1. Tell us about yourself.
We are a diverse group of woodworkers with a wide variety of skill areas; all in wood. We have members who are wood turners, furniture makers, and cabinet makers to name a few. A few are also professional woodworkers but most are hobbyist.
2. What are you presenting at the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire?
BR Woodworkers will show some of the tools of woodworking and smaller articles they have made: turned bowls, toys, decorative items, wood tools, etc. We will also be demonstrating a small amount of historical hand tool use interactively.
3. Why is making important to you?
I feel that most of us are makers because we derive a strong sense of accomplishment from taking a natural material and transforming it into a functional tool, piece of furniture, or a decorative item that pleases us and others.
4. What have you made that you are most proud of?
Most of our members started woodworking because of an encouraging individual(s) in our lives who was there to teach, answer questions, and introduce us to the art of making. We wish to do the same for others and share the enjoyment we find in our craft.
5. Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
While many tools are expensive, most woodworkers start modestly with an emphasis on building skills and craftsmanship with the tools they have available. Given an unlimited budget most of us would buy more toys,…uh tools to make finer items and expand our work spaces. Some of us might even open schools of woodworking etc.
For more information, visit the Baton Rouge Woodworkers Club website!