Registration is open for Fine Woodworking LIVE, which will be April 26-29 at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center in Massachusetts. Along with a long list of top-shelf woodworkers, I’ll be there to explain the geometry that governs my chairs in a way that non-math people can embrace.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m already losing sleep over this event. For my class, I’ll be bringing a completed Welsh stick chair, lots of props and bags of Xanax and Ambien for all the lovely people who attend my lecture – you’ll barely remember it!
If you read this blog, you already know what you’ll be getting from me (squirrel jokes and clam dancing). So do check out the classes from the other instructors. I’ll be attending those as well, trying to get Mike Pekovich to autograph his new book, pestering Beth Ireland about turning offsets and trying to buy a bowl off Danielle Rose Byrd.
After years of helping organize Woodworking in America, I know how difficult it is to put together a good program such as this. So if you can, do take advantage of the magazine’s hard work and the instructors’ hard-won knowledge.
— Christopher Schwarz
6 thoughts on “Tickets for Fine Woodworking Live”
Ambien & Xanex? No thanks- i’m naturally sedated and despite your best efforts i shall remain in that state.
This will be my third year attending. It’s a fantastic event in a great venue. Will be pestering Schwarz, Hiller and Galbert to autograph copies of their books and really looking forward to Chris’ class.
I love this chair. I bought the LAP Welsh Stick chair book. I will be making one (of likely six) later this year.
While I’m talking about LAP books, I’ve got like 5 pages left to finish the low workbench book. I have wanted to build a workbench for inside the house as gets to warm to work in the garage during summer as I’m a soft lad.
The low workbench is perfect. It will reside in the hallway and be used as a bench to put on shoes. When I want to wood work, I just need to knock the pegs up. It will be a Franken bench. Holy Roman leg style, the big “dovetail” side groves to shim wood, and the holes for pegs like the first style. One thing I didn’t seen in the book was how far from the ends the holes are drilled for the Holy Roman legs. Any chance you could pass along this bit of info?
Also, it looks way cooler than just a normal bench for putting on shoes. I was thinking of making a bench similar to the cherry slab one you did but it seemed to be hard to find a good place to put it in the house (i.e. the wife didn’t like it in the house). I don’t get the same objections for a bench one can sit on and tie shoes (and yes she knows my alterior motive).
Hi Joe, The measurement from the leg joint to the end is nominal. I’d make it at least 12″ (15″ would be my go-to for an 8′ bench) from the end. Good luck!
Thanks! I’m looking forward to the build.
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