Monday, December 12, 2011

MWA Meeting 5 Atlanta

Another great meeting here in Atlanta.  We met at the usual spot for breakfast, Boulevard Diner, and then headed over to Woodcraft of Atlanta to pick out a few of our own Christmas presents.... well, at least Bill Akins picked up his own Christmas present, a #7 Lie Nielsen plane.  That is one of my favorite planes in my shop and can tell you it would be hard for me to put that one under the tree until Christmas morning. 

I also have a big announcement to make.  I few weeks ago I asked Aaron Marshall if he would be interested in doing a demonstration/ training session of Google SketchUp at a future event.  As most of you know SketchUp is a great tool and Aaron's knowledge of the software is very impressive.  For those of you not familiar Aaron does all of the Google SketchUp drawings for Marc Spagnoulo's Wood Whisperer Guild.  The current guild project is a Roubo split top workbench and the drawings Marc and Aaron have provided have an amazing amount to detail. 

We were able to work out most of the details at this months event and now have a date and place.  Steve Quehl the owner of Woodcraft here in Atlanta has been gracious enough to allow us to use the classroom in his store for the class and we are scheduled to hold the class on  Sunday February the 12th at 1pm.  My guess is that we will just move the monthly meeting to that date since we are scheduled to meet the day before.

As myself and many others on here have said, we want MWA to be about online and offline support, teaching, and camaraderie.  As part of this we plan on making the session available to members online, we still need to work out the details on this but it is a chance for MWA members from across the country to be able to participate in an event together.  So make sure to put the date on your calendar and keep an eye out for the final details. 

If you have not had a chance to come out and join in yet, keep in mind that all are welcome and we would love to have you out. 


  1. Maybe you could stream it live or do a G+ Hangout during the class? Not sure about the bandwidth at the Woodcraft. Just an idea.

  2. Well done on spreading the craft, Atlanta Chapter. I'm sorry I've been so remiss here on Long Island. I will get my act together soon. I'll also do my best to make the 2/12 meeting if I can get to a computer at that time.

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  4. I plan to be there. The 1 pm start time is very helpful. Really looking forward to it.

  5. We had a great time Saturday. I can't wait to open my Christmas present. I am looking for to Aaron's Sketchup class. We are lucky to have him in our area.

  6. Morton, I was thinking the same thing. I like G+ but isn't there a limit to the number of people who can view at once? Maybe not I need to look into it.

    Dyami, meetings or not I do appreciate you help. You will get there.

    Jeff, look forward to seeing you at the meeting in Feb. we will have a blast!

    Bill, as always thanks for being a part of the group. You are one the constants that helps keep the group going. And yes, I really am glad Aaron is in our area, as well as the rest of our group. Aaron is very talented in SketchUp and the class should be lots of fun as well as informative.