I frequent several woodworking forums. One of them, SMC, or “The Creek”, also known as Saw Mill Creek, sees a lot of posts on a daily basis and from time to time, someone will enter a post about gatherings of woodworkers in someone’s shop.
This time it was a little different. Bill drove up from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to take care of his father’s estate, with the help of other family members who live in the Kansas City area. Mark got wind of Bill’s trip, and posted on SMC about it, wondering if anyone might be interested in a get-together for dinner and woodworking stories.
Three of us (plus the visitor) were able to make it to this nice little gathering for a few hours: Greg Cole, Bill Huber, Mark Page (the organizer), and yours truly. We chatted about our jobs and, of course, our woodworking shops, equipment, and woodworking stuff in general.
One thing that struck me was their terrific and interesting jobs; and they love woodworking as a hobby. Wonderful!
Now, for the record, the evidence – in the photos, from left to right: Greg; Bill, the visitor of honor; Mark, The Organizer; and me:
Thanks, Mark, for making all the arrangements. I enjoyed the gathering, the company, and the conversation, tremendously!