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Forum topic by kiefer posted 05-03-2015 03:03 PM 1412 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2015 03:03 PM

Found this site today and thought I share the link to this wonderful site .
It’s right here in Edwardsburg, Michigan!

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 05-03-2015 03:40 PM

Wow, they sure put some time into those tools. I’d be afraid to use one. They seem to be too nice to use.


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

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 06:01 PM

Simply amazing!

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 06:18 PM

Boy, you sure don’t see tools like that anymore.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 06:31 PM

That museum is not far from you in Edwardsburg, Michigan,
I wish it was that close to me I sure would take a tour .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 06:49 PM

Wow! I loved seeing all the wooden beam compasses. Almost makes me want to go back to Michigan. Thanks for sharing, Klaus.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 10:52 AM

Only a 9 hour drive for me. :-)

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan .. Soon Holland, Michigan)

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 10:23 AM

This makes me sad. The museum is packed up and in storage. Read about it here.
YouTube video from 2008 here.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 11:51 AM

Holy Moly!! Thnx for the link Klaus, and Candy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 05-13-2015 12:00 PM

What a wonderful insight to the past. My son has an interest in history, specifically the nobility and Royalty of the time. I’m sure if they were anything like their decendents of today they would not be worthy of meeting.

Me on the other hand, my interest is in the everday man and how they helped shape and build the world we live in now. The skill and ingenuity is always conveyed when I look at or pcik up such a piece from yesteryear. I wonder what the man looked like, specialised in, worried about and what was his inspiration for forming the particular tool i was holding.

I expect much of the ‘ornamentation’ and aesthetics of the piece were an after thought and not relevant to the functionality of the item. Did he produce the carvings or accessories during his lunch break or in the evenings to pass the time as we would do with a TV set now a days.

Either way, we do not see so much in the way of skill or talent evident in tools now.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#10 posted 05-19-2015 02:02 PM

Some truly wonderful tools there. Thanks Klaus.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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