Shenandoah Tool Works

Shenandoah Tool Works is the collaboration of two Virginia woodworkers and carvers—Jeff Fleisher and Norm Reid—who saw the need for high quality woodworking tools at an affordable price.  

  Our premium brass and steel mallet heads are fabricated in a Vermont family-owned foundry. The handles are hand turned to our own specifications in our New Market and Delaplane workshops.  We use only the highest quality figured domestic and exotic hardwoods. 

Our birdcage awl shank is fabricated using O1 steel shank and produced by a blacksmith friend formerly located in VA and now living in Minnesota.  The awl handles, like our mallet handles, are turned in our New Market and Delaplane workshops.


 Jeff Fleisher - I have been working with wood -- carving, furniture building and woodturning -- for over 25 years.  My focus on woodcarving is a style called “Chip Carving” which is a decorative style of carving.  I incorporate my interests in these various mediums into my woodworking pieces.   My work has been featured in the book, The Art of Chip Carving, by Wayne Barton, the leading chip carver in the United States.  I teach ‘Fundamentals of Woodworking’, ‘Building a Shaker Table’ and 'Build a Period-style Keepsake Box' classes at the Woodcraft store in Leesburg, VA and chip carving at the North Bennett Street School in Boston, MA.  I  am a former president of both the Northern Virginia Carvers and the Woodturners of the Virginias in Mt. Jackson, VA.  You can see examples of my work at

 Norm Reid - I enjoy both woodworking and woodturning in my shop in Delaplane, VA.  I turn high-end pens using figured domestic and exotic hardwoods.  As a recognized expert on old hand planes, I teach hand plane restoration and hand plane usage classes at two Virginia Woodcraft stores.   I am a past president of the Woodturners of the Virginias.  I am also the author of the book "Choosing and Using Handplanes" which we offer on this site under the Books category.