Right, website update first - Lewin Plane page all done, subject to further information coming to light.
Mike Hancock seems utterly determined that everyone possible should know about the Woodworking Great and Good who'll be gracing his Classic Hand Tools stand at Westonbirt at the end of August. I'd tell you every last detail, but mail troubles have resulted in my losing a whole raft of emails including that one. Anyway, sounds great, but there's not a hope in hell of my getting there. So I plug without affiliation, except I might ask Mike for commission...
Finally, spotted whilst I was having a bit of a goof at the referring pages that have brought readers to this blog, spare a thought for the poor woodworker who Googled for
repair sawn through workbench
Methinks there's a said tale behind that search, don't you? Naturally I'm reminded of the legendary occasion when Patrick Olguin (aka Paddy O'Deen) Sawed a Workmutt in Half. That inevitably leads to BIG hand plane in my mailbox (one for Philly...), Cutting Joinery on Long Boards etc etc, and the afternoon is, of course, lost. Heigh ho.