Belt-Driven Beauties


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Bob Berghorst turned again the clock in a single part of his store,
with previous machines he has restored and shafts, pulleys, belts
and beams salvaged from previous factories.When Bob Berghorst, of
Zeeland, Mich., went searching for gear to create a
woodworking store because it might need appeared in 1900, he didn’t
must go very far. As a result of in that period, close by Grand Rapids
was the hub of the most important focus of furnishings factories
within the nation, all of them stocked with sturdy cast-iron
machines pushed by line shafts. Berghorst, who constructed prototypes
and fashions for the furnishings business after which ran a enterprise
making customized plywood, had acquired and restored many aged
machines through the years. However when he determined to show again the
clock on one part of his metal-clad, pole-built store, he
started frequenting previous factories and salvaging shafts and
pulleys, belts and beams, lights and home windows. Working amid the
whirring belts is transporting, he says: “It’s a tremendous
feeling.” He invitations others to go to the store
(blberghorst@hotmail.com).

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