The Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, announces a workshop on Traditional Woodworking for the Kitchen on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop, led by woodworker John W. Munro, will be an opportunity for novice and intermediate woodworkers to focus on and learn the use of traditional hand tool use in making traditional wooden spoons, ladles, spatulas, cutting boards and bowls. 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. For any previous attendees, the workshop would be an extension of the first workshop rather than a repetition of beginning skills for them. A list of tools materials and recommendations will be supplied upon registration.
Workshop fee is $65 ($60 members) plus $20.00 tool use and materials fee. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.