I don’t get out much, but when I do, it seems like I find myself in Massachusetts. The last couple years, I’ve been in Plymouth in June for Greenwood Fest. Watch for announcements and updates for the 2018 fest at the Greenwood Fest website. It probably won’t be long until the plans start to come together. And this year I’ll be in south central Mass. a couple months earlier as well.
The folks at Fine Woodworking Magazine invited me to be a part of Fine Woodworking Live 2018 in Southbridge. I’ll be demonstrating and presenting, as will some friends from Greenwood Fest, like Peter Follansbee and Peter Galbert. I’m also looking forward to the chance to meet and talk to many of the other presenters, including woodcarver Mary May. The best part will just be the chance to interact with, and learn from, the dozens of woodworkers coming together in one place. Registration is now open, so I thought I’d mention it here on the blog for those who might want to attend.
And, if you’re in the mood for reading, the upcoming issue of Fine Woodworking — “Tools and Shops” — includes an article about my humble little workshop. I received a copy and noticed an update on the bowl carving instructional video I mentioned awhile back. Ben, Jeff, and the team — which may just be Ben and Jeff because they’re that good — have been working hard and it looks like it’s about ready!
Just a heads-up in case you might be interested. I don’t know how long the final video will be, but there’s no length limit with the streaming service. The few short videos I’ve posted to Youtube over the years have just been made by me and an ipad. In this case with two really good cameras rolling throughout, I was able to discuss and demonstrate the process from log to bowl while leaving the filming and editing to the experts. I won’t be polished, but the video quality is sure to be. And the Fine Woodworking video library overall is diverse and impressive.