Woodworking Hand Tool Event at Berea College Crafts


Attendees at a previous Hand Tool eventLie-Nielsen Toolworks®, a U.S. manufacturer of heirloom-quality woodworking tools, is bringing its popular Hand Tool Event® to Berea, Kentucky on Sept. 28 and 29 at Berea College Crafts, located in the Mueller Building, 100 Student Crafts Court. This event, which is part of the company’s ongoing international program, provides woodworkers of all ages and skill levels exposure to the benefits of traditional hand tools and techniques. The event will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is an opportunity for the public to receive first-hand instruction directly from the toolmakers.

Tours of Berea College Crafts will be available both Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. The tours, which begin at the Mueller Woodcraft building, will visit all student craft areas (Woodcraft, Broomcraft, Weaving and Ceramics) to observe students working in those areas.

“Berea College Student Crafts is honored to host Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and their talented demonstrators for this hand tool event,” said Aaron Beale, director of Crafts Education Outreach. “Lie-Nielsen Toolworks embodies the commitment to craft that Berea’s student crafts program strives to develop in its students, and this event will be an incredible learning opportunity for them.”

“We started these events to expose more woodworkers to the improvements in quality, environment and enjoyment that hand tool work can offer,” said Thomas Lie-Nielsen, the founder and president of Lie-Nielsen. “During the past decade, we’ve seen their popularity explode with new and experienced woodworkers alike.”

Incorporating traditional tools that don’t require earplugs or respirators offer even die-hard machinery users effective ways to bring their work to the next level. During the event, Lie-Nielsen staff will help demystify the world of hand tool woodworking and cover topics like sharpening, tool setup and use, and joinery. Visitors are encouraged to get hands on and ask questions at the event. Lie-Nielsen also invites guest demonstrators to showcase their work at these events. Guests include independent toolmakers, woodworkers and educators who share their values for quality craftsmanship.  The guests for this event will be posted here.

For more information, contact Jared Patch at 800-327-2520 or email marketing@lie-nielsen.com.

View the PDF flyer for this event.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.