Re: Worcester Oar & Paddle Co
Much of Joe's tooling is at Mystic Seaport Museum. I think some documentation was done as well. I started that dialogue. Really interesting shop. Ladder frame for shell building into which were inserted the appropriate molds at designated spots depending on the design. He had sections of oars for study. Oar blades were carved four at time by a large pantograph instrument which held 4 router type cutters, and a probe. The master and the four blanks were fastend to a grate, I think a piece of expanded metal. You powered up the routers then ran the probe over the master. I don't think osha would have approved.....
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."