Lie-Nielsen Toolworks offers private tours Jan. 14

Revelry on the River continues in 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Tickets are available for private tours of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, part of Georges River Land Trust's Revelry on the River events.

Rockland — The Georges River Land Trust announces the first of 16 special events in its second season of Revelry for the River, 2013’s reprise of the popular 2012 celebration of GRLT's 25th anniversary.

The event, Private Tour of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Snow date is Wednesday, Jan. 16.

For 30 years Lie-Nielsen Toolworks has been manufacturing exquisite hand woodworking tools locally in Warren and in 2009 received the state of Maine’s Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.

Host and owner Tom Lie-Nielsen will discuss the history of the company and lead participants in a full tour of the manufacturing process, including casting, milling and assembly. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to see the detail and craftsmanship that goes into producing these heirloom tools. After the tour, participants will enjoy wine and cheese in the classroom where skilled staff will demonstrate practical uses of hand planes and answer woodworking questions.

The tour is limited to 20 participants, and the cost is $35 for GRLT members and $45 for non-members. Last year’s tour of the Toolworks was exceptionally popular and sold out quickly. Tickets must be purchased in advance at or by calling 594-5166.

GRLT’s 2013 Revelry for the River is a year full of diverse activities — antiques appraising and special art events, gourmet food and wine presentations, visits to lesser known watershed and coastal places, Celtic music, and much more — that will showcase the beauty of the St. George River watershed and continue the celebration of the land trust’s conservation success in Midcoast Maine in its 26th year.

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