2018 Annual Open House & Lobster Bake

with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

July 13 - 14 , 2018

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Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Annual Open House

This event is free and open to the public — all are welcome!

July 13-14 • Friday & Saturday • 9AM to 5PM

264 Stirling Road • Warren, Maine • 04864

Lobster Bake Dinner

Saturday, July 14, 2018 • 6PM

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Complete your visit to the Toolworks with a savory meal of fresh, local, Maine lobster! Cost is $45 per person.

Keynote address to be given by Thomas Moser!

Please make your reservations before July 6, 2018.

Come join the folks from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks at our shop in Warren, ME, and help us celebrate our annual Open House.

This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Come tour our shop and test our full line of woodworking hand tools. Our Hand Tool Event staff will be available to answer questions and demonstrate our tools.

We’ll also feature a diverse group of guest demonstrators. You'll have the chance to meet a range of independent toolmakers, woodworking schools and organizations, and master woodworkers from around the USA.

More details coming soon!

Watch a video from our 2017 Open House:

Phil Lowe - The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts

Philip Lowe is a professional woodworker, teacher, and author from Beverly, Massachusetts. He taught at the North Bennet Street School in Boston for ten years and acted as head of their furniture-making department from 1980-1985. Phil owns and operates a furniture making and restoration shop as well as a school, the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. He is also a long-time contributing editor for Fine Woodworking Magazine.

Spend the weekend with Phil at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks learning how to build and fine-tune a drawer for any piece of furniture, in his Build and Fit a Dovetailed Drawer workshop, on July 7-8.

John Hoffman - Lost Art Press

Founded in 2007, Lost Art Press is a small Midwestern publishing company that seeks to help the modern woodworker learn traditional hand-tool skills.

Joshua Klein - Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Mortise & Tenon Magazine is a biannual print publication celebrating the preservation, research, and recreation of historic furniture. The passion to marry scholarship with historic craft practice imbues the magazine with a unique voice in the world of woodworking media.

Learn the skills to build a small pine worktable with hand tools as a pre-industrial woodworking introduction in Joshua's Build a Table with Handtools Weekend Workshop June 16-17.

Danielle Rose Byrd - Woodworker

Maine native Danielle Rose Byrd carved her first spoon during her time at College of the Atlantic, and quickly became enamored with hand tools and green woodworking. After attending the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 2014 she started her own business selling hand-crafted carved wooden spoons, carved bowls, and furniture. Her work was featured in Downeast Magazine's "Best of Maine 2012" and has been shown in galleries throughout the state.

Matt Bickford - M.S. Bickford

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.

Isaac Smith - Black Burn Tools

Blackburn Tools, offers a range of finely crafted dovetail, tenon, sash, and joinery saws made in the 19th century style, as well as saw filing guides and layout tools.

On June 9-10, Isaac will lead students through a Weekend Workshop on the theories and practice of Saw Sharpening.

Dan Schwank - Red Rose Reproductions

Red Rose Reproductions' primary focus is reproducing 18th century tools including various side escapement planes, spill planes, and panel raising planes, along with other hand tools. We offer beech billets and tapered irons for those wishing to build their own planes. We also offer wood vice screws of various sizes from Acer-Ferrous Toolworks.

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.

Kevin Carney- The Apprenticeshop

Kevin Carney grew up in a large Foreign Service family in Europe and South America. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in design, he traveled to Maine for an internship at the Apprenticeshop. Kevin stayed in Maine after completing his internship, becoming a boat builder in the coastal town of Boothbay. He returned to the Apprenticeshop in 1989 as an instructor, and has seen over 200 boats launched, countless apprentices, interns, and volunteers come through the Shop. Kevin resides on his small farm with his family in Jefferson, Maine.

Travis Knapp - RareWoods.US

Travis Knapp of RareWoods.US, sells exotic hardwoods via his ebay store.