Incredible Water Powered Wood Shop at Hancock Shaker Village

//Incredible Water Powered Wood Shop at Hancock Shaker Village

Check out my above video of my private tour of the water-powered, belt-driven woodworking machine shop at the historical Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I’ll admit that I forgot to publish this last year along with the other videos!


Hancock volunteer Ted Williams gave Will Myers and I a private tour of this workshop, and let us use the belt-driven lathe and bandsaw (a rare treat)! If you missed the previous parts, watch them here to learn more about this incredible Shaker village and about the furniture-making DVDs that Will Myers and I filmed footage for there. Here’s a few other photographs of this beautiful Hancock Shaker Village:





Check out Hancock’s website here, and visit their free furniture database here to get ideas for shaker furniture projects.


Here are some photos of the furniture that Will and I have (or will) be making tutorial DVDs for:


Above, of course, is the Shaker Candle Stand featured in our latest DVD (buy it here). Below is the Isaac Youngs Hanging Wall Clock that Will and I will be filming soon.


Click here to add your email address to a Google Form list if you want to be notified when this clock DVD is released!


You can see more details and photos that I took of this clock here.


Here are some links to a couple of my favorite books on building Shaker furniture (gorgeous furniture photos):



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About the Author:

Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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