I had a terrific time at the symposium. I probably did not spend enough money but did get some African Blackwood. I also got some more sanding discs from Vince Welch. I met so many of my YouTube viewers. I really enjoyed that. I was alos able to network with several of my fellow Woodturning YouTubers like John Lucas, Sam Angelo and Reed Gray.
My two demonstrations seem to have been well received. I made three videos, Adding Pizzazz with Texturing, on the same topic for my YouTube channel. I will publish these over the next three weeks.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
The American Association of Woodturners Symposium is just next weekend! the AAW's 30th Annual Int'l Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, is June 9-12, 2016 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart. If you have never been to a National Symposium it is hard to describe the experience. I attend the one in Albuquerque in 2009 and Tampa 2013. I am thrilled to be selected as a demonstrator this year and will be doing two demos on Adding Pizzazz with Spiraling and Texturing. I look forward to meeting a lot of you viewers. If you are attending, please look me up and say hello.
If you are local and just want to visit the huge Trade Show area I know you will enjoy it. Maybe you could find an hour or two to volunteer your time.
Some of the vendors will have live demonstrations throughout the day in the vendor area. I am looking forward to seeing some folks I know but have never met, like Reed Gray. I have one of his RoboRests and like it a lot.
If you are across the big pond as they say, you may want to check out what I believe is the 1st UK and Ireland Symposium the following weekend on June 18 19 in Coventry England. It should be a blast.