Day two of Woodworking in America was as good as expected! Much was learned and much fun was had. Hand tool Olympics, done, with much heckling
Great to finally meet you, Nick!
It was a great day. Well done at the show & afterwards.
Great pictures. And from that distance, you can’t tell that my tenon sucked!
Woohoo, the side of my head proves that I was there. Great meeting you and your dad!
Thanks for the updates! Keep ‘em coming.
Those of us who couldn’t make it this year really appreciate it!
Great pics, Nik! It was terrific meeting you in person, and I enjoyed meeting your Dad, too. :o)
AWESOME shots… even though my stuff looked like crap!
I’m giving you some props on tomorrow’s post…
I was glad all of you bloggers stepped up(took the bait) at the HTO. With all of the grousing about Japanese versus western tools I foresee a possible east/west game on the horizon. Same events, different tools. I will bring the western tools, set ups and provide booth space and workers, who will bring the Eastern? We could either run head to heads or just compare end of the day scores. Maybe I could just get my friend Mark Harrell to make me a saw with a handle on each end?
Yea we all had a great time!!! The crowd of hecklers that gathers whenever one of the bloggers was competing was impressive!
It was much more fun to bitch about the eastern vs western than than it actually mattered to any of us. at the end of the day I think Wibur made a 1-2 card dovetail and I put in pretty respectable times on the push saws. (although I did have body lean problem on the rip).
But I would love to see someone step up and offer some Japanese tools for people to try, just to expose them to another way and give them a chance to play with them.