An awesome woodworking show
held in Amana, Iowa, May 24-25, 2013

It was all about HAND TOOLS

Photo tour of the show

The show was held in the Festhalle barn in historic village of Amana, Iowa

As the 10 AM opening time approached, a crowd of about 200 woodworking enthusiasts had already gathered

The show was organized and coordinated by brothers Jameel Abraham and Father John Abraham, owners of Benchcrafted, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa maker of fine vise hardware

Father John of Benchcrafted (in monk's robe and ball cap) speaking with a customer

Benchcrafted product line

A video showing traditional French artisan techniques was playing on a large overhead screen

There were quite a few old-timers in the crowd

Determined old-timers (apparently!)

Lost Art Press, represented by Chris Schwarz, John Hoffman
and Megan Fitzpatrick, had a major presence at the show

Scott Meek demonstrated his artful artisan wooden hand planes

Raney Nelson of Daed Toolworks was exhibiting his exquisite infill planes

Here woodworking author Jeff Miller adjusts his nifty jig for precision sawn tenons

And here Jeff applies his custom tenon saw to the apparatus

Traditional files and rasps were a popular draw

Gary Blum demonstrated his beautiful, unique hand planes

Here are a few of Gary's planes laid out on his unusual highly functional portable workbenches

Lee Valley had a large presence at the show.
Here is one of their unique items, the Veritas Inset Plane

Mike Siemsen's booth featured a traditional pine casket

The casket featured custom kerf-bent sides

Here's a close-up of the kerfs that enable the bend

A few of Bridge City Toolwork's exceptional woodworking gizmos

Bob Zajicek was on hand to show his unusual Czeck Edge Tools.
(In the background, Knew Concepts was demoing their fretsaws alongside Elkhead Tools)

Old Street Tools had an interesting booth that brought traditional hand planes to life

Display panel in the Old Street booth, a page from the Neves 1736 Builder's Dictionary

Old Street moulding planes

Moulding planes face on

And from another perspective

Lie-Nielsen's array of fine hand tools attracted a great deal of interest

Deneb Puchalski of Lie-Nielsen taught sharpening techniques to an eager crowd

Curtis Turner moving a Lie-Nielsen jointer plane faster than the camera's eye could record!

The Lie-Nielsen booth featured a nice graphic illustrating the manufacture of a plane

Ron Brese brought some of his fine infill planes and precision stainless planes

These 6 planes would set you back a total of at least $10,000.
(And you would have to wait in line about a year to have one made for you)

What a cool show this was!

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