View Full Version : Woodworking in Upstate NY or Boston?

Charlie Kocourek
08-01-2005, 10:30 PM
My wife and I are going to visit some relatives in the northeast. Specifically, Lake George, NY, Bingimton, NY, & Springfield, MA. We are also going to spend a day in Boston. I know there is a whole world of woodworking in that area! Does anyone know of a good woodworking tourstist type of acctractions that will be close to any of these destinations?

Lou Morrissette
08-02-2005, 8:36 AM

One place that comes to mind is the old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, Ma. It still manufactures oval frames on ancient belt driven eccentric lathes that are realy scarry. Arlington is only about 15 miles west of Boston. Check it out.
www.oldschwambmill.org (http://www.oldschwambmill.org). Have a great trip.


Roger Myers
08-02-2005, 1:40 PM
For Period Furniture, check out Historic Deerfield and also The Peabody Essex Musuem. Check out Berkshire Products in Sheffield (Western) Mass for lumber, and All Righteous Hardwoods (North of Boston on Rte 1) for exotics and burls...
There is a woodcraft supply in Woburn mass and another in Newington NH (1 hour north of Boston). There is an outstanding exhibition by the NH Furniture Masters on display at the Currier Galery of Art in Manchester NH.

Any particular area of interest, and we can offer more specific advice....

Enjoy the area!!


Rich Konopka
08-02-2005, 4:18 PM

I would recommend stopping off at Hancock Shaker Village (http://www.hancockshakervillage.org/) in the Berkshires. It is beautiful country and is exit 1 off the Mass Pike between Albany and Springfield. Here are some of the photos (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showpost.php?p=194171&postcount=57) when I went earlier this summer. There is also the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. PM me if you have any additional questions.

Ernie Kuhn
08-06-2005, 6:13 PM
I think Sturbridge Village (very close by to Springfield) has an old furniture or rifle making shop as well. Rich will have to confirm.