illnois south of chicago meet up

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ok first up little bit of sucking up but i think this is a good idea. I would be nice to find people who share my new passion. my family just smile and nod when i start talking about a particular piece of wood i picked for a dime. so if anyone is inturested in meeting up i live in bourbonnais which is a couple of hours south of down town chicago. would love to meet up over dinner or a drink sometime(especialy any female wood workers a rare thing i know) and chew the fat over how our lives have been directed by woodworking.

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I know this is a older post, but I am from about 3.5 hours south of you. I am new to MWA and was just checking out this section of the forum.

Chuck

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never got a response on this post but i have goten together with a few wood workers in the area . perhaps we can get together some time when one or the other is coming north or south like when i go visit my sister for the weekend. dont want to drive 3.5 hours but maybe somewhere in the middle if we have a reason to travel in the right direction.

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Did this ever happen? It'd be nice if it did, but I'm kinda hoping it's still in the wind..

I'd like to go.....

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nope never happened just one on one meet with someone where are your located perhaps you and me can get together for lunch some weekend.

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I'm Bloomington. Not too far away.

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well next time you come north or i come south lets get together im going to add you to my friends list.

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Great, that sounds like a plan.

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Hey Guys, just noticed this thread. We don't currently have an chicago/IL Modern Woodworkers Association chapter, and we're always looking for good people to start up regional chapters. It's not too much responsibility, mostly just organizing outings and get togethers to talk wood, or visit woodworking related events. There's quite a bit planned for the future for chapters and members alike. If anyone is interested in stepping up, send us an email: modernwoodworkersassociation@gmail.com and we'll fill you in on the role and responsibilities. Looking forward to a new chapter!

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Hey Guys, just noticed this thread. We don't currently have an chicago/IL Modern Woodworkers Association chapter, and we're always looking for good people to start up regional chapters. It's not too much responsibility, mostly just organizing outings and get togethers to talk wood, or visit woodworking related events. There's quite a bit planned for the future for chapters and members alike. If anyone is interested in stepping up, send us an email: modernwoodworkersassociation@gmail.com and we'll fill you in on the role and responsibilities. Looking forward to a new chapter!

I emailed you guys a few months ago. Probably February. Let's get a chapter going.

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Jay, we were slow about getting things going. I just sent an e-mail to potential chapter heads. Shoot me another e-mail and I will forward to you. I do apologies for not getting back to you.

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im all for this there are a few turning clubs and groups around just none are that close most are several hours away what we realy need is a south chicago suberb group.

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Jay, we were slow about getting things going. I just sent an e-mail to potential chapter heads. Shoot me another e-mail and I will forward to you. I do apologies for not getting back to you.

If in the end we get something going no apologies are needed. However, since you did I was taught to acknowledge and accept your apology. :-) I'll go back and find the email and pick it up again.

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Sounds good Jay. I will look for the e-mail.

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Hey Guys, just noticed this thread. We don't currently have an chicago/IL Modern Woodworkers Association chapter, and we're always looking for good people to start up regional chapters.

I'm in Bloomington.. Is that too far afield for a Chicago chapter?

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Just to knock the dust off this thread, "south Chicago" is waaaay to narrow a range for the handful of us spread across Chicago, Chicagoland, and northern IL, NW Indiana, southern Wisconsin (although I know how territorial you south-siders can be!). We should try to get a Chicago/IL chapter going. Or at least a simple meetup. I was hoping to meet some fellow MWA folks at the Lei-Neilson tool even in Chicago last month, but there were no takers. I only posted about it on Google+, so maybe we're suffering from "too many internet places" disease (Google+, WoodTalk Forum, Twitter, etc etc). But we're woodworkers, we should be able to solve this problem.

 

Thoughts?

 

--Douglas

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Just to knock the dust off this thread, "south Chicago" is waaaay to narrow a range for the handful of us spread across Chicago, Chicagoland, and northern IL, NW Indiana, southern Wisconsin (although I know how territorial you south-siders can be!). We should try to get a Chicago/IL chapter going. Or at least a simple meetup. I was hoping to meet some fellow MWA folks at the Lei-Neilson tool even in Chicago last month, but there were no takers. I only posted about it on Google+, so maybe we're suffering from "too many internet places" disease (Google+, WoodTalk Forum, Twitter, etc etc). But we're woodworkers, we should be able to solve this problem.

 

Thoughts?

 

--Douglas

Im game for a meet up and i wouldn't mind a reasonable drive to meet some of you guys from the forum. I would like to see this evolve I think it could be a good time.

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its been way to long since any of us have met up.  in fact it was only a couple of us who actually met up since it snowed so bad that day. I say we do get together I don't currently have a shop but maybe we can meet at a restaurant somewhere in the middle. if anyone is interested let me know and ill see about arranging a day

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Hello any body in Australia

 

I would meet up with you but its a  long wet drive for me :) you might need to make your own post jean

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Week of Christmas maybe?  Anyone?

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im up to get together jay

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Sorry Duck.  I wound up having a lot of issues during that time.  Family, health, house, etc.

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