Woodworking evolution talk in Westernville Thursday

WESTERNVILLE — "The Evolution of Woodworking-1600 to the Present" will be the program for the Town of Western Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday in Liberty Hall, 9213 Main St.

Following a brief business meeting, members and guests can hear member Max Rodgers’ talk. He has been working with wood since he was a teenager. Rodgers spent 21 years in the Air Force, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1981 as a senior master sergeant, and began expanding on his woodworking hobby.

Rodgers and his wife, Joyce, moved to Camden in 1985, where he set up a woodworking shop, and continued to study the history of woodworking tools. He has a large collection of vintage hand tools, which he has used to make a variety furniture and household items. Some of his tools, and items he has made, will be on display.

The society meets each month on the third Thursday, September through May. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Veronica Murphy at 827-4179.