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Around the Shop #25: A trip to the Hancock Shaker Village

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Blog entry by Don W posted 08-11-2014 12:28 PM 905 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Many more pictures, http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/hancock-shaker-village/

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All water powered

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 08-11-2014 12:59 PM

Nice workshop they had there.. What is the machine in image 3 for? Newer seen anything like that before

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 01:02 PM

That is a hand powered rotary planer.

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terryR

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 01:27 PM

Thanks for sharing, Don. Love the HUGE bandsaw…cannot imagine changing the blade alone! LOL.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 01:53 PM

My dream shop!!!!
Thanks for posting this.

-- Ed

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 02:53 PM

Don, do they still run the turbine, we saw one at Sturbridge and it was really impressive for being almost 200 years old.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 04:36 PM

Don I can about smell it from here :)

Jamie

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Don W

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 04:53 PM

Kevin. there was a water turbine running then machines, if that’s what your referring to.

I’ve been to Sturbridge as well, but its been a few years.

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#8 posted 08-11-2014 06:31 PM

Awesome.

Thanks Don.

-- ~Tony

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 06:36 PM

That is what I was referring to Don. The one at Sturbrige whined like a turbocharged diesel when it got up to speed. Awesome. I need to get back to Hancock, probably in the next week or so. Going to Old Deerfield Friday to take a second look at their six board chest collection at the Flint .

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Don W

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#10 posted 08-11-2014 06:56 PM

It’s not quiet by any stretch. It would be hard top work and listen to music without headphones.

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#11 posted 08-11-2014 07:08 PM

Love the bench in the first pic. Thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 08-11-2014 09:12 PM

its hard to see, but I think this has a sliding deadman

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#13 posted 08-12-2014 12:49 AM

Wow, what a collection of tools

-- Norman

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#14 posted 08-12-2014 01:41 PM

^I think my fav part of that shop scene is what you DON’T see…shop vac, planer, jointer, folgers cans full of stuff, pegboard, cheapo Borg storage bins, plywood scraps,...Wow, these guys NEED to publish a woodworking calendar!

Even the lathe looks like work is required! And the hewn trees for wall studs…very manly!

What’s the curvy parts hanging from the massive ceiling joists? Chair part templates?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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