In true country
tradition, Thurman neighbors will join together at Martin's Lumber to
welcome guests, each illustrating some facet of man's relationship to
and dependence on nature, and his need to sustain the resources that
sustain us. Presentations are very informal and interactive, suitable
for all ages.
Join in one of the intermittent guided woods walks with Gary Martin identify trees and learn
about selective cutting and wise woodlot management practices. See
Gary demonstrate his band-saw mill, explaining how sawyers get the most
product and the least waste. He displays
old tools traditionally used by Adirondack woodsmen, and you'll get to see the Martins' new traditional "Dutch" timeber frame barn under construction by Andy LeBlank. See
Wini Martin demonstrates bead-making. Got stockpiled newspaper and advertising fliers? Ask Wini how she extends the skill
to make unique gifts to commemorate a special occasion with her Keepsake Jewelry. Leftover wallpaper?
Even kids will fold origami boxes to take home. See stained glass become
stepping stone garden accents. See
Caleb Martin's silver chain maille jewelry will be on site, and he may be demonstrating his art during the day.
Woodworker John Los (carved wooden spoons,
cutting boards, boxes, bowls and rolling pins; also stools and Windsor chairs)
LeBlanc and son Zac discuss the timber frame Dutch barn under construction at Martins' and demonstrates his
craft in the exquisite joinery..
Dawn Findley of Dawn's Delights will offer baked goods, some even especially made for diabetics. Check it out!
Dowser Bruce Irwin of Parasearch will help you find an underground vein of water, (weather permitting). Test your sensitivity.
Seamstress Elizabeth Rosenberg will discuss her custom sewing projects with you. Let Liz know what you need.
Sally Feihel of Adirondack Suds and Soaps will tanalize you with the aromas and beauty of her wares.
Don and Nancy Decker, with the Harry Potter model train, will delight kids of all ages.
Ernie Smith with an antique "one lunger" farm machine.
Avis Russell, quilter, will have some of her quilted items with her.
Granger , author, will invite young and old to create a fictional character using props.
From Adirondack Northway exit 23: NYS route 9, north
into Warrensburg. At the second traffic light, turn left on NYS route
418, following it across and along the river, re-crossing the river
into Thurman and continuing on it as it hooks sharply left and then
meets Athol Road, c. 4.5 miles. Following the Martin's Lumber arrow
sign, take Athol Rd. uphill to the right and follow it 1 mile to Glen-Athol
Road on right. Travel 2 miles on Glen-Athol Road, and bear left onto
Valley Road. Continue on 4.5 miles to Martin's Lumber at 280 Valley
Road, on your right.
Kids learn a new way to measure tree girth at
G A R Y M
A R T I N
Spend time at Martin's
Lumber on June 1st, exploring our woods and visiting our
shops. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in our forest and see first hand how
we practice silviculture to keep our forest healthy and sustainable.
Walk with us, learning to identify various trees, determine what trees
should be left to mature and which ones should be cut and milled. Also
learn about medicinal wild plants.
Guided Woods Walks conducted periodically throughout the day.
An easy stroll through our woods is an
enjoyable lesson in silviculture.
Martin tells visitors young and old
about the portable bandsaw and how it saves wood. see a
demonstration on how our portable band saw cuts
our logs into rough-cut
lumber, including dimensional
lumber, beams, 2- or 3-inch live edge
siding and more.
lesson go hand in hand with
Timber Frame craftsman Andy LeBlanc (right) and helpers, pause to
catch their breath andlook at the newly-raised H-bent that will serve as one of the
structural members of the Martins' traditional Dutch barn.
See more pictures below.
One of his finished products
Stained Glass Stepping Stones
will be on display. Enjoy the colorful designs of the glass set in the
concrete. Learn how the glass is cut and the stones are made,
and arrange to take one home to enhance your own garden or yard.
W I N I M A
R T I N
places the cardinal cut glass and the
"Lucyann" logo into the mold
Wini takes the hummingbird stone
out of the mold.
Paper Bead Jewelry
visit, browse through Lucyann's Paper
Bead Jewelry. Paper beads are
rolled from narrow strips of paper. When complete, these beads are processed
until they appear more like gems than simply recycled paper. See for
yourself how they are made, and try your own hand at fashioning your
A young visitor winds
her first bead.
our special "Keepsake Beads".
These beads are made to order from paper that has a significant meaning
to you or your loved one. Taking paper that you have provided (wedding
invitations, announcements, menus, articles or any other paper that
is special) I will make both the beads and jewelry to your specifications,
creating a very special personalized gift.
"Like" us on Facebook and play our "Bead Name Game",
by guessing the special paper for a chance to win a pair of earrings.
Card Keepsake Beads
Below, see a bride and groom's
Save-the-Date card intact, then sliced and diced, then rolled into beads
and made into earrings.
What one bride said about the Keepsake earrings
she ordered from Lucyann's for her bridesmaids: ---OMG... I am blown away at how FANTASTIC these earrings turned
out... Each one is so unique.... AND having the copy of the invitation
is the icing on the cake THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH This is exactly the
"perfect gift" I was looking for .... the girls will be truly
suprised and very appreciative. Again, MERCI!!!! I will certainly keep
your card!! -- A customer
---Members of an event-organizing committee all received earrings made
from the event brochure -- such a special memento! I still wear them and expain the Keepsake concept to friends who admire them. PRG
G u e s tcc A r t i s a n s
a t M a r t i n ' s
W o o d s W a l k
BRUCE IRWIN, PARASEARCH
Ask Bruce to show you how he locates veins of water
beneath the earth's surface and try it yourself
with his guidance, weather permitting.
See what Dawn has baked for the Woods Walk!
We are sorry to report that John Los is ill
and cannot be with us at the Woods Walk this year.
Hand-carved wooden spoons,
laminated cutting boards, turned bowls and
Hand-crafted Windsor chairs, He is featuring two styles of rolling pins (which are like works of art, at least to me), salad servers (fork & paddle) and additional styles of boxes.
Ernie Smith is a collector of old farm equipment and engines. We never know what he will bring to demonstrate at the Woods Walk, but we always know it will be interesting.
cut for a barn
repair mortise and tenon joint-- Andy LeBlanc, Barn Works
LeBlanc, hand-hewing a beam
Come to Woods Walk to
see Andy LeBlanc working on the Martins' new timber frame Dutch barn
Andy and friends raise a wall.
Adirondack Suds and Scents, Ltd.
Meet Sally Feihel of
Adirondack Suds and Scents, as she shows you her amazing handmade soaps made the old fashioned way in small batches to control quality, Sally uses only the best oils in each batch of soap. She starts with rice bran oil, coconut oil and sustainable palm oil. She also adds skin-loving extras like shea butter, cocoa butter, pure raw silk (cruelty free) as well as colloidal oatmeal and kaolin clay, just to name a few. You'll want to take some home, and once you try homemade soap, you won't go back to store-bought.
Liz is one of those people who intuitively makes up her own
"instructions" for how to get custom sewing jobs done. See here the cover she made for the Martins' bull dozer seat. They're sitting pretty now!
Thurman author Persis Grangerwill be on site. Sit awhile and swap yarns of old days in Thurman. Visitors are invited to dream up some fictional characters using props on hand.
Avis is active in quilting groups both here in Thurman and in Florida. She helps organize quilt shows in both locations, and often has wares to sell, including full-sized quilts, table toppers, runners, placemats and more. She will talk about her craft
and have some of her work for sale.
DON AND NANCY DECKER It's "All aboard!" as these two model train enthusiasts welcome
kids of all ages to visit their Harry Potter layout!
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We hope that you will
enjoy your time with us as at Martin's Lumber as much as we enjoy
having you. The woods are our passion and we find a kinship among
those who share this feeling. Come again to browse our products, or just to
visit. Bring a friend. You are always welcome.