Candle Stands At Roy’s Place

This past weekend I taught the second Shaker candle stand class this year at The Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, NC (forgot my camera on the first one!). I have done this class at other schools over the years but with electric lathes. At Roy's we use a treadle lathe in keeping with the hand tool... Continue Reading →

Issac Youngs Wall Clock

In my opinion, there are few Shaker objects that are as special as the Issac Newton Youngs wall clocks. My reason for thinking this it not just the clocks themselves but the man that made them, he is a pretty good story too. If you have any interest at all in Shaker furniture it is... Continue Reading →

Shaker Furniture Free Resources

There are two very good online resources for Shaker furniture that most folks do not seem to be aware of. Hancock Shaker Village has their entire collection cataloged in a searchable database with photos, overall dimensions and what time frame the pieces date to. You can check it out here. Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon also... Continue Reading →

Shaker In The Can

If you have an interest in Shaker history, the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon maintains an excellent blog you may want to check out. I am not sure who authors the posts and picks the subjects but they do a great job of keeping it interesting. The topic of the latest post is about a... Continue Reading →

Pummeled by Pommels

I've been working on a near copy of a bed from the collection at Hancock Shaker Village the past couple of weeks. They have many beds in the collection, this one is my favorite. This example originated at Hancock, made sometime in the early 19th century and is still sporting it's original green paint. When... Continue Reading →

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