Philippe Malo (Guest)
10-11-2001, 08:37 AM
Going to New Hampshire next week for 2/3 days.Going to stay in Waterville Valley area.
Any attractions there for a woodworker??Any wood related places to visit???Any tooll bargains to be had????
This trip is mostly for the wife(QUILTING).She is visiting a special quilting shop at Centre Harbor but i figure i might have a couple of hours to look around.
Any information would be appreciated....
10-11-2001, 11:32 AM
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That's just a hop away from Hangover, which is where I wreak my trade in swap for dollars every day.
Attractions ... wood related places ... you'll be right about in the thick of it, from the ubiquitous sound of chainsaws all 'round to the heaps of sawdust everybody's trying to get rid of. There are things of special interest everywhere up here.
Tool bargains? If you get the time, drop into Lebanon and find Miracle Mile. That's where Woodworker's Warehouse is. Best prices I can find anywhere for new stuff. If you want used, watch for yard sales & be prepared to grin a lot. Also be prepared to haggle, since an it's expected part of the yardsale protocol.
Take a peek before you travel at our local classifieds by going here:
...and keep watching it until you get here. Again - you're kinda' expected to haggle when you see the merchandise. Not before you see it, that gets annoying...
Want to see a working (not just functional, but actually in use) water-powered circular sawmill? Can't guarantee it'll be running when you get there, but take Vermont 113 from Thetford toward Chelsea. Just before you get to the Chelsea town line, while you're still coming down the hill, it'll be on your left. It's about four miles from my house.
Be sure to take good looks at the covered bridges in the area. A little further south you'll find the world's longest Fink truss wooden covered bridge. I don't remember offhand how long it is, but it's guaranteed to impress - all wood, ridiculously long, and it takes cars all day.
A lot of the covered bridges here are still metal-free except for roofing nails. They're largely post-and-beam, held together with trunnels.
...and we still lose them once in a while to %^&$$&%*& dump truck drivers who forget to lower their *&^*&%^$^%%*& dump beds before crossing the bridge... :(
...and WELCOME! :)
-- Tim --
10-12-2001, 12:29 PM
Thanx for the information.Will certainly try and get to the yard sales if we can.My wife loves them.
10-12-2001, 12:49 PM
Note: Watch for TOOLS at the yard sales.
I've bought a Sawzall and a right-angle drill for $5.00 each, and a miter saw (older Rockwell) for $8.00.
-- Tim --