Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event March 13-14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020 9am to 5pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020 9am to 4pm

Overview Photo of past Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event Held at Goosebay Lumber in Chichester, NHGoosebay is pleased to announce that we are once again hosting a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event  on March 13 & 14, 2020.  This event is part of the company’s ongoing international program to expose woodworkers of all ages and skill levels to the benefits of traditional hand tools and techniques.

There is no charge to attend this event. As founder and president Thomas Lie-Nielsen says: “We started these events to expose more woodworkers to the improvements in quality, environment, and enjoyment that hand tool work can offer, and over the past decade we’ve seen their popularity explode with new and experienced woodworkers alike. Incorporating traditional tools and methods can offer even die-hard machinery users ways to bring their work to the next level. The fact that our tools don’t require earplugs or respirators just adds to the appeal.”

Lie-Nielsen will be bringing their entire tool line. You are welcome to give them a try. Educators will be on hand to answer your questions and to give demonstrations of tool setup, use, and sharpening. Visitors are encouraged to get hands on and ask questions.

Goosebay is also hosting several guest demonstrators:

Photo of Tom McLaughlin of Epic WoodworkingFri & Sat: Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking.

Furniture Maker Tom McLaughlin learned woodworking as an apprentice of Master Craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore 30 years ago and has been a career custom furniture maker ever since. He is the host of PBS’ nationally televised Classic Woodworking and frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine. Tom’s a 22 year member, and former chairman, of the prestigious NH Furniture Masters association. He currently offers woodworking classes in his shop in Canterbury, NH and online through his website.  Tom can be seen, free of charge, each Thursday at 8 PM on Shop Night Live.

Fri & Sat: The Wooden Boat School of Brooklin, Maine.

A community of people, with top-notch instructors, who will arm you with knowledge, experience, new skills, and respect for building and sailing wooden boats. Celebrating their 40 year anniversary in 2020

Photo of Gary R. WoodSat only:  Gary Wood of Gary R Wood & Co

Gary is a supplier of fine wood finishes.  He will be demonstrating finishing at the lathe, and will be available to answer all of your wood finishing questions.

The Guild of NH Woodworkers

Unfortunately the Guild is unable to participate as a guest demonstrator at this year’s event.

Fri & Sat:  The Guild of Maine Woodworkers

Wes Sunderland, President, is a retired woodworker who worked professionally for 53 years doing cabinetmaking and creating architectural millwork particularly for historic buildings. Wes is President of the Guild of Maine Woodworkers in which woodworkers of all skills and experience levels are invited to meet and share their knowledge and interests with each other. Currently, Wes crafts 18th century furniture reproductions.

Fri & Sat:  Claude Dupuis of Canterbury Turnings

Photo of Claude Dupuis at the lathe Claude Dupuis is a wood turner, writer, and teacher hailing from Canterbury, NH. His work has been featured at various exhibitions around the United States. His pieces have won the “Best in Wood Turning” award at the League of NH Craftsmen’s “Living With Crafts Exhibit” at their Annual Sunapee Craft Fair on five occasions. Claude has written several Journal articles for the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers.  He is a Past President of the Guild of NH Woodworkers and currently serves on its Steering Committee. He is also a Past President and current member of the Granite State Wood Turners, a member of the AAW, and a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen.

Claude will be demonstrating roughing out a bowl with “green” wood.  He will be explaining the bowl making process from tree harvest through a finished bowl.

Fri & Sat:  The Vermont Woodworking School

Join the growing list of VWS alumni who are creating a life in craftsmanship and design. Gain the craftsmanship and design skills you need to successfully launch your woodworking career. Our accomplished faculty will equip you with fine woodworking and design skills that will prepare you to be an entrepreneur or employee in the wood products industry.

Fri & Sat:  Steve Branam of Close Grain

Steve is a woodworker and hand tool instructor.  He is the creator of Popular Woodworking’s “Intro to Hand Tools” video series.  He authored the book “Hand Tool Basics: Woodworking Tools and How to Use Them.”

View of Goosebay Lumber's logyard from the sawmill deck.Fri & Sat:  Tours of Goosebay’s Facility at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Follow the journey and process a log makes from arrival in our yard to transformation into finished lumber.

Tours are dependent on weather and yard conditions (mud or ice.)  Please wear appropriate footwear.  If the physical tour needs to be cancelled, we will give a talk about the process at the scheduled tour times.

We look forward to seeing you!