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Blue OX Millwork
1 X Street,
Eureka, CA 95501-0847
Latitude: 40.807064 Longitude: -124.14704
Email Address: [email protected]
Antique woodworking machinery from the late 1800s and the early 1900s is used in the production of custom millwork in our main woodworking building, sawmill building and moulder building.
Ornamental iron work is produced in the blacksmith shop as well as hardware such as nails and bolts. Items necessary for repairs of our antique machinery are made in the blacksmith shop and the machine shop.
Local clays are used in the wood-fired ceramics kiln to create experimental glazes using a formula from the 1400s. The twin chamber kiln was built by students at our school using recycled bricks ? and bay mud for mortar!
The Corrina Bella, a 40 foot traditional sailing vessel, is being built as a project of our school (See Traditional Boat Building page). A flat bottomed boat, scows were used during the 1800s as the ?work trucks? of the day. When completed the Corrina Bella will offer tours of Humboldt Bay.
The skid camp is a re-creation of the old logging camps featuring a cook shack, bunkhouse and theatre. The buildings were built on sleds so that they could be pulled to the new logging sites by ox teams or steam donkeys. They were the first ?mobile homes?!
Babe and Blue are Belgian Blue oxen trained to work together in yoke. Now fully grown, they weigh 2,400 lbs. each and stand well over 5 feet tall. Thank goodness they are gentle giants!
Self guided tours Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seniors 65+ $6.50
Children 6-12 $3.50
Children 5 and under Free
Please dress casually and wear low-heeled shoes.