Know what THIS is?
Neither did I! It's a kama kebiki - a traditional Japanese woodworking tool belonging to Phillip Fuentes of the Piedmont Japanese Carpentry Club. This group works wood using traditional Japanese methods -- no power tools, no sandpaper (fine blades are used to get a smooth finish), and lots of skill and patience. They'll be bringing tools and materials and letting folks get hands-on to learn more about this amazing pasttime. Personally, after a day sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end, the idea of turning off the electronics and working wood by hand sounds *wonderful*.