Fieldtrips

This Built America presents Collings Guitars

September 26, 20140 Comments

Earlier this month we were introduced to a great online documentary series called “This Built America.” During our first visit they took us North to Alaska to meet “The Great Alaskan Bowl Company.” This time around, This Built America takes us to Texas to visit Collings Guitars. Collings Guitars is a stand out because of […]

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The Galbert Drawsharp

September 22, 20142 Comments

Another one of the booths at Woodworking in America we stopped by and shot some footage at for the Highland Woodworking blog was Peter Galbert’s. If you’re not familiar with Peter, he’s an amazing chair maker and an equally amazing instructor according to what I’ve heard (I missed all of his classes this year because […]

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Plate 11 Bench Co. at Woodworking in America 2014

September 21, 20140 Comments

This year at Woodworking in America I had a chance to visit with Mark Hicks of Plate 11 Bench Co.. We talked before at a Lie-Nielsen Tool Event at Jeff Miller’s in Chicago so it was great to see him again. As part of my adventure with the folks at Highland Woodworking, we shot some […]

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Woodworking in America 2014 picture album

September 16, 20142 Comments

Another Woodworking in America is in the history books, and once again it was an experience I’m thankful to have had. The friends, the classes, and especially the market place all combined to make it worth every minute of my visit. As you’ve heard by now, my trip wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t […]

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Woodworking in America 2014 Here I come!

September 11, 20141 Comment

The wait is finally over! As this post is going live I’m close to boarding a plane heading to Woodworking in America 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A full weekend of nothing but full-immersion into woodworking goodness and overload with some of my closest friends from around the country, and even internationally (it’s just Canada, […]

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Woodworking in America 2014 is almost here!

September 5, 20140 Comments

As many of you know, I had originally announced I wouldn’t be in attendance this year at Woodworking in America. But thanks to the folks over at Highland Woodworking I will now! I’m so excited to be going that I know it’ll be impossible to sleep over this last seven days until I’m off the […]

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Chicago Lie-Nielsen Tool Event part 2 “Scott Meek Woodworks”

April 16, 20141 Comment

As I mentioned in my post on Monday, I had a great time at the Lie-Nielsen Tool Event hanging out with Jeff Miller and everyone. But as soon as I walked in the door I made a bee-line right over to the bench where Scott Meek had his hand planes set up and on display. […]

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Chicago Lie-Nielsen Tool Event was AWESOME!

April 14, 20141 Comment

Over the weekend I traveled to Chicago for the Lie-Nielsen Tool Event at Jeff Miller’s studio and had a great time hanging out and chatting with everyone. When I originally posted I was planning to visit for the day I mentioned it had been a few years since my last visit, and man am I […]

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Chicago bound April 12, 2014

April 7, 20143 Comments

It’s been far too long since my last visit to the annual Lie-Nielsen Tool Event at Jeff Miller’s studio in Chicago so this year I made it a point to mark my calendar and plan to be attendance on Saturday April 12. If you’re not familiar with a Lie-Nielsen Tool Event the best way to […]

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View from the inside at Steel City Tool Works

December 15, 20137 Comments

Now that I’ve been back from my three day adventure at Steel City Tool Works I’ve had a chance to reflect on all I took in. Some of you asked what I was doing there in the first place and if it was a sign of a partnership with SCTW and MBW? Part of the […]

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