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    another good Roy Underhill show

    I watched last Saturday's Roy Underhill show last night.
    He was at a college in Berea, Kentucky where they teach how to replicate some classic antique furniture. Not all tools are genuine neanderthals (they used a lot of new LN planes and such but still hand tools). There are exhibits, museums and a working laboratory of old machines (very dangerous looking stuff, IMHO) that are still used.
    We are putting Berea, KY on the list of places to visit. Maybe will pull the camper trailer there next summer.
    Haven't looked, but wouldn't be surprised if there is a good web site about this college.

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    Frank,

    That's where the first Woodworking in America show (sponsored by Popular Woodworking) just took place in October. I went and got to have lunch with Roy on the first day and dinner with Rob Lee of Lee Valley Tools the next. I had lunch (sounds like all I did was eat...) with Thomas Lie-Neilson on the last day I was there. It was an interesting show and anyone that wanted got the chance to get up close and personal with some of the big names in the hand tool industry. Brea is certainly worth the visit.
    Member; Society of American Period Furniture Makers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I watched last Saturday's Roy Underhill show last night.
    He was at a college in Berea, Kentucky where they teach how to replicate some classic antique furniture. Not all tools are genuine neanderthals (they used a lot of new LN planes and such but still hand tools). There are exhibits, museums and a working laboratory of old machines (very dangerous looking stuff, IMHO) that are still used.
    We are putting Berea, KY on the list of places to visit. Maybe will pull the camper trailer there next summer.
    Haven't looked, but wouldn't be surprised if there is a good web site about this college.

    Be prepared to spend some time there... The Kentucky Artisian Center displays some remarkable crafts ... http://www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov/

    Alsa a visit down town to Berea college and their display and shops of student made products, The school was originally founded to teach chraftsman ship and to allow student to work off tuition in the craft shops.
    http://www.berea.edu/

    And then there is "Old Town" whish is a collection of antique shops and craft stores in the "old down town area"evistated by shopping centers and Expressway near by, revitalized with local crafts and fares.

    And eat at Boone Tavern downtown Berea, http://www.boonetavernhotel.com/

    A few miles South is Renfro Valley, one of the founders of Bluegrass music shows. (and dinner) http://www.renfrovalley.com/

    That whole area is riddled with exciting things to see and do. Cumberland Lake, Laural River Lake, On further south is Cumberland Gap Tunnel under the mountain.

    Okay, Tour guide service over....

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    Kelly Mehler has his woodworking school there as well. I met Kelly at a Woodworking show giving a demonstration. He's a nice and personable guy.

    You might want to add a class to your itinerary. I know I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Blaine View Post
    Kelly Mehler has his woodworking school there as well. I met Kelly at a Woodworking show giving a demonstration. He's a nice and personable guy.

    You might want to add a class to your itinerary. I know I would.
    Watch Roy this weekend, he spent a full day at Kelly's, and Kelly said it should be on the weekend after Christmas.

    Sad to say, I don't think Roy is on in my area.

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