Hocking Valley Corn Sheller Restoration #1: Before Pics

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 05-10-2010 09:18 PM 3696 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone
As most of you know I love scrolling and creating intarsia but in order to keep the doors open at midlothian woodworks I also do custom woodworking , furniture repair and restoration work. so here are a few photos of my newest restoration project.These are the “before ” pics of a Hocking Valley corn sheller
(circa 1900) that I have been commissioned to rebuild and make functional.I will be using quarter-sawn white oak for the wood. Should be a fun project.

Legs have been cut off but all of the mechanical parts are there.

Can’t salvage any of the old wood due to rot and post beetles but enough left for accurate measurements

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 10:12 PM

That is a great project, i like to see old tolls and machinery restored. I am looking for some photos or plans for a wooden base for a grinding wheel, i have two stone wheels and i would like to make base that is foot operated for them. i am excited to see how your project turns out.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 10:22 PM

Well, now that you shown us the before photo’s, you know we want to see the after photo’s


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#3 posted 05-11-2010 12:38 AM

Looks like an interesting project. My dad used to fix up stuff like that for Little Bro and me to turn. WE finaly convienced him to put an electric motor on the silage cutter ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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