Woodworking in America 2011
WIA 2011 was a great event this year. Thanks again for all of the support and opportunity from my friends at Gorilla Glue! The trade in for tough program really went over well this year with at least 250 bottles of old or competitive product for a new bottle of the Gorilla Glue PVA Wood Glue.
This year’s focus was on promoting a cabinet joinery challenge. The goal was to get people to follow some basic dimensions and challenge oneself on a variety of different types of joinery. I featured my curly cherry medicine cabinet, and a set of two office lounge chairs.
The booth was all set up nice and early on the first day so I had plenty of time to scope out all of the other booths and see what was going on with the latest tool makers. Needless to say, I did a little damage while I was there – including some stuff from Lie-Nielsen, Elkhead Tools, Benchcrafted, Veritas and a few others.
I also had an opportunity to meet a bunch of woodworking and tool maker “celebrities”. Here is a slide show of some of the highlights: