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Forum topic by oldwood posted 08-22-2016 03:11 AM 614 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2016 03:11 AM

Wife and I returned to the Gulf Coast yesterday after a few days in Southeast Ohio celebrating our 50th. On our last day we visited the Walther Museum in Dover. For anyone who appreciates fine woodcarving or just exceptional craft of any kind you need to see this guys work. I have seen wook by some of the best carvers in the world but this is in a class by itself. His carvings are 1/2” to 12” scale models of steam locomotives with literally thousands of moving parts. He did the complete Lincoln funeral train using only ebony and ivory, it is almost 6’ long and is accurate down to the rivets in the steel.
He was also an excellent knife makers and members of his family are still making these knives and these are for sale there.
Check it out on line and if you are in the area don’t miss it. Allow at least two hours or more to see it all

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 03:34 AM

Thanks Hans. I’ll put it on my to see list. I’ll be in that area next summer.

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 09:07 AM

There simply isn’t a strong enough word.
Here’s a link to the museum’s site.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 12:16 AM

We stop there every time we camp in the Amish country in Winesburg. That is a fabulous museum and the trains are priceless.

I would like to suggest that if you are in that area to see Mr Wurther’s grandson’s museum. It used to be in Charm Ohio but they moved out in the country more and I don’t have the address. The grandson is equally as talented and he builds exact scale model ships. He is often in the museum shop and you can see him work and talk to him about the processes he uses.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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