I’m excited to announce that I’m going to participate in the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool event this coming Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th, at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT. If you haven’t been to one of these events before, they are a great way to check out Lie-Nielsen’s complete lineup of hand tools and to see hands-on demonstrations and meet local tool makers and woodworkers.
After attending the last hand tool event in Manchester earlier this year, I spoke to Deneb at Lie-Nielsen about participating as a vendor in this upcoming show. I offered to setup to sell tools, offering my usual assortment of usable old tools, and to do some hand tool demonstrations. He said they’d like to have me there and invited me to attend both days. Woo! I’m very excited about this opportunity. I’ve never setup to either sell or “perform” at an event like this. It should be a lot of fun. We’ll have at least one workbench available and I’ll bring some saw benches. I’m planning to bring along some tools form my user kit to demonstrate- molding planes, plows, saws, boring tools, and other fun stuff. I’ll also show some of the methods I use to tune and restore these tools. I’ll probably break out some of the more interesting tools from my collection to exhibit as well.
I’m also excited to say that my friend Matt Cianci, noted saw geek and owner of thesawblog.com, will be attending as well and sharing a space with me. Matt is going to bring along some of his super-tuned saws and will will be demonstrating and talking about saw sharpening. Matt Bickford of M.S. Bickford Hand Planes will also be there showing off some of his superb molding planes and the moldings he makes with hollows and rounds.
So, sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids.. do whatever you need to do to get to Manchester, CT next week. It’s going to be a good time.
Thanks for reading,