Last week I was taking classes with Garrett Hack at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. It just so happens that the Wooden Boat Festival was to take place that weekend before the classes started. That and the fact that Lie Nielsen was holding one of their Hand Tool Event in Port Townsend convinced me that we should get over there that weekend.
So we got up very early and raced over to the Keystone ferry that would take us right to downtown Port Townsend.
Having my priorities straight, we then drove over to Edensaw Woods (wonderful hardwood warehouse) where the Hand Tool Event was. It was a bit of a disappointment for me. I remember the Lie Nielsen booth at the woodworking shows when Deneb Puchalski would demonstrate and you would get a 10% discount. None of the participates were from Maine. They no longer offer a discount, only free shipping, but you must pay tax if your state charges a sales tax. I guess it would be like going to see the musical Cats in Peoria instead of Manhattan. I browsed around and bought a tooth blade for my L.A. Jack. With taxes and everything it is better for me to buy from Craftsman Studio (free shipping for over $75 and no taxes).
The next day (Sunday) we went to the wooden boat festival. Here are some teasers and if you want more go to this << link >>