Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sat. & Sun., November 15 & 16, 2013 Woodworking Class: Heirloom Blanket Chest

Sat. & Sun., November 15 & 16, 9AM-5PM. Woodworking Class: Heirloom Blanket Chest: This two day, intensive beginner to intermediate class in woodworking will involve dove-tail joinery to create a blanket chest with a hinged lid. The construction will involve dove-tail joinery with hand-tools. This traditional design will include a hinged lid. The wood used will be antique first growth pine boards adding an extra value to this offer.  More details: and Facebook. 

A Mid-19th Century Pine Board  from Warwick, NY( First Growth)

Pine Board for Blanket Chest
Pine Board for Blanket Chest
Pine Board for Blanket Chest










Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Woodsland Interpreter to Speak at Willowbrook about Tools and Hardware of the Historic Fur Trade of Maine, Friday, October 11, 6-7PM

Friday, October 11, 6-7PM Lecture at the Ball Room ( above the Amos Straw Country Store ) at Willowbrook, Woodlands Interpreter Ken Hamilton will discuss Tools and Hardware of the Historic Fur Trade in Maine. The talk will include a slide show and many authentic 17th and 18th century edge tools and trade items from the Maine frontier. He will highlight fish and eel spears, as this may be projects completed in a blacksmithing class that Hamilton teaches in the future; scheduling will be subject to interest. Hamilton has extensive knowledge of cutlery and tools typical of this time, and has extensive experience as an historic artifact artist and consultant supplying and informing living history programs around the US as well as contributions to movies like the Last of the Mohicans. $10. Proceeds to benefit the museum.