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Red Rose Reproductions LLC was created to bring resurrected woodworking tools and reproduction furniture to the market.  Daniel R. Schwank, company founder, has made many tools for his own use, and decided that others may appreciate them too.

His interest in furniture began with my marriage in 1994, when he was introduced to woodworking by his Father-In-Law.  Thus began a journey to build his skill levels and knowledge of furniture design and construction, and later hand tools.  As a tool & die maker, Dan found woodworking and tool making to require many of the same skills and approaches to tasks as metal working does.  This also made it a natural transition into making tools.

Dan is primarily self taught, although he has taken quite a few classes devoted to18th century furniture styles and construction techniques, and plane making with Tod Herrli. His approach is a combination of both modern machinery and traditional hand tools, using traditional tools where it is appreciated the most, or is simply the best method of getting the desired result.

Red Rose Reproductions, located in Lancaster County, PA, is modest but well equipped. A lot of effort has been put into keeping the overhead down while at the same time striving to work as efficiently as possible. The result is pricing that is very competitive yet of high quality.