Thurmond Knight, Violinmaker
385 Hinman Settler Road
Glover, Vermont 05839
|Directions to my shop:
From I-93 or I-91. I-93 joins I-91 in St. Johnsbury,
Vermont. Continue north on I-91 to Exit 25, and turn left at the off ramp
onto Route 16 heading south toward Glover. Continue on through Glover, and 3 miles
south of Glover, turn right onto Shadow Lake Road. Go 2.5 miles and turn left onto
Hinman Road. This is a gravel road which goes up-hill. Go 0.4 miles and turn
left into my driveway. The number on the mailbox is 385, and you can see my barn and
pasture from the road. The house and shop are up behind some trees.
From I-89: Take
the Montpelier exit and go East on Route 2 towards East Montpelier. In East
Montpelier, go straight at the blinking light onto Route 14. Travel to Hardwick and
in Hardwick go straight through the blinking light (you are now on Route 15).
Continue on Route 15 for about two miles and turn left onto Route 16. Travel on
Route 16 for about 20 minutes and turn left onto Shadow Lake Road (there is a red two
story house on the corner with a tall flagpole). Go 2.5 miles and turn left onto
Hinman Road. Go up the hill 0.4 miles and turn left into my driveway. The
number on the mailbox is 385. My barn is visible from the road, and the house and
shop are up the drive behind a clump of trees.
I have an open shop policy, with no
"secrets" to hide. You are welcome to come visit me any time. If you
come to visit in the winter, please put on your best snow tires first, or better yet, call
me when you get to Currier's Country Store in Glover and I'll drive down to pick you
up. I would love to give you a tour of the shop and walk you through the steps of
violin making. I am also available to give talks on the art of making instruments and
would be happy to make these presentations to schools or elsewhere.
For those of you who travel long distances to visit us here in Glover, we
would like to suggest you stay overnight before you head back down-country. Just 2
miles from our shop is a wonderfully cheerful Bed and Breakfast, Rodgers Country Inn, owned and run by Jim and Nancy Rodgers. The farmstead has been in
their family many generations, settled by their Scottish ancestors. Please visit
their website at: www.virtualvermont.com/rodgers/