Rail Yard Studios | Child Labor

Our studio is in part of the old Mays Hosiery Mill. Its history dates back to 1908, and we aren't the first to utilize child labor in here.

After school one day, Annie was hanging around the shop. Homework complete, I asked her if she could lend a hand. 

We got the safety goggles and hearing protectors. And then we got the hammer and the lettering dies so she could mark some timbers to keep them matched for me. 

She did a fantastic job once she got the hang of it. 

Now if you get one of our Sleepers Coffee Tables, and you check the markings on the bottom of the feet, and you see the letter C stamped 10-12 times as if someone was learning exactly how to use the lettering die, you'll see just how well she did.

Thanks, Annie!