fee..super for locals #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Small cash & carry pieces sold very well at the 2011Milw Fine Furnishings Show. I didn’t have any, that’s why I’m building now. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: Also, we’re kind of pushing the idea of furniture accessories at woodexpo. 2 items that sold last year were accessories #woodchat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: MT @swedishiron: Here is a link to Tommys forum with a list of last years demonstrations/presentations http://t.co/GGBii2o2 #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: Still have a few minutes before daughter comes down from bath… Then gotta go #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hey guys if you are on #LumberJocks be sure to add me as a buddy http://t.co/aAxem4EG #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr examples of small cash and carry? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: I love seeing a new guy drawing a crowd with a demo. To the public, Allan Breed and Phil Lowe are no more exciting than a newb. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @benjamenjohnson Where abouts? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @SplinteredBoard accessories? like what kind? (those, I may have around to bring) #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ll still bring furniture of course but I also want to offer more. Also taking a break from live edge & tables. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @theboisshop well, I’d enjoy the beach first, have another jerk chicken sandwich…..but yeah….opportunity is there. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @benjamenjohnson: @BillGriggs That is a thing of beauty. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland what kind of pieces are consumers looking for? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn Last year, a chandelier and scrabble board sold. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Wall hung cabinets, lamps, jewelry boxes, stools, jewelry, small tables & benches. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @MansFineFurn A lamp and a Scrabble board (board was the last winner of the Sawdust Chronicles Challenge) #woodchat

@swedishiron: @EliCleveland how many work benches will we have on the floor this #woodexpo2012 estimate? #woodchat

@Morton: @jth @RenaissanceWW and I recently checked out the Narex Mortise chisels. They fared really well. http://t.co/ItWT8m25 #woodchat

@Furnitology: RT @SplinteredBoard: we’re kind of pushing the idea of furniture accessories at woodexpo. 2 items sold last year were accessories #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr are you taking cash and check, or credit card too, and how? #woodchat

@jth: @Wood_Jedi nice easel! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr dont forget ear rings #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: The cabinet prototype is almost finished going to start shooting the next video tomorrow!!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @swedishiron: @EliCleveland how many work benches will we have on the floor this #woodexpo2012 estimate?
@SplinteredBoard: @MansFineFurn @EliCleveland yeah, I meant chandelier… #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Period isn’t as popular as contemporary. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @swedishiron does the home show take a cut of the sales take, or is it truly donated space with no fees? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @jth THANK YOU!! :O) #woodchat

@jth: @allenworb: @jth LN for sure. beautiful balance, finish and edges I love the LN chisels but holy spendy! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @swedishiron I think we’re up to 6 benches for demos. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland I am tired of being asked for pieces painted white #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood Last years all sales were check. It’s mainly local people & Chicago. Maybe this year I’ll get set up for CC’s #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood No one takes a cut #woodchat

@Furnitology: Another #woodexpo tip- don’t think to follow the rules precisely in Call for Entries …. twist the judges a bit..it works for us #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @BoatworksToday Mounds View, From your website I see you’re on the south shore. I miss living near Duluth. #woodchat

@swedishiron: @uppercutwood all donated space w/ no fees! @Morton can attest to that #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hi Mark. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @asliceofwood you got quiet..lol are you still here? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: I think furniture sells best by value. Consumers don’t understand the big price tags on some pieces. Humble pie when people scoff. #woodchat

@Morton: @SplinteredBoard It’s OK – lamp is appropriate 😉 Ha! Wait til you see my table this year. Same design 😉 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: RT @uppercutwood: @EliCleveland I am tired of being asked for pieces painted white
@benjamenjohnson: @Morton You have to stop making these videos my wish list is already to long. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr hows it going. i may have some work,for us #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @MansFineFurn or black!! #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi yep, still here, taking in all the advise while being distracted by the hockey game haha #woodchat

@jth: @Morton @renaissanceww thanks, I’ll check that. I want good antique or LN, but can’t afford (time, money) #woodchat

@theboisshop: @swedishiron Well, I think @Morton did buy a few beers last year – technically that’s a cut… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn “I saw this piece in Pottery Barn catalog can you make it cheaper? and use a different color paint?” #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Haha. I have a photo of a very popular piece from 2 years ago. I’ll find it. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @Morton Awesome can’t wait. Can’t wait for @theboisshop ‘s step stool either! #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @Jth I almost forgot about them too..spent the last few days catching up some blogs and projects..still more to do.. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: had a long run of black picture frames for xmas! #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: Just looking at the entry forms. What kind of teaching/educational items are in mind? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland sounds like makers have their work cut out educating public about the value of good workmanship ( @theboisshop ?) #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Sounds good, I’m just building inventory. #woodchat

@Morton: @SplinteredBoard @theboisshop You mean the santa sleigh? 🙂 #woodchat

@jth: @Morton @renaissanceww Not interested in buying crap either. Hard to get going with hand tools only! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood verbatim #woodchat

@Furnitology: @Morton I’ve been watching and curious about how the look of the tension bend is viewed this year and is it your signature #woodchat

@hmwoodworks: @uppercutwood I hear that one all the time also. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @alsiceofwood @MichaelAgate…dont mention hockey around michael…them Canadians go crazy over that stuff… :O) #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @Morton Is that what you guys are calling it? I just want to see it pass the stress test – 400lbs of woodworkers 🙂 #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood That’s part of the prob. People don’t know what we do. Conferences with other woodworkers don’t bridge the gap. #woodchat

@swedishiron: @theboisshop lol, yes.. true.. you remind me of one big improvement this year #woodexpo2012 is many more organized social events #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland Wow – 6 benches! Nice. Thinking of building a @hocktools plane while there. Maybe a give-away? 😉 #woodchat

@jth: @MansFineFurn @uppercutwood @elicleveland Tell them you’d love to and hammer a mimic out in painted pine? #woodchat

@asliceofwood: @Wood_Jedi @MichaelAgate I know, but the game is a good one #sabres & #rangers #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland I agree, WIA is different, but still necessary for skills building. The shows serve different purposes. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @elicleveland @furnitology are there specific educational ‘demos’ that are missing from the lineup? Maybe MWA can add to the event #woodchat

@Morton: @Furnitology Me too brother! Can’t wait to see what reaction it gets. And if there are any repeat visitors that will recognize? #woodchat

@jth: @MansFineFurn Perhaps part of the problem with a free show? #woodchat

@kring_l: another reason for missing #woodchat finishing the never ending poker table

@SplinteredBoard: @MansFineFurn Each year we’ve had a ball-and-claw demo, dovetail demos, but most is impromptu. We need to plan more #woodchat

@Morton: @allenworb @jth @renaissanceww Yeah – I definitely am looking forward to do the day I have time build that. Awesome. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @jth only free to the exhibitors, charge for visitors #woodchat

@uppercutwood: We’re almost done, any last questions for the #woodexpo2012 team? #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @MansFineFurn We’d love it! Email us at woodexpous@gmail.com! #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: So with the holidays over, are you taking a break or back at it in the shop? If so, what are you working on? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @kring_l Id love to see a photo when its done..I have been wanting to do a poker table!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: Before folks start leaving, a reminder #ModernWoodworkers Boston Chapter Inaugural event will be at #WoodExpo http://t.co/edkImz2z #woodchat

@Furnitology: @Morton “if there are any repeat visitors that will recognize? ” yep exactly — that’s one of the reasons to use the opportunity #woodchat

@asliceofwood: Everyone have a good night and have fun at these shows. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @BoatworksToday Season 3 #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: See you next week guys. Wife & dog are calling/ #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate… oooh i bet that is stressful… :O) #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @DJOfurnituremkr Later! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr See you later Dale #woodchat

@jth: @allenworb @morton @renaissanceww just finished Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Gotta finish (start) roubo first. Current bench worthless. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate if her team loses when they face eachother, do you have to sleep in the shop??LOL #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland I’m in touch with @furnitology (I owe him an email about the room); I sent you a link earlier http://t.co/edkImz2z #woodchat

@swedishiron: Make sure to stop by and spend time with Chuck Bender, Al Breed, Phil Lowe, Tommy Mac (batman), Eli (robin) and many woodworkers #woodchat

@Furnitology: Oh…weakness of #WoodExpo last year was after show internet content, that is a priority this year for exhibitors #woodchat

@jth: @allenworb @morton @renaissanceww very nice chest! #woodchat #NoNotThatChest

@Wood_Jedi: @MichaelAgate Smart Man!! I need a Tv in the shop! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Furnitology I’d love to help #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @Furnitology I agree. Both attendees, and our own coverage lacked. We’ll recover this year #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Furnitology We’ve stepped up the social media, too. We want exhibitors to get their names out there. #woodchat

@allenworb: @jth any pictures? How did it come out? I have pile of Rick maple in garage for split top Roubo too #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Hi folks, sorry I’m late, just got home #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @EliCleveland Checked out your site; beautiful stuff! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @JimAAshley Hey Jim. #woodchat

@WoodExpoUS: Look! We’re even on twitter! #woodchat

@StudioInverness: RT @uppercutwood: We’re almost done, any last questions for the #woodexpo2012 team? #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Looking forward to visiting #woodexpo2012 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @SplinteredBoard let me know if there’s something specific we can contribute. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: I just got a message reminding me my tweets show up on Facebook.. loli bet that looks like a boring one sided conversation ha ha #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @BoatworksToday Thanks! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @BillGriggs Hi Bill #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Hey @JimAAShley #woodchat

@Furnitology: @uppercutwood Matt….this here is appreciated and we’ll take you up on that offer!!!!! THANKS!!!! #woodchat

@StudioInverness: RT @hmwoodworks: @uppercutwood I hear that one all the time also. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: We’re at the end for tonight, officially, but keep going if you want. #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: Wow, trying to watch House and #woodchat at same time is impossible! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Wood_Jedi My phone and computer alert me to mentions. That’s getting old. #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @uppercutwood Thanks for having us. This was awesome and overwhelming. #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Wood_Jedi Hey Laney #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @EliCleveland yeah… time to pitch the computer #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @EliCleveland Yes Same here!! #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: @uppercutwood Yeah, thanks for this Matt! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland Of course, woodchat loves woodworking and we love getting together and chatting about it thanks! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @elicleveland, come and visit any Wed, at 9PM! #woodchat

@swedishiron: @uppercutwood thank you again Matt! feel free to contact with questions about @woodexpous.. enjoyed #woodchat

@BillGriggs: I discovered a local arborist who had a decent supply of wood for pens and bowls. #woodchat

@BoatworksToday: @uppercutwood Enjoyed it! Have a good night everyone! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Thanks for joining us tonight @EliCleveland #woodchat

@SplinteredBoard: I’m gonna duck out. Looks like the heavy hitters have #woodexpo covered (Neil, Scott, Eli). See ya guys! #woodchat

@Morton: @EliCleveland Looking forward to seeing you and crew oh-so-soon ! Sweet. G’nite. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @JimAAshley better late then never…I hope your evening is going well.. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: We’re here every Wednesday http://t.co/XbQs2mvQ for transcripts #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Wood_Jedi It is thanks, just got in from visit with family #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: I was born a poor black child…” The Jerk on AMC…what a great movie. Watching and Woodchatting #woodchat

@swedishiron: @EliCleveland @SplinteredBoard @Furnitology great chatting tonight! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Alright time to sign off, goodnight all and thanks @EliCleveland #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Morton adios bud! #woodchat

@EliCleveland: @Morton I can’t wait. See you soon. #woodchat

@Furnitology: @WatkinsWoodWork couldn’t resist–is the desk veneer over particle bd or printed #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn “he’s mad at these cans!” #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: #woodexpo2012 sounds like a great show for those in New England #woodchat

@EliCleveland: Thanks, everyone! This was fun. Goodnight. #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: @JimAAshley ahhh family… awesome.. thats a pretty good reason to miss woodchat…lol #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @EliCleveland night Eli, have a good one! #woodchat

@swedishiron: Time to get back to work, g’nite all #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @JimAAshley good to see you tonight #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: ok guys Im off to get some work done.. I have a long night ahead of me… http://t.co/YnyZV0Ts :O) #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @Wood_Jedi Take care Laney #woodchat

@BillGriggs: talk to you next week on #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Wood_Jedi lol… #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @WoodworkGuy thanks Jeff #woodchat

@Furnitology: Thanks everybody for your interest in WoodExpo….thanks Woodchat for the opportunity…..Goodnight #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @BillGriggs Take care Bill #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @Furnitology Take care #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: Talk to you later @Woodworkguy , @JimAAShley , @MichaelAgate , @Asliceofwood, @uppercutcood great see you you all!! #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: just occurred to me part of the topic was the other shows too WIA and FWWLIVE. Quick poll: WIA-Cincy? WIA-Pasadena? FWWLive NY? #woodchat

@Wood_Jedi: as well as @BillGriggs and @Tumblewood and the many others to vast to mention.. :O) #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @MansFineFurn WIA Cincy for me #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @Wood_Jedi: as well as @BillGriggs and @Tumblewood and the many others to vast to mention.. :O) #woodchat

@JimAAshley: @Wood_Jedi @WoodworkGuy @MichaelAgate @asliceofwood Have a good one! #woodchat

@JimAAshley: Have a good night all #woodchat

@jth: @allenworb oh, no, sorry I meant just finished the book! #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @MansFineFurn I’ll be at WIA Cincy and Fine Woodworking Live #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: WIA-Pas and FWWLive for me #woodchat

@Furnitology: RT @EliCleveland: Thats part of the prob. People dont know what we do-Conferences with other woodworkers dont bridge the gap. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: If I can somehow swing WIA Pasadena, I’ll be there too, but I doubt it. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I would love to go to Pasadena, cant justify the cost #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: OK, I guess those other shows will have to be a topic for another time…g’nite folks! #woodchat

@bmorewoodwork: I can’t swing any of the national conferences. Might need to find a local group! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Whoops. I guess I missed #woodchat.

@MansFineFurn: Transcript is posted here: #ModernWoodworkers Association: About @WoodEXPOUS –the #Woodchat Transcript 2/1/2012 http://t.co/RGFo4Z2c

@Black_SheepWW: Had a lot to do tonight, I missed #woodchat. I’ll be sure to be there next week. Have to catch up on the transcript.