My wife and I recently drove our daughter down to a girls camp near Waterville, Maine where she will be working for the summer. Since we always enjoy visiting Maine and we were already nearby we decided to spend a few days touring the Rockland and Camden area. This gave me the opportunity to visit a few places of interest to woodworkers. :)
My first stop was at Lie Nielsen Toolworks located in Warren on Route 1. This was a short stop but an enjoyable one. It was a thrill to see the home of these fine tools.
From there I went just outside of the town of Rockport to The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship where I spent several enjoyable hours talking with the instructors and students and touring the school.
Next stop was right in the town of Camden where I dropped into The Ducktrap Bay Trading Company. The Ducktrap, although a retail gallery, is of particular interest to woodcarvers and the art displayed is truly inspirational.
Just up the road from Camden in Lincolnville is Windsor Chairmakers where they not only have hundreds of pieces on display including chairs, tables, cabinets and Shaker furniture but you can tour their shop as well!
And who can leave this area without visiting Captain Tinkham’s Emporium in Searsport? Not me! Captain Tinkham’s is a tool lovers dream and is one of three such tool cribs owned by the Jonesport Wood Company which operates here in Maine. The most notable is Liberty Tools in Liberty.
If you would like to read more about my visits and view the photos you can do so here (link will open in a new window):
This was a great couple of days. I saw a lot and learned a lot. It was great enjoying a bit of R&R while still being a part of woodworking!
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