The people I met at the Lie Nielsens event

One of the remarkable artists who demonstrated her unique talent and skills at the open house, was Stefanie Rocknak. Steff is not just an amazing carver and sculpture, she is also a David Hume scholar, serving as a Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College.




I met Michel Auriou the rasp maker form France, whose four people company makes the best hand made rasps in the world. He brought with him a tooling device which helps the worker to hold down the rasp’s blank while the teeth are formed – one by one…



I had a very interesting conversation with Kevin Glen Drake, the maker of some of the most exquisite hand tools in the market, and the innovator of the Tite-Mark Marking Gauges.


I met Peter Follansbee a master carver form Plymouth plantation historic village in Massachusetts. Peter has a great blog about traditional woodworking.. from …


And I met many more interesting people form across the Nation and form Canada who came over to see, to smell, and to work wood.

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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.