OK, here’s a confession, I’ll do anything that Vic Tesolin asks me to do. The dude cracks me up, and then all of the sudden, I’m in a wedding dress. No. Wait! I’m in the Woodworks Conference organized by the Ottawa Woodworkers Association.
This two-day conference in Perth, Ontario, promises to be lots of fun and a great learning opportunity. On Sept. 27-28, 2014, a bunch of talented woodworkers (and myself) will be speaking to a bunch of fellow woodworkers on a wide variety of topics. Garrett Hack on furniture design. Tom Fidgen. Konrad Sauer. Ron Barter. Mark Harrell of Bad Axe. Linda Manzer. And me on nails, chipbreakers and doilies.
All this takes place at the very cool Algonquin College in Perth, Ontario. Perth, which is right outside Ottawa, is a beautiful little town that is home to lots of fantastic stone houses, bakeries, restaurants and Rosewood Studios, a great woodworking school. And Algonquin College is one of the few schools trying to preserve our history of hand skills. It’s definitely a great choice for this event.
If you are a citizen of the United States, I know what you are thinking: How can I cross the border into Canada? The answer: In my trunk. No. It’s actually quite easy. Yes, you have to have a passport. So get that process started now. Here. If you are Canadian, you have no excuse. Please attend.
If we get enough Americans to attend, perhaps we’ll annex Perth. No, I kid. Perhaps we will drink all of their beer instead.
In any case, check out the full schedule of events here and register. Vic says so.
— Christopher Schwarz