The Weston Bowl Mill tradition is alive and well at the Bowl Mill in nearby New Hampshire. You may still buy large, deep wooden bowls and wood carving boards at the New Hampshire Bowl and Board Outlet.
Back in the 1800s, wooden bowls were a household commodity, and bowl mills sprung up across New England, and most especially in Vermont as mills grew up along the rivers. One of those was the Weston Bowl Mill.
Working at piece work rates, brother Emmett Bean and his sister finished rims for the Weston Bowl Mill from 1948 through the 60s. Sadly when Erma and Emmett retired, this unique country rim was forgotten, and soon after, the Weston Bowl Mill closed in the fall of 1996.
Stop in and say Hello if you are visiting The Vermont Country Store. We are just off exit 7 on interstate 89 or give a call. We will be pleased to answer questions.
It is during the 1800s that ingenious bowl turners also invented the laminated construction techniques that allowed them to artificially construct bigger blocks of wood that they could turn and so create bigger, deeper bowls.
Our wooden bowls will remind you of those beautiful Vermont wooden bowls you picked up at the Weston Bowl Mill Outlet Store back in the day. To find the same great deals on “seconds” quality, though you will have to visit us here in Contoocook, NH. Shop online for a large selection of wood bowls and wood bowl sets, and give a call with any questions for the bowl man. He's always ready to talk about bowls at 603-848-9566.
Not only are we carving bowls in the tradition of the great Vermont bowl mills, using the tools and techniques of the great bowl turners, we are searching out unique and unusual wood bowls for the discerning collector.