The Woodcraft Blog is in Boston Massachusetts for the New England Home Show. WoodExpo is the brain child of Thomas J. MacDonald of the PBS series Rough Cut. What started as a single booth in 2009, then a furniture gathering in 2010, is now the 2011 WoodExpo which will play a bigger role in the New England Home Show with a juried show featuring finely crafted furniture.
The goal of the 2011 WoodExpo is to “reconnect the craftsman and furniture buyer” while educating the buying public to the qualities of finely crafted furniture. Each juried woodworker will be required to have a small mock-up presentation illustrating a detail that helps define fine furniture. Some of these woodworkers are up and coming North Bennet Street students as well as other very talented experienced woodworkers that are also showcasing their abilities, projects, and professional woodshop businesses.
The entire support team, left to right below are: Bruce Somers, Justin Dipalma, Neil Lamens, Tommy Mac, Eli Cleveland, Glen Guarino, Ben Barrett, and Scott Oja.
I’ll have more this week on all these guys, their woodworking stories, projects and much more. The dedication of this entire team is in support of the North Bennet Street students and helping them kick start their woodworking futures by allowing them to show their capabilities and wares, just as Tommy and some of these guys on the team did not so long ago. Each of the team members have offered their time and efforts free of charge to help these new upstarts and each other. These serious woodworkers are passionate about taking woodworking to higher levels and helping one another attain perfection and branding. As this weekend approaches and into next week, stay tuned for all the fun and information. Until the next blog from Boston, here is a pre-show video of the team and pep rally…
Stay tuned for individual woodworking stories, other vendors and some great stuff out of the Boston area.