Pioneer Tools and Things They Took
|This is a draw knife. A draw knife was used to peel the bark off the logs when the pioneers were building their cabins.|
|This is a grinding stone. There is a foot pedal that you use when you want to make the wheel turn. Then you can sharpen knives, axes, and other tools on the wheel.|
|This is a picture of one of our team members and a pioneer plow. It was used by simply pushing it along. A small shovel plows the dirt.|
|These are augurs. Pioneers used them to drill holes for the homes they were building. They would drill holes in the logs so a wooden peg could be inserted to hold the log in place.|
|On the left is a cooking pot. On the right is a cauldron. Both were used for cooking purposes.|
|This is a corn seeder. It was used to plant corn seeds. You simply inserted the corn into the little box on the right, and opened and closed the handles.|
|This tool is a fro. It was used to make shingles from old tree stumps.|
|This is a meat grinder. This tool was used to grind raw meat before cooking or making sausage.|
|Pioneers used this tool to make wooden moldings for their new homes.|
|Saws were some of the most important tools the pioneers took with them. This is a bow saw.|
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