Summertime in Maine! – Lie-Nielsen Workshop

Lie-Nielsen Weekend Workshop



Have you considered escaping the Texas heat this coming August? Why not come up to Maine for a weekend workshop. There are many different ones to choose from but I might be biased in in telling you about a particular one!

I am delighted to get the opportunity to teach a 2 day class up at Lie-Nielsen toolworks this coming August 22-23. I can’t wait to get back up there. The shop is amazing and the facility is perfect for a class setting. And just think its only 2 days so you could probably even talk your spouse into coming along. You all can go down to the lovely village of Camden and take a sail boat ride in a 100 year old schooner. I had the opportunity to go up to Lie-Nielsen’s open house last year and I just can’t say enough about the area. It really is a wonderful vacation spot. You can fly into Boston non stop from DFW and drive 3 hrs north to Warren or you can fly a little closer if you don’t mind a layover.

Oh, I forgot to tell you what the class is about! I will be teaching how to cut half blind dovetails while each one of you make a nice little box in walnut and pine with a sliding lid. No hardware just joinery. You will get to use a plough plane for cutting the grooves. And if we get time I will show you how to customize your box with some double bevel marquetry. 

See you in Maine!

Frank Strazza

2 Responses to Summertime in Maine! – Lie-Nielsen Workshop

  1. Joe Zuerker April 13, 2015 at 9:42 PM #

    Great blog and always good info. Any chance you will bring this two day class back to Texas and any chance of getting a blog on sharpening a scrub plane iron with the big curved end

    • Frank Strazza April 13, 2015 at 10:04 PM #

      Hello Joe, I think there is a chance of doing this project in our classroom. I will keep you all posted on it.
      Definitely a good idea to do a sharpening blog, maybe a video lesson on sharpening the curved iron. Will try to get it done!