Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fine Fashion at Fine Woodworking Live

For the past few years, we've made it a habit to coordinate our attire at woodworking events.
Allen, sporting his "May The Schwarz Be With You" shirt at WIA 2010.
Saturday of Woodworking in America 2010 was "May The Schwarz Be With You" t-shirt day. This, and our rowdy behavior earned us the "brown shirt" nickname.
Friday of WIA 2011: Vic, sporting a Tom's Workbench shirt. Adam, not.
On Friday of WIA 2011, it was "Wear another blogger's shirt" day. This helped everyone cross promote and show their affection for their fellow online woodworkers.
Saturday of WIA 2011: We were modern.
On Saturday of WIA 2011, the woodworking bloggers who had attended the 2010 show busted out their "We Are Modern Woodworking" (an inside joke among 2010 attendees).

Now that the inaugural Fine Woodworking Live is upon us, we have a reputation to uphold. Here's the plan.
  • Thursday: As everyone registers and joins us at Bacchus for drinks and food, wear you own shirt if you have it. This will act as a "name tag" when we all meet for the first time.
  • Friday: For the first day of classes, please wear your Modern Woodworkers Association shirt. We're going to show some unity for the online woodworking community. If you don't have an MWA shirt, order quick.
  • Saturday: Let's spread the love. On Saturday, please wear another woodworker's shirt.
  • Sunday: If you still have a woodworking shirt not yet worn, this is the day to wear it.

Why do we do this? Because one of the best parts of woodworking is the community and by coordinating in this way we help show how much that community means to everyone who sees us.

If you're coming to Fine Woodworking Live, please don't forget to join us on Thursday night after registration. And please, visit the event page here and let us know you're coming so that we can provide Bacchus an approximate head count.

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