Friday, January 31, 2014

Conestoga Wagon Jack

I finally found a Conestoga wagon jack I could afford. I love these things because of their history, age, and the blacksmith skills it took to make.

This one is dated 1797 and is in bad shape. I didn't want a museum quality one I wanted one so I could examine the inner workings and see how it was constructed. Someday I would like to make one, but for now, I am going to study this one and restore it to working order. Should be fun and I plan on taking lots of pictures and drawings and posting them on the blog.


2 comments:

Keith H. Burgess said...

Excellent find! Well done.
Good post. Shared.
Keith.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

Frontier Carpenter said...

Thanks Keith should be a fun project.