June 7, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and, coming soon, information about the
TSA Barn Loft Cheese tasting and wine pairing, also on June 7, 5:30 -
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.
Intermittent guided woods walks with Gary Martin and
friend Bill LaPrairie to identify trees and medicinal plants. Learn
about selective cutting and wise woodlot management practices, and 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. See
Got stockpiled newspaper and advertising fliers?
Wini Martin demonstrates bead-making. Ask how she extends the skill
to make unique gifts to commemorate a special occasion. Leftover wallpaper?
Even kids will fold origami boxes to take home. See stained glass become
stepping stone garden accents. See
Descendents of Native Americans demonstrate
and discuss skills passed down through the generations:
pays tribute to her Mohawk ancestors by sewing dream catchers and medicine
bags. See below.
----Bill LaFountain, Abenaki descendent, discusses and shows local plants
----Donna Wormwood, Abenaki descendant; art/craft that is from and about
Woodworkers John Los (carved wooden spoons,
Windsor chairs) and Bob Brooks (Adirondack rustic signs and other
home accents; comfort birds). Bruce Updike
will demonstrate his Alaskan chain saw mill. See
O'Dell demonstrates and offers for sale his
LeBlanc discusses barn restoration
and timber frame construction, and demonstrates his
Feldt shows his
handmade, one of a kind, cedar signs, made to order.
Grangertalks about how writing "Adirondack
Gold" and "A Summer of Strangers" taught her about sustainability
in the 1800s.
Wormwood shows her Adirondack
Rustic Miniatures and Wild by Nature paintings and drawings.
See her work.
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.
An easy stroll through our woods is an
enjoyable lesson in silviculture.
During our open house, see a short
demonstration on how our portable band saw cuts our logs into rough-cut
lumber, including dimensional lumber, beams, 2- or 3-inch live edge
slabs, Adirondack siding and more.
Martin tells visitors young and old about the portable bandsaw
and how it saves wood. Safety
lesson go hand in hand with
Bill LaPrairie freqently
accompanies Gary on the guided woods walks, speaking about native plants
located in nature's pharmacy. Bill has been walking these woods and
gathering herbs for 50 years.
See the old tools and equipment
used by our forefathers and some still used by us today ..
Can you guess what this is and what it is used for??
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 Here's 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! PRG
Wooden spoons carved on site
Hand-crafted Windsor chairs
Sales and Demonstrations
cut for a barn
repair mortise and tenon joint-- Andy LeBlanc, Barn Works
Come to Woods Walk to
see Andy LeBlanc build a timber frame garden shed. You may
a chance to win it.
Dan Feldt, Signmaker
Dan Feldt, who says he is addicted to wood,
specializes in making cedar signs, using much white cedar from his own
property. He is happy to take special orders, and hand-engraves signs
built to last.
At Martin's Woods Walk he will show the evolution of a sign from log
Blanc, hand-hewing a beam
Meet Sally Feihel of
Adirondack Spectral Investigations, as she shows how to make
Native American medicine bags and speaks about use of healing herbs
that may have been used by her Mohawk ancestors. Sally will be joined
by Cheryl Kenyon of Adirondack Gold Maple Farm and a descendent
of the Mí'kmaq (Micmac) tribe, will share some of their vocabulary.
Native Americans are known for their understanding
of the need to preserve natural resources in order to sustain them
for future use.
Donna Wormwood has shipped her Adirondack Rustic
Miniatures all over the country and abroad, and was featured in Adirondack
Life and other publications.
See also Donna's drawings and paintings of Adirondack flora and fauna.
ADIRONDACK RUSTIC MINIATURES
Thurman author Persis Grangerwill talk to kids and adults about beginnings of environmental
awareness in the Adirondacks, and how this plays a role in her young adult
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Remarks from readers
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We've spent many nights up past his bedtime just to read a little
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Silversmith Ellen has been making hand-wrought
silver jewelry for 30 years.
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
many who share this. Come again to browse our products, or just to
visit. Bring a friend. You are always welcome.