Meet Roy Underhill at the April 13 LAP Open House

I have little clue what Roy Underhill is doing in the picture above; it’s from 2012 when I was in North Carolina with Christopher Schwarz assisting on a tool chest class at The Woodwright’s School. My best guess, however, is that Roy is poking fun at Chris’ overhand ripping technique by demonstrating his own underhand (Underhill?) ripping technique…while dropping sawdust into his eyes.

Roy is always funny, and a joy to be around – and shenanigans aside, he knows more about hand-tool woodworking than just about anyone I’ve met. You can meet him, too (and possibly get dragooned into shenanigans). He’ll be at the Lost Art Press open house (837 Willard St., Covington, Ky.) on April 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 1:30-5 p.m. Stop in at any time during those hours to say hello, pick up a signed copy of “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker,” and simply to hang out with Roy – always a delight!

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4 Responses to Meet Roy Underhill at the April 13 LAP Open House

  1. Caleb Ringwald says:

    He’s probably demonstrating what it’s like to be in the bottom of a saw pit.

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  2. William Rehm says:

    Fully 3D immersive simulation of pit sawing, to be sure

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  3. Keith Mealy says:

    Looks like he’s left handed coping with a right handed bench?

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  4. Fred Beck says:

    deep down he wants to be a table saw

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