| > | Hi Folks,
| > |
| > | I just got back from a woodworking show in Saratoga, NY. A great show.
| > | Everything from turnings to large case construction. Best of all Chris
| > | Schwarz was there and I got a signed cop of his book. Haven't read it
| > | yet, but have thumbed through it. It looks like the usual great job by
| > | Chris. It also came with a CD that Chris says has the whole book on it
| > | plus a lot of material he couldn't put in the book.
| > I think the show was great this year... even if Chris did jokingly give
| > the bum's rush to get me out of the presentation room at the end of my
| > presentations. ;~) His presentation on hand saws and sawing was just the
| > reinforcement my sons needed to hear. When he talked about the three
| > levels of sawing and described the methodology for best quality results
| > (appearance and size) I said to my boys "You already know that don't
| > They both said "Yeah" with connotations that "Hey Dad, you did know what
| > you were talking about." ;~)
| > It was great to finally meet our occasional visitor Doug Stowe in
| > had a lot of great discussions about his Wisdom of the Hands program. If
| > haven't read his Woodwork magazine articles on Sloyd you can get
| > about both programs on his blog... The world got a bit smaller too as it
| > turns out that Wayne Barton is an associate of my neighbor who is a long
| > time associate of my father--what's the line about degrees of
| > Peter Korn of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Wayne and Doug made
| > delightful dinner companions. The degree of dedication, love of
| > and desire to transfer knowledge was very evident in the discussions...
| > all were witty to a fault!
| > The folks at the Lee Valley booth informed me that demand for the new
| > introduced last Tuesday was strong. ;~) At the L-N booth I got my L-N
| > tattoos and L-N logo glider. We had an unplanned visitor too... Graham
| > Blackburn and his partner in the "Woodworking in Action" DVD magazine
| > to the show and filmed some footage that will appear in a future issue.
| > bunch of TV stations and newspapers were in attendance also... It was a
| > deal!
| > I was thrilled that both my sons won ribbons for their work! I'll put
| > photos up on ABPW.
| > Thanks to all who attended! It was a lot of work but I had a great time
| > it was definitely worth all the effort...
| > John
| I lost my program. What presentations did yo give? I go to the show
| every year. If you are there next year I'll make it a point to sit in.
I did some of the more esoteric presentations of the show... Advanced
Dovetail Techniques. Starting assumption was that if you were there you were
already familiar with cutting through and half blind dovetails. I spent most
of the time on Hounds Tooth dovetails and a bit on compound angle
dovetailing. The primary focus was on how to lay them out and how to go
about chopping the waste for the Hounds Tooth. If you knew nothing about
hand cut dovetailing it would have been tough to follow the presentation.
Chris Schwarz did his Three Classic Saw Cuts presentations immediately after
I was done... thought about adding his rip and cross cut panel saws to my
pile on the way out but figured he could out run me as I was pushing my
wheeled box of tools from the room. ;~)