Thomas Tucker of Locust, North Carolina, will demonstrate the craft of woodworking from the 1700s and 1800s at the 17th annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival set for the first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.
Tucker will demonstrate how intricate pieces of woodwork were made using a simple woodturning lathe he handcrafted himself.
He has been demonstrating traditional woodworking for over 25 years and is often a participant at larger heritage shows including Hart Square in Hickory, North Carolina; Denton Farm Park at Denton, North Carolina; Got To Be NC in Raleigh, North Carolina; Field Days of the Past at Rockville; as well as Ken Edder’s show in Carthage, North Carolina, and other shows throughout the region.
“I demonstrate at 15 events and school programs throughout the year. I want the people to smell the wood and feel the tools as I try to present to the viewing public a small snapshot of the effort it took to survive in early America,” Tucker said.
He will be at the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival May 7 and 8 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Be sure to stop by his tent for a demonstration and history lesson. He’ll be wearing his signature hat with turkey feather and a smile on his face.
Visit www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org for more information about the 17th annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival.