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Blog entry by Bill Akins posted 05-05-2008 02:41 PM 960 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Saturday, May 3, my son and I had the privilege of attending the Highland Woodworking 30th Anniversary. Under the big tent they had master woodworking craftsmen of all kinds as well as vendors. There were carvers, turners, a timber framer, a guy hand carving gun stocks and so on. The highlight of the event was watchin Roy Underhill from the PBS show “The Woodwrights Shop”. I was even allowed to make a feeble attempt at Roy’s foot powered spring pole lathe. Of course I had to purchase a few new toys for my shop. If you have never been, I highly recommend you make a visit to the Highland Woodworking Shop in Atlanta, Georgia.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.



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GMman

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#1 posted 05-05-2008 02:51 PM

How lucky can you be to meet Roy Underhill in person I watch his shows on tv and I just love the guy working with all those antique tools , I enjoy him more than Norm on the New Yankee Woodshop who has the best of tools I use to like The New Yankee Workshop but now he has too many expensive tools that we cannot afford

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#2 posted 05-05-2008 04:14 PM

I totally agree. I still love Norm but I could never afford his tools. Of course, Roy does things “Old School” which I could never do either. I wish someone would do a show using tools that the common woodworker has. Roy Underhill was one of nicest guys you ever wanted to meet.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#3 posted 05-05-2008 04:39 PM

Hey Cool That must have been a cool show to see …were there any “GOOD DEALS ” on tools at the show ?

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#4 posted 05-05-2008 04:44 PM

The vendors were just advertising but the store had big discount on everything for the day. Cool birdhouse on your page.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#5 posted 05-05-2008 09:42 PM

Sounds like a great time but let’s hear more about them toys! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 05-06-2008 03:17 AM

Oh I picked up a caliper, a proper wood carving knife, a set of bench hold downs, and a new wood vise. Also a commemorative Tshirt with Roy Underhill on it.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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