Upcoming Trip to Houston, TX

This July I will be in Houston to speak at the Woodworkers Club of Houston.  There is also a meet up planned.

July 7, 2017

Meet up at Beer Market Company (http://beermarketco.com/) from 5-9.

920 Studemont St #900,
Houston, TX 77007

July 8, 2017

Saturday session with the Woodworkers Club of Houston. (Visit their website to become a member of the club)

I will be hosting six 45-60min sessions:

  • Card scrapers
    • A card scraper is an incredible simple and versitile tool.  We’ll cover different kinds of scrapers, sharpening, and their various uses.
  • Milling your own lumber
    • Expand your woodworking adventure by producing the lumber you use in your projects
  • Hand cut half blind dovetails
    • Hand cutting dovetail joints can be intimidating and half blinds seem doubly as intimidating as through dovetails however, it’s actually much eaiser to achieve a great fitting and looking half blind dovetail joint
  • Integrating hand tools into a power tool work flow
    • Many of us start with power tools and aren’t exposed to how useful and helpful a few handtools can be.  Certain hand tools can compliment powertool operations.  They’re a team.
  • Working with live edge
    • Live edge lumber is trendy right now.  We’ll look at ways of using the live edge in a project but we’ll also look at how to get “normal” boards from live edge boards.
  • Dealing with defects
    • Lumber has defects and the age old mentality as been to omit them but what if you want to incorporate them or even feature them in your project?
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  1. Hi I’m Isaac. I live in Texas and am interested in the things you’ll be having in Houston. I was wondering if there more classes based we will be learning hand on or if it’ll be more of a presentation from you. If you can let me know that would be great. And hopefully I’ll meet you there. Thanks

    1. The classes will be presentation based. The large audience would make hands on a bit tough but I will be available afterwards if you’d like to try something out. Thanks!

  2. Hi Matt, Do you know if the classes listed above are in that order? I want to be there for several but not sure when there are offered. Regardless welcome to Texas! Can’t wait to meet you.

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