Spaulding Grist Mill Project

The Townsend Mass Historical society contacted me to have a model built of a local Grist Mill. that was in their collection. As with many of such buildings , The Spaulding Grist Mill had suffered from years of seasonal flooding and parts of the building were potentially dangerous for visitors to see. The Historical society had been awarded a grant to get a model built. The model's function would be to show visitors and school groups an opportunity to see the mechanical aspects of the mill without having to adventure in to dangerous conditions. This was achieved with exacting detail with the one one exemption of the water power being replaced by a hand crank. Careful measurement as well as survey drawings allowed me to represent not only the belts pulleys and leather driven machinery but also the copying of the main columns, beams , rafters and studs. The entire model can be dismantled by knocking out the wooden pegs that hold.

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