I am planning a leisurely motorcycle ride from the area around
Columbus, Ohio, to Trenton, New Jersey, during the first week of July.
I am looking for recommendations for woodworking-related stops along
the way. I am already considering a stop in Muncy, PA, to visit the
Grizzly folks. What else is out there? I don't need to go to the
Wharton Esherick museum in Paoli this trip, since it is so close to
home, but what else should I see?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. .. cheers.
Eugene Nine wrote:
> Swing through Holmes County OH and tour some of the Amish workshops.
If you do that, the make sure you stop and get some cheese as well as
Back when I was still in high school, would run down to Holmes county
on the bike (a baby Harley) to go fishing and you guessed it buy
cheese and bologna.
Just remember, stores are closed on Sunday.
You say that the Esherick Museum is close to home? Have you been?
By all means stop at the Mercer Museum in Bucks County, PA.
If you like old tools, this is a Mecca.
Visit the former workshop of Nakashima while you are close. His
daughter runs it now.
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
Winterthur (http://www.winterthur.org /) may be worth a visit if you
like seeing some historical woodworking. They have a display called "In
Wood" with an 81th century cabinet makers workbench.
If you're passing near York, there is http://www.wilkemachinery.com
home to Yorkcraft and Bridgewood. And, if you're near York, on a
motorcycle, you've got to visit
A bit off track, but interesting none the less,
http://www.decoymuseum.com/ in Haver de Grace, MD has a collection of
some 1200 carved decoys.
The Pittsburgh Regional History Center has a rather large collection
on display: The Prine collection of Woodworking planes
239 planes dating from 1803 to 1875. Collected by Charles W. Prine,
Jr, who researches their origins and makers in the book:
Planemakers of Western Pennsylvania and Environs.
May no harm befall you,
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
If you leave a week earlier you could go to the National Woodturning
AAW show in Loiuisville KY and see the Louisville slugger baseball bat
factory turning bats across the street, and they have some other well
know turners exhibits close by.
Not that it is all that special, but Woodcraft's Corporate
headquarters store is in Parkersburg, WV. Cross the Ohio on Rt. 50 and
go up Rt. 68 North. After the visit continue on 68 North and it
becomes Rt. 2 North and goes all the way up the Northern Panhandle.
Hit Rt. 22 about Weirton and cut over to the Pittsburgh area to see
that collection of planes someone mentioned.
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