In Madison go get a tour of the USFS Forest Products Lab on Walnut Street on
the University Campus. These guys are the authority on half the stuff we
deal with in woodworking - species and standards, glues, finishes, moisture
and dimension, forefront products and techniques, health issues and on and
on. They have useful reference publications available, as well.
Don't know what is available where you're coming from . . . Madison has a
few hardwood sources - BVC Hardwoods, Workbench Tool Co - and equipment
sources - Woodcraft, Workbench Tool, Marling Lumber - I've probably
overlooked something. Milwaukee has some good sources as well.
If you're going for a brewery tour, go to Sprecher instead
of, say, Miller. A bit more interesting equipment, and _much_
better beer at the end of the tour.
I heard that the Milwaukee Art Museum has/had an
exhibit of furniture, but I don't know if it's still there, nor
do I know if it was worth going to.
Dave, you tried the Lakefront Brewery tour? No need to wait for the end of
the tour to indulge, they keep your glass full from beginning to end, and I
prefer the product to Sprecher. You also get a nice 16 oz glass to take
home, all for four bucks. Sprecher rocked 15 years ago when it first came
out, but IMHO many of the other micros have surpassed them.
Ah, I'll have to do that. I can see their place from where I work
(right across from City Hall), should take a friday afternoon & a group
of us and go over there. Thanks for the suggestion.
ObWW: Do any of the microbrewers age beer in wood barrels anymore?
White oak, right?
You're not thinking of Water Street Brewery? You may be able to see
Lakefront Brewery from city hall, but you would be looking all the way
across the river at the back of it.
We should setup a tour with the Milwaukee contingent from the wreck.
I'm always up for brewery tour.
Any of you guys want to be reminded of the next Milwaukee 5,6, or 7 Pizza
Night? The usual suspects are Rick Chamberlain, Keith Bohn, Tony Schmaling,
Jeff Picard, David Charnon, and myself. We meet on a weeknight at someplace
fairly central--Ann's, Edwardo's, Balistreri's, etc.
Nah, that's just O'Deen.
He ain't even killed nobody in so long...
Even we can't remember.
I hear he's heading from SoCal to NoCal this weekend.
So we may have something new to remember.
(hey, if cohen is a cohen, what's a cohan - an irish cohen?)
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
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