What’s in the shop?
- Not a damn thing.
Blog post that piqued our interest
Goings on in the MWA
- This Saturday, May 17th.
- Write a post, make a video. Anything to promote safety in the woodshop
- Email a link to you post or video to Tom and he’ll try to aggregate them all
Tim Lawson of The Port Townsend School of Woodworking
- About the school
- opened in 2008
- The genesis for the school came on the third day after Tim moved to Port Townsend and moved 2 doors down from Jim Tolpin
- August through September 2007 they ran 7 test courses
- Now, about 320 students per year though the school
- 12 week woodworking foundation course in the fall & winter
- Focuses on the craftsmanship of the wood and the tool
- If you understand how wood works with the hand tool, it’s easier to understand power tools
- In spring and summer, week long and weekend classes covering the spectrum of woodworking.
- The 2014 Class Schedule at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
- 2014 Conference
- June 19 - 21 at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking
- How did Tim get interested in woodworking? In teaching woodworking?
- in 2000 went to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
- 5 Questions
- How did you get into woodworking?
- Did some at school
- In the mid nineties when he was married and had a house with a basement Tim realized he had shop space and needed a shop.
- Quit his software job in 2000 and headed to the Center for Furniture Craftsman
- What’s your favorite tool?
- Most of Tim’s shaping is done with a spokeshave
- Auriou Rasps
- Crooked Knife
- Who has influenced you the most?
- What was your biggest stumbling block & could it have been avoided?
- Absolutely! Came out of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship believed the only way to cut accurately was to hold a curved component in a jig on the table saw. Tim now knows if he can draw the line, he can cut and plane to it with a hand saw and plane.
- How has the internet influenced your work?
- What the internet has allowed Tim to do is to gain the knowledge that has allowed him to refine his choices . . . allowed him to explore his possibilities and refine his choices.
- The community is not Tim’s strong suit.
- Tim would like to have an MWA event at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
- If you're interested let us know and we'll work to pull one together.
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