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Blog entry by llwynog posted 08-24-2011 07:27 PM 1100 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Friends.

I am in New Hampshire for work this week but I will have a little time for me before I fly back to France on Saturday.

Any interesting woodworking-related places in New Hampshire ? I would be interested in tool shops, antiques or even Lumberjocks workshops etc…

I have already been to Woodcraft in Portsmouth and this is the only woodworking-related place I know of in New Hampshire.
I considered going to Maine to visit Lie Nielsen Shop but I am afraid that without a GPS I might not be able to go back to Boston Airport in time… I will mostly be traveling IC93.

Any idea welcome.

Cheers,

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather



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Kerry Drake

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 08:25 PM

There is a Rockler in Salem. Canterbury Shaker Village is in…well Canterbury.

Lie Nielsen Toolworks is 118 miles from Portsmouth, NH. It will take about 2 1/2 hours one way to get there, once you get to Portsmouth.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

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Steven Davis

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 09:34 PM

Cross the border and check out the American Precision Museum in Windsor Vermont. Very, very cool and might be on your way back to Boston.

Depending on how much time you have, the Shelburne Museum is amazing and has a large collection of antique handtools. It is on the other side of the state from NH, but they are small states. :)

-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.playnoevil.com/ and http://www.stelgames.com/

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llwynog

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 09:46 PM

Kerry, Steven, thanks a lot.
This is why I love Lumberjocks.

I will have a look at all these ideas this eveninng at the hotel and will try to decide which intinery to choose.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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CampD

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 10:09 PM

While you were in Porstmouth go to Strawberry Bank on the seashore, 18th century Ship building museum and a recreation of the way life was during that time. Really neat this time of the year.

-- Doug...

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Hoosierwoodcraft

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 10:52 PM

You know they built a lot of clipper ships there. I visited the Portsmouth ship museum right in the center of town open most days. Created a video on the clipper ship Sea Serpent built there. Can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7udFvkNnrA

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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llwynog

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#6 posted 08-25-2011 06:18 PM

Thanks everyone. I checked the road and I will probably go to the Shaker Village and, if I have time, to Rockler.
Tom, Nice video.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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