Every June, Ozark National Scenic
Riverways celebrates the heritage of the people who still occupy
the hills and hollows of the southern Missouri Ozarks.
The picture story below is from the
2016 event. There was lots of unplugged woodworking demonstrated
as well as various other aspects of the traditional Ozark
lifeway. Perhaps you will enjoy seeing a few photos from the
Russ Runge and worked on making a reproduction of an
baby cradle. These are some of the tools we used.
This is a photo of Russ using a jack plane fitted with a cheater
fence to cut the angle on the edge of one of the cradle side
Spokeshaves were used lots to smooth various contours on the
This is a photo of Russ using a Gage smooth plane on
the top margin of one of the cradle sides.
The original cradle that we copied is in the background beyond