In my above video I share my recent tour of the traditional carpenter & cooper workshop in at Middleton Place, a former plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. Sorry, the video is a little shaky. But fortunately my photos below are not!
Ahhh, what could be better than a traditional workshop in a heavenly location like this? (pssst…ignore the aligators)
Nobody was manning their workshop station while I poked my head into this workshop, so I just gave myself a tour. I really don’t know any history about this workshop. I only know that I felt great being inside it!
A few wooden plow planes, jack planes, and jointer planes.
The workshop seems to be entirely lit by candles, which gave it an amazing feeling.
I love photographing different styles of shaving horses, and admiring the craftsmanship. Unfortunately the modern-day craftsman that built this reproduction shaving horse missed some critical details: He/she put all the pegs & wedges in line with the bench’s grain. When the wedge expands outward it causes the board to split…below is a perfect example of what I saw on nearly all the wooden benches at Middleton Place! A sure sign that all the benches were made by the same person.
Yes, my family and I got to milk this lovely cow…mmm…warm milk.
Sorry, but I just have to share some photos of my little family in a lovely place.
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