Hoping that future generations will be interested in folk art and hand crafts we have launched into a small but interesting addition to the Manor.
Finding the metal mechanical parts to various pieces of broom equipment, we have painstakingly reconstructed the equipment that was used in the late 1800's. Some of the equipment even has 1878 stamped on the metal work. Having a local mill run some oak lumber, then David and Tammy Springer donate some solid Cherry lumber, we went to work.
None of this would have even been possible without the gracious and patient help from Wayne and Lisa Thompson of Leighton Alabama who not only are good godly friends, but master craftsmen in the area of broom making.
None of this could have been accomplished with out the incredible help of my Dad, Edgar Michael. His ideas and tips as well as his skill as a woodworker were invaluable.
Below are some photos of the process and end result of the equipment.