buckhorn76
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knowing what fine woodworking brian does and his love for it, i thought these photos might be of interest. my grandfather [mother's dad] had a mill in peterborough. much of the intricate work he produced can still be seen in many of the older buildings in peterborough and surrounding area. the mill was powered by the otonabee river and stood where part of quaker oats is today. you don't see any power lines in the photo ! he worked for his uncle and purchased the mill from him. the mill was operational until 1948 when he retired at age 81. i have a cherry wood corner cabinet and grandfather clock hand made by him. the mass produced stuff of today can't compare eh brian ? :D







 
Very interesting story about the mill. Back in the day, these guys were real craftsman. Nothing today even comes close.
That cherry wood corner unit is a fine example of the work that these individuals did. And by the way, cherry is probably my favorite wood. The detail that could be achieved with out the use of shapers and CNC routers is amazing. Can't you just see your grandpa sitting there with a few chisels and a knife. Not many left with this kind of talent.
Hang on to those pieces for as long as you can...... sentimental value is obvious, but there is also a real value here as well.
Thanks for sharing.
 
Not to hijack the thread......Colin has an e-mail showing a man carving
a tree trunk to display a by-gone lifestyle in China.
Apart from the detail...what makes this exceptional is the length of
the carving....some 27 ft. long and ~5 ft. tall.

Tony,
welland
 
Not to hijack the thread......Colin has an e-mail showing a man carving
a tree trunk to display a by-gone lifestyle in China.
Apart from the detail...what makes this exceptional is the length of
the carving....some 27 ft. long and ~5 ft. tall.

Tony,
welland

Yes, I have seen that a few time Tony. It is quite remarkable.
 
Your Grandad was quite the craftsman for sure Doug -- Almost nothing is hand-made any more.
It's nice to see some workmanship from back in the day.


Thanks for sharing.

Colin.
 
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