RE: [Authentic_SCA] Re: when did stitching horses come into being?
>my mistake! By the description, I took the stitchingno Problem, I thought it was something like that.
>horse to be the same as the shaving horse, which I
>know very well!!
(I am looking to make a Shave horse for myself quite soon. After that I will have used both tools and can tell you for certain how interchangeable they are)
Oh, and here's that sitich horse link (Correct, this time):
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- At 09:13 AM 7/1/2004 -0700, you wrote:
> the "shaving horse", used for trimmingI've done woodworking for a very long time, including some period
>wood down with a rasp or draw knife. There are datable
>examples at the oldest settlements in New England, and
>these were considered a staple tool in everyone's
>home, not just a specialist tool.
woodworking, and have never heard that a shave horse was a staple in
everyone's home. What is your source for that information?
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> At 10:42 AM +0000 6/30/04, Shane Stainton wrote:I'm pretty sure they are post-Period. They aren't in Jost Amon's book
>ie are they period?
>Id like to fine tune my encampment and my demo work, including my
>tools of the trade but cant seem to find any history on the stitching
>horse. (leatherwork for those that are wondering what the heck im
that I am aware of - however, you will notice the shoemakers in the
picture on them are using a stirrup for sewing leather (A stirrup is a
strip of leather or rope around the leg, used to hold the work to a
sewing block held on the thigh). The earliest I can recall seeing a
stitching horse is Garsault in 1762.
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Gedney" <gedney1@i...> wrote:
> Looking for illustrations of tradesmen, I see a lot of examples ofI'm here, I'm here (just off line a lot lately while I'm trying to get
> leather workers sewing stuff whill holding it clamped between the
> knees, none using anything like a horse, but this is a purely
> cursory glance on line.
> People who have done more research into period letherworking (like
> Marc Carlson) might be able to give you a more definitive answer,
> but my initial impression is that stitching ponies and horses are
> probably not period.
work done on this stupid book).
The clamp (clam) held between the knees does seem to be the version
that appears in Garsault.