Colonial woodworking history, how to oil teak outdoor furniture - PDF Review

Categories: Wooden Work Bench | Author: admin 11.01.2014

My Name is Chris Schleier and I have a passion for Colonial era American history, as well as teaching woodworking, 18th century living history, and making period furniture. Shaping a Windsor chair spindle on the front porch of the Thompson Academy at North Augusta Living History Park. Find history, education, museums, kid's games, citizenship, publications, & multimedia.


Learn about current research, including archaeology, architecture, digital history, & the Library. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation tradespeople make their wares by hand, hands that hold tools, eighteenth-century style tools.
Gauges, tongs, punches, needles, ladles, hammers, ink balls, knives, stamps, saws, awls, bits, rules, hooks, compasses, chisels, spoke shaves, lasts, blockheads, gouges, shuttles, planes, clamps, squares, —examples of tools taken up each day by the cabinetmakers, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, silversmiths, cordwainers, wigmakers, printers, apothecaries, binders, coopers, weavers, cooks, carpenters, and others who pursue traditional crafts at Historic Area sites.


Fashioned to replicate the functions and appearances of instruments used by colonial artisans, they often are, in their arrangements in the shops and stores where they are used and must be ready to hand, as interesting, and sometimes as handsome, as the furniture, cloth, houses, books, shoes, rifles, hardware, food, and fashions they, among other things, are used to reproduce.



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