Hand Tool Event – October 28 & 29

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event®
Friday, Oct. 28 (10AM
 – 6PM) Saturday, Oct. 29 (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).


Young woodworkers welcome!

Curious carpenters of all ages can touch the tools.  On Saturday, we’ll also have craft activities and a scavenger hunt for little Forklift Fans. 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)!

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 Lie-Nielsen.com

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