Members of the Woodworkers of Central New York returned to the Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum to demonstrate woodworking during the 2020 New York State Farm Show. Held on Thursday thru Saturday, February 27-29, the Show ran from 8:30am to 4pm. The Woodworkers deviated from our "usual" demonstrations at the Museum with members using an electrified lathe and scrollsaw along with demos of hand carving, gluing up boards for projects, and hand tool use! Our treadle lathe was there and drew interest as well.
This is the second year the Friends opened the Museum during the annual Farm Show. This 92 year old building is traditionally open only during the New York State Fair. Despite the cold, wind, and occasional snow, we had quite a few visitors to the Museum with several indicating that they've been coming to the Fairgrounds for 50 years and never knew the building was there! Our Museum updates are nearly complete! With the silo exhibit gone from the center, you can now see the cabin and people can walk around easier. On Saturday, our Carvers used this new open space to demonstrate their craft and answer visitors questions.
Enjoy the photos galleries below. The first shows our participation, while the second shows the updated Museum and the crowds we had at times during the event.
Our Participation in the 2020 New York State Farm Show!
Some Photos of the Museum
Our Participation in 2019
Mitch Works to Sharpen Saws & Planes During the 3 Days