Carousel Works 22,000 square foot woodshop includes carving, painting and fabricating.
- Carousel Works says it will celebrate 25 years of wooden carousel construction and recereation with an open house May 6 and 7, 2011, providing a glimpse of the New York's Central Park carousel, undergoing restoration, and carousels from the Detroit and Los Angeles zoos.
In 1991, the first new hand-carved wooden carousel built in the United States since the Great Depression was completed by Carousel Works. Since then, owners Art Ritchie and Dan Jones, have created more than 45 new and restored over 20 antique carousels.
Specializing in all aspects of
carousel manufacturing, including wood carving, design, woodworking,
pattern making, casting, engineering, machine shop techniques, artistic
painting, sculpture and project management, Carousel Works employs 28 in its 22,000 square-foot operation.
The May woodshop tour, which is a fundraiser, will show the woodshop at work on the following new Carousel Works projects: LA Zoo Carousel (Los Angeles, CA), Bay Creek Resort Carousel
(Chesapeake Bay, VA), Dayton Carousel of Innovation (Dayton, OH), and
the Detroit Zoo Carousel (Detroit, MI). Figures from the
historic Central Park Carousel (New York City, NY) are undergoing a complete
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