|Project by GuyK||posted 05-25-2007 01:26 PM||2585 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Over the last year I have become involved with a local organization( non profit) that is preserving a 400 acre farm not far from my home. The farm is a incredible place with rolling hills covered in tree’s, with all the types you would expect to find in Northeastern Pennsylvania ( Maples, Hemlock, Pine, Cherry etc ) . I volunteer with some woodwork for them.
In the photos you can see my latest project.
The Double Tree( where they attach the horse’s, I didn’t know what is was either ) that was on the wagon was in poor condition so they asked if I could build another one. Not knowing one thing about this type of work, I said sure why not. Should be a great learning experience and it was. It is 160 inches long, which in its self was a challange trying to get it into my basement shop. All the metal was in poor shape and needed a lot of TLC and hours of rust removal with a wire wheel on the end of a drill. The long tounge portion is oak while the cross member and the Double Tree itself is made of ASH. It was a fun project and I have been getting a lot of compliments on it.
-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org