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Blog entry by Rev_John posted 05-06-2012 09:37 PM 974 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working at The Elle Sharp Museum of Art and History as a 1800-1900 woodworker. We are currently working with early elementary kids from schools around the county and even as far as Detroit. We talk about what it was like on the marches and forests of Jacksonville (as it would be named during that time. I give the kids a change to try a double person saw, and a go at the shaving horse. I haven’t found one that doesn’t like it, once they try it. We also have a treadle lathe but the treadle doesn’t work yet. I get about 65 kids in 4 classes a day.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 10:15 PM

That’s awesome John, I’d love to attend this myself, bringing my youngest would be even better. Wish it was closer.

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 11:10 PM

My nephew says “cool beans”. I think that means something good!

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 11:16 PM

Very nice post John, I love to teach young folks

-- Custom furniture

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