When blacksmith Shep Alderman needed a tool to measure a wagon wheel for spokes, he carved his own.
Mattie Yates King used this butter mold.
Tool used to press freshly churned butter into family-sized portions with a design on top.
Purchased and handmade tools for shoemaking including a repurposed Civil War Schenkel shell anvil.
Set of wooden templates made by William T. Sowers for early twentieth-century house carpentry.
Basketmaker Clovis Boyd made his own wooden wedges for splitting young white oak billets.
Asa Bishop built this loom for his wife Julia Dodd Bishop prior to the Civil War.
Lillian Graham Reed donated this container which her grandfather Ransles “Rat” Graham used prior to World War II.
This knot maul with a handle from a separate piece of wood belonged to Fred Harman.
This fork was designed for use in building stacks of hay twelve feet tall.
Bethel Martin Vaughn shaped a tree burl into this maul for use on his farm near Burks Fork.
Jigs, templates, and clamp created by Stanley Lorton for his instrument making.
One of a number of gourd containers preserved in a McNeil homeplace in Locust Grove.
Collection of shoemaking and shoe repair tools used by Dinky Harris in Floyd.
William T. Sowers used this chest to store tools he used on the Nannie Harman Howard house at 209 E. Main Street.
Frances Keziah Allen McNeil spun linen thread on this wheel for her extended family.
Wooden butter churn with lid and dasher.