Midnight Woodworking

Woodworking

Woodworking in America day 2/3

So I was out a little late Saturday night, hanging out with the podcasters from Woodtalk Online as well as the guys from The Modern Woodworkers Association, So I didn’t get to put up a post. For the most part, these guys are well known to the online woodworking community. They are a good source for knowledge and inspiration in your woodworking. They are also just a bunch of guys that are great to hang out with. I made a lot of other new friends from all over the country and really close to home.

Don Williams

Don Williams

I started out day two listening to Don Williams talking about the evolution from hand tools to power tools, then watched Roy Underhill make a mystery Mallet. It is a cool mallet that is joined in a way that looks impossible.

Roy's "Mystery Mallet"

Roy’s “Mystery Mallet”

Peter Follansbee

Peter Follansbee

I also had the opportunity to watch Peter Follansbee show us how to turn a tree into a beautiful chest, and I got to catch a Chris Schwarz class on building tool chests and work benches.

Chris Schwarz

Chris Schwarz

Tom & Dyami

Tom & Dyami

Towards the end of the show, everyone started to wind down and have a little fun. Tom showed Dyami how much he missed him, and the gentleman in the picture below showed Chris Schwarz another use for one of his workbenchs. Since Chris has become the “Workbench Guy” he never thought of using them for bottle openers…

A new use for a Schwarz bench

A new use for a Schwarz bench

Tom wanted to ride a shave horse

Tom wanted to ride a shave horse

Being a power tool guy, Tom was trying to figure out how to use a shave horse. We all got to help Roy finish making his beam from a log…

MWA gang and Roy Underhill

MWA gang and Roy Underhill

I got to meet Roy Underhill

I got to meet Roy Underhill

I got to spend a few minutes talking to Roy Underhill. He is an incredibly nice and approachable fellow.

The Modern Woodworkers Association

The Modern Woodworkers Association

I spent a lot of time with the guys from the Modern Woodworkers association and the crew from Woodtalk online.

The Woodtalk Online crew

The Woodtalk Online crew

I did remember to get up early, Sunday morning, to go to church. They have a lot of beautiful churches in Cincinnati.

Saint Francis in Cincinnati

Saint Francis in Cincinnati

All in all I had a blast, and I spent way too much money in the vendor area. I did break down and buy a sprayer for applying a better finish to my work than the disposable brushes that I have been using. I will be breaking that in, in the next few weeks, after it arrives. I also bought a few new hand tools that I will be trying out.

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