The April Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Chicago is starting to become a bit of a tradition. It’s a great little show with some good exhibitors: Jameel Abraham from Benchcrafted, Ron Brese of Brese Planes, and John Economaki from Bridge City Tools.
Plus, I’ll be there, as will Thomas Lie-Nielsen himself.
This show is always a treat for me. I’ll take any excuse to visit Chicago (I went to college there and miss it) and eat at the Hopleaf or maybe (this time) the Publican.
This show I’ll be doing some sawing demos, including joinery and different ways to rip , French style, overhand style, the painful English style. I’ve become very fond of the French method. You get to sit down and there’s even a place to put your croissant. I’ll also be trying to get attendees to try it French-style. Once you go French….
I’ll also be demoing bench planes, joinery planes and anything else people ask me about. Oh, and we’ll have some books, DVDs and magazines to sell.
Stop by and say hello if you can.
– Christopher Schwarz