Thursday, January 5, 2012

Heading To Brese Plane

Next week I'll be heading south to rural Georgia to visit my good friend and planemaker Ron Brese and his wife Julie. Ron and I will spend some late nights in his shop working on the prototype for a new plane design. We get a lot accomplished in just three or four days, and ideas for new tools flow into our minds like the salmon of Capistrano.

It's enormously beneficial to be able to bounce ideas off a fellow tool maker. Chances are we might also get a little slap happy from working too many hours without interruption. Last time we ended up pulling dryer sheets from the mouths of planes and thought it was the funniest thing since Foster Brooks.

But before we head down to the Brese Plane shop, Ron and I will be stopping off to visit our friend Steve Quehl at his Woodcraft of Atlanta store. Steve carries Benchcrafted vises and has just received a shipment of Moxon vises. Ron and I will be in the store from about 1-3pm. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello. We'll have a Moxon set up on Steve's Benchcrafted Roubo bench for you to try out.

Watch for a series of blog posts in the coming weeks about my visit. I am taking along my video camera this time.

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