Alma Chamber
From Forest to Furniture
Castlerock Museum
On Saturday, October 12, 2024 from 10:00am - 4:00pm, Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin will hold its annual From Forest to Furniture event. During the event, Tom Latane, Paul Nyborg, Derek Olson, David Susag, and Alex Yerks will demonstrate woodworking techniques used since the days when woodworkers walked into the woods for their material and began the work on the forest floor. Spectators will be able to visit with the woodworkers as the chips fly.

This year’s projects include: a clamp front chest made from white oak with an arc style lid, examples of dovetail work, and several Scandinavian inspired projects. These include bowls turned on a spring pole lathe and kuska carved wooden cups made with an axe and tenth century style tools.

Tom Latane is a blacksmith and woodworker with a shop in Pepin, Wisconsin, where he focuses on pre-industrial technology. Derek Olson is an award-winning woodworker from La Crosse, Wisconsin, focused on hand tool techniques. Paul Nyborg is an experience blacksmith and woodworker from Fairchild, Wisconsin. David Susag is a woodworker from Lanesboro, Minnesota. Alex Yerks is a woodworker from Minneapolis that has been teaching and carving wooden cups and other kitchen items with axe and knives for fifteen years.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Children four and under are free. Members receive a 50% discount. Contact the museum at 608.685.4231 or for more details.
Event Details
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • Admission: Adults $6
  • Admission: Students $4
  • Admission: 4 & Under Free
  • 50% Members Discount
From Forest to Furniture
Castlerock Museum

10:00am - 4:00pm
Castlerock Museum
402 South 2nd Street
Alma, WI

Photo Caption: Derek Olson, Tom Latane, and Will Riser
Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum is an arms and armor museum; our exhibits include arms and armor from many points in European history. A visit offers the chance to view and learn about authentic armor spanning many periods; the collection begins with ancient Greece, and concludes in the early modern period. To provide a better sense of the many different cultures our arms and armor originates from, we enrich our displays by using art prints to show the arms and armor in their historical context.

  • Fridays and Saturdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sundays in June thru August
  • Other Hours Are Available By Appointment
402 South 2nd Street
Alma, WI
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