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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Meet Us (and a bunch of other toolmakers) In St. Louis May 13-14

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks' traveling tool show will be stopping in St. Louis, MO on May 13-14.

If you like hand planes, especially hand-made hand planes, this is the show to be at this year. Period.

Here's the lineup of incredible planemakers (besides Lie-Nielsen obviously!):

Matt Bickford--Beech and Cherry moulding planes of the highest order

Konrad Sauer--Infill planes in the classic style

Ron Brese--Infill and precision stainless steel bench planes like no other

Bob Zajicek--Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Maybe not woodworking planes, but he does make some mean edge tools.

Time for a shameless plug. All of these planemakers use Benchcrafted vises. Well, except for Matt. Matt, we need to talk.

If you're not much for hand tools, come anyway and drool on host Kent Adkin's European machinery.

And its all free. The only other place I'd rather be in St. Louis for free is on a tour of Anheuser-Busch. Not that I like Budweiser, but the tour is cool (the Clydesdale pen is as clean as the brewery, and that's as clean as an operating room--no joke) and at the end they give you free beer. If Bob is absent from his bench, this is where he'll be.

We'll also be bringing John's Split-Top Roubo from The Benchmaker's Apprentice that he recently finished. Here's a sneak preview.

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