The Woodworkings Shows

Image

Fine Woodworking Michael Pekovich

Michael Pekovich is Fine Woodworking’s art director. A long-time woodworker, Mike caught the hand tool bug when he came to the magazine 13 years ago. On weekends he’s apt to be rummaging for old tools to fill out his collection at flea markets and tag sales, and he wrote an article on tips for using hand tools in issue #178. His taste in furniture is typical of the magazine’s readers. Growing up in California, he was inspired by the writings and work of James Krenov and a visit to the Gamble house in Pasadena cemented his love for Arts and Crafts furniture. Upon relocating to Connecticut, Mike developed a passion for the simplicity and subtle proportions of Shaker furniture and for working with hardwoods native to New England.

Visit Website  Buy Tickets

Show Schedule

Somerset, NJ

Session Times & Descriptions

Hone Your Hand Tool Skills - Paid Seminar

SATURDAY: 9am - 10:30am,
You can use power tools all day long, but you'll never know the true joy of the craft until you introduce hand tools into your woodworking. They're not only fun to use but can also improve your work. In this class Mike Pekovich will take you through a series of skill-building exercises designed to build competence and confidence using the essential hand tools. He'll focus on chisel, block plane, backsaw, and hand plane skills telling you where and how to use each tool for great results.
Buy Tickets

Get Your Hand Tools Sharp - Paid Seminar

SATURDAY: 12:30pm - 2pm
Hand tools can add speed and precision to your work, but only if you start with a sharp tool. This is the big stumbling block for a lot of woodworkers. Most have picked up a dull tool at some time, made a mess of a job, and put the tool back in the toolbox. The good news is that getting sharp isn't all that hard and it doesn't take a lot of time. In this class Mike Pekovich will show you a simple, reliable method for getting your chisels and hand planes sharp, really sharp. You'll learn how to assemble a basic sharpening kit and how to put it to use for great results.
Buy Tickets

Hone Your Hand Tool Skills - Paid Seminar

SATURDAY: 2:30pm - 4pm
You can use power tools all day long, but you'll never know the true joy of the craft until you introduce hand tools into your woodworking. They're not only fun to use but can also improve your work. In this class Mike Pekovich will take you through a series of skill-building exercises designed to build competence and confidence using the essential hand tools. He'll focus on chisel, block plane, backsaw, and hand plane skills telling you where and how to use each tool for great results.
Buy Tickets

Get Your Hand Tools Sharp - Paid Seminar

SUNDAY: 9am - 10:30am
Hand tools can add speed and precision to your work, but only if you start with a sharp tool. This is the big stumbling block for a lot of woodworkers. Most have picked up a dull tool at some time, made a mess of a job, and put the tool back in the toolbox. The good news is that getting sharp isn't all that hard and it doesn't take a lot of time. In this class Mike Pekovich will show you a simple, reliable method for getting your chisels and hand planes sharp, really sharp. You'll learn how to assemble a basic sharpening kit and how to put it to use for great results.
Buy Tickets

Hone Your Hand Tool Skills - Paid Seminar

SUNDAY: 12:30pm - 2pm
You can use power tools all day long, but you'll never know the true joy of the craft until you introduce hand tools into your woodworking. They're not only fun to use but can also improve your work. In this class Mike Pekovich will take you through a series of skill-building exercises designed to build competence and confidence using the essential hand tools. He'll focus on chisel, block plane, backsaw, and hand plane skills telling you where and how to use each tool for great results.
Buy Tickets

Get Your Hand Tools Sharp - Paid Seminar

Sunday: 2:30pm - 4pm
Hand tools can add speed and precision to your work, but only if you start with a sharp tool. This is the big stumbling block for a lot of woodworkers. Most have picked up a dull tool at some time, made a mess of a job, and put the tool back in the toolbox. The good news is that getting sharp isn't all that hard and it doesn't take a lot of time. In this class Mike Pekovich will show you a simple, reliable method for getting your chisels and hand planes sharp, really sharp. You'll learn how to assemble a basic sharpening kit and how to put it to use for great results.
Buy Tickets

<< Go back