Rodeo Wrangling in Texas

comments (1) April 13th, 2010 in blogs

woodheat Roland Johnson, contributor
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Crusty critters bound for the Hand Tool Rodeo - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Crusty critters bound for the Hand Tool Rodeo

I'm headed for Houston this week for another Woodworking Show's Hand Tool Rodeo.

I’ll be at the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday - April 16, 17 & 18 - giving seminars and meeting our woodworking friends. The seminars include a handplane and a scraper clinic. Festivities start on Friday with the doors opening at noon.  Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The handplane clinic is going to be a discussion about four essential shop planes: scrub, jointer, smoothing and block. I’ll also delve into buying, resurrecting and tuning-up used planes, and I'll show you a few tricks for making an old Stanely Bailey perform like a high-dollar plane.

The card scraper clinic will show you how to quickly tune-up and use this sometimes misunderstood and despised woodworking essential.  Learn how to get a sharp, long-lasting burr on your scraper quickly and with consistent results.

I'm giving away a Stanley No.4 smoother that will be rejuvinated over the course of the weekend.  All you have to do to enter is stop by and fill out an entry form, if you win the plane will be shipped to you after the show.

Friday    12:45, 1:30, 2:45, 4:15
Saturday  10:45, 12:00, 1:15, 2:45, 4:15
Sunday    10:45, 12:00, 1:15

posted in: blogs, tool, giveaway, handplanes, roland johnson, the woodworking show, The Woodworking Shows, Hand Tool Rodeo, Rodeo, Houston

Comments (1)

ShaunMcMichen ShaunMcMichen writes: Rowland,
I met you in Atlanta and since then I've gone from zero planes to over ten. I have been studying a lot about the history of these planes and how to refurbish them. I've learned a lot from you and will always appreciate what you've taught me. I still haven't tackled sharping these planes yet because I'm still trying to acquire everything. I'm snagged on the burnisher. The cost of a burnisher is more than some of the planes I've bought. Is there anything in my shop that would work just as well (such as a hardened steel screwdriver)?

Thank you for teaching the Hand-tool Rodeo.

Posted: 11:50 am on April 18th

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