Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beverage Containing Additions to the MWA CafePress Store

With camping season about to get into full swing I found myself in need of some additional water bottles in order to meet our Cub Scout camping & hiking supply requirements. Rather than just go out and by any, I decided to make some with Modern Woodworker's Association branding.

Now, when you find yourself in need of a delightfully refreshing beverage you can take with you, you can do so while supporting your online woodworking brethren.

Here are the new items:

Trek Water Bottle

Stainless Water Bottle

Kids Water Bottle

Thermos Bottle

As with our MWA shirts, we're listing them at in the store with no markup. What you pay is what CafePress charges us to make them.

Now, who's thirsty?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Where Will You Be For WIA 2012?

So registration for Woodworking in 2012 has opened up. As you all probably know by now, the event has been split and will be held in Pasadena, CA on October 12-14 and in Covington, KY on November 2-4.

No matter which WIA you attend, you'd be remiss if you didn't dance on the table.

We previously asked our readers and members to answer poll questions regarding which event they were attending. The short answer to those polls is that slightly more folk said Pasadena.

Now, I'm asking you not to vote on a poll about where you plan to go, but to declare which event you did register for in the comments below and let everyone know.

Besides the comments (which we would like you to post in) please also check out Aaron's great Woodworking Conference Buddy Tracker here. Apparently he was thinking of greater things in that lecture.

Not that WIA is all fun and games. You will learn something.

I'll begin by saying that I'm going to return to Covington. The reason is simple: time & money. Covington is a cheaper location for me to travel to. No matter which venue I attend, I have to arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday, so the added appeal of the local sites in Pasadena is unfortunately lost on me. I'll be at WIA the whole time.

To those of you attending Covington, I can't wait to see you. We'll have a blast.

To those of you attending Pasadena, have fun. I hope it's a great trip.

Now please, let us know, which WIA will we find you at?


Edit: You can also let people know which venue you'll be attending by using Aaron Marshall's 2012 Woodworking Conference Buddy Tacker. You can learn more about Aaron, an Atlanta MWA Chapter member at his great blog, Garage Shop.

Monday, April 2, 2012

WIA 2012

In case you've been under a log, (like me) Woodworking in America 2012 (WIA) has announced their schedules, classes, locations, and their site is now LIVE (except for registration).  If you haven't seen what's planned, go there now and check it out (then come back for this little poll!).

 Back when they announced that there would be two events (WIA West - Pasadena, and WIA Midwest - Cincinnati), we among others, asked you folks which  you think you'll attend.

Now that most, or all, of the information about the contents of the shows has been announced, we'd like to re-poll the crowd.

Fear not, MWA will hold gatherings at BOTH events, more on that as the time approaches.