The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a workshop on “Traditional Woodworking for the Kitchen” led by artisan John W. Munro on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will be an opportunity for novice and intermediate woodworkers to focus on and learn the use of traditional hand tools in making wooden spoons, ladles, spatulas, cutting boards and bowls. Mr. Munro has demonstrated traditional woodworking for many years and participated in the Fine Craft Sale this past December at the Heritage Center.
The use of curved gouges, mallets and mauls, spokeshaves, drawknives, scorps, shaving horses, froes, planes. and scraping blades will be demonstrated by the instructor and used by the attendees. Tool safety, tool handling, wood selection, and woodenware design will be taught. Attendees will select from pre-cut blanks of a variety of wooden items and cut, carve, and finish them with the help of the instructor. Some tools and adequate workbenches will be provided, along with photographs and printed material.
Preregistration is required. Workshop fee is $60 ($55 members) plus $20.00 for tool use and materials. When you receive your workshop confirmation, you will be given a list of tools and materials that will be available at the workshop along with tools to bring if you have them. You will also be sent Mr. Munro’s email to contact with any questions about the workshop.