Hand Tool Olympics: Post-Game Wrap-Up

wia_-2Properly, one other Standard
Woodworking in America has come and gone.

It was a wonderful time certainly, assembly and greeting our readers and
contributors, however, like all good issues, the tip (alas) was
inevitable. As attendees returned to their houses and outlets to
recuperate, our employees headed again to the workplace to work on new
books, movies and, in my case, the following challenge of Standard
Woodworking Journal

However the recollections received’t fade so quick because the expertise – we’ll
smile over these for some time. We every little question have our
favourite second from this yr’s occasion, and I smile recalling
the sight of so many people collaborating within the Hand Device
Olympics. If you happen to someway missed this splintering spectacle, it
was a powerful show of muscle-powered woodworking, with
sawdust and shavings spilling from blades left and proper: The
ground was thick with pine, at all times the mark of a great time.

A handful of individuals walked away from the occasions with a
candy new instrument, too. Bob Brown showcased his rip noticed abilities,
profitable the Biathalon by ripping a 36″ piece of 1x inventory quicker
than anyone else and taking dwelling a Veritas bevel-up jointer
aircraft from Lee Valley
for his victory. (Jim McConnell was the raffle winner.) The
Cross Nation occasion winner was Charlie Kocourek – he dominated
the crosscutting competitors and picked up a Knew Concepts coping noticed and
holdfast from Tools
for Working Wood
(David Hickson was the raffle winner). And
Ric Archibald was our dovetailing winner within the Pintathalon
occasion, taking dwelling a Bad Axe Tool Works sash
noticed as his trophy, as did raffle winner Joel Kramer.

Thanks, everybody, for making the olympics a smashing success!
And we’re eternally grateful to our buddies at Lee Valley, Knew Concepts, Tools for Working Wood
and Bad Axe Tool
for contributing such superior prizes. Lastly, three
cheers for our grandmaster, Mike Siemsen (of the Mike
Siemsen School of Woodworking)
and his merry band of
volunteers from the Society of American Period Furniture
and the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild,
with out whom the Hand Device Olympics wouldn’t be.

— Rodney

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