Saturday, November 19, 2011

Port Townsend Woodworker's Show - November 2011

Ron Talbert's Rocking Crib
The Port Townsend School of Woodworking is a sponsor and co-organizer of the Port Townsend Woodworker's Show every November. This year's show was the 7th since we revived the show in 2005 and got a great turnout. A little lower than last year but, I think, a higher level of engagement - more people had heard of the school and came to check us out. It was great to see many alumni there and  hear their stories and answer their great questions about the 2012 schedule.

We reduced the number of exhibitors this year to give everyone more space to display. I was very encouraged by Jaap Romijn's new designs for for built from local harvested and dried wood. The pieces are at the beginning of the slideshow below.

For the 2012 show we're asking all exhibitors to include a piece made of local wood. My personal interpretation of local is within 25 miles but the rest of the Splintergroup are happier with an "abutting counties" definition of local.

Click on the slideshow for high resolution images.

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