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Blog series by Woodfix updated 10-19-2012 12:56 PM 3 parts 6560 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Lee Nielsen

10-15-2011 02:30 AM by Woodfix | 3 comments »

I have just returned from four weeks in the US and had a great time. While I was there I bought some tools and went to a few places. One of those was the Lee Nielsen factory in Maine. Maine is spectacular and worth a trip there for the scenery and the lovely villages. I stayed in Camden Maine which is very close to the factory and also to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. If you are travelling from Australia, make sure you take some cash to the factory as it will break your heart...

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Part 2: Aussie LJ going to the USA

10-12-2012 09:11 AM by Woodfix | 9 comments »

To put you in the picture, woodworking is not my only reason for travelling. My sister lives in Georgia and I do not like it. She is not only my sister but a good friend and I miss her all the time. The upside of this is the US seems to be my destination of choice, and given the sheer in-exhaustable supply of woodworking opportunities there are there, it is a good choice. Now for those of you not from Australia, we have this strange employment concept called ‘long service’. ...

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Part 3: The well equipped woodworking traveller

10-19-2012 12:56 PM by Woodfix | 4 comments »

Getting closer now, exactly one month till I leave for my ultimate American wood working trip. I have booked a course at Woodcraft and I am trying to coordinate something at Highland Woodworking. But more on the itinery when it iis more final. This entry is about my travelling tool kit. I bought this case to take some of my tools to my WW classes. After much agonizing I have concluded that if I am going to achieve anything WW while in the US I need some of my basic tools with me. ...

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