As we did before the pandemic, we'll bring our full line of hand tools to each venue and set up a Lie-Nielsen shop for two days. We will demonstrate essential hand tool techniques for everyday woodworking that are useful to both professionals and amateurs. Events are hands-on: we encourage you to come try our tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.
Events take place at woodworking-related venues like woodworking shops, schools, guilds, stores, and lumberyards. Unless it is part of a larger show or festival, Hand Tool Events are free, open to the public, and do not require registration. Attendees are eligible for free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excluding Workbenches, Dovetail Vises, No. 51, No. 7, and No. 8 Bench Planes).
Our Events are designed to maximize the customer’s educational experience and get their hands on our full range of tools. We focus on helping our customers learn to use hand tools effectively and make tool choices that will best suit their work—without any sales pitch or pressure to buy anything.
“We started Hand Tool Events to expose more woodworkers to the improvements in quality, environment, and enjoyment that hand tool work can offer. Incorporating traditional tools and methods can offer even die-hard machinery users ways to bring their work to the next level. The fact that our tools don’t require earplugs or respirators just adds to the appeal.”
- Thomas Lie-Nielsen