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Blog series by wdkits1 updated 01-18-2012 03:11 PM 5 parts 8955 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Another Cornsheller

12-24-2011 07:02 PM by wdkits1 | 3 comments »

Hi everyoneYou may remember that I did a complete restoration of a 1900 Hocking Valley cornsheller last year. That was a very interesting and challenging project and I enjoyed bringing back a little bit of history with the restoration. I did a video of the operation of the corn sheller and have received lots of comments from folks asking about the project. I recently received an e-mail from a gentleman in Mississippi who is interested in having me restore his cornsheller.This is a Hocking ...

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Part 2: Just enough to work with

12-31-2011 07:20 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

When I restored the first Hocking Valley Cornsheller I had enough of the original pieces to get most of the measurements needed to do the build, plus I found plenty of photos on the web to use to get the details worked out. This project is a little different mainly because most of the original wooden parts of the sheller are either missing or are in such bad shape that I had to work from memory to get it done.I began the restoration by breaking down all of the metal pieces into smaller ...

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Part 3: The Paint Job

01-09-2012 03:03 PM by wdkits1 | 1 comment »

Although The cornsheller doesn’t require a paint job to make it functional, I think it adds a whole lot to the overall appeal to the project and does add a little bit of historical value. In order to make the frame of the cornsheller look old, I begin by sanding all of the frame components to 100 grit to roughen it up a bit. I then mixed a water based acrylic paint with water to make a very thin wash and applied to the white oak frame with a foam brush. This will give the appearance...

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Part 4: IT'S Done

01-11-2012 03:34 PM by wdkits1 | 5 comments »

The old saying—-A picture is worth a thousand words certainly applies here. I bolted all of the metal components of the cornsheller in place and gave it a test run. Will do a demonstration video this weekend on the operation of the Improved Hocking Valley Cornsheller. This was a fun project.

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Part 5: The video

01-18-2012 03:11 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

Hi everyoneJust got my video released on my latest restoration project so give it a look see and tell me what you think. Hope you enjoy.

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