Turning Archive 2004
Bill Grumbine, Kutztown PA
We are now two months out from the Third Annual Five Barns Picnic here in beautiful downtown Helffrichsville PA! This year’s picnic is scheduled for July 30 and 31. For those of you not familiar with the event, for two days each summer we here at the Grumbine household open our shop and home to any and all who have the common bond of a love for woodworking in its many forms. Woodworkers and their families come from all over the US (we’re still waiting for some of you furriners from Canada to show up) for food, fun, and fooling around in the shop. Of course, anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome, and we would truly love to meet those of you who participate from various places outside the US. There will be demonstrations of all sorts, lathes running, tools and wood to swap, and a chance to put a face and a voice with all those names you see on your computer screen. And last, but certainly not least, there will be more good food than the entire lot of us will be able to consume. This year local sawyer Jim Patterson will be bringing his Woodmizer saw along with him and will be demonstrating how to saw logs into lumber. I will be demonstrating how to fill a barn with fresh cut wood! J
All you need to do to come is to write me privately and tell me of your intentions. Writing me allows me to plan for food, and it gets you on the list for directions, accommodations, and other updates. I have gotten a number of responses already, the list is growing almost daily. I will begin sending updates out privately as well as the occasional public reminder starting in a week or two. We hope that this year will be even bigger and better than preceding years, and we are looking forward to seeing a bunch of you here again. If anyone has a question about the picnic, please feel free to write me privately, or even better, post it here, so others can jump in with their answers.