Andersonville GA and a few tools

Hello friends the wife and I took a small vacation and I picked Georgia. I have always wanted to see Andersonville Civil War Prison. The national POW memorial and museum is there to.
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This is one of the few pictures that were taken during the prison under operation.
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Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was known officially, held more prisoners at any given time than any of the other Confederate military prisons. It was built in early 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners in and around Richmond to a place of greater security and more abundant food. During the 14 months it existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure to the elements.

You have to see some of the sites and visit some antique store while you are there to.
little Grand Cayon
Workbench
European Workbench
I did manage to come home with one tool. I found this little scrub plane from Germany.
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tool box
I had to make the wife a purse to.

Oh Lumberjocks.com interviewed me. I want to thank Cricket for this opportunity.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

About Dave Bardin

My love of antiques has brought me to wanting to learn these arts.
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8 Responses to Andersonville GA and a few tools

  1. Just last week I left Michigan for North Carolina. On the way I went through Virginia, W Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio. If I had known about the pickings being good in Georgia I could have gone another hundred miles and been there.
    There’s always next year.
    Glad you had a good trip Dave.

    • David Bardin says:

      That sounds like a great trip you took. The wife and I will get off the interstate and go from county seat to county seat. You can fin some of the best shops that way. You only make time on the interstate. Get off of it and see the locals. Go sit at the restaurant where the firemen eat.
      Thank you for stopping by my friend

  2. eddieantley says:

    Dave great video . a good vacation dose a person good ,like a breath of freshness , and beautiful purse too . your a good and talented man my friend

  3. DIYaholic says:

    Glad you had a chance to “recharge” your batteries….
    It is also good to see you having some time for yourself.
    Loved the interview….
    Since you saved $450.00 on the wife’s purse….
    Are ya gonna go find some old tools to restore???

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Randy.. It was needed more by the wife than me.
      We drove a 1000 miles and most was back roads like route 66 and route 77.
      Oh you know I am. I have a shop full of items that need tender loving care.
      I have a new idea or to on a different approach.
      Stay tuned.

  4. JL7 says:

    Dave – you are the man…..! Glad you managed to sneak in a little vacation. Lot’s of history there in Andersonville for sure….So much to see out there.

    That little scrub plane looks like it’s ready to go, nice find.

    And of course, the leatherwork is off the charts. Can’t buy that quality at Macy’s for any price and she will always appreciate where it came from……

    Congrats on the cool LJ interview as well..good stuff man…..

    Mostly it’s just great to see you back to creating cool stuff….carry on.

    Jeff

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Jeff. We did. I try to get away at least once a year. Its getting harder to find places that are a days drive to go see.
      Thank you I have never been sold on the scrub plane in fine wood work. Originally they were a carpenters tool used to take large amounts of wood off of a house frame. Over time they have migrated into the furniture woodworkers tools. I am going to try it and see.
      She had seen my haver sack and mentioned it then. We went to the Mississippi Crafters Guild and there was one almost like the one I made. $450.
      Thank you my friend. I am sliding back into the grove slowly.

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