There Are Events Afoot

I was hoping to share this on the MWA Podcast this week. Alas, we didn't manage to record an episode (next week and the week after we will). In the mean time, I wanted to be sure to share two (2) great upcoming woodworking events.

Chirs' current shop stool.

The first is Chris Wong's Shop Stool Build Off. Chris of Flair Woodworks is building a new shop stool and he has invited everyone to build along with him. You can read more about the build off here, on Chirs' site. You can also follow the stool making madness live on twitter on Jaunary 25, 2014. Just follow the hash-tag #SSBO.

Another great event coming up is the Furniture Project, February 21 -23 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The Furniture Project (formerly the FurnitureExpo) is a great event conceived to introduce custom furniture makers with a buying audience. It shares show space with the New England Home Show.

Show attendees admire Morton's table.

Each year the Furniture Project chooses a project and invites all furniture makers to make one and enter it for display. Accepted pieces are then shown at the Furniture Project. This year, the project is a Chimney Cabinet. The rules, available here, are minimal and allow for lots of creativity.

Jim Ashley, Michael McCoy & Chuck Bender at FurnitureExpo 2012

If you're anywhere near Boston, I'd highly recommend attending the Furniture Project and even entering a Chimney Cabinet if you can. I've attended before and friends such as Morton, Rusty and Rob Bois have displayed there. It's well worth attending.

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