Saturday, 2 May 2009

For anyone in the GVA (Greater Victoria Area)...

... I will be at the new Lee Valley store on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th.

Friday evening will be a slideshow showing the process of building an infill plane from start to finish. There are over 200 slides - all the gory detail is shown. It is a pretty low key presentation and participation and questions are welcome and encouraged. If you have ever wanted to build an infill from scratch - this might help to fill in some of the blanks.

Saturday will be an in-store demo with an opportunity to see and try a few planes, ask questions and to hang out. There are 4 scheduled demonstrations - two on piening the shell of a plane and two on shaping the handle for a plane.

I hope to see a few of you there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you considered to put toguether a CD with all the process?

3 May 2009 at 15:33  
Blogger Adrian Baird Ba Than said...

Any chance you can do your slideshow in Edinburgh?
We have a spare room you can crash in & a jack russell to lick you awake in the morning...

3 May 2009 at 15:49  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi there,

I have concidered a DVD - still wondering what the right mix of content is.


3 May 2009 at 16:20  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Adrian,

I would love to visit Edniburgh again! The Jack russell might be an issue though...


3 May 2009 at 16:22  
Blogger tomausmichigan said...


A DVD by all means! But Victoria sounds even more fun.


3 May 2009 at 17:15  
Blogger David said...

Konrad, Not as far as Edinburgh, there is Whitehorese just north of Vancouver... And a chocolat lab insted of a jack...

I would love to be in Victoria to hang out and put my hands on one of your planes... just having a chance to hold it!!
Have a good time in Victoria!

3 May 2009 at 22:50  
Blogger Regis said...

Putting this presentation in a CD would be very much appreciated. Like Bill Carter's CD, this would be an invaluable source of information. The only suggestion is that you keep your slides on a Powerpoint format instead of a movie like Mr. Carter did.

4 May 2009 at 08:45  
Anonymous Pete in Victoria said...

Conrad, I'm hoping to swing by on Saturday to say hello to you in person. Although I will likely never purchase one of your wonderful planes, I really enjoy your craftsmanship and this blog, in particular the "family & friends" events that you often post about.

4 May 2009 at 19:05  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi David,

Whitehorse... I have always dreamed of heading to the real “North” someday. I bet the fishing is pretty amazing... something I really miss doing.


4 May 2009 at 20:13  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Regis,

The format of an instructional DVD will be extremely important. I have a copy of Bill‘s and really enjoyed it... but it might be different for someone without planemaking experience. If it happens - I will certainly post about it here.


4 May 2009 at 20:16  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hey Pete,

That is great - please stop in and introduce yourself.

See you soon,

4 May 2009 at 20:17  
Blogger Aled said...


The CD/DVD idea sounds great.

Will you be visiting the UK this year? and if so, could/would you do something similar here. I'd be more than a little interested.




Would it help if I pestered Mike Hancock?

5 May 2009 at 15:19  
Anonymous Pete in Victoria said...

Well, I had the opportunity to meet Konrad last week and to try out several of his planes. In person, he is great to talk to and very generous with his knowledge. One word for his planes - incroyable! Unfortunately, he has now spoiled me for lesser quality planes. It was a pleasure both to speak with him, as well as to try out his fabulous infills. If you get the opportunity, I recommend both highly.

13 May 2009 at 20:56  
Blogger Unknown said...

Any chance that you'll be doing one of these at a GTA store? I'd be really keen to see some of your work locally.

14 May 2009 at 20:31  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Pete,

Thank-you for the very kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you in Victoria - thanks for stopping by.

Best wishes,

14 May 2009 at 22:30  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Randall,

I did one of these presentations a few years ago at the opening of the downtown T.O. store. But if you want - I am only 1 hour from Toronto...


14 May 2009 at 22:32  

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