I am heading back down to Maryland tomorrow afternoon for the Lie-Nielsen Handtool Event on Friday and Saturday at Exotic Lumber in Frederick, MD.
The last time I went to a this show I ended up waiting 6 hours for my car to be fixed after losing much of its function on the George Washington Bridge. (Yes, the weekend was still worth it.)
Lie-Nielsen will have several benches set up with most of their tools sharpened and ready to be put to work. I will have a bench there too, as will a few other demonstrators.
As with every event I've been to, I will be spending most of my time running people through the process of making moulding by hand. The rest of the time I will be resisting the purchase of a 10 1/4.
The show is from 10-6 on Friday and 10-5 on Saturday.
If you get stuck on the turnpike send me an email and I'll tell you which roads are not worth walking a mile down to waste time. The best bet is to just call Raney Nelson, he'll talk you off the ledge (and, likely, onto another one).