I just got back for the Lie Nielsen Tool Event @ Jeff Miller’s Handcrafted Furniture Shop. Not ever being at one of these, I figured it would nothing more than product pushing extravaganza. Boy was I wrong! Christopher Schrawz, Jeff Miller and two a couple representatives of Lie Nielsen were for the most part running a seminar for free. Jeff Miller is quite a craftsman, he was smoothing curved surfaces with several of what he call the essentials obviously making the task look easy but provided little tips on handling spoke shaves, scrapers & a #2 bench plane. I have old big beat up hands and had never considered using a plane so small but after he demonstrated how he grips the plane & how well it handles seeping curves; I have change mind. Christopher Sharwz was another willing to give up little tricks of the trades and you all can imagine how helpful these are. I also met Ron Brese and he brought a few of his planes to demonstration and show off. What a tool! I used a #4 high angle (50 degree) and it was amazing. It was a bevel down plane with no chip breaker. Who’d a thunk that would work. Maybe if I am good Santa will put one under my tree.
Well I guess I just wanted to let people what to expect and would recommend it to anyone. Buy the way, it was hard walking out without spending several hundreds of dollars.