Weekends are normally quiet here. You may find a few of us in the shop but the rest of the building is nearly empty. Last weekend we opened the doors to host a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event.
This was a great opportunity to get your hands on some fine tools, see how they feel and work, and meet the people who make them. In addition to Deneb, Angie, Mandy and Tom from Lie-Nielsen, several other toolmakers showed their wares.
Out in the lobby, the Society of American Period Furnituremakers demonstrated techniques, and between the cafeteria and shop were Jameel Abraham with his Benchcrafted vises, Ron Brese with his infill planes and Bob Zajicek of Czeck Edge hand tools.
Out in the shop Chris Schwarz held court and I fit through mortise and tenon joints between John Economaki of Bridge City Tools and Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks. It’s always a treat to meet our readers and show them around our shop and offices.
If you were there, thanks for coming and we hope you had as much fun as we did. Leave a comment below and tell us what you thought. If you missed it, you can view a slide show by clicking here. If you want to be part of future events like this, make sure you sign up for our newsletter.
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