Another WOW experience builds on my growing pride in our young colleagues in the world of woodworking. John Volpe and his team put on a cracker-jack Cabinetmaking SkillsUSA contest at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and Expo Center this weekend. Eighteen young people from all over the State of Ohio were selected to exhibit their skill in taking a working drawing from concept to completion in about six hours.

Particularly noteworthy were two furniture-grade tool boxes brought by candidates. Mr. Volpe reports that the quality of the tools and tool boxes has been going up for the past seven years or so. More news soon about winners and the future of woodworking in Ohio.