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Silver Dollar City & Celebration City Discussion => SDC Memories/ Park History => Topic started by: JJH on September 05, 2019, 12:29:32 PM

Title: Old crafts
Post by: JJH on September 05, 2019, 12:29:32 PM
What crafts or skills would you like to see brought back to SDC

I would certainly like to see the split oak baskets, broom makers, and even a wooden jon boat being built.
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: chittlins on September 05, 2019, 02:47:36 PM
What crafts or skills would you like to see brought back to SDC

I would certainly like to see the split oak baskets, broom makers, and even a wooden jon boat being built.


Wilson and  Wilson Decoys.
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: Gilligan on September 05, 2019, 05:58:06 PM
All of the above!  Plus, bring back the woodcarver's shop back to it's glory rather than the few tools, sparsely made local products, and the Chinese made junk they have.
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: KBCraig on September 05, 2019, 07:59:46 PM
Hand-cut timbers for building a log cabin on site.

Real blacksmithing (there's seldom been any over the years).
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: Gilligan on September 06, 2019, 11:09:28 AM
Hand-cut timbers for building a log cabin on site.

Real blacksmithing (there's seldom been any over the years).

Timber guy is still there.  Hubs has a conversation with him every time we're there.  Blacksmithing is a real shame.  It hasn't been good since Wayne retired. The focus is more on making aluminum signs than actual blacksmithing, so the blacksmiths don't hang around long since they aren't too interested in aluminum sign quotas.  Fifteen min. show a few times a day is really sad, especially with the renewed interest in blacksmithing around the country.
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: Duelist on September 07, 2019, 10:29:20 AM
I'd love to see Wagon Making come back.  I'd love to learn Wagon Making!
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: JJH on September 10, 2019, 07:45:17 AM
Would also like to see the return of the letter press.  One is still available, I doubt the ones rusting outside the old print shop can be saved.
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: OutlawRun on September 10, 2019, 02:47:36 PM
Even something as "simple" as the old coin press would be great.  I still remember making mine!
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: palallin on September 11, 2019, 08:24:20 AM
Not a craft per se, but I miss the big music box in the HH during the fall . . . .
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: BackInTime9 on September 11, 2019, 03:50:28 PM
As much as I enjoy the charm and intrigue of the various demonstrations, I would also enjoy seeing new opportunities for more hands-on, interactive offerings. Things like Carries Candles that allow guests to take a closer look at how things are, or used to be me made, combined with the chance to make and take home. There are few things more gratifying than being able to become your own artisan, or have a hand in creating something special and uniquely your own. 
Title: Re: Old crafts
Post by: KBCraig on September 14, 2019, 12:43:23 AM
Even something as "simple" as the old coin press would be great.  I still remember making mine!

Those are still around, but they don't work well with modern pennies. Hardly any copper at all, so they're much harder.