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):
- “How To Build Shaker Furniture” by Tom Moser
- “Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture” by Kerry Pierce
- “Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture & Woodenware” (Vols, 1, 2 & 3) by Ejner Handberg
- “The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World” (This place is 4 miles from Hancock)
Thanks for producing this fantastic video!
You’re welcome James!