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Chris Behre

I have been working with wood for most of my life, in one form or another.  In the 1970s I began to work with and collect antique woodworking tools, which has continued to this day.  In 1998 I moved up to the mountains to make wood working my profession.  After a few jobs furniture making, I began to work more in the small craft area.  About 15 years back I got interested in Shaker crafts and began to make their oval boxes.  So far I have made about 1400 of them.  About the same time I also began to do wood turning.


My wife got me interested in historic re-enacting, which fit in to my work with older hand tools.   We do some journey-man woodworking in 17th & 18th century Scottish events, but mainly have settled into doing colonial events.


I was accepted in the Village of Yesteryear at the State Fair in Raleigh and have done that for 7 years.  I am also listed in Hand Made in America.  Over ten years ago I was asked to work on the Biltmore Estate as a resident crafter in what we now call Antler Hill Barn.  There I am the shop master for the wood working shop I do wood turning, making toys and Shaker boxes.  The work there is done with early 1900s tools and techniques.

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