Thursday, July 30, 2015

FABFest Boston Aug 8-9 2015

August 8-9, I'll have a booth at FABFest Boston 2015, a free event open to the public at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing, Boston. There will be a variety of local and international exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, all focused on making things, from low-tech to high-tech.

My topic will be "Urban Small Space Woodworking", focusing on how to do hand tool woodworking if you live in a city apartment, condo, or small house. These locations have severe space and noise constraints. There's no room for a power tool workshop, and your neighbors up or downstairs would not be happy with the noise.

But a space as small as 4'x6' is enough to set up a small folding workbench, and hand tools combined with quiet woodworking methods mean you can build anything from small boxes to cabinetry, furniture, and musical instruments.

I'll have my Roy Underhill portable workbench and apartment workbench setup, along with a variety of tools. This will be continuous open demo, where you can try out the tools or get an on-the-spot lesson.

So stop in and make some shavings, and learn how you can satisfy your creative urges even in the tiniest space.