Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

At the Show - Handcrafted Furniture & Collectibles

Dr. Ken Byers, Shaker Works West, has been a dealer at Good Sam since the mid-1990s. He specializes in historically accurate 1:12 scale Shaker/Country room boxes and furniture, plus much more. Here are a few of his museum quality handcrafted antique and modern tools and workshops. While Dr. Byers owns a large number of tools for crafting miniatures, he says, "I probably use the old Exacto knife with #11 blade for 75% of my work." Look for his table at this year's show. mekendar@pacbell.net, www.shakerworkswest.com

Small modern day workshop.
Handmade modern table saw, lathe with table, drill press, band saw, and table sander in wood, metal, and cast urethane materials.
A well outfitted Olde Time Workshop.
Handcrafted antique Pedal Tools including lathe, buzz saw, bicycle router, and pedal jig.
Traditional Shaker Workshop.
Shaker workbench with solid cherry top, two working vises, dust covers on all drawers, and a moveable sliding jack, c1850-1930.

To see more of Ken Byers work, go here and here.

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