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– What: A Backstage Pass to Whitewater Shaker Village and Freud Tools Demo
 – When: Saturday, Sept. 12. Freud demonstrations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; tours of Village throughout the morning and early afternoon
 – Where: Whitewater Shaker Village, on Oxford Road between New Haven, Ohio and the Butler County Line (directions will be provided for those who RSVP to Megan Fitzpatrick)

Get a backstage pass to Whitewater Shaker Village and take a step back in time. Whitewater is the only one of four Ohio Shaker villages retaining most of its original buildings in their original settings. Nowhere else in the state is there such a significant collection of original Shaker buildings , 22 in all. These buildings, and the grounds on which they are built, represent the lives of those sincere, peaceful, hard-working people who believed that every labor was an act of religious expression and should be done to perfection.

For nearly 80 years, this once-thriving Shaker village (located northwest of Cincinnati) was nearly forgotten, but recently the Friends of Whitewater began the process to return Whitewater to its former glory. Buildings are being discovered, documented and renovated. It’s important for you to get a first-hand look at work in process as well as the potential the village has to offer.       

Freud Tools is sponsoring the event, and will have one of the company’ great mobile workshops on hand. In this fully equipped woodworking shop on wheels, Freud provides clinics and shares its commitment to training woodworkers about cutting tools and why innovation in cutting tools is important.

During the day, Freud representatives will present two woodworking clinics. In the first clinic Freud introduces its new Premier Adjustable Rail and Stile set. This router bit set allows woodworkers to mill tenons of any length , everything from stub tenons to wedged through-tenons. Long tenons translate into joints with more strength and as a result, your doors will stand up to years of use and could last forever.

The second clinic demonstrates the Freud way to create glass panel doors. There’s no better way to trick-out a cabinet or display case than to add glass doors. During the clinic, watch the entire process of creating glass doors from milling the stock to assembling the door to setting the glass and applying the glass stop.

Space is limited. Reserve your slot by sending an e-mail to Megan Fitzpatrick, and directions will be sent forthwith.

– Megan Fitzpatrick

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