On Why the Only Way really will be Essex this September

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Look out for the new OtW banner

The European Woodwork Show is now only two months away, so I thought it was time to order an Over the Wireless banner so that my stand is easily spotted (and it brightens up the ‘shop for the rest of the year).

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The Bad Axe luthier’s saw is the first high-quality saw designed specifically for fret slotting. Come and see it in action, and discuss the design process with myself and Mark Harrell

I’ve been giving some thought as to how to make the show memorable, so here is the plan. Over the course of the weekend I will be giving practical demonstrations of the new Bad Axe luthier’s saw in action, slotting some nice maple fretboards. This is the first public showing of the luthier’s saw in the U.K, and so I am very pleased to annouce that Mark Harrell of Bad Axe Tool Works will be making a special guest appearance during the weekend and we will be talking about the design process of the luthier’s saw. I’ll announce the times when Mark will be joining me in September. So, if you want to see one of only two examples of this saw currently in the U.K, and talk about how we designed the saw, then stop by my stand. I’ll also be talking about The Life & Work of John Brown, Welsh Stick Chairs, lutherie, furniture making, and anything else that you good people want to chat about.

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I will have OtW decals and tees on sale

Following Handworks it feels like no show is complete without stickers, so I will have OtW decals available, as well as some t-shirts (if you would like to order a tee for collection at EWS, or can’t come to the show and want one posted out to you, drop me a line in the comments).

Finally, to round out the experience I’ll have a guitar with me, my Anarchist’s Tool Chest, and the Apprentice.

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6 thoughts on “On Why the Only Way really will be Essex this September

  1. I’m happy to model the t-shirts, although whether you’d want a scruffy, tubby, hairy bloke modelling one is a matter for debate. Unless that’s your target demographic of course.

  2. The Bad Axe luthier’s saw reminds me of an English Staircase saw that I have in my tool chest. ..It too has an adjustable guide/depth stop and is used in the cutting out of tread housings on staircase strings.

    • Hi Ted thanks for stopping by! I’ve not seen a staircase saw with a depth stop before, but it does make sense.

      The depth stop on the luthier’s saw is a perfect example of the design process we went through – examining what solutions were on the market then making significant improvements. Mark is a saw genius and although he is not familiar with lutherie, he really understands what we need from these saws.

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