We can’t be there. Linda and I are sad and sorry that we’ll be unable to attend the Handworks gathering after all. Two years ago we were invited to attend Yom Hoshoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Themar, Germany, the town where Linda’s father grew up. I wrote a little about our trip here. This year they’ve planned a follow-up event. We’ll attend the dedication of a stolperstein, “stumbling stone” placed in the sidewalk in front of Linda’s father’s home. We tried to fit both events into the schedule but there are only so many days in a month. So we changed our Cedar Rapids tix for Frankfurt.
I know everyone will have a great time Iowa — Handworks will be a field of dreams for woodworkers. I love hanging out with fellow tool-makers (we are very cool, just ask us) and will miss everyone’s company.
To make up for bailing out on Handworks, Hock Tools is offering a 10% discount on all orders placed during May through our shopping cart. Just write “Handworks Rocks!” in the comments box to receive your discount.
From a previous post:
A very impressive roster of 27 hand tool makers and woodworking enthusiasts will gather in the historic German village of Amana, Iowa, May 24-25, 2013. This auspicious event is called Handworks, Woodworking Tools and Traditions and promises to be an exciting but relaxed, quiet get-together of the like-minded, open to the public with free admission. The Amana Colonies offer a rich array of historic recreational experiences with plenty of food and lodging while Handworks offers a rare opportunity for a fascinating — scintillating, even! — visit with some of the world’s finest tool makers and woodworkers. Check out the list by clicking on the image above. Cool, huh? Kinda like Woodstock for woodworkers. Kinda. With sausage and beer.