Wm. R. Robertson Posted July 3, 2015 Share Posted July 3, 2015 Over a year ago my buddy Chris Vesper, a tool maker in Australia called me and asked if he came to visit me in KC would I drive him up to an event in Amana Iowa. This was to be the second time it was held, the reports he heard form 2013 were great and the plans for this year even better! So off we went, I figured I would just hang around and take it easy, take a few miniatures to show in his booth and relax. Handworks is a gathering of folks that like high end hand woodworking tools, things like hand planes, beautifully made, costing thousands of dollars, that can take a 2" wide, thinner than paper shaving of a gnarly piece of tiger maple. It was held in 3 barns in the Amana Colonies. Admission was free, donations were accepted and folks came from all over the world for this! My first surprise came when I walked across the street from hotel to the barn 45 minutes before it opened to find the line all the way down the road and around the block! Can you see the end? It's out of view to the left!Inside the main barn.....Lots of eye candy like these fantastic planes.... Sorry but I forget the maker....One or two antique tool dealers like Pat LeachAnd dealers like Tools for Working Wood..... They had a really nice hammer I liked at about $ 250. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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