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Heritage Fine Crafts  Fine hand crafted items and heirloom furniture made at Homestead Craft Village in Waco, TX

We are putting in a new split rail fence in preparation for our annual Thanksgiving fair. It will enclose the area for a crowd-favorite sheepdog demonstration. You can also see in the background the large white tent that will house about 1500 people for the music presentations! Come join us the two days after Thanksgiving if you are in central Texas. You can also find more information at www.homesteadfair.com.

Caleb and John are making an axe in preparation for our annual Thanksgiving Fair. They will be doing a team striking, axe making demonstration at the Fair this year.

Stan is carving a thistle out of walnut, and when finished, it will sit as a centerpiece on a fireplace mantle in an old home. While carving this piece, several folks commented that the thistle is the national flower in Scotland.

Roubo workbench class is drawing to a close. Mark is working with a student on the @benchcrafted vice on the other end from the half-blind, needlepoint houndstooth dovetail you see in the forefront.

Roubo workbench class is coming along nicely!

Caleb recently took a class with well known Murray Carter to learn how to forge culinary knives. It is Japanese laminated steel with a brass bolster and cocobolo handle.

Students are cutting the tenons on the upper and lower short rails in our Roubo workbench class. This is day three of the ten day class.

Follow up to the last post, here you see Blake and Joel making the spindles for the back of the white oak windsor chairs they are making for a customer. They are making 8 chairs in this order. They have been on these horses all day and haven’t gone anywhere...or have they?

Blake is carving the seat for one of the eight windsor chairs he and Joel are making for a customer. These chairs are made from white oak logs with bass wood seats.

My oldest son just made this little pine needle basket. Those are slides of walnuts and the center one is inlayed with turquoise. This basket would make a nice a nice place to put your car keys perhaps. 👍🏼👎🏼? Any other ideas?

This slab of mesquite is about 11’ long and will be one of maybe four or five slabs that will make up only half of the 22’ table that Mark is starting for a customer. This table is going to be quite something when it’s finished. We will keep you posted on the progress...

Caleb is working on a knife as you can see. He recently returned from a knife making class Carter Cutlery in Oregon. Caleb plans on starting his new endeavor primarily on kitchen cutlery. We will post some pics of the finished products soon!

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