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PATINA Nov 2023 Meeting–Demonstration by Bert Bleckwenn (Carver’s Sharpening Apprentice) plus ‘Show and Tell’ and “what’s it” member sponsored event

November 12, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The November 12 PATINA meeting began with tailgating outside, a mini-auction inside, immediately followed by a guest demonstration as well as our popular member sponsored ‘Show and tell’ event.

The guest speaker was Bert Bleckwenn, who developed The Carver’s Sharpening Apprentice (CSA) which was officially launched at the Handworks 2023 on Sept 1-2, 2023.
Additionally, we also had Matt Cottrell showing his tools and wax merchandise, which was also featured at Handworks 2023.

For the Show and Tell, Club members were asked to bring their favorite tool, their project restored tool, tools to trade or part out, or any ‘what’s it?’ tools, as well as creative projects.

Attendees were encouraged to:

1. Bring items to our November mini-auction. You can put a minimum reserve price on a few items but the intent is disposal. Members get 100% of the proceeds but donations are welcome. (Not a member? Join, or offer 15% of proceeds to PATINA).

2. Bring a tool for an appraisal estimate.

3. Share your want list, or favorite tool maker.

4. Are you a maker? Bring some merchandise!

5. Talk to a board member about disposing your collection or any number of tool lots for our 2024 Annual Event.


November 12, 2023
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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American Legion Post 270
1355 Balls Hill Rd
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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