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Project Notebook-my-Winter-Projects,
I have bought machines so I and  visitors can actually carefully use
and show it. Uunlike most Museums. What should I restore and
demonstrate first?
I bought my antique Machines so I could save then for history, first
to to use them, then show real suff to kids, to feel use with their own
hands, and my guidance, use them carefully to make something real,
hands on. My  view, to be really understood, these things were made
to work, and to work a long long time if used reasionably. Guests
can actually touch then, no, use them to make something simple, but
usefull and learn tactlely what grandfathers life    was really like and
what did for us, and how easy we really have              it now, why it
was done the way it was. That the they did                      pretty well
considering what they had  to work with.                       That the were
pretty smart and had to  use a lot                                   more  
ingenuity than we do today, and work                                  a lot lot
longer - harder. What we have now, is                                                  
                   because of him, and them.
What to do right now while iI have a
few free minutes......

This is from Diderot Encyclopedia of
Trades and Industry
L'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire Raisonne
des Sciences,des Arts et des Metiers"
Forge and carve a Wheellock,  
Flintlock ect....
Fix the running gear on my wagon from Montana,above
pictures of a wagon in Sauder farms Museum.
Restore my shepard lathe with the pin striping and reproduce the treadle.
Below, Reference photos of Machines I would love to
buy to restore and use them in the future.
Forge and carve a Wheellock,  Flintlock ect....
Detail photos of the
parts inside the lock
springs pins ect
inside a Wheellock,  
I'm a Klingon thaT needs to
terrorise his Talor INto
correctING his work on my
uniform. ( the uniform i
am building from photos)
HFM Actual klingon uniforn in the
Museum not on display as of yet.
Put a Turret on my Circ.
1900 F.E.Reed Prentice
Who remembers the Birdsell
clover hull ( threshing machine
for clover)

Thanks to iron age magazine.
Build a working copy of the above Lancashire pattern wheel-cutting engine to
make period clock gears, nineteenth century.

photo from
Above, Birdsell Alfalfa Threshing
Machine I bought needs a little  
help to restore or even  use for
1906 parts.