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Classes (Taught by Kevin Glen Drake, founder of the Glen-Drake Toolworks)

Saw Making and Maintenance

In this class you will make rip and crosscut joinery saws.  Saw geometry and long-term saw maintenance will be emphasized. You will not only learn how to set and sharpen a saw, but you will also learn how to shape the teeth for the job at hand.  Skills gained in this class will enable you to maintain your saws the same way you maintain your planes and chisels.  Beyond simple files, there will be no metal-working tools required, so what you learn in this class can be easily replicated in your own shop.

When your saws are ready to go, Kevin will guide you through a series of joinery exercises to improve your sawing technique.

Students are encouraged to bring their own saws to class for final-day tune up.  Those saws should have blades that are free of kinks and debris.

 
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Events

We frequently act as guest demonstrators at the Lie-Nielsen Tool Events around the country. During these events you may try any of the tools displayed so that you can make an informed decision regarding your needs. Admission is always free, so join us to try our latest tools.

We carry a limited amount of inventory to these events, but if we can not deliver at the event, then we will provide free shipping for your order.

Where and When

Austin Hardwoods in Denver, CO, October 27th and 28th, 2017.  We love Austin Hardwoods in Denver.  They have amazing wood, tools, and wood services.  Plan to arrive early and stay late.  Kevin Glen-Drake will be doing off-the-saw dovetail demonstrations all day long on both days, so plan to arrive early and stay late.  Heather Trosdahl will also be there helping to represent the Glen-Drake toolworks.  Click here to see some of Heather's amazing work.

Gary Rogowski's Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, OR,  Date TBD:    Gary is one of the world's go-to woodworkers for custom woodwork and quality instruction.  He's also a gracious host, so come on by to talk to Gary about his classes and try out some of the great tools that will there.   Kevin Glen-Drake will be doing off-the-saw dovetail demonstrations all day both days.  Heather Trosdahl will also be there helping to represent the Glen-Drake toolworks.  Click here to see some of Heather's amazing work.

Palomar Community College in San Marcos, CA,  Date and time TBD:  This will be our fourth trip to Palomar Communitee College in San Marcos, CA.   Palomar has an amazing woodworking program with world class facilities and staff.  It's one of our favorite venues, so check it out along with some of the fine tools that will be there for your evaluation.  Kevin Glen-Drake will be doing off-the-saw dovetail demonstrations all day both days.  Heather Trosdahl will also be there helping to represent the Glen-Drake toolworks.  Click here to see some of Heather's amazing work.

 

Click Here for the complete Lie-Nielsen Tool Events schedule, locations, and directions.