In about three week Benchcrafted returns to Chicago for the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event April 20-21.
We missed last year's event, and are really looking forward to seeing all our friends and fellow enthusiasts at Jeff's Miller's shop again.
This year promises to be memorable. We like this event because it combines some of the best exhibitors and attendees in one place. And one of those attendees we always like to see is Carl Bilderback, and old-school carpenter who almost always shows up with a new technique to teach us greenhorns. That's Carl showing Chris Schwarz some rope right there.
Here's the lineup (besides us and L-N):
Raney Nelson makes a mean infill plane.
The guys with the fancy (and incredibly ergonomic) turnscrews.
If you don't know about Kevin's work (and who doesn't?) click the link.
If you don't know about Chris Schwa....oh nevermind.
Ask Jeff Miller to demo his human-powered tenoning jig. It's incredible.
Make sure to stop by and see what we're bringing too. Oh, and free donuts at Raney's bench.