Chris Bender is a long-time tool collector and researcher.
He is on the board of directors of the Early American Industries Association (EAIA),
a national historic association, and has contributed to its journal, The Chronicle.
Chris is also the current president of the Long Island Antique Tool Collectors Association (LIATCA),
an organization designed to promote antique tool collection on Long Island.
He loves all tools, but for the past few years has been specializing in eighteenth-century American planes,
especially ones from the greater Boston area.
In addition, Chris does traditional woodworking and has carved many weathervanes and springerle boards.
He has also made Windsor chairs and other furniture using traditional hand tools.
Chris is enjoying life as a retired high school biology teacher.
See photo albums of prior events on photo sharing site SmugMug.
Home of the Chelmsford
The Old Mill Stream
Location of the first saw mill in town