Japanese Planing Contest Winners

Japanese tool expert and merchant Harrelson Stanley spent a month late last fall trekking through the country in his motor home to teach his hand sharpening techniques and hold planing contests for the students. (You can find out more about Japanese tools, planing contests and Harrelson’s sharpening technique at his web site.)

Congratulations to all the winners. We’ve listed them listed below, along with the location of the event.

Chet Kloss
Woodcraft, Livonia, Mich.
 
George R. Snyder                               
Woodcraft, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Dan Kimball
Woodcraft, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Michael Homan
Woodcraft, Woodridge, Ill.

Megan Travers
Chicago School of Violin Making, Skokie, Ill.

John Arthur
Woodcraft, Palatine, Ill.

Gene Goetz
Woodcraft, Milwaukee, Wis.

Glen Koopmans
Woodcraft, Appleton, Wis.

Ernest Salanoa
Woodcraft, Spokane, Wash.

Steve Elliott
Woodcraft, Seattle, Wash.

Ray Gillson
Woodcraft, Portland, Ore

Sam Prather
Woodcraft, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Cherie Hargis
Woodcraft, Dublin, Calif.

Christopher Pereda
Woodcraft, Stanton, Calif.

Mike Warath
Woodcraft, Albuquerque, N.M.

Sam Pearson
Woodcraft, Ft. Worth, Texas

Michael Fontane
Woodcraft, Addison, Texas

Joe Travieso
Woodcraft, San Antonio, Texas

Patty Lovelady
Woodcraft, Houston, Texas

Robert Harman
Woodcraft, Baltimore, Md.

Tom Ownsby
Woodcraft, Wilmington, Del.

J.P. McIntyre
Woodcraft, Norwalk, Conn.

– Megan Fitzpatrick