I'll be presenting a couple of things that are completely outside the box for me, but I will also have some very familiar tools as well.
Two of the tools I have in process at this time are actually for a customer in Norway. He is allowing me to show his tools at Handworks and after the event they will be off to Norway into his ownership.
I have taken time to shoot some pictures of the parts for these tools.
I like to make all the metal parts that are removable from the plane body first. When I get the plane body together those parts are ready to be installed and tuned. These parts, especially the lever caps, are very time consuming to make. It's nice to have that part of the process completed as I look forward to assembling the body.
Removable parts for a Brute shooting plane and a Winter Panel plane
Sole and internal parts for a Brute Shooting plane
Sole parts and bedding plate for a Winter Panel Plane
When in fact it is actually the two pieces seen in the picture below.
I have to give a big thanks to my friend Jeff Matilisky. Jeff is a dentist in Gainesville, Fla. He is also a great machinist with a well outfitted shop. He has jumped in to help me create a lot of the parts needed to complete the tools for Handworks. Without his help there is no way I would have been able to finish the tools I wanted to bring to this event. This will also be his first trip to the Handworks event. He'll be one of the people tending my booth.
Hope to see you at Handworks. All indications are that it will be the largest crowd yet at this event.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt