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Woodworking Forum at Old Sturbridge Village

February 25, 2014
News: General News

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 - 9:00AM TO 4:00PM

Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the woodworking techniques of 19th-century cabinetmaker Nathan Lombard and his contemporaries. OSV trustee Norm Abram, host of the New Yankee Workshop and Master Carpenter on This Old House, will give an informal talk about the rich traditions of rural cabinetmaking in New England, followed by a Q&A during lunch.

Steve Brown and Will Neptune representing North Bennett Street School will discuss and demonstrate the techniques used on Lombard’s pieces, including a mahogany candlestand that NBSS studied and recreated. Freddy Roman, woodworker and president of the New England Chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, will discuss and demonstrate his recreation of a Lombard chest of drawers and drop-leaf table owned by OSV. Christie Jackson, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at OSV, will give a talk exploring Nathan Lombard’s life as a cabinetmaker, family man, and community member, including recently unearthed connections to other local cabinetmakers.

Participants will also have the opportunity to see artifacts not normally on view, including woodworking tools from the Samuel Wing Collection shown by OSV’s Curator of Mechanical Arts, Tom Kelleher. OSV is fortunate to possess hundreds of items owned by 19th-century cabinetmaker Samuel Wing, including his tools, patterns, unfinished furniture parts, and manuscripts. In addition, participants are invited to explore the Village during their visit, including tours of our sawmill, an exceptional recreation of the 19th-century Nichols-Colby Sawmill of Bow, New Hampshire.

For more information or to register, go to:

This event, as well as the Nathan Lombard exhibit, is part of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a year-long celebration of craft and industry, tradition and innovation of the Bay State’s legacy of furniture-making. For more information on this state-wide collaboration, visit:

$65 per person
$55 for OSV Members or NBSS Current Students and Alumni
Includes lunch and morning coffee.

To register:
Go to:
Questions: contact Christie Jackson at or 508-347-0206

Christie Jackson
Senior Curator of Decorative Arts
Old Sturbridge Village

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If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.