Come to the Rockingham Free Public Library for a unique Woodworking Workshop with Chris Fitch on Saturday, December 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Chris Fitch, of Windham Center, will offer this hands-on workshop in which participants will learn much about Colonial-era woodworking by actually working on an object which they will be able to take with them. Fitch will demonstrate Colonial techniques, including bench work, use of tools, and basic joint work (mortise & tenon, dovetail).
Chris Fitch worked for years at Old Fort #4, where he combined his love of history, story-telling and craftsmanship, while demonstrating his Early American woodworking skills-in full Colonial costume. Fitch is, indeed, a working craftsman: a fine woodworker and cabinet maker who follows the traditional methods and techniques of Vermont's early settlers.
He has been hewing, sawing and shaping wood for over 30 years, using the broad axe, spoke shaves, chisels and augurs; and he knows the history and importance of each one. As he says "I've made things from the cradle to the grave." He is also passionate about the role of the craftsman in the community, the development of the Guild system and the essential elements which created the early settlements in our area.
All materials will be provided, with a small suggested donation fee for the presenter.
Sign up soon! Space is limited. Call the Library at 463-4270. For information on the workshop, call Chris Fitch at 875-3971.