Popular Woodworking in America 2016: The Hand Tool Olympics

Hand Tool OlympicsIn the event you’re coming to
Woodworking in America
this weekend…oh, what’s this “if”
enterprise? You’re undoubtedly coming! With all of the audio system,
periods and funky stuff to see, I really feel secure assuming you received’t
miss out on all the tutorial enjoyable and inherent rowdiness that
comes with this annual gathering of woodworkers and sawdust

Talking of academic enjoyable and inherent rowdiness, we’ve simply
put the ending touches on this 12 months’s
Hand Tool Olympics
, and also you’re completely going to wish to
swing by and provides these video games a go. Mike Siemsen, of the
Mike Siemsen School of Woodworking, will
oversee proceedings once more this 12 months (held contained in the
Market), with the assistance of volunteers from
the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and
the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild.

And to enrich the already-stellar expertise of utilizing hand
instruments in a aggressive atmosphere, we’ve got prizes to provide away
too – the winner of every occasion, in addition to one randomly-chosen
participant, will every obtain a high-quality hand device from
considered one of our gracious sponsors (with out whom we’d don’t have any cool
prizes – thanks, sponsors!).

  • Biathalon – Rip a 36″ piece of 1x white
    pine inventory. You’ll race the clock – however don’t stray from the
    line, otherwise you’ll lose factors – then straighten and sq. your
    edge with a jointer airplane. We’ll take a look at edges with an aluminum
    take a look at bar, feeler gauge and engineer’s sq.. Winner and
    raffle winner every get a high-quality Veritas Bevel-up
    Jointer Aircraft from Lee Valley.
  • Cross-country – Crosscut a 1&occasions;12 of white
    pine shortly and precisely. Competitors and raffle winners
    every obtain a coping noticed from Knew
  • Pintathalon – Pins or Tails First? It’s
    as much as you the way you full a two-pin dovetail joint on 1&occasions;four
    inventory. Judging this joint is subjective, however Mike and his
    folks know one after they see it (although a panel of
    specialists is on the able to settle disputes). Bad Axe
    Tool Works
    ponies up for excellent prizes, with two of its
    14″ Sash saws going to the competitors and raffle winners.
    Every winner additionally receives a holdfast from Tools for Working

So limber up and get your self right down to Well-liked Woodworking in
America this weekend to strut your hand device stuff and win some
nice prizes. See you there!

— Rodney


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