Report: LN Event in Portland, Oregon

That's me helping fettle a customer's plane

Linda and I had a great time in Portland for the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event! As always our LN hosts were helpful and generous and a lot of fun to be with. We thank them for including us. Gary Rogowski was the event’s “uber host” and had the welcome mat out at his Northwest Woodworking Studio which he had painstakingly turned into a perfect venue for this event. Thank you, Gary. It was a pleasure to see you again!

Our host, Gary Rogowski of The Northwest Woodworking Studio

We were in good company at the show. Dave Jeske of Blue Spruce Toolworks was showing off his wares…

Dave Jeske of Blue Spruce Toolworks

…as were Kevin Drake and Heather Trosdahl of Glen-Drake Toolworks.

Heather Trosdahl of Glen-Drake Toolworks

We were also joined by Michael from Bridge City Tools but neglected to get his photo (Sorry, Mike.) And, of course the gorgeous selection of Lie-Nielsen tools with how-to help from Lee Laird, John Parkinson and Pat Megowan.

Lee Laird of LN in a sharpening demo

As you can see in the top photo, Linda and I had customers show up with planes that needed help (and blades, of course) and several came by to show off planes that they built:

Tim's getting great results from one of our plane kits!

I can’t wait to see the how Matt’s plane comes out:

A Very Happy Customer!

Good to meet you, Matt! Our thanks to you and everyone who came to the show.

One hot travel tip: for stunningly great Thai cuisine in SE Portland go to Pok Pok. Awesome!

Lee, Pat, Heather, John, Kevin, Linda & Ron at Pok Pok

Author: Ron Hock

Owner of HOCK TOOLS (.com) and author of "The Perfect Edge, the Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers"

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