This Friday and Saturday (March 28 & 29) there will be a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC. I will be demonstrating carving, Christopher Schwarz will be demonstrating his dynamic hand woodworking skills (and will also be giving a tour of historic Charleston on Thursday), Caleb James will be demonstrating plane making and chair making while the wonderful staff of Lie-Nielsen demonstrates the use of their fabulous tools. They even let you try them out! You will also have an opportunity to meet Thomas Lie-Nielsen, the owner and founder of Lie-Nielsen tools.
The event is located at a fabulous old jail house that is as creepy as it gets. The college has done a lot of renovations on the building, but they have kept the wonderful rustic atmosphere of the old jail. I definitely would NOT have wanted to be a “guest” – some rooms still have that damp dungeon smell and feel. Can’t imagine…
Anyway… The Master of the Building Arts Festival will be held on Saturday from 10 to 5 at the school. It is free to attend and there will be a lot of demonstrations of traditional building techniques such as wrought iron, stone carving, traditional plastering techniques, timber framing, and much more!
Hope you can make it out for the show! The weather is going to be sunny and upper 70s. Ya gotta love Charleston!