Condo Blues: What’s Better Than a Vacation? Winning a MAKEcation of Course!

Friday, April 3, 2015

What’s Better Than a Vacation? Winning a MAKEcation of Course!

I have a decent collection of tools and know how to use them but there a number of things I’d like to try but would feel more confident if someone showed me how to use say, a lathe, so I can keep my figures while working on my first project.

I can’t be the only one who feels this way about using tools, can I?

I guess not because Craftsman is holding another MAKEcation event this September Sept. 24-27 in Brooklyn, New York and will teach you how to use all sorts of tools to make really cool things. It sounds like DIY Vacation Heaven!

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Last year they taught everyone how to make a wood goblet on a lathe. Learning how to use a lathe is on my Bucket List.
You can win a chance to go to the ultimate making vacation that will put true makers' blood, sweat and tools to the test, letting you sharpen skills and learn new ones. 

From now through July 31, Craftsman Club and Shop Your Way members can enter for a chance to win a trip to this once-in-a-lifetime experience by visiting

Any and every adult, regardless of skill level (or lack of skill level) can enter and win the ultimate MAKEcation! Ladies, that means you too!

MAKEcationers will also get an exclusive first look at Craftsman’s newest products, and have the opportunity to walk the aisles of the World Maker Faire – the premier exhibition of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.

"The Craftsman MAKEcation event is not just about what you learn, it's a place where you can network and rub elbows with some of the most badass tool gurus out there," said James Maclachlan (a.k.a. Mr-Mac), Craftsman Club member and 2014 event attendee. "I feel lucky that I was a part of the inaugural event and can only imagine what the Craftsman brand has in store." 

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Check out for a chance to win a coveted spot and see for yourself what this exclusive maker experience is all about.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win a prize. Sweepstakes ends July 31, 2015. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes subject to complete Official Rules available at

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Disclosure: Craftsman didn’t pay me or give me doodads to write about their giveaway. I’m sharing it with you because it sounds like the coolest thing ever and I hope more women enter and win because you will have the time of your life!

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