On Tuesday on-line
editor Jon Russelburg and I piled right into a rented crimson Ford and
drove from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Atlanta, Ga., for the 2016 International Woodworking
Fair on the Georgia World Congress Heart. If you happen to’ve by no means
been (and this was a primary for each Jon and me), let me
summarize the occasion for you in a single phrase: HUGE.
In an expert capability, I made positive to cease by some
60-something distributors’ cubicles to introduce myself – the
journal’s nonetheless fairly-new managing editor – to a variety of
toolmakers whose merchandise we characteristic (or need to characteristic) in
the journal’s pages. Jon and I visited with Senco to talk
about nailers and fasteners, and we walked by Festool’s
superior trailer to take a look at their progressive merchandise.
We made positive to
swing by Bosch and talk about the brand new REAXX jobsite desk noticed with
finger-saving security options – we simply acquired one within the store
(control the web site for extra on that one) and have a
assessment within the upcoming November subject.
We talked planes
with Veritas, who we’re wanting ahead to seeing once more in
September at WIA, and known as on a couple of CNC toolmakers to
examine for a future CNC primer we’re placing collectively.
loved our time at Kreg’s sales space, as their merchandise contributed
vastly to my early days as a maker (plus, they’re tremendous good
people). We handed out playing cards, shook arms and established
contacts that’ll assist us create helpful and informative content material
within the subsequent few years.
On a private degree – woah. Simply, woah. There may be a lot stuff
to see. Although now we have to filter out quickly to get again to the
workplace (the November subject wants one remaining proofread earlier than it
goes to the printer), there’s greater than sufficient to fill 4
days of floor-walking. There are machines actually greater than
my home (admittedly, my home is fairly small, however nonetheless) that
I’m fairly positive produce completed items of furnishings on the
different finish. The Pupil Design Emphasis Competitors entrants
have been wonderful examples of what now we have to count on from the subsequent
era of woodworkers. Routers, laser engravers, round
saws, ending options…significantly, there’s a lot stuff. You
ought to cease by when you get an opportunity.