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Boatbuilding tools and planemaking

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:00am

My friend Peter Helland Hansen, who builds clinker built boats at Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter, is a lover of traditional handtools. He has done extensive research on local tools in Hardanger and made his own tools based on his findings. He uses mostly handtools and traditional workbenches in his work. This winter Kate McMillan, a scholarship student from Yale University, is doing her research in the small boats workshop. As a part of her research she has her own blog where she writes and draws about the work in the workshop and the tools that are used in the different parts of the building process. I think the drawings contains a lot of relevant information about the work and the tools. This is a good example of how you could explain and illustrate rather complex working processes and workshop interiors.

A drawing of the small boats workshop at Hardanger fartøyvernsenter. Drawing by Kate McMillanA drawing of the small boats workshop at Hardanger fartøyvernsenter. Drawing by Kate McMillan

Kate did also join a 3 days workshop in planemaking earlier this winter. She has made some drawing that explain the different stages in the work and the tools involved. This workshop was led by Jarle Hugstmyr from Norsk Håndverksinstitutt and the drawings illustrate how he tought the participants in this workshop. The drawing below could be followed by a description in text to further explain the different stages of the making of a wooden plane? I do hope Kate and Peter will do some more work on this planemaking instruction. You can  see more drawings from the planemaking workshop on the blog:


Drawings that illustrates how to make your own traditional handplane. Drawing by Kate McMillanDrawings that illustrates how to make your own traditional handplane. Drawing by Kate McMillan
Arkivert under:English, Høvelmaking, Langbenk, Snikkarverktøy
Categories: Hand Tools

Høvelstopp av tre

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 3:12pm
 Richard Arnold, EnglandHøvelstopp av tre og tilhøyrande høvelbenk. Foto: Richard Arnold, England

Eg er ein av dei som følgjer den engelske snikkaren Richard Arnold Instagram. Når han nyleg la ut eit bilete av ein høvelstopp av tre og ein gamal høvelbenk så kunne eg ikkje la vere å kopiere biletet hans. Høvelbenken som vi berre ser litt av har eit firkanta hol for høvelstoppen som er av tre. Dette er ein type som finnast lite av her i Norden, men er meir vanleg på ein del av dei benkane som er laga etter førebilete frå eldre franske og engelske benkar. Vi har eit døme på eit par slike firkanta hol som dette på den eine høvelbenken på Skokloster. Der kan det ha sete ein liknande høvelstopp som denne gamle engelske på biletet. Ein artig detalj er at snikkaren som har høvla til høvelstoppen har arbeidd strukturert og har merka det rette hjørnet mellom rett flate og vinkla kant. Blyantmerka etter dette er enda synlege på høvelstoppen.

Her er det Richard Arnold skriv om høvelstoppen på si posting av biletet på Instagram:

“Distant memories, long forgotten workshops…… I sometimes find it hard to be objective when I get the rare chance to study something like this long abandoned joiners workshop. You can take all the photo’s, take notes, make meticulous drawings, but most of the time I end up just listening to ghosts. I almost felt guilty removing this bench stop. It had probably not been disturbed for more than 60 years. I wondered who used it last, who took the trouble to mark that face and edge mark?. Each of the scars on that bench top are recordings, or memories of a time lost in the past……. #handtoolthursday #oldtools #workbench #workshop”

Arkivert under:1800-tal, Benkehake, Gamle bilete av snikkarverkstader
Categories: Hand Tools