Antique Tools in the Carpentry Window

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Another view of antique tools at the Carpentry building at Genesee Country Museum in Mumford, NY. Here above the window are a set of longer wooden planes and hanging are a wood brace, T-handled auger and a couple of scorps or travishers.

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ISO 320, F/7.1, 1/25 sec, 70 mm Lens

ISO 320, F/7.1, 1/25 sec, 70 mm Lens

Woodworking Planes in the Carpentry Shop

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At Genesee Country Museum in Mumford, NY, they have a wonderful carpentry or woodworking shop.  The lights were off in there this day and it was super dark.  I took this image with no flash and no tripod by cranking up the ISO.  These are all wooden molding planes with some rebate planes stacked on the shelves.  Each plane cuts a different shape or profile. On many you can see boxwood wear strips which are the bright yellow or lighter wood strips.

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ISO 320, F/7.1, 1/20 sec, 98 mm Lens, -2 step exposure

ISO 320, F/7.1, 1/20 sec, 98 mm Lens, -2 step exposure

Two Story Log House

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At Genesee Country Museum in Mumford, NY they have several log cabins and houses and this one is a large two story one.  It is very spacious really, with a chimney and all.  Inside they are demonstrating broom making in the traditional Shaker way.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/100 sec, 35 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/100 sec, 35 mm Lens

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Cute Houses of Genesee Country Museum

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While visiting Genesee Country Museum this Summer, I just love seeing the traditional houses they have collected and restored from all over our region.

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ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 40 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/320 sec, 40 mm Lens

Canoes on the Green at Paul Smith’s

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Here we are at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks and walking around “the green” or large open field.  Here many of the 270-300 canoes wait to go out on the water or be sold to members of the WCHA or Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. The canoe on the extreme left is a wood and canvas canoe with a two wood kayaks next to it. The next few are wood “strippers” because they are made of many wooden strips glued together and covered with fiberglass cloth and epoxy. I guess they are hybrids. The tent in the background is one of many where they do workshops on building canoes and forms along with paddles and seat caning.   For more on the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association see: WCHA.

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Canoe at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks

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Here we see the front end view of a wood and canvas canoe at the WCHA gathering at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks.   The WCHA stands for Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.   They have a meeting of 300-400 wooden canoe enthusiasts every year and 250-300 or more boats including canoes, sailboats and guideboats.For more on the WCHA see: WCHA

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Maritime Pulleys Everywhere

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Here  is a large collection of bronze pulleys and blocks used in the maritime trades. This table was set up at Paul Smith’s College at the WCHA gathering in the Adirondacks.  

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