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ebbflow

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05-28-2015 01:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: europe mediterranean slovakia germany finland uk france wales ireland switzerland italy greece romania poland czech republic ukraine turkey croatia norway denmark belgium netherlands austria estonia latvia lithuania belarus russia macedonia slovenia serbia bosnia travel landmarks question apprentice

Hey everybody. I’ve got the good fortune to spend 9 weeks in Europe this summer, and rather than just tourist it up, I’d like to expand the scope of my woodworking awareness. Whether it’s a museum, a magnificent structure, or just a friendly craftsman with a desire to share, I’m into it. I’m currently in a fine woodworking program in Oakland, CA and will continue in the fall.

My trip will begin and end in Stockholm, Sweden circle throughout Europe in a clockwise direction before returning to Scandinavia. Our itinerary is fluid, and my preference will certainly lean toward a personally enriching experience.

Thanks for any pointers. Cheers.

-- "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in." -Greek proverb


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fatandy2003

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 11:49 AM

Sorrento, Italy is the self-proclaimed home of inlaid wood. The pieces in those shops are incredible…. and the scenery isn’t half bad either…

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 12:42 PM

http://www.hallgrenguitars.com/Per_Hallgren,_Guitarmaker/Home.html

http://the-guitar.com/guitar-maker-thomas-fredholm/

I visit Sweden quite often (southern Sweden where my family is). Don’t know if you have any interest in guitar making. I bought a guitar off of Thomas Fredholm, the second website at the top (I make my living playing guitar). I have visited both shops. Both of these gentleman are kind, and willing to show off of their stuff. And their work is top notch. Incredible wood workers. If you get a hold of them I’m sure they would be willing to show their stuff.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 02:41 PM



Sorrento, Italy is the self-proclaimed home of inlaid wood. The pieces in those shops are incredible…. and the scenery isn t half bad either…

- fatandy2003

+1

If you want some of the best veneers in the world, it might be worth making a stop to make a purchase.

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