Tag Archives: craftsmanship

jumping once again on the Bowl Lathe bandwagon

Originally posted on Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes:
 I took a break from basket making last week to finally build myself a dedicated lathe for turning bowls. Mine is based on the ones we used when I was a student…

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The Tinsmiths, 1763

Stump anvils, stakes, hammers, lamps, mandrel, soldering iron, and other goodies galore.  Diderot never missed a lick and this is as good as any.  From Diderot and D’Alembert 1763 Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades.  One of my favorite resources.

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The Tinker

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A Couple More Medieval Tools

When I say Medieval… The pump drill goes way back in time.  At least into Dynastic Egypt and probably well beyond.  Drills like these are made from perishable materials so we only have the drill bits and generally do not … Continue reading

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Carpenter, 15th-16th Century

Prior to power sawmills and corporate lumber production, much of the carpenter’s project time was filled with simply making trees into boards.  Most illustrations I have found of preindustrial carpenters feature someone hewing, planing, or chiseling with the occasional scene … Continue reading

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Occupation, Bag Maker

Bag maker and salesman from the 15th century.  This should inspire some Medieval era artisans out there. Cutting board and leather knife.

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Looking Back at the Horse

Tools and work benches always create lots of discussion and bring out opinions.  I am re-posting a couple pictures that feature my bodger horse as it has created a few new comments.  This horse has been slightly modified over the … Continue reading

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Occupation, Wood Turner ca. 1425

Still gathering old images of tools, occupations, and craftsmen.  Now I just need time to edit and post them in a sensible way.  To kick off this series, it’s a wood turner and his lathe from the early 15th century … Continue reading

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Yes, Please

What a nice little setup found while searching images on my computer.  Maybe from Lost Arts Press?

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Adding Windows

Finally, I’m getting around to adding side windows to the Vardo.  I’ve wavered for a long time as to whether this was what I wanted.  In the end, the ventilation and view won out.  Many decisions needed to be made.  … Continue reading

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