The Pacific Northwest chapter of the Modern Woodworkers Association (this is a group of woodworkers, some which use power tools, some which use hand tools, and some both, which use modern connections to establish a beneficial social interaction - i.e. gatherings and such) met yesterday, September 7th at the Port Townsend, WA Wooden Boat Festival.
There were at least 6 of us there and we attended several talks on the Woodworking Stage and had lunch and later dinner. The talks on the Woodworking Stage including several talks by Garret Hack, Jim Tolpin and Christopher Schwarz.
My favorite talk was Chris Schwarz' talk on Rabbet and Plow Planes. I actually learned a few very useful items which Chris just posted on his blog. Check out his post titled "The Answer is - Regrettably - Pliers" where he talks about problems and solutions when using metal bodied Rabbet and Plow planes.
Thanks to Mike Lingenfelter, our illustrious leader of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Modern Woodworkers Association, for setting this gathering up. He's got some good ideas for the next few meetings so I look forward to that. If you are in the Seattle area, I highly recommending joining up. Just check the Modern Woodworkers Association website and give your info and Mike will include you for the next meeting.