Join us at our Hand Tool Event® in Berea, KY!September 28-29, 2018
Friday (10am - 6pm)
Saturday (10am - 5pm)
Hosted by Berea College CraftsMueller Building
100 Student Crafts Court
Berea, KY 40403
Admission is free and open to the public.
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Limited parking is available on site, and on the streets nearby. Please be mindful of campus parking regulations.
About the Venue
The Berea College Crafts Woodcraft Studio.
In the late 19th century, Berea benefited from the natural timber resources of the Appalachians as a “college and lumber mill town”. Berea College Crafts put these resources to use, and the Wood Studio emerged from utilitarian beginnings as an early cabinetry program. The Wood Studio provided tables, chairs, and other furniture needs for College facilities. Since the early 20th century the Wood Studio program has produced wooden puzzles and games, baskets, seagrass stools, candle holders, and furniture. Wood Studio designs at Berea College feature Traditional, Transitional, Appalachian, Shaker, and Colonial American styles. Current design and production methods allow for individual custom work to be completed for any client. In its infancy, the program was heavily influenced by famed furniture collector and author, Wallace M. Nutting, whose collection remains on display today at the Log House Craft Gallery.
We offer free shipping on orders placed at the Event (excludes Workbenches, Vise Hardware, and Dovetail Chain Drive Vises).
Mateo Panzica - The Lazarus Handplane Co.
Mateo Panzica of the Lazarus Handplane Co. is a toolmaker in Louisville, KY. His planes and slicks are made entirely by himself, blades and all. His diverse past endevors include time spent working in bronze casting, making furniture, doing high end furniture conservation at the Chicago Conservation Center, and building timber frame structures in Southern Appalachia.
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.
Megan Fitzpatrick - Rude Mechanicals Press
Megan Fitzpatrick is a former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and is now a freelance woodworking writer, editor and teacher. When she’s not building furniture or reading and writing about woodworking, you’ll likely find her involved in a house renovation project on her 1906 Cincinnati four square.
Brian Boggs - Chairmakers (Friday Only)
Brian Boggs’ core philosophy connects you to the trees. Through a combination of artistry and engineering, this furniture designer and craftsman creates the most luxurious wooden furniture available. Honest inspiration led him to find the authentic beauty and sophisticated comfort contained in each of this master’s pieces of furniture.
Constructing the business around the furniture meant incorporating the philosophy of Melanie Boggs, a former organizational learning and development consultant. Through her training and leadership, this values-driven company finds alignment across shared goals and values. Her management style inspires and drives those who work with her to constantly improve and grow, as associates and as humans.
Mark Hicks - Plate 11 Workbench Co.
Mark Hicks founded Plate 11 Woodworking out of his love for for the craft and his own personal need for a solid, versatile workbench. His initial goal was to provide beautiful, functional workbenches to woodworkers who may not have the time, tools, skills, or simply the desire to undertake such an involved project. This focus has been expanded to include Complete Shave Horses for Green Woodworkers as well as a Hardware Kit and Build Plans for those who would like to make their own. This Fall and Winter Mark will expand his focus again with an initial offering of Woodworking Classes covering topics such as Work Bench and Shave Horse Construction.
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.