Join us at our Hand Tool Event® in Beverly!December 1-2, 2017
Friday (10am - 6pm) and Saturday (10am - 5pm)
Hosted by The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts
116 Water Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Admission is free and open to the public.
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Parking is available on site.
About the Venue
The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts is a school dedicated to excellence in the art of classical woodworking techniques. They offer students an education in both machine and hand tools to ensure the highest quality of workmanship. Founder Phil Lowe is an icon of woodworking—come spend a few hours in his shop while you try our full range of hand tools!
Additional Guests & Demonstrators:
• Sawyer Paul Lelito will cut up four 21"+ diameter walnut trees and will be selling the slabs.
• Master Upholsterer Joseph Karagezian of Pioneer Upholstery will demonstrate traditional upholstery techniques using real horse hair.
• John Cameron, NH Furniture Master will be promoting upcoming classes he will be teaching at FIM.
• Phil Lowe will be doing Boulle' Marquetry demos on a Cevalet de Marquetry (marquetry donkey).
We offer free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excluding Workbenches, Vise Hardware, and Dovetail Vises).
Peter Galbert - Peter Galbert Chairmaker
Peter Galbert is a full time green wood chairmaker based out of Sterling, MA. Before he began his career in green wood chairmaking, he built custom cabinetry and furniture as well as museum displays. Peter is also the author of the new Lost Art Press publication, The Chairmaker's Notebook.
Matt Bickford - M.S. Bickford Hand Planes
Matt Bickford is a planemaker in Haddam Neck, CT specializing in moulding planes. Along with contributions to various woodworking magazines, Matt is the author of Mouldings in Practice and is featured in a Lie-Nielsen produced DVD with the same name. Matt has taught the skill of using wooden moulding planes across the country.
Tico Vogt - Vogt Toolworks
Tico Vogt, a cabinetmaker of 25 years, and owner of Vogt Toolworks, develops tools and products for the woodworking shop. The Super Chute 2.0, a high end shooting board, the Micro Sharp Honing Kit, and solid wood edge banding are his current products. Made in New York, USA.
Steve Branam - Close Grain School of Woodworking