Caleb Niemela’s Lathe

Caleb Niemela – Wood Turning Lathe

Caleb Niemela is a Timber Frame Builder in the Monadnock region. His profession takes him all over New England creating amazing Timber Frame Homes and Commercial Buildings. In his spare time he is an avid old Engine Buff!

Caleb’s working exhibit produces hand turned wooden bats on his antique Lathe. The lathe is powered by a 1 horse, flat-belt driven, upright Novo engine. 

Restored ice house from Dublin, NH, houses the upright Novo Engine and Antique Lathe.

On October 14, 2018, Caleb Niemela, by special permit and with state police escort, moved his New Hampshire ice house past the Dublin Town Hall in the very early hours that morning.

The building that houses Caleb’s equipment and Lathe, was an old ice house, Circa 1780 that had become part of a barn at Guy and Nancy Jackson’s in Dublin. In the early morning of October, it was set on a trailer and driven down to the Cricket Hill engine field. A concrete pad was poured and the ice house has been restored.

Ice houses in the 1780s stored the ice that was hauledin the winter out of Dublin lake, cut into blocks, and packed with sawdust between each to help prevent their melting together. This process helped preserve the foods throughout the summer months in people’s home “ice boxes”.

For more information about Ice Houses read more from The Dublin Advocate article in January of 2020. click here


Slides of Caleb’s Wood Turning Lathe

Photos courtesy BLM Photography and Kiki Sangermano

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Event Schedule

September 6th, 7th and 8th, 2024

SAT Parade at 1PM
SUN Parade at 1PM

Event is held Rain or Shine
Free Parking on site.


Cricket Hill Farm 

1716 Main St. (Rt. 101)
Dublin, NH  03444

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Friday: 7am until Dark
Saturday: 7am until Dark
Sunday: 7am until 3pm

Admission: $10 (12yrs. and under FREE!)

Gas and Steam Engine Show – Antique Tractors – Antique Vehicles – New Hampshire – Vermont – Massachusetts – New England

This event is not for profit.