Try the carriage shop at Dollywood. They are a serious business. It's
about 30 miles from Knoxville, TN.
Here's the general information number that I got off their website:
How life treatin you and yours?
Try contacting the curatorial center at the Western Development Museum
in Saskatoon. They may have some contacts for parts sources.
The WDM in Moose Jaw is themed "Transportation" and the curators there
might have some ideas. Worst case is that they ask some of the
volunteers if they know anyone that knows anyone... You know. when I was
in that area, the volunteers were a lot of farmers and old vehicle
buffs, so it might be worth a shot.
Life is good. I hope you're making chips like a mad man. Are you hammering
out bits of hot iron too? It's a life filled with distractions as usual
for me. :)
I actually began my hunt at the WDM. I spoke with Ken Lorenz early in the
week and he's headed to big meet somewhere west so I'll get him some
images, but my hope isn't running on the high side.
Doren Degenstein teaches the wheelwright course at the WDM and my friend
with the buggy trouble has taken courses under Doren and Doren hasn't been
able to scare up anything. These hubs are rare in the west at any rate.
We'll get it done sooner or later, but not likely locally.
I didn't get a chance to talk to Pete's reference this week, but I'll check
that off the list shortly.
I have some Amish connections in Canada and the States so maybe those will
yield some results. Hope springs eternal.
Work is gettin' along. I got the highest ever performance evaluation
that I have ever got, enough to get me promoted, but am immune to that,
as I am on a medical category for my bad back. Don't really want to
leave the job I have, for a less fun one anyways. Esp. not for the
piddly little raise in pay that it comes with.
Have not lit the fire for a while. I visited with a friend outside of
Edmonton a while bach and welded up a damascus billet, from which I have
ground a nice little hunting knife. All I have left is to make a sheath.
Most of my metalwork these days is CNC and training apprentice techs.
it keeps me going. Been making a lot of shiny stuff for parting gifts as
well. Too much of that! :-(
Waiting on some resolution on the back. I expect to get surgery in the
next few months, and think it likely that I shall be moving to BC after
my time with this outfit.
Gonna make Estevan ?
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