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PATINA - The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc.

Welcome to PATINA

JULY 12, 2020



PATINA is proud to present Dr. Elmer Nahum, Author of Practical Clubmaking. Playing Bobby Jones’ home course of East Lake in the 1980s spawned Elm’s interest in golf history. Over the years, he has studied the early history of the game as well as biographies of notable players.

His woodworking focuses on making 18th and 19th-century furniture using hand tools and traditional methods. Reproducing a 19TH century long nose golf club is a natural convergence of these two hobbies and a golf motif finds its way into some furniture elements.

Elm maintains a woodworking blog, Unique Tips for Hand Tools, which includes posts on golf clubmaking. Each attempt at making a replica 19th-century golf club offers a chance to gain new insights into the traditional methods and history of clubmaking and woodworking.

The free time following retirement as an interventional radiologist allowed him to produce Practical Clubmaking, his first book.

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The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.

Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 350.

Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.

 

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