Linda and I went to the Tennessee Association of Woodturners symposium last Friday and Saturday. The weather improved to just enough to go even though the pet sitter couldn’t get out of his driveway until Friday.
It was the first time I had attended a TAW event. It was well run and everything seemed to go smoothly. There were about 320 people in attendance. It didn’t seem like that many people, but I don’t know how they count. Trent Bosch, Barbara Dill, Doug Fisher and Kurt Hurtzog were the featured demonstrators.
It was fun to reconnect with Barbara and Kurt and we hung out some with Doug too. Neither of us had met Doug before. What a nice guy!
I had seen everyone but Doug demonstrate, so I sat in on all four of his sessions. They were great demos and there was a lot to be learned about his process. Have you seen a picture of his shop? It looks like an operating room. That just ain’t right! Wish I could keep mine even close to that condition!
If you are looking for a regional symposium for early in the year, this is a good one.