Saturday, November 5, 2011

MWA Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Today there is a vast amount of information that can be found online through woodworking communities, forums, blogs, and other social media such as Twitter and Google+.  Through these online connections, woodworkers learn from one another and build camaraderie with fellow woodworkers.  In a sense, we all belong to a woodworking club, the online woodworking club. The Modern Woodworkers Association is a place for the online woodworking community to reinforce our online connections and create personal ones in local gatherings in many regions across the country.

It is a place for woodworkers of all skill levels from professional to hobbyist to be able to share knowledge and learn form one another.  The name Modern Woodworkers Association does not come from the fact that we are powertool users or for that matter handtool users but instead that we have all found a new tool, the online community and the power of information. 

Our goals are create an environment for woodworkers to share and connect online, offline, or both.  

      Connect via MWA blog and social media
      Place to share our projects and shops
      Ask advice/offer answers
      Share about woodworking
                                                   Our means & methods
                                                   Our interest
                                                   “Inside Baseball” talk
      Keep up with woodworking events and shows
      Community blog

      Translate online relationships into physical ones
      Get together to
                                                   Take classes/seminars
                                                   Grab a meal
                                                   Shop woodworking
                                                   Just talk shop
      Attend woodworking shows and events


  1. I like this, Chris. Good job. Looking forward to our next meeting.

  2. I would like to participate in this as much as I can. I hope there is a place for beginners, because I always seem to be in the middle of a project doing something I haven't got a clue about! :)

  3. Look forward to seeing you to Bill. It's next Saturday, I will probably post tomorrow and send an e-mail out as a reminder.

    Ben, however you can participate is fine. Never hesitate to ask any questions. Just drop me an e-mail and I will do my best to help out. Also, if you have something you would like to ask the group as a whole I can post your question here for all to comment on. Helping carry on the craft is part of what we are about so don't ever feel your question is to small.

  4. Ben,
    Welcome. As Chris said, participate as much as you like. We're here to help, so don't worry about your skill level. Just please feel free to share all you like and ask any questions you have.