Oh my. You are looking a little ill. Are you feeling OK? Perhaps you should stay home from work on Friday and rest.
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks is putting on one of its Hand Tool Events in our workshop this Friday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). This free event is an outstanding way to learn about handwork. All of the tools are sharp and set up. And you have expert instructors on hand who can show you how to use them.
It’s all very laid back. No high-pressure sales tactics. Just tools, wood and good information.
In addition to the Lie-Nielsen staff, there are guest demonstrators, which makes the event even better.
Andy Glenn from The Woodworking School at Pine Croft will weave a hickory bark seat at 2 p.m. Friday and will demonstrate chisel sharpening at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Members of our local chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers will demonstrate inlay and stringing.
Mark Hicks from Plate 11 Workbench Co. will have his travel bench there to show, plus some other items, including a low workbench he’s developed.
Jeff Hamilton from Hamilton Tools will also be here with some of his marking gauges (and I hope some of his marking knives)
We will have our full line of books and Crucible tools on hand. And we are going to give away one copy of the deluxe “Roubo on Furniture.” Measuring 12-1/4″ wide x 17-1/4″ tall by almost 2-1/4″ thick, “Roubo on Furniture” is the largest and most luxurious book we have printed – it sells for $550. No purchase necessary, and you need not be present to win.
Where is It? What About Parking?
Our storefront is at 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky. 41011. We are in the middle of an old residential neighborhood, one block off Covington’s Main Strasse. Parking is almost never a problem and it is free (no meters!). If you do have to park a block or two away, the neighborhood is perfectly safe.
If the street parking immediately around our building is full, try Pike Street, which is one block over. There are lots of spaces there.
Where Should I Eat? Or Get a Beer Afterward?
Our shop is walking distance to dozens of great restaurants and bars. After you check out the tools, you can easily get a great meal or a nice drink.
On Saturday, Tuba Baking Co. is having its grand opening. They are at 212 Pike St., a five minute walk from us. Amazing authentic pretzels and other German delights.
We are also very partial to Libby’s Southern Comfort. They are the cure for anyone who has a fried chicken deficiency.
A more complete list of places to eat is here.
— Christopher Schwarz