travel #1: Ephrata Cloister, Lancaster County PA

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Blog entry by John posted 04-22-2012 02:06 AM 1323 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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THANK YOU to – I have driven by the Cloisters a million times, but until I read about it in her blog, I never considered going.

workbench in the workshop from the Ephrata Cloister.

(pictures go here – but no joy in posting flickr pics, please click the link below)

The English Style workbench had no stretchers across the front or back – but on closer inspection, I think I found the mortises where they once were. It’s a very long bench and the stretchers and legs were a little light if you ask me.

Our tour guide could not verify that the tools/bench were original. And unfortunately I had to experience the shop behind plexiglass and by peering through windows.

full set of photos here:

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-- John - Central PA -

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