Historical Woods has formed a new collaboration with Anthony LaSeur of LaSeur Knives. Tony produces beautiful knives, carefully handmade with attention to every detail. LaSeur Knives is a small workshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia, that specializes in heirloom-quality kitchen knives, and also accepts a wide range of custom projects. The Artisnal Knife he's designed for us is a historic match for the period from which our woods were grown. Every step in the process, from forging or grinding to heat treating and sharpening is done in-house by a single artisan. We are thrilled to welcome Tony to our family of craftsmen.
Historical Woods works with many different craftspeople who each bring their unique talents to the items we sell to you. We are proud to have these members on our team.
Trevy Thomas serves as president of Historical Woods and organizer of the artists who make up the team. It has been her job to shape the business into a creative venture that honors its founder's dreams and preserves the history of the wood left in her care.
Nathan Tocus turns pens, cuts and hauls wood, is our resident photographer and technology lifesaver. We couldn't do this without Nathan! In his spare time, he builds and flies high-powered rockets and walks the Historical Woods dogs.
To this day Mitch resides deep in the rural piney woods of Louisiana with his wife Marie & dog Gus, continuing his craft. Never at a loss for new ideas Mitch stays busy creating new items, and filling orders from the repertoire of his life's works.
Mitch Kilgore has been crafting unique wooden items of his own design for over 50 years. The items cover a wide range, from furnishings to sculptures, jewelry to musical instruments, awards, signs and art. The list goes on. His work has been shipped to far corners of the globe from his shop in Southeastern Louisiana. He has received numerous awards and ribbons for his work which has also been displayed on the covers of two national magazines. Also, a short article was published on his Violin making in an issue of National Geographics Traveler Magazine.
Jim Rieger, in conjunction with his daughter, Ashley, makes modern boxes out of historic wood that fit our pens beautifully. He can also custom make a box or other project. Their joint venture, Dashwoods Designs, also sells non-historic items through Etsy.
Joseph Wilkinson turns our raw timbers into manageable blanks so we can provide each artist with the right wood for the job. He has worked on some of our larger pieces in the past, turning planks into mantles and giving all around advice on how to best proceed with the wood we have but Joe can make anything. His shop is here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and he works steadily making furniture and other pieces through his site, Wilkinson's Woodworking.
Tim Eggers has cultivated over 20 years of woodworking experience. He has made our beautiful natural-edge boxes and can be called upon to do other projects as well. When he’s not creating new sculptures and functional pieces of art, Tim enjoys collecting, restoring and riding antique high wheel bicycles, hang gliding.Tim can be found at the shop he created, HighWheel Woodworks, in the LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He also founded a woodworking school and guild, The Workshop.