|Project by lew||posted 05-30-2011 04:48 AM||4901 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
A friend of mine recently purchased the James Smith house. Smith was an American Revolutionary War patriot and lived only a few miles from here. The house was about to be destroyed to make room for a parking lot. It has now been dismantled and will be reassembled on another site. Included in the purchase was a large amount of top soil that surrounded the house. This will be sifted in an effort to find any small artifacts which may have survived.
I used an already built sifter as a pattern and just duplicated it- twice actually. It certainly isn’t Chippendale quality but should do nicely for what it is intended. Made from 1×4’s, drywall screws and metal screening (1/4” x 1/4” openings). Dados and rabbet joints.
Dirt is loaded into the top and then shook back and forth on the support leg which pivots on 1/2” bolts,washers and nuts.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.