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Professional Woodworking Positions by State 

South Dakota   Posted March 15, 2010

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop   http://www.hansenwheel.com

Introduction
    Motivated by a love of history and a desire to preserve our heritage, Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop has grown to be the premier builder of authentic, horse-drawn vehicles. For over thirty years, our experienced staff of dedicated craftsmen have fashioned a line of superior quality wagons, wheels, and equipment, to suit a wide range of individual budgets and interests. We back our products with a commitment to customer service and satisfaction.
   
Our location on the plains of the Dakotas is just one of the many reasons we closely identify with the pioneering spirit and traditions of the West. We live our work, love what we do, and take great pride in providing you with the most historically accurate horse-drawn vehicles anywhere this side of the 1800ís.
   
For us, itís a commitment to exceeding expectations, while delivering results that mirror the handcrafted quality of old world artisans. Authentic quality craftsmanship never goes out of style. 
    We are dedicated to that tradition of excellence and we are seeking experienced craftsmen with personal attention to detail.

Positions Available:

Coach maker:
Restoration and  replication of horse drawn vehicles using traditional methods and joinery. An intimate knowledge of the types and grain structures of wood and the consequences of moisture content, age, and forming characteristics on the construction of a Stagecoach.  General wood working capability to build wagons; sufficient metal working capability to fit and fasten metal elements to the wood elements of a wagon.  The ability to use various wood and metal working tools for cutting, planing, joining, drilling, and finishing. Vehicles include stagecoaches, Conestoga wagons, carriages, wagons etc.
This is not a production job. Applicants should have above average craftsman skills, mechanical aptitude, problem solving and artesian attributes.
http://www.hansenwheel.com send resume to dwhansen@hansenwheel.com 

Blacksmith;
 
Restoration and  replication of horse drawn vehicles using traditional methods. Expertise in the tasks of a blacksmith such as forging, bending, milling, forming, cleaning of metals, welding, the use of the correct type of metal, and the "marriage of metal and wood (the handling of metal products in conjunction with the wood elements of wagons).  Familiarity with "how the old blacksmiths" built wagons in the days of the "Old West."  The capability to transfer the details of wagons as seen in photos to the products of the company.  The capability to proceed from initial construction to finished product with the help of incomplete drawings and blueprints.  Vehicles include stagecoaches, Conestoga wagons, carriages, wagons etc.
This is not a production job. Applicants should have above average craftsman skills, mechanical aptitude, problem solving and artesian attributes.
http://www.hansenwheel.com send resume to dwhansen@hansenwheel.com

Upholsterer;
 Restoration and  replication of horse drawn vehicles following traditional style and methods. Expertise in the operation of a custom upholstery shop, button tufting, leather working, coping original patterns of the vehicle in restoration. Materials include leather, wool, lace,
This is not a production job. Applicants should have above average craftsman skills, problem solving and artesian attributes.
http://www.hansenwheel.com send resume to dwhansen@hansenwheel.com

Painter;
 
Restoration and  replication of horse drawn vehicles using traditional  and nontraditional methods. Techniques involve modern automotive finish work, faux finish, natural varnish work and the conservation of original finishes. Modern paint booth and equipment.
This is not a production job. Applicants should have above average craftsman skills, mechanical aptitude, problem solving and artesian attributes.
http://www.hansenwheel.com send resume to dwhansen@hansenwheel.com

Sincerely,
Doug Hansen / President
Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop
40979 245 Str.
Letcher, SD 57359
Ph. 605-996-8754
Fax: 605-996-2686

Pennsylvania 

Posted November 18, 2008

Camphill Village Kimberton Hill

Wood workshop leader wanted!

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is an agricultural and life-sharing community for adults with developmental disabilities and is looking for someone to lead our wood workshop.  The wood workshop leader would become a coworker in our community and would live and work with us, receiving room, board, medical insurance, and a monthly stipend while participating in the community life of our village. 

This position would involve leading a group of both volunteers and adults with disabilities to produce small (primarily functional) wooden items such as toys, utensils, furniture and cabinetry to sell in our craft shop and/or locally.  Much wood we use is collected from our forests here on our 432 acres in Chester County, PA.   (Experience with sustainable logging practices would be a plus!)  If interested in this position, please contact Craig at 610-935-3963, or by email at information@camphillkimberton.org.  For more information about Kimberton Hills, visit our website at www.camphillkimberton.org.  Thanks!

 

 

 

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