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  • Barbara Tenbroek
    Feb 26, 2009
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      Thank you.  I had seen the loom and really thought it was a good price, but since I want to do this as an A&S project I need to make it myself.

      From: Jeff Johnson <jljonsn9663@...>
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 7:47:21 PM
      Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Guidance

      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.
      > Cibella
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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.
      Many of
      > 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.
      > Cheers,
      > Tim
      > > 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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