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Horse powered (treadmill) grain thresher


Fence hole post drill


Foot powered lathe


Pit saw set-up


Wooden geared rope maker
Standing end


Travelling end - demonstrator stands on plank and turns handle- whole apparatus travels forward as twist in rope develops


Cobblestone maker



Knife and other blade sharpener - note water dripping on stone


Several years ago at the festival a fellow craftsman asked me to make a small fish trap to catch sunfish and other small fish in his farm pond.  He never picked up the trap so I kept the trap for display.


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Absolutely terrific. Thank you for posting.

Oh, hey, do you make ropes?

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Absolutely terrific. Thank you for posting.

Oh, hey, do you make ropes?

Yes I do.  I make rope using the method described in this tutorial
hand drill rope making

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Good stuff!  Thanks!
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Thank you for taking and showing the pictures from the festival again this year.   I really enjoy seeing the different crafts people and how things used to be done.  If someone didn't take the time and show the effort to continue with them, they would soon be lost.   

I have never seen cobblestones being made anywhere before, but I have had the misfortune of working in a pit sawing demonstration! :lol:     Talk about a hard way to make a living! :-\

Very cool little hoop net......first time I've ever seen one that small.  Nice work, as always! :thumbsup:
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Thanks for taking the time to photograph the fair.  Lots of interesting stuff.  Your work is, as usual, just superb.  Neat machine for making rope, cobblestones were interesting.  I would like to attend that fair sometime.
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Good stuff as usual Asemery.  I participate in several craft fairs throughout the year but never get time to go visit the other craftsmen.  Gonna have to hire me an intern to keep the forge hot while I am dawdling around.
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Good stuff as usual Asemery.  I participate in several craft fairs throughout the year but never get time to go visit the other craftsmen.  Gonna have to hire me an intern to keep the forge hot while I am dawdling around.
The festival has a wonderful apprenticeship program whereby students from local schools get hands on training in all the crafts that are presented at the festival.  This is the seventh year for my apprentice.  He did a good job on demonstrating the craft by himself on the Friday of the festival when I was unable to attend.  It also enabled me to take pictures of a few of the more un usual crafts.  I left several out including
Cigar maker
Wheelwright
Cooper
Straw hat maker
Tinsmith
Hog butcher

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We'd love to see them all if you would like to post them. :hail:
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Excellent pictures. I'm a little curious about the lathe. At our state fair they had one and the spring boards were a sort of cantilever design under the lathe near the foot board.

This one looks to be above. did it incorporate any steel in the spring action or all woods?

Did the wheelwright build the hubs or just spoke them sort of premade hub/rim?
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We'd love to see them all if you would like to post them.
I should have said that I  did not take any picures of those crafts.  Maybe next year

Excellent pictures. I'm a little curious about the lathe. At our state fair they had one and the spring boards were a sort of cantilever design under the lathe near the foot board.

This one looks to be above. did it incorporate any steel in the spring action or all woods?

Did the wheelwright build the hubs or just spoke them sort of premade hub/rim?

I do no know the answer to either of your questions.  The Goschenhoppen Historians might be able to connect you with the craftsmen involved.  Go to the link
Folk Festival
and click on "contact us".