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Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event 2019
March 1, 2019 - March 2, 2019
Hand Tool Event
With Special Guest Artist Demos
Quality Tools and Craftsmanship:
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Mission Statement:
Our mission is to design and create beautiful, heirloom quality tools that inspire woodworkers and other artisans. Through exceptional support and education, our customers receive the same personal attention we put into our tools.
Lie-Nielsen will be joining us for two full days of hand tool demos and q&a. We had the pleasure of working with them last year as well, and the event was fun indeed. Their staff is there to answer questions and demo their product line and demonstrators from across the country are showcasing their skill in different parts of the showroom as well. Come join us for a great time with knowledgeable woodworkers and fine tools.
Where: Porter Barn Wood – 901 S 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85034
When: Friday, March 1st – 10:00am-6:00pm & Saturday, March 2nd, 10:00am-5:00pm
What: Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event – w/ demos by local and national artisans
Cost: FREE Admission
Parking: FREE On site parking available. Disabled parking nearest building.
RUSS FILBECK: (Guest Artist)
Master craftsman Russ Filbeck will be joining us again and doing demonstrations on his chair-making and shaker box steam bending. His love for wood has helped him develop working relationships with people all over the world, including former President Jimmy Carter. Here is a snippet from Russ’s website:
I built my first rocking chair in 1982. Ever since, I have steadily worked to improve my design, joinery and finishing skills. Today, I’m proud to make heirloom-quality chairs that will last for generations.
For me, chair making is the most satisfying form of furniture making, not just because chairs are quite challenging to make but because I get to use and enjoy them every day.
I totally enjoy sharing what I know about making chairs and chair making tools. I teach these skills in “My Shop” and I donate chairs to the Carter Center and Good Samaritan Boys Ranch near Springfield, Missouri fund raising auctions each year. I could not ask for a better way to help others and share what I do.
I admire the Japanese woodworker’s skills, precision and sense of tradition. I strive to apply these traits to the chairs that I make. Even though I take some liberty with design, I am committed to preserving the skills and traditions of the Appalachian Ladder Back and Colonial Windsor chair makers.