The event hours are Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We’re located at 837 Willard St., in Covington, Ky., 41011. Parking is free on the street.
From the press release: “We started these events to expose more woodworkers to the improvements in quality, environment, and enjoyment that handtool work can offer,” says Lie-Nielsen founder and president Thomas Lie-Nielsen, “and over the past decade we’ve seen their popularity explode with new and experienced woodworkers alike. Incorporating traditional tools and methods can offer even die-hard machinery users ways to bring their work to the next level. The fact that our tools don’t require earplugs or respirators just adds to the appeal.
“Lie-Nielsen staff will help demystify the world of hand tool woodworking and cover topics like sharpening, tool setup and use, and joinery. Visitors are encouraged to get hands on and ask questions.”
Christopher Schwarz, Brendan Gaffney and I (along with guest demonstrators yet to be announced), will be there, too. Like the Lie-Nielsen show staff, we’re happy to demonstrate and/or help you use any of the tools, reveal our “tricks” (ask Chris about his Magic Half Pencil!), answer questions about the Lost Art Press books, and more.
The Lost Art Press storefront will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and I’ll give a free demonstration on scraping at 2 p.m. that day.
The lecture will cover:
Understanding scraping. How and why it works. And what that means for the sharpening procedure.
How to sharpen any scraper using a block of wood, your sharpening stones and a burnisher (no commercial jigs required).
How to grind scrapers to special shapes for mouldings, chair seats and general use.
How to set up and use scraper planes and the No. 80 cabinet scraper.
Note that this will absolutely, positively not be a shakedown/sales pitch for Crucible scrapers. In fact, I’m going to show you how to make your own curved card scraper so you don’t have to buy one. (Yes, we will have a few scrapers and burnishers on hand to sell. But that’s not why we’re doing this.)
We also will have our full line of Lost Art Press books for you to check out, including the gorgeous new one from Marc Adams, “The Difference Makers,” and David Finck’s “Making & Mastering Wood Planes.” We have a few lump hammers here in stock. I don’t think we have any blemished books, however.
My commute on Saturday to unlock the front door for the open day will be the easiest ever. We moved in upstairs, so I’ll just have to walk downstairs. Yesterday we opened up the door between the storefront and living spaces. The cats, while terrified, are curious. So you might also see a Lost Art Puss on Saturday.