5 Results for tag "Woodworking"
Thomas Jefferson and John Hemings: A Collaboration
During this lecture explore how after his retirement, Jefferson returned to Monticello, where he relied on John Hemings, an enslaved woodworker, to build and decorate Monticello.
Family Workshop: Cabinetmaker
Join us for an in-depth, hands-on tour and demonstration of hand planes–one of the traditional woodworker’s most indispensable tools.
Tour: Arboretum Central Historic Area
Learn about some of Colonial Williamsburg's most asked-about trees, how the colonists used them, and why they continue to be important today.
Missing the Forest for the Trees
Guests at the Joinery love to ask how my coworkers and I became 18th-century woodworkers. It’s a fair question; our job is certainly unusual, and I would be lying if I said that my guidance counselor suggested “historic woodworking” to me as a career opportunity. I can’t speak for my …
Innermost House Frame Project Blog
For over forty years, I served as Master Carpenter in the Historic Trades Program at Colonial Williamsburg. In many ways, we perform the same work as carpenters did in 18th-century Williamsburg: we raise and cover new buildings, we build onto existing structures through additions, we remove and upgrade woodwork, we …