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Date(s) - 11/12/2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Campus Martius Museum

Reservations Required.

Cost: $25 per person

Topic: Timber Tools and Framing on the Frontier

nit.ty – grit.ty
Definition: The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation

The Nitty Gritty Series explores the finer aspects of chosen exhibits in Campus Martius and The Ohio River Museums. Presenters who have a special interest in their chosen topic will share their stories and expertise with participants. This program is for adults. Students ages 12-18 must have parental supervision.

Our final installment of Nitty-Gritty programs features pioneer hand tools used for cutting, hewing and shaping timber for use on frontier homesteads. Participants will learn how trees were felled and prepared for building and carpentry projects with common hand tools of the settlers. Demonstrating the broad axe, adze, slick, chisels and saws Dan Hedges will give a primer on how these tools were used and some insight into basic joinery. Guests will be given the opportunity to try their hand with modern reproductions of the tools on display in Campus Martius Museum, as well as taking a turn on a hand built shaving horse.

All Dates in this Series:

January 22 – Basic Traditional Gunsmithing Techniques of the 19th Century

February 5 – Quilling – Creating the Perfect Valentine

April 16 – Weaving Machines and Basic Weaving Techniques

May 21 – Steam Power on Land and Water

July 9 – Civil War Cannons and Mortars and Projectiles, Oh My!

August 20 – Modern Hand Quilting

November 12 – Timber Tools and Framing on the Frontier

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