Michael Bray DESIGN​​

Workbench top c.1945

Base c.2016

History San JoseMini Maker Faire 2017

Hands On Woodworking is the theme of my booth this year. It will feature many of the hand tools that would have been the hot new items everyone wanted in 1880, much as 3D printers and laser cutters are the hipster toys today.

You can watch as I demonstrate how fast and efficient the seemingly old fashioned tools of yesterday are. Or get in there and try it for yourself! 

Start practicing right there at my booth. I will show you how to use the saws, and planes and bit-brace safely and effectively. There is stuff to make, and there is stuff to break!

UPDATE: Despite the very high temperatures those brave people who came had a great time Once again it was tough for grown-ups to get a turn, but all had fun!


Sunday, September 3rd 11:00am to 6:00pm

​at History Park in San Jose