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!