Hank Gevedon

Hank Gevedon has a Bachelor’s of Science in technology education, secondary education, as well as a Master’s degree in technical education, and a principalship in vocational education. Hank started blacksmithing and toolmaking in 1978, he has taught technology education, woodworking, welding, creative problem solving, and a wide variety of other technical classes over the past 35 years. Hank taught as part of the Eliot Wigginton Foxfire network while he was teaching woodworking at Everett High School in Harlan County. Hank has taught middle school, high school as well as college in Harlan County, Lee County, Lincoln County, and Madison County. Hank is the blacksmith demonstrator at Renfro Valley, He is the head of Research and Design at Protobench LLC, and he currently operates Reptile Toolworks and the Reptile Tool School. Reptile Toolworks manufactures outdoors and survival items and is the home of Whiskey knives and other small batch blades. Reptile Tool School is an educational program designed to introduce students to a wide variety of time honored skills and crafts, in a make and take atmosphere. Classes are currently being taught in Rockcastle County, Lexington, Berea and other areas in the state of Kentucky.