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268281 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑04‑11 Duxbury shop
GGGG

Went to my grandkid’s Cub Scout dinner on Sunday and his best friend’s family
sat next to us.  Turns out the dad is a PhD student at the University of DE in
material culture.  He and 3 others, including his mentor, Dr. Garrison, just got
back from a 5 day session measuring and documenting this:

https://www.wcvb.com/article/18th-century-woodworking-shop-
found-in-duxbury/8203153

He was all over the building and benches and fixtures, even in the crawlspace
under the building, and they noted some rotten plates, but most of the building
is OK.

In addition, they are applying for National Landmark status.  I was able to send
him some links that would be helpful.

We spoke at length and he is not a woodworker so I was able to answer some
questions for him - and not answer some others.  I just got an email from him
and he said he would like me to critique his application especially in the area
of various tasks that would have been done in different areas of the shop on
different benches.

I will be asking for some help when he writes - can I count on youse guys??

Ed Minch
268282 Brian Welch <brian.w.welch@g...> 2019‑04‑11 Re: Duxbury shop
On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 6:19 PM Ed Minch  wrote:

> GGGG
>
> Went to my grandkid’s Cub Scout dinner on Sunday and his best friend’s
> family sat next to us.  Turns out the dad is a PhD student at the
> University of DE in material culture.  He and 3 others, including his
> mentor, Dr. Garrison, just got back from a 5 day session measuring and
> documenting this:
>
>
> https://www.wcvb.com/article/18th-century-woodworking-shop-
found-in-duxbury/8203153
>
> I will be asking for some help when he writes - can I count on youse guys??


That is one town over from where Peter Follensbee lives. I hope he will be
involved.

Brian
268283 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑04‑11 Re: Duxbury shop
He would be an excellent contact - thanks
268284 Nathan Goodwin <hiscarpentry@g...> 2019‑04‑11 Re: Duxbury shop
Peter was involved with the finding of it. He was one of the first there. He
wrote about it back in 2012. https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/the-cats-out-of-the-bag-
that-old-joiners-shop-you-saw-here-this-fall/

I drive past it almost every Sunday as it is between church and my in laws
house. Hey what’s the difference between in laws and outlaws?

Outlaws are wanted! 

Anyway, I would be available to help out somewhat. 

Nathan Goodwin 
H.I.S. Carpentry 
Honesty. Integrity. Service.
(617)347-6744
Blog: https://hiscarpentryblog
.wordpress.com/
268285 Nathan Goodwin <hiscarpentry@g...> 2019‑04‑12 Re: Duxbury shop
By the way Peter is quite reachable, I believe his contact info is on his blog
page somewhere. I know him a bit and have been to his home a few times. He is a
great guy.

Nathan Goodwin 
H.I.S. Carpentry 
Honesty. Integrity. Service.
(617)347-6744
Blog: https://hiscarpentryblog
.wordpress.com/
268286 Tom Dugan <tom_dugan@h...> 2019‑04‑12 Re: Duxbury shop
>>  can I count on youse guys??

Of course! And I'm amazed that the DE crew didn't have a woodworker (and old
tool guy) with them. I hope you gave them a stern talking to and a request to be
called if/when they're invited back.

And now I'm trying to recall Peter's talk at the Williamsburg symposium that
included a little bit on this shop. I'm pretty sure he and the others involved
in the initial survey have a pretty good handle on what a lot of the shop was
used for, but other parts had some mysteries. Definitely get these two groups
talking!

And if they're considering treating this as an archaeological site: https://www.nps.gov/nr/
publications/bulletins/arch/pt4.htm

-T
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From: OldTools  on behalf of Ed Minch 
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:17 PM
To: Wm. Fariss via OldTools
Subject: [OldTools] Duxbury shop

GGGG

Went to my grandkid’s Cub Scout dinner on Sunday and his best friend’s family
sat next to us.  Turns out the dad is a PhD student at the University of DE in
material culture.  He and 3 others, including his mentor, Dr. Garrison, just got
back from a 5 day session measuring and documenting this:

https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/
?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wcvb.com%2Farticle%2F18th-century-woodworking-shop-found-
in-duxbury%2F8203153&data=02%7C01%7C%7C554caee1d3f7422d470a08d6becbc234%7C84
df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636906179692003461&sdata=VBF%2B7irk
Yf2pexGgvVQiuMiD4LcFVgbjtH%2BDeNtlXs0%3D&reserved=0

He was all over the building and benches and fixtures, even in the crawlspace
under the building, and they noted some rotten plates, but most of the building
is OK.

In addition, they are applying for National Landmark status.  I was able to send
him some links that would be helpful.

We spoke at length and he is not a woodworker so I was able to answer some
questions for him - and not answer some others.  I just got an email from him
and he said he would like me to critique his application especially in the area
of various tasks that would have been done in different areas of the shop on
different benches.

I will be asking for some help when he writes - can I count on youse guys??

Ed Minch
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268287 Zachary Dillinger <zacharydillinger@g...> 2019‑04‑12 Re: Duxbury shop
I'd be honored to pitch in if called upon.
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Zachary Dillinger
517-231-3374
268288 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑04‑12 Re: Duxbury shop
Thanks Brian, Nathan and Tom.   I would like nothing more than to be invited
into this shop in the near future!

Ed Minch

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