… I’m sorry to say that we won’t be there. Linda and I have always had a great time at the Crucible for the Lie-Nielsen events and we couldn’t be more pleased that it’s been moved to a warmer time of year (as with last time — much nicer!) But this year conflicts with the floor renovation in our living room. The contractors are scheduled for next week and we need to be here for them. The kitchen is finished (well, there’s always something that still needs to be done) so now the living room has to catch up. We already did the floor in the kitchen — we had the fir and redwood sub-floor sanded and finished. It was never intended to be a finished floor but it looks rustically beautiful. It’s the “barn floor” look which offsets the visual formality of the new cabinets very nicely.
So we’ll be home working on the house while you are at the Crucible, visiting with toolmakers and woodworkers — experts in both! We’ll be there in spirit and hope you can be there in reality. It’s a great venue and Lie-Nielsen always does us all proud. Have fun!