The Lie-Nielsen Open House kicks off in two weeks, and as a hand tool lover I can’t imagine another place I’d rather be for the weekend. Nearly thirty top tool makers and woodworkers from across the country and abroad will converge on Maine to show off a spectrum of tools and techniques in one of the most picturesque settings I’ve ever visited.
If you’ve never been to an event like this one, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience with many tools and meet the makers behind them. I can’t keep track of how many tips and techniques I’ve picked up by talking to demonstrators and makers at events like this. And if this is a return visit for you, I see a few new faces in the demonstrator lineup to look forward to (there is a full schedule and demonstrator list on ).