Racing between sessions on Saturday during Woodworking in America 2010 I noticed a very small group gathering by an outside window of the second floor of the Covington (Kentucky) Convention Center. I recognized two of the people, and moved in closer. Wilbur Pan was showing Christopher Schwarz how he uses Japanese hand planes. For me this meant an immediate change in plans; I decided to stay, listen, and maybe catch some video. The video at the bottom of this article is from that informal session in the hallway by the window.
The following is a screen capture image of the event, after Frank Klausz, woodworker extraordinaire and dovetail savant, joined in the informal session:
I just received my copy of the latest issues of Popular Woodworking Magazine. In the magazine, Schwarz writes his Editorial article under the title On the Level. In the latest, he writes about “What I Learned at Woodworking in America” – it is a terrific article. He describes the “amazing moment” he had when Pan holds “…his ground and explains the things he has learned to Klausz…” Don’t miss this video episode; I loved it, and I think you will too!
— Al Navas