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First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time.

I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any orders placed during the show. I'll let you know what I ordered once I figure it out tomorrow. If any of you are close to St. Charles you should stop by and check it out. Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Any other LumberJocks that are at the conference also, we could try to meet up somehow.
 

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First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time.

I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any orders placed during the show. I'll let you know what I ordered once I figure it out tomorrow. If any of you are close to St. Charles you should stop by and check it out. Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Any other LumberJocks that are at the conference also, we could try to meet up somehow.
Dang - I'm all tied up in my shop with a project!

I would love to hook up with other LJ's in the future.

I will have to live vicariously through you on this one.
 

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First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time.

I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any orders placed during the show. I'll let you know what I ordered once I figure it out tomorrow. If any of you are close to St. Charles you should stop by and check it out. Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Any other LumberJocks that are at the conference also, we could try to meet up somehow.
Actually I'd love to go but my wife and daughter in law are both working then and as you can see, I will have my hands full. Been a lot of that lately, hmmm, maybe it is the shots.
 

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First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time.

I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any orders placed during the show. I'll let you know what I ordered once I figure it out tomorrow. If any of you are close to St. Charles you should stop by and check it out. Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Any other LumberJocks that are at the conference also, we could try to meet up somehow.
to far for me ,
can't wait to hear everything
you get to see/do !
 

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First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time.

I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any orders placed during the show. I'll let you know what I ordered once I figure it out tomorrow. If any of you are close to St. Charles you should stop by and check it out. Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Any other LumberJocks that are at the conference also, we could try to meet up somehow.
The show is off just 1 week for me, I will be in the area next week. Give us a report on the show.
 

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First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time.

I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any orders placed during the show. I'll let you know what I ordered once I figure it out tomorrow. If any of you are close to St. Charles you should stop by and check it out. Admission to the exhibition hall is free.

Any other LumberJocks that are at the conference also, we could try to meet up somehow.
I have a date with my recliner
 

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My Lazy Coverage of the Event

I got most of my order in the mail today from Lee Valley. That reminded me that I haven't written anything about the actual sessions at the conference yet but I promise I will get to that.

As you could expect: Woodworking Magazine and Popular Woodworking Magazine has covered some of the conference on their blog. I put links here for you to look over until I get my impressions up here.

WIA: Touchdown

WIA: New Tools

WIA: The Hand and the Machine

WIA: New Smoother from Kunz

WIA: Don Williams

WIA: Disassemble This!

WIA: Hand Tool Olympics

WIA: Trading Lingerie for Tools

WIA: $50 Workbench
 

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My Lazy Coverage of the Event

I got most of my order in the mail today from Lee Valley. That reminded me that I haven't written anything about the actual sessions at the conference yet but I promise I will get to that.

As you could expect: Woodworking Magazine and Popular Woodworking Magazine has covered some of the conference on their blog. I put links here for you to look over until I get my impressions up here.

WIA: Touchdown

WIA: New Tools

WIA: The Hand and the Machine

WIA: New Smoother from Kunz

WIA: Don Williams

WIA: Disassemble This!

WIA: Hand Tool Olympics

WIA: Trading Lingerie for Tools

WIA: $50 Workbench
interesting thanks
 

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The Tools are Here

I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn't a word before then I just created it.



They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze.



I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven't talked about it yet on LumberJocks so I thought I would add it to the post. The leather holster was purchased at the show though.

I was trying to decide which planes to purchase from Lee Valley and I was going to get a Joiner Plane and a Smoothing Plane. In talking to the representative from Lee Valley he told me this Jack Plane would do both quite well and then I would only need to get one plane now. Some sales man he is huh? I really appreciated his expertise though and also picked up the magnetic jointer fence.



I will try to post a review of the planes once I get to use them a little more.




As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lee Valley was offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed at the show. So I couldn't resist a few more items.



Holster for small block plane
Sock and fence for jack plane
Aerosol oil for tool storage
A few different types of card scrapers with a canvas holder
and some Palette knives for applying glue, etc.

Just like the infomercials: "And that's not all"


Reprint of Catalog of Misison Furniture
Reprint of 1800 Mechanical Movements
Working with Handplanes
Technical Bulletins

The Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture book was from Popular Woodworking and not Lee Valley but I belive it was only $7 so I couldn't pass it up. Nice hardcover book with lots of pictures.

I won the Complete Shaker Collection DVD in a raffle at the Hand Tool Olympics.

I also ordered the new dovetail and crosscut saws from Lee Valley but they haven't been released yet so I will get them when they are.

If you can believe it, the tools I got were not even the best part of the conference. There were also many surprised people when my wife was right next to me while I ordered the tools. I was fortunate to have her accompany me to the conference so she could learn more for her Interior Designs (and approve my tools purchases.)
 

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The Tools are Here

I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn't a word before then I just created it.



They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze.



I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven't talked about it yet on LumberJocks so I thought I would add it to the post. The leather holster was purchased at the show though.

I was trying to decide which planes to purchase from Lee Valley and I was going to get a Joiner Plane and a Smoothing Plane. In talking to the representative from Lee Valley he told me this Jack Plane would do both quite well and then I would only need to get one plane now. Some sales man he is huh? I really appreciated his expertise though and also picked up the magnetic jointer fence.



I will try to post a review of the planes once I get to use them a little more.




As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lee Valley was offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed at the show. So I couldn't resist a few more items.



Holster for small block plane
Sock and fence for jack plane
Aerosol oil for tool storage
A few different types of card scrapers with a canvas holder
and some Palette knives for applying glue, etc.

Just like the infomercials: "And that's not all"


Reprint of Catalog of Misison Furniture
Reprint of 1800 Mechanical Movements
Working with Handplanes
Technical Bulletins

The Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture book was from Popular Woodworking and not Lee Valley but I belive it was only $7 so I couldn't pass it up. Nice hardcover book with lots of pictures.

I won the Complete Shaker Collection DVD in a raffle at the Hand Tool Olympics.

I also ordered the new dovetail and crosscut saws from Lee Valley but they haven't been released yet so I will get them when they are.

If you can believe it, the tools I got were not even the best part of the conference. There were also many surprised people when my wife was right next to me while I ordered the tools. I was fortunate to have her accompany me to the conference so she could learn more for her Interior Designs (and approve my tools purchases.)
that is one nice plane…. one day…. one day…
 

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The Tools are Here

I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn't a word before then I just created it.



They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze.



I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven't talked about it yet on LumberJocks so I thought I would add it to the post. The leather holster was purchased at the show though.

I was trying to decide which planes to purchase from Lee Valley and I was going to get a Joiner Plane and a Smoothing Plane. In talking to the representative from Lee Valley he told me this Jack Plane would do both quite well and then I would only need to get one plane now. Some sales man he is huh? I really appreciated his expertise though and also picked up the magnetic jointer fence.



I will try to post a review of the planes once I get to use them a little more.




As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lee Valley was offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed at the show. So I couldn't resist a few more items.



Holster for small block plane
Sock and fence for jack plane
Aerosol oil for tool storage
A few different types of card scrapers with a canvas holder
and some Palette knives for applying glue, etc.

Just like the infomercials: "And that's not all"


Reprint of Catalog of Misison Furniture
Reprint of 1800 Mechanical Movements
Working with Handplanes
Technical Bulletins

The Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture book was from Popular Woodworking and not Lee Valley but I belive it was only $7 so I couldn't pass it up. Nice hardcover book with lots of pictures.

I won the Complete Shaker Collection DVD in a raffle at the Hand Tool Olympics.

I also ordered the new dovetail and crosscut saws from Lee Valley but they haven't been released yet so I will get them when they are.

If you can believe it, the tools I got were not even the best part of the conference. There were also many surprised people when my wife was right next to me while I ordered the tools. I was fortunate to have her accompany me to the conference so she could learn more for her Interior Designs (and approve my tools purchases.)
Looks like you got a nice score there.
 

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The Tools are Here

I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn't a word before then I just created it.



They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze.



I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven't talked about it yet on LumberJocks so I thought I would add it to the post. The leather holster was purchased at the show though.

I was trying to decide which planes to purchase from Lee Valley and I was going to get a Joiner Plane and a Smoothing Plane. In talking to the representative from Lee Valley he told me this Jack Plane would do both quite well and then I would only need to get one plane now. Some sales man he is huh? I really appreciated his expertise though and also picked up the magnetic jointer fence.



I will try to post a review of the planes once I get to use them a little more.




As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lee Valley was offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed at the show. So I couldn't resist a few more items.



Holster for small block plane
Sock and fence for jack plane
Aerosol oil for tool storage
A few different types of card scrapers with a canvas holder
and some Palette knives for applying glue, etc.

Just like the infomercials: "And that's not all"


Reprint of Catalog of Misison Furniture
Reprint of 1800 Mechanical Movements
Working with Handplanes
Technical Bulletins

The Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture book was from Popular Woodworking and not Lee Valley but I belive it was only $7 so I couldn't pass it up. Nice hardcover book with lots of pictures.

I won the Complete Shaker Collection DVD in a raffle at the Hand Tool Olympics.

I also ordered the new dovetail and crosscut saws from Lee Valley but they haven't been released yet so I will get them when they are.

If you can believe it, the tools I got were not even the best part of the conference. There were also many surprised people when my wife was right next to me while I ordered the tools. I was fortunate to have her accompany me to the conference so she could learn more for her Interior Designs (and approve my tools purchases.)
The LN low angle block plane in bronze…I have had for about 10 years now, and is without a doubt the most frequently used tool in my arsenal. It is a perfect size and weight, and when tuned properly, can tackle just about any kind of wood grain, etc.
Good choice for sure.
 

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The Tools are Here

I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn't a word before then I just created it.



They are the Lee Valley / Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane in Bronze.



I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven't talked about it yet on LumberJocks so I thought I would add it to the post. The leather holster was purchased at the show though.

I was trying to decide which planes to purchase from Lee Valley and I was going to get a Joiner Plane and a Smoothing Plane. In talking to the representative from Lee Valley he told me this Jack Plane would do both quite well and then I would only need to get one plane now. Some sales man he is huh? I really appreciated his expertise though and also picked up the magnetic jointer fence.



I will try to post a review of the planes once I get to use them a little more.




As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lee Valley was offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed at the show. So I couldn't resist a few more items.



Holster for small block plane
Sock and fence for jack plane
Aerosol oil for tool storage
A few different types of card scrapers with a canvas holder
and some Palette knives for applying glue, etc.

Just like the infomercials: "And that's not all"


Reprint of Catalog of Misison Furniture
Reprint of 1800 Mechanical Movements
Working with Handplanes
Technical Bulletins

The Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture book was from Popular Woodworking and not Lee Valley but I belive it was only $7 so I couldn't pass it up. Nice hardcover book with lots of pictures.

I won the Complete Shaker Collection DVD in a raffle at the Hand Tool Olympics.

I also ordered the new dovetail and crosscut saws from Lee Valley but they haven't been released yet so I will get them when they are.

If you can believe it, the tools I got were not even the best part of the conference. There were also many surprised people when my wife was right next to me while I ordered the tools. I was fortunate to have her accompany me to the conference so she could learn more for her Interior Designs (and approve my tools purchases.)
cool tools
 
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