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Forum topic by TedM posted 08-29-2008 06:15 PM 1036 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TedM

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08-29-2008 06:15 PM

I`m looking for some suggestions from all my learned colleagues. :)

I’m going to be in the Fredericksburg, VA area for a week in September and wondering what woodworking related things I should to try to see while there? I`ll be landing in Richmond around noon on a Sunday, will be free all evenings and then flying home late Saturday afternoon. If there are other non-woodworking (heaven forbid!) things I should see or great places to eat, I would appreciate knowing about them as well. Thanks.

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#1 posted 08-29-2008 06:53 PM

In Richmond you will be close to Colonial Williamsburg. The Dewitt Wallace has a good collection of furniture and tools.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 08-30-2008 03:36 AM

I’m from that area, but can’t think of anything woodworking-y there. Don’s got a good suggestion. In Colonial Williamsburg they do have period furniture makers.

You might also check with Kaleo Kala, who is also from that area. He’s here on LumberJocks as well as having his own website (just Google).

-- Eric at https://adventuresinwoodworking.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 08-30-2008 09:38 PM

I too am from that area originally. In Williamsburg they have craftsman making repairs on period pieces as well as producing period copies using the same tools etc from that period. I thought it was pretty cool myself.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 08-30-2008 09:47 PM

The #1 first prize winner in the FWW contest, where you were suppose to buildsomething out of 17Bd Ft of maple or something like that. Lives in Fredericksburg, VA You might be able to find him.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 08-30-2008 10:18 PM

Thanks, guys! Looks like Wiiliamsburg is the place :)

Would like to meet the fellow that won the FWW contest… what an entry!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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