-- Old Ways Days --


At Old Ways Days, the third weekend in October, not only can you see things you’ve never seen before, you’ll be able to do things you’ve never done before!

Of course the antique machinery will be operating, the bands playing, there’ll be plenty of great food.  But this year we’ll be introducing “Tools for kids (and adults) to try.”  You can try at least six different ways to drill wood, from the pod auger to the bit braces and boring machine.  There’ll be as many ways to plane wood – block and jack planes, molding, and matching planes – “Just plane fun.”

“There’s a saw for every purpose” will feature cross cut saws- bring a partner.

And “Turn, turn, turn” treadle lathes to use.  Plus you can use a froe and a shaving horse and work with the blacksmith at the forge. 

All to the rhythm of old timey, bluegrass and bluesy bands.  Also this year for the first time we’ll have working steam models and toys.
           
As before, you can watch timber framing, and turning on the steam engine powered lathe.  And try steam bending oak yourself.

We have even more hiking trails than last year along the stream and through the fields and forest.

You’ll just have to come find out if the windmill will be pumping water or the tractors and old engines sawing wood.  But as always there’ll be no lack of things to see and DO.

For more information about this event contact Dave Emerson at 603-783-4403 or efurnitr@comcast.net.

band
 
 
band
 
 
band
 
 
band
 
 
band
 
 
band
 
   
   
site design by: Happy Mac Solutions, LLC