The rebuilding of the Blacksmith's Shop is the Eagle Scout project conducted by Ethan Anderson, Life Scout with Troop 500 in Corryton, TN. The project was born from a school assignment that encouraged Ethan to visit Historic Ramsey House. While he was there, he had the opportunity to speak with the tour guide in depth and learn about the plans that Historic Ramsey House has for the future. These plans involve expanding their house museum to become a living history museum. Being a history buff himself, Ethan immediately realized that helping the Historic Ramsey House achieve their goal was going to be the focus of his Eagle Scout project. Being an aspiring blacksmith, what better building to begin with than rebuilding the original blacksmith's shop?
Ethan's project will begin the process of recreating the out buildings that once stood on the Ramsey Plantation, but like many regional and national treasures, have deteriorated through the years and disappeared. The Eagle Scout project guidelines require Ethan to plan, execute and document the entire project.
The shop will be approximately 12' x 15' with a large sliding door on the front to allow for visitor viewing of the blacksmith and his work. There will be a large forge in the center of the shop, complete with a bellows. The two ends of the shop will feature shuttered windows to allow for ventilation in warmer months.
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