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This profile was last updated on 2/1/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Teacher

Phone: (828) ***-****  HQ Phone
Country Workshops Inc
990 Black Pine Ridge Road
Marshall, North Carolina 28753
United States

Company Description: Country Workshops has been offering courses in post-and-rung chair making since 1979, when John Alexander taught his first class here. Back then, John and Drew knew...   more
Background

Education

  • year blacksmithing program
    Stenebyskolan
  • master blacksmith certificate
Web References
Country Workshops Discussion Forums - introduction
www.countryworkshops.org, 1 Feb 2012 [cached]
In the summer of 2009 Swedish toolmaker Hans Karlsson will be teaching Toolmaking for Woodworkers at Country Workshops.
Country Workshops Newsletter
www.countryworkshops.org, 1 Feb 2010 [cached]
After Hans Karlsson taught Toolmaking for Woodworkers last summer he stayed at Country Workshops 2 extra weeks and participated as a class member in our ladderback chairmaking workshop. This was an opportunity for Hans to actually use the fine drawknives that he makes for us, and to check out other tool making possibilities.
Meet the Instructors at Country Workshops
www.countryworkshops.org, 13 Dec 2007 [cached]
HANS KARLSSON began blacksmithing as a hobby, mainly doing ornamental work. In 1978 he enrolled in a four year blacksmithing program at Stenebyskolan (Stenby School) in Dalsland (southwest Sweden). The head teacher noticed that Hans was particularly interested in toolmaking, so he developed a special program with that emphasis. Karlsson’s business was set up in 1981. Hans, and his wife Carina, are currently producing over 500 tools, mostly different sizes and styles of woodworkers’ chisels and gouges (including a full set of violin makers’ gouges), but also limited quantities of knife blades, adzes, and the HK drawknives and inshaves for Country Workshops. Hans was awarded a master blacksmith certificate in 1998 from the Swedish handcrafts institute Foretagarnas Riksorganisation. E-mail: klensmide@telia.com
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