I’m writing this from home, and most of my pictures from past Woodworking in America conferences are on my computer at work* – though I managed to dig up the one above of Ron Herman (l) and Mike Siemsen (r) going head to head in the Hand Tool Olympics. I think we should have a rematch this year, yes? (Any other bouts we should try to arrange? Should I look into the legalities of betting?)
We’ll be writing more about the Hand Tool Olympics events and prizes in the coming months (right now, we’re busy rounding up the fabulous prizes for the winners).
But, I wanted to give you an update on the extracurricular events, because we’re close to sold out on all but one of them (and that one’s in a much larger space – I don’t want the presenters to read this and feel bad about themselves!). So if you want to have some Friday and Saturday night woodworking fun (not to mention tons of fun at the conference proper), register now, before it’s too late.
As of 3 p.m. today:
• How to Save Woodworking– the Friday night roundtable discussion with Chuck Bender, Brian Boggs, Adam Cherubini, Robin Lee and Christopher Schwarz – has only 22 seats remaining.
• Through 17th-Century Eyes, a talk by Peter Follansbee, has only 30 seats available.
• Living on Handwork, a talk by Ron Herman, has only 10 seats remaining.
•The Second Annual Meeting of the Roubo Society has 88 available seats.
For a full description of these after-hours events visit WoodworkingInAmerica.com and click on “Activities” – then click on “Register” so you don’t miss out!
* By the way – you’re all invited to post your pictures from past Woodworking in America conferences (and this year’s) on the WIA2011 Facebook page…where I can easily stea…er…borrow them for future posts (with your permission, of course).
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