Handworks – May 24-25 in Amana, Iowa

If you are at all interested in hand tools, you need to make it to Amana, Iowa for the Handworks show taking place May 24-25, 2013. The list of makers that will be there is very impressive. Here are just a few: Benchcrafted (They are the evil geniuses behind this incredible event) Blue Spruce Toolworks Brese Plane Bridge … (Read More)

Tiger Maple handplane

I decided to build my own wooden hand plane after seeing planes from Larry Marshall and Kari Hultman. Making a wooden plane is almost a craftsmans right of passage, like a Jedi building his own lightsaber. (Sorry, should have issued a nerd alert.) It is an extremely fulfilling project and can provide some great learning … (Read More)