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Forum topic by Andy Brownell posted 08-19-2009 11:49 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andy Brownell

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08-19-2009 11:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource cherry maple walnut shaker

Does anybody have references to local sawyers or even some shaker communities that would be selling flitch cut logs?
I was inspired by a seminar at the Woodworking in America Conference last week by Brian Boggs on grain design, and figured I would start looking around for availability?

-- Andy Brownell


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#1 posted 08-20-2009 12:25 AM

Are any Shaker communities still in existence?

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 12:26 AM

There are are a couple places near Cinci … have you contacted Frank Miller ?

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 12:29 AM

Here are a few local possibilities:

Vineyard Hardwoods in Alexandria, KY.

Also, the following folks are down the road from me in Northern Kentucky.

A & M Custom Mobile Sawmill
3500 Rector Road
Morningview, KY 41063
859 468-1249

Contact the Wood-Mizer folks in Indianapolis. They market a portable sawmill that is popular. Ask them for possible sawmill operators in your area. I have seen a couple of these in Cincinnati area.

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 12:35 AM

There are several Shaker community museums in the Cincinnati and Kentucky area.
However, the original residents haven’t been around for about a hundred years.

There are several thriving Amish communities in this part of the world.
However, they don’t do email. :)

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 01:29 AM

First Shakers were of a religion that was you had to recruit.

“One obvious reason for the sect’s decline is that unlike other Utopian communities, it was not marriage-based, and thus did not renew its numbers with children born into families. Because Shakers were celibate, their communities could grow only by constantly bringing in new converts, but as the nineteenth century progressed, new converts were harder to come by. “

Can’t keep going with a sales pitch like that.

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