Cherry-pitting machine

You may recall this sinister-looking device from a post last November. Well, I've finally had a chance to test it out (see it here) now we're in the midst of stone-fruits season. I am only a little bit sorry to report that this design, like many, is more beautiful than it is useful. It shall remain a… Continue reading Cherry-pitting machine

Don’t be alarmed, that’s just my mechanical separator.

A weekend road trip that was intended to be a cabin trip to New Jersey, but it's hunting season and all of our usual cabins were booked— so we went to Pennsylvania in search of antiques and general get-out-of-the-city time. This resulted in some wonderful new acquisitions for The Museum*, the above object being easily… Continue reading Don’t be alarmed, that’s just my mechanical separator.