Lie Nielsen Hand Tool Event – Oct. 28 & 29

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event®
October 28-29, 2016
Friday (10
am-6pm) & Saturday (10am-5pm)

FREE event for all ages
at Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
5 minutes outside NE DC, in the Hyattsville area

billboard Lie-Nielsen

They don’t make ’em like they used to… or DO they?

With many of the vintage items in our warehouse, you can’t find a comparable reproduction. For example, you won’t find cast iron grates or old-growth heart pine boards at a big box retailer!

But if you’re into woodworking, you will be happy to hear about this:  Lie-Nielsen Toolworks began in 1981 as an effort to make top-quality hand tools available again from a U.S. maker, and to revive discontinued, but useful, designs so the average woodworker could obtain them. Today they make over 100 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more.

Lie-Nielsen will bring their full line of hand tools to Community Forklift, and demonstrate essential hand tool techniques for everyday woodworking useful to both professionals and amateurs. Hand Tool Events are hands-on: we encourage visitors to try the tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.


Touch our vintage tools too…

During the event, you will also have a rare chance to browse Community Forklift’s selection of vintage tools and hardware (normally sold only online).


Guest Experts:

David HicksonSociety of American Period Furniture Makers – Chesapeake Chapter


Members of the local SAPFM chapter will demonstrate the use of hand tools to create period-accurate furniture reproductions and invite participants to try their hand at various joinery techniques.

Isaac SmithBlackburn Tools 



Blackburn Tools, offers a range of finely crafted dovetail, tenon, sash, and joinery saws made in the 19th century style, as well as saw filing guides and layout tools.

Don NalezytyDon Nalezyty Crafts (Saturday Only)



Young woodworkers welcome!

Curious little carpenters can touch the tools and learn from more experienced colleagues.  On Saturday, we’ll also have craft activities and a scavenger hunt for Forklift Fans of all ages. Put together your own Hardware Windchime, or grab your grownup’s hand and roam the warehouse looking for our hidden Reusasaurs (and yes, we have prizes for successful scavengers)!


Mystery Sale!

From Friday through Sunday, we’ll have a surprise flash sale on some items that may be useful for woodworkers. The mystery will be revealed on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter by Friday morning!


Enjoy tasty food on Saturday!

C & JD’s Stand will be here serving their delicious selection of North Carolina Barbeque, pulled chicken, burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, half smokes, fries and hush puppies.


Rapidly becoming a Forklift favorite, Pink Confetti Cupcakes will be here. Their homemade cupcakes, cookies and cake pops will be available for purchase between 10:00 and 2:00.



And a special thanks to our photography partner!


Muata Langley with peopleslensfoto will be providing photography services to help us capture our event!

For more info:

Call our Outreach & Education team at 301-985-5180, or check out

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