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Marking, cutting, and mortise gauges, part 1

Heartwood: Woodworking by Rob Porcaro - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:51pm
marking and cutting gauges
In this series, we will take a close look at gauges, sorting out their useful features and subtle refinements. Though basically simple tools, they deserve our attention because it is awfully difficult to do fine work without clean and accurate marking out. Notice the common feature among these gauges: the point or cutter is at […] 10
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Season’s Greetings

Pegs and 'Tails - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:41am
Whatever your persuasion and situation, I wish you all well during the festive season. Jack PlaneFiled under: Uncategorized
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Kitchen stool II

Oregon Woodworker - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 8:56am
With my seat blank cut out and shaped, I turned to the legs.  I'm using 5/4 scraps, so the legs have to be rectangular in cross section and I decided I liked them positioned with the narrow side facing forward for appearance and utility.  I don't like the look of two sets of stretchers, so I decided that I would fasten the legs to the seat with half-inch through pins and that is where I started:

I can't tell you what the angles are because I chose them by eye.  As I went along, I made a series of story sticks for the dimensions and angles rather than measuring anything.

You may be wondering how I drilled the holes for the pins.  I drilled vertical holes through the seat and sawed the tops of the legs at the compound angle I chose for the leg using two bevel squares for reference.  Then I put the seat in my vise and positioned the leg at the proper orientation for drilling.  This was the wrong way to do it.  As you will see, I could have completed the base then set the seat on top of it to drill the holes.  Much easier and more accurate.

This spare, long-legged look appeals to me, and I didn't want to add anything more to it than I absolutely had to.  You want at least one stretcher because most people need something to put their feet on when sitting on a 26" high stool.  So, I decided I would have lower stretchers on the fronts.  I chose to have them 19" below the seat for a comfortable position to rest your feet.  The pins joining the seat to the legs are close to the edge of the seat, so I am concerned about breaking out the round mortise as a result of racking sideways.  This stretcher will share the load and I wanted to make it as strong as possible, so I oriented it vertically and attached it with a rabbeted dovetail.  Here's what they look like:

A wedged through-tenon would have been another good choice, but I thought having the stretcher on the front of the legs would be most comfortable because it would minimize the angle of your legs when resting your feet on it.

I wanted the absolute minimum I could get away with for a stretcher between the legs in the other direction, so I settled on a small one rabbeted just 1/4" into the insides of the legs up high in an effort to preserve the long line of the legs.

So, this is my experimental prototype and I am pleased with it, enough that I decided to put some finish on it.  Next time, I'll show you my prototype and critique it.

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“Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand” DVD is Here!

Wood and Shop - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 8:48am
I'm excited to announce the release of my newest DVD: "Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand with Will Myers". You can watch the above video preview, and you can buy it here! The first 100 buyers will receive this autographed photo of Will to hang in your workshop, so don't delay! Here's the rear cover so

Bevel Up Plane – The One Plane To Rule Them All?

The English Woodworker - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 8:39am
Bevel Up Plane – The One Plane To Rule Them All?

I first bought my bevel up Jack for planing end grain on thick workbench tops.

I’d always been a normal steel, conventional plane kind of chap before building benches, but as I touched on last time, hand tools can moan and groan a bit at certain woods, and I was building with a lot of kiln dried ash.
A few specialist tools made a huge difference, and the bevel up plane was perfect for all that thick end grain work.

Continue reading at The English Woodworker.

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Classic Workbench Plans Now Available

Benchcrafted - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 8:21am

It's ready! Our Classic Workbench Plans are finally available. Details here.

Benchcrafted Classic Workbench from Benchcrafted on Vimeo.
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Tool Tote #2: A tote within a tote

goatboy's woodshop - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:39am


As I mentioned in my last post, the dry fit of the toolbox seemed to be missing something. Eventually, I decided that it needed a lift-out tray. Just a small one, not one that went the entire length of the box, but a little one that could slide back and forth on runners so that items could be retrieved from the box even with the tray in place. 

20161125_161820I planed up a couple of ash boards and edge-jointed them for the base…

…and while they were drying I moved on to the joinery.


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For the handle, I decided that a 1″ thick piece of ash could serve as both handle and divider, so I made a  paper template, transferred the shape onto the wood and cut it out, refining with a spokeshave and files.

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The handle/divider is held in place with housing dados.

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I then spent a bit of time refining the shape of the main toolbox components. First, the sides of the box needed to have a section cut out to make it easier to remove the tray.

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Second, the handle supports needed to be rounded off and tapered.


Finally, I cut a kerf into each of the handle tenons, so that they could be wedged during the final assembly. I also planed up some pieces of walnut for the tray runners.


A request from the customer was that the box should have his son’s racing number on it. To achieve this I decided on a little bit of scorching. I had some small pieces of aluminium sheet, so I cut out some numbers from them, laid them on the sides of the box and used them as a mask while attacking the wood with a blowtorch.

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With all the components ready it was time for the glue up, but that is for another post.


Filed under: Brace and Bit, Joinery, Projects, Pyrography Tagged: ash, blowtorch, walnut

Christmas Trees – 360w360 E.208

360 WoodWorking - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:00am
Christmas Trees – 360w360 E.208

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys discuss what they do with they Christmas trees.

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys.

Continue reading Christmas Trees – 360w360 E.208 at 360 WoodWorking.

Compound Angle Dovetailed Box

David Barron Furniture - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 10:33am

Here is the latest in my series of forthcoming articles for Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine.
With its compound angles dovetails and curved tapering lid it took a lot longer to make than the first two boxes, but I'm pleased with the result.

It has very discreet pivot hinge lid which, although nice and cheap, has to be installed very accurately to work well and look good. This is even more challenging in angled sides!

I really like this scallop for opening the lid, delicate and unobtrusive as well as easy to create using a rasp followed by sandpaper wrapped around a Sharpie.

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Dutch Tool Chest in Spain - Part IV - Complete

Toolerable - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:15am
Except for the inside. I'll set up the guts after we get back from our Christmas travels.
I am very pleased with the results, and would like to thank Christopher Schwarz for making such a nice video on the construction of this chest. More on the video shortly.
I used only Roman nails, even to attach the battens for the large panels like the lid.
The handles look great on this bright yellow chest. By the way, it is bright yellow instead of red with a yellow undercoat because the pepper spice I intended to use for the colorant wound up looking like orange baby poop instead of a nice, brick red. The Frau really liked the yellow, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it too.

I had to use about six coats (maybe more, I don't remember) in order for this light color to cover. There still is some parts that you can see under the paint, but mostly I'm happy. That, and I refuse to use more than four liters of skim milk.

I painted over the nail heads, too. To clean them up, I found that a Q-tip soaked in water did a good job of removing the paint on them. I think I have to buy the Frau some more Q-tips now.
The chest lift really pops against a bright background.
I got the lifts from Jonas, as they were manufactured a short distance from his house in Denmark. They came with a thick coat of zinc, so we stripped that and torched it with a thin coat of boiled linseed oil, which left them such a nice black color.
When I first installed the hinges (that I got from Olav), they installed a bit different than I expected, and the lid didn't fit. All it took was to move the hinges back on the lid a little bit, but that left an extra set of screw holes. No big deal, as they were covered by the hinges themselves, but I decided to plug them anyway.

While I'm at it, the lid fit just a little tight on one side, resulting from one of the hinges being off just a gnat's nadger. I decided to plug those holes, too, and install the hinge just a little farther to the right.
Plugging holes with bamboo skewers. Greg would be proud.

They get sawed off flush with my Dick saw.
Hinges installed and visible from the back.
Here is a photo of the inside. The inside gets no finish, as this works well for keeping tools.
As you can see, I still need to sort out the guts, and make it friendly to hold tools.
The bottom will work nicely, I think. I'll have to see what I keep down here. I may make a few small boxes to hold things safely.
More likely I'll over stuff it with tools and slam the front on before they fall out.
There is just one little niggle, now. The battens touch the chest locks. I'll work this out and get them to close one way or the other.
Battens are resting on the chest locks.

Here's a closer view. I don't think this is much of a problem, just some triming of one or the other.
The Frau thought that this chest looks like a German mail box now that it is yellow.
I suppose she's right.
Over all, this was a fun project that suited itself well to my tool set. I had purchased Christopher Schwarz's video (streaming from Lie-Nielsen), and I enjoyed watching it before the build.

Schwarz's videos are great because he gets real basic with how to perform each part of the build. He has several videos describing how he does dovetails, but he describes it on this one, too. I highly recommend this video, and even if you know how you want to build it, some questions you might have will likely be answered.

I think that once you understand why he does it the way he does on the video, you can choose for yourself if that is how you would do it. For example, I used a much more modest tool set to build mine, and I also used clenched nails to fix the battens on the large panels, something he does in a different way.

Not that my way is better, but my way fit my idea of how it should be done, and more importantly, my tool set.

I am really looking forward to having a proper place to keep my tools. I really miss my tool chest from my Munich workshop, and I think this will be a good solution.
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Tools For Working Wood - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:00am

I have written previously about TATHS so I won't repeat myself except to say JOIN NOW, but I just got the current issue of their magazine and in it was a link to a free ebook about nailmaking. Called "A Capful o' Nails" it's actually not about nailmaking but about the evils of working in the nailmaking industry. The book, written in 1896 is a fictional memoir about growing up in a family of nailmaker's and how the father became an organizer. So it's not about the nuts and bolts of making nails. But it is a story about the grinding poverty that effected so many industrial workers, tool makers too, just about all the semi-skill trades. In this particular case nailmaking was outsourced to level upon level of middleman until the lower paid people on the ladder were the actual nailmakers who worked out of their homes.

What I don't understand is that the story takes place in the mid-19th century. At this time in the US nailmaking was mechanized and industrial. We stock Tremont nails, which, depending on the model are still make on machines from this era. I don't know how long hand nailmaking lasted in England but you know that if your job can easily be done by machine (or automation, or a robot) at a fraction of the cost of a living wage - it's gonna suck. And it did.
Here is the link to the book.

The picture above is from the 1811 edition of the London Cabinetmaker's Book of Prices. I own an original copy but you can download a PDF here. The book is basically pages and pages of different types of furniture with lots and lots of special cases and tables showing how much the craftsman would get paid for that particular work. It's not the only price book of its kind, all over the UK and US these types of books were pretty common. But this 1811 edition is the most comprehensive and was used, basically unchanged, for at least a half century. The prices were the result of negotiations between the shop master and the union but under the table, and in non-union shops, prices were routinely discounted. The particular chunk I copied (which BTW is printed in beautiful letterpress- all they had at the time - but it is so lovely) is of two versions of knife case both costing far north of a pound wholesale. A huge amount of money for at the time. This is fancy work for rich people.

If you are traveling this week and you are looking for something to distract you, both downloads might be of interest. This season is when we reflect back on the year and the good and the bad. And also our hopes for the future. Both of these book gave me a sense of the past of the woodworking craft. From "A Capful o' Nails" I learned about the struggle of hard working people to survive. From the "Book of Prices" I got a sense of the work involved to make the furniture I see in museums today.

From all of us at Tools for Working Wood we wish you and your family happy and healthy holidays. With peace and prosperity to all.

"The tightrope most craftspeople work is using wisely the tools at their disposal while not..."

Giant Cypress - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:28am
“The tightrope most craftspeople work is using wisely the tools at their disposal while not undermining the unique skill required to make things.”

- Graham Haydon. So glad to see him back at writing about woodworking.

The Saws Of Chartres Cathedral

Inside the Oldwolf Workshop - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 6:03pm
I need a wealthy patron. Someone excited enough about my work and research they're interested in funding my modest lifestyle plus a generous budget for my clinically diagnosed BAD (Book Acquisition Disorder.)

After a bit of a break as we upheaved life, home and workshop around again I have again rolled myself back into finalizing the research and writing of my book on the Medieval Furniture of the Morgan Bible and I'm finding maybe the step back was good. I never stopped thinking about it, I just stopped looking at it everyday and that time has given me two gifts. First it's allowed me to re-approach the work I've done with a fresh eye. I'd done a lot of footwork, tracking down books and articles, gathering notes, connecting dots, but now, notes I wrote are offering fresh insights and things I might have missed. 

Second, and more importantly, the time has allowed me to find the book. It took me a while to realize anyone willing to apply ass to chair and fingers to keyboard can write step by step instructions on sticking boards together but that doesn't make a book - that makes IKEA instructions. I've been able to solidify the string of my truth that trusses tight the parts into, well if it's not a story then we'll call it a strong argument. 

That string seems to have become a lit fuse and result will be sparse updates here, unfortunately this is a continuation of the recent trend. 

As a peace offering I'm sharing some photos I found tonight while looking at one of my primary collaborating sources, The Chartres Cathedral and some interesting saws. 

The sharp teeth of war and revolution has chewed up many touchstones to Europe's past. If not eradicating them completely, then leaving them scarred and much changed, but the Chartres Cathedral is one of the exceptions, surviving mostly intact from it's early to mid 13th century construction. It has many details in the stained glass and stone friezes just waiting for the curious eye to discover. 

There is a fantastic resource documenting nearly every inch of the structure online thanks to the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Alison Stones. You can visit it HERE. just start punching terms into the search function. Mind-blowing.  

Is that a saw or an Anime Sword??  It appears to be St. Simon (the Zealot) one of the Apostles. He is often depicted with a large saw symbolizing one of the traditions of his martyrdom. I keep wondering about having one of these saws made. If for no other reason than to experience the use.

Better yet (and more interesting) this scene showing construction of a cathedral and one of the earliest representations of a bow saw I can remember seeing.

Even the detail in the twisted tension cording is there. Standard saw bench ripping body posture with the head dipped to really make sure you're following that layout line. 

This shit is just fascinating to me. As close as possible to a photograph from the past. Open to interpretation - yes. But then again what isn't? 

Ratione et Passionis

PS. The Chartres Cathedral has shown me some interesting tools before. Check out a very modern looking claw hammer HERE.  
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Great inlay banding

Heartwood: Woodworking by Rob Porcaro - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:57pm
inlay banding
Here is another product that I think you will appreciate knowing about, which I alluded to in the previous post. It is inlay banding made in North Carolina by Matt Furjanic, sold on his website Inlay Banding. This is beautiful material made with precision from highly select, solid hardwoods. Only some of the narrow outer […] 1
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Buskerud sterkare på kartet

Norsk Skottbenk Union - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 3:37pm

Vi har gjennom arbeidet med kartlegging av skottbenkar i inn- og utland fått dekt mykje av landet, og med enkelte drypp også i andre land. Det er likevel nokre område som ikkje er så så godt dekt gjennom arbeidet med søk i Norsk Folkeminnesamling og med leiting etter gamle skottbenkar. Buskerud er eit fylke der vi ikkje fann noko særleg om skottbenk i svarmaterialet frå spørjelista om snikkarhandverket i Norsk Folkeminnesamling. Det har heller ikkje kome fram registrerte skottbenkar som har blitt presentert på bloggen. Vi har medlemmar med nybygd skottbenk i Buskerud i Ivar Jørstad i Hurum. Vi har også hatt fleire ekspedisjonar på søk etter kva som måtte finnast av lokale skottbenkar i fylket. Det er ting som tyder på at slike er lokalisert og vil bli presentert på bloggen etterkvart. Det er noko vi ser fram til. Ikkje minst er slikt viktig for lokale handverkarar i Buskerud som då kan få tilgang på eit førebilete som er lokalt når dei skal snikre seg sin eige skottbenk. Sjølv om det ikkje var noko å finne i svarmaterialet på spørjelista om snikkarhandverket, så visar det seg at det i materialet om timbremannshandverket har sneke seg inn detaljerte skildringar av skottbenk, eller “skøttlangbenk”,  frå Sigdal i Buskerud. Det er Andreas Mørch som har skrive svaret, men han har truleg henta inn opplysningar frå lokale handverkarar i sitt område.

Skisse av skøttlangbenk frå svaret til Andreas Mørch. Skisse av skøttlangbenk frå svaret til Andreas Mørch.Andreas skriv:

“Ukshøvl´n har et tverrtre te handtak framma og bak, slekk at ein kan skuve å ein kan dra. Tverrtrea blir kalla hønna. Hondrag te å hondra takbord me, blir nytta ennå. Ukshøvelen kalla dei gjenne bare uksen. 

Skøttukshøvl´n va som ein vanli ukshøvl, men med to lann på. Lanna va spikra under sulen på høvel´n. Skøttukshøvl´n vart bare bruka i langbenken når døm skaut opp golvplank. Langbenken var laga tå to planker som sto på kant, i den eine planken va det tre hell fire treskruvar. Golvplanken vart smetta ned mellom plankane i benken og skruva fast. Den tia va det bare gjennomskørin plank me honkant på. Honkanten va tælt tå føre dom sette´n i benken. Døm sette gølvplanken så passe juft at lanna på høvl´n nådde nedpå plankane i benken nå golvplanken va ferdig. Då va´n rett.”

Skisse av skøttlangbenk av Andreas MørchSkisse av skøttlangbenk av Andreas MørchDen typen benk som Andreas har forklart og teikna kan minne om rettbenken frå Stigums magasin på Norsk Folkemuseum  som Terje Planke har presentert for oss tidlegare. Forklaringa og skissene til Andreas er svært detaljerte og får fram på ein god måte kva dei enkelte delane heiter og korleis benken verkar. Andreas skriv også om gølvhaka i svaret sitt. Han skriv følgjande:

“Hakar var de to slag tå, hellhaka – somme sier hellehaka (Eggedal: hallhaka) og gølvhaka. Hellhakan va te å slå fast stokken me nå´n tælte, te å dra på stokken me nå´n sku godt ne´åt etter møsjinga, og te å feste stokken mea´n medrog. Gølvhaken bruka ein når ikkje planken ville innåt. Nå´n slo gølvhaken sta lu´n, skuva´n planken innåt. Nå´n sku ha oppatt denna hakan, slo´n te´n på rompa, så spratt´n opp tor lu´n.”

Hellhaka og gølvhaka teikna av Andreas MørchHellhaka og gølvhaka teikna av Andreas MørchGolvhakar er det ikkje så ofte ein finn rundt om i landet. Eg har frå før fått Mattias Helje til å smi kopiar av ein gamal golvhake som eg har fått tak i sjølv. Denne typen har ikkje “rompe” som ein kan slå på for å få opp haken. Det kan vere at det dukkar opp fleire typar av golvhakar etterkvart som fleire byrjar å leite etter slike. Ta gjerne kontakt om du kjem over slikt.

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Tool Cabinet Hinges

orepass: Woodworking to Pass the Time - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:11am

Purchasing Hinges is something I put off until the last minute. I want to purchase them locally so I can feel their heft and think about how they will fit into my project. Typically I end up on line after being very dissatisfied with what available. The tool Cabinet deserved some quality Brusso Hinges. They are more expensive than the local stores but I appreciate the quality. I’ve chosen stainless steel Hinges for the cabinet, the contrast to the cherry catches my eye.

Installing hinges is one of the tasks that gives you instant feedback if you do it poorly. Carefully chiseling, than routing out the waste I make mortises for each hinge.

Focusing on one door I carefully install the hinges and make adjustments to center the door. Once both doors are in I carefully plane the center rail until the doors close without binding. The door on the right is carefully chamfered so the two will pass each other. Anyone else have some good hinge sources?

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Dead Stacking Lumber – 360w360 E.207

360 WoodWorking - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:00am
Dead Stacking Lumber – 360w360 E.207

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys talk about dead stacking lumber.

Join the guys twice each week for six lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

If you have topics you’d like to hear covered in future episodes, click here to send an email to the guys.

Continue reading Dead Stacking Lumber – 360w360 E.207 at 360 WoodWorking.

Chip Carving with Mark Thomas (Workshop Tour Part 2)

Wood and Shop - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:26am
In this second video, professional engraver and flintlock rifle maker Mark Thomas takes us into his Virginia workshop to share a short tutorial on how to do basic chip carving. If you missed his workshop tour, watch part 1 here. I'll be releasing 2 more videos from Mark's workshop where he shares a couple other fascinating tutorials for

Nye oppdagingar i Norsk folkeminnesamling

Norsk Skottbenk Union - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:18am
 Roald RenmælmoHøvling av golvbord på skottbenk. Foto: Roald Renmælmo

Eg har tidlegare skrive ein del om dei funna eg gjort om skottbenken i spørjelistene om snikkarhandverket i Ord og Sed i Norsk folkeminnesamling. Eg rekna med at eg hadde gått gjennom alt av relevante svar i dette materialet i samband med min store gjennomgang og analyse. I førre veke var eg tilbake på Blindern saman med studentar i tradisjonelt bygghandverk, Terje Planke og smedstipendiat Øystein Myhre. Føremålet vårt var å gå gjennom andre spørjelister om smedhandverket, timbremannsyrket og husbygging. Også desse spørjelistene vart sendt ut på 1930-talet og inneheld mykje spennande materiale. Særleg for oss handverkarar er det veldig spennande å sjølv få lese gjennom kva våre forgjengarar har skrive og forklart om sitt handverk i for kring 80 år sidan. I gjennomgangen av dette materialet dukka det faktisk opp eit svar på spørjelista om snikkarhandverket mellom svara om timbremannsyrket. Det var svar frå Olav Furuset frå Jømna ved Elverum. Det har kome inn i 1946 og Olav skriv at han har samla inn stoffet i Bjølsetgrenda ved Jømna stasjon. Det tyder på at han skrive ned etter handverkarar som ikkje er namngjevne i svaret hans, men som han har vurdert som kunnskapsrike innan dette fagområdet.

Olav Furuset skriv dette som svar på spørsmålet om høvelbenken:

“Når dei arbeidte bord brukte dei plogbenk. Det var to stabber med eit skår i. I dette sette ein 2 plankar. Den eine feste dei i skårsida i stabben. Den andre var laus. Millom desse to plankane la dei bordet dei skulle arbeide. Så slo dei kilen mellom det lause bordet og sida på skåret i stabben. Fyrst teljet dei tå med øks det grøvste. Fyrst risse dei sjølvsagt op så dei hadde noko å halde seg ette. Etter teljinga skjøt dei tå resten med skjøtoksen. Skulde dei så laga pløyde bord brukte dei not og fjørplog. Etterpå strøk dei av kvasskantane med semshøvel. Nå dei så hadde laga staffen var dei ferdige med bordet.”

Det han nemner som plogbenk verkar å ha sett ut og verka noko tilsvarande som benken som eg har skrive om frå Lima i Sverige. Etter beskrivelsen var nok stabbane av noko liknande utforming. Beskrivelsen frå Jømna er nok den som geografisk ligg nærast Lima av alle spørjelistesvara i Norsk Folkeminnesamling. Det er ca 16 mil å kjøre mellom Lima og Jømna, men det har vore ein del kontakt og handel mellom folk i desse områda tidlegare. Det er derfor ikkje spesielt merkeleg at det er slektskap mellom skottbenkane (plogbenkane) i dette området. Artig er det også at Olav har med mange ord i forklaringa si om korleis benken vart brukt. Han får også med at dei brukte semshøvel til å stryke av kvasskantane. Dette er noko som eg har sett spor etter på gamle golvbord i Målselv og andre stader så det var artig å sjå at det også er beskrive i tekst.

 Roald RenmælmoKanting av golvbord, eller som Olav Furuset skriv, “telje tå det grøvste med øks”. Her er bordet snorslått med sotsnor for å få nokolunde rett kant. Foto: Roald Renmælmo



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Photography for Woodworking Fools. Got’a’light?

Fair Woodworking - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 8:53pm
Well the year is almost over and I find that of the three topics I promised to write about, I have written about exactly none of them. Shame, shame on this bad little blogger, so with a micky of rum in hand, here we go….. About a year and a half ago I wrote about […]
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