If you have little woodworking experience, this may be a difficult
project. Might I suggest you take a look at this page:
http://www.spanishp eacock.com/ looms.htm
--- In medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com, Barbara Tenbroek
<tenbroek2008@ ...> wrote:
> Wow he knows more about my source than I do! Thanks.
> Thanks for the information and wood help. I have added another two
pictures for clarification of what I am planing on creating.
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> From: AlbionWood <albionwood@ ...>
> To: medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:28:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Guidance
> The tapestry is early-to mid-16th century North European (probably
> Netherlandish or French). So dovetails aren't out of the question for
> box-corner joinery, in fact they would be quite appropriate. I don't
> know of any surviving boxlooms, but have seen a fair number of small
> coffers and larger chests from this period in European museums.
> them are dovetail-joined. Some are butted and nailed, or treenailed
> (wooden nails); I've never seen one that was just glued. Quite often,
> even with dovetail joinery, the corners are reinforced with metal
> brackets, nailed or riveted in place. I have a number of photos of
> these if you're interested; a few are in the folder "Dovetails" in the
> Photos section for this Group.
> Many types of wood were used for these coffers. Oak, beech, and walnut
> are common; linden was also used for carved coffers. I can get some
> documentary references later if you need them. You'll want quartersawn
> wood if you can get it, to reduce warping.
> A simple box with butted and treenailed joints is a pretty good project
> for a beginning woodworker. Adding the metal brackets will
> significantly increase durability, but also complexity; you'll want to
> fabricate your own brackets.
> > I have posted a picture of a tapestry in a album titled Cibella.
> > I am a weaver and would like to recreate the boxloom on the lap of the
> > woman in the left of the picture. My skills and knowledge in wood
> > working are very limited (read NONE).
> > Could any of you provide me with the type of wood that would have been
> > used in period and a source for documentation?
> > I am also unsure of the type of joins this type of item would have.
> > >From the little I have read it seems that nails, dovetails or simple
> > butted ends with glue were used during this time frame.
> > I would like to enter this as an A&S entry so documentation is very
> > important. I also plan to use this loom to weave on so durability as
> > well as weight are something I need to consider.
> > Thank you in advance for your help
> > Cibella Monmouth
> > mka Barbara tenBroek
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