Woodworking in America 2015
On the close of another Woodworking in America conference it is with an excitement and enthusiasm for my craft that I leave Kansas City. After missing WIA14, it was great to return to the predominant woodworking conference of the year.
As I learned years ago, WIA classes are an important – but not central – aspect of the conference. As a rule, I don’t look at the class schedule until I check in on the Thursday before the conference.
I don’t mean to say the classes aren’t worthwhile – they are. For the most part, the classes are fantastic. It’s just that I’ve learned a few things from attending so many WIAs. I’ve learned that what makes or breaks a class is the instructor, not the topic. I offer Adam Cherubini as an example from WIAs past. I will never work as he does, however I’ll attend every WIA lecture he ever puts on. Adam is a nice, interesting instructor who is fun to watch and learn from no matter how your work.