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You know, at our Woodworking in America event last week I didn’t get to talk to a lot of the toolmakers. In fact, I didn’t even get to see some of them. That is what a madhouse it was. So that’s why I’m particularly pleased to announce a couple additional toolmakers who are coming to the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event Oct. 16-17 in Indianapolis.

Jameel Abraham from Benchcrafted (and hopefully his brother Fr. John as well) will be there demonstrating their awesome bench hardware, including their cool tail vise and their Glide face vise. They also sell my favorite scraper called (cleverly) the Skraper. It’s a carbide-tipped tool that is great for removing glue, paint and even wood.

If you haven’t met Jameel, you owe it to yourself to get to know the guy. He’s an amazing craftsman (ask to see one of his ouds). And funny (ask him about Harbor Freight).

I’m also going to take the opportunity during the event to twist his arm about writing some stories for us. (Sheesh, I hope Fine Woodworking doesn’t read this blog. I blab too much.)

Also, Andrew Lunn from Eccentric Toolworks is coming to the Indianapolis show to demonstrate his saws. I’ve spilled so many pixels on Andrew already it’s hard to add to my long list of superlatives about his saws. Simply put: Try Andrew’s saws. They will make a believer out of you. They are beautiful to look at (photos don’t do them justice) and they are tuned to an almost ridiculous level.

And, as I mentioned before, Kevin Drake from Glen-Drake Toolworks will be there, plus design guru George Walker and staff from the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.

One more thing to tempt you that I neglected to mention in my first post about this event: Martin J. Donnelly is holding an auction and tool sale nearby at the Ramada Inn East in Indianapolis those same days (Oct. 16-17) It’s a 10-minute car ride from the Lie-Nielsen show and well worth seeing. Click here for details on that.

If you need directions or more information on the event, click here.

– Christopher Schwarz

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  • James Watriss

    Dammit, man, I’d just about gotten that silly wagon vise out of my head.

  • Dyami

    That’s great, but Indianapolis is far too many hours from my house. Are the any upcoming events in the Long Island/New York City area that you know of?


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