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The first ever official skottbenk expedition to USA
This week 6 members of Norsk Skottbenk Union are going to Iowa and Minesota in USA to meet up with American handtool enthusiasts. We are also going to do some research for old workbenches similar to our Scandinavian Skottbenk. We are familiar with an interesting workbench in Amana in Iowa. We are going to make a visit to see this bench for ourselves and also have our own stand at Handworks 2017 to show how the Skottbenk works. At Handworks we will meet workbench enthusiasts from around the world. The maker of the official apron for Norsk Skottbenk Union, Jason Thigpen at Texas Heritage will also be there.
About Norsk Skottbenk Union
Norsk Skottbenk Union are a group of craftsmen with a special interest in traditional workbenches and tools. We are focused on the use of the workbenches and tools and strive to get other craftsmen interested in theese matters. We belive the Norwegian woodworking tradition are important to keep alive. By making traditional workbenches, making new tool in a local tradition and use them in restauration work and other kind of woodworking we belive we can make a difference. Our tools and workbenches are based on extensive research of old tools, workbenches and historical records. We have also done some work with older master craftsmen to get to some of the intangible knowledge in their craft. Some of the results of this work are posted on this blog. We write in Norwegian for our Norwegian readers because we believe it is important that we use the language that is connected to the traditions in our craft. For you English language readers we have a category for English blog posts.
We will start our trip 10. May and go to North House Folk School where we will stay to the 13. May. From there we will start our journey to Amana where we plan to come the 17. or 18. May. We might make some stops along our route from North House to Amana so we are glad for suggestions from you. Theese members from Norsk Skottbenk Union will go to USA and are possible to meet at Handworks 2017:
Snikkar med fokus på handverkstradisjon og handverktøy. Universitetslektor og PhD stipendiat på NTNU i Trondheim. Eg underviser på tradisjonelt bygghandverk og teknisk bygningsvern og restaurering.
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Welcome – You might want to come to Vesterheim – the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. You will be so close. Contact Darlene Forsum-Martin there (address above). Also, are you guys familiar with Martin Donnelley’s tool auctions? Great tools there.
Richard O, Byrne Staunton, Virginia
On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:41 AM, Norsk Skottbenk Union wrote:
> Roald Renmælmo posted: » This week 6 members of Norsk Skottbenk Union are > going to Iowa and Minesota in USA to meet up with American > handtool enthusiasts. We are also going to do some research for old > workbenches similar to our Scandinavian Skottbenk. We are familiar with > an in» >
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Thank you for a very good tip. We did go to Vesterhem and got Darlene to show us their collection of tools and workbenches at the museum. It is a great collection. We did not go to Martin Donnelly`s tool auctions, but got to see a lot of great tools at Handworks as Patrick Leach and Fine Tool Journal where there with a lot of great tools to sell.
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