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16034Re: [MedievalSawdust] RE: Holdfasts

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  • Sean Powell
    Sep 24, 2013
      Sorry, but I'm confused and not certain if I'm looking at the right picture. I'm used to holdfasts that look like this:
       
      I see what looks like a wedge on the side of the plank being planed. I see a notch in the end of the bench that would be useful for cutting into the endgrain. I don't see a thin grey line in the photo. What am I missing? Am I even looking at the right photo? Of a man with a long 2-handled plan but only holding the rear handle and a spot near the blade?
       
      Thanks in advance,
      Sean



      On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:32 PM, <gloerke@...> wrote:
       

      Well, there is a medieval holdfast to see on my blog, but it is very hard to see.


      use this link http://thomasguild.blogspot.nl/2012/12/the-medieval-toolchest-plane-part-15.html


      the intarsia by Agustino de Marchi (1468-1477) shows a workbench. On the left side before the legs start is a holdfast in/through the bench. It can be seen as a thin light grey line on the photo. I am sorry I do not have a better quality image of this. (You should go to Italy and take photos of the intarsia for all of us ;)


      Marijn



      ---In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, <lyndafjellman@...> wrote:



       
      > Does anyone have an illustration of a medieval holdfast? I was sure I did
      > but looking back all I see are bench stops.
      >
      > Guillaume
      >


      The pics up here aren't precisely holdfasts, but they are methods of holding wood to a bench.  They are all before 1650 as well.
      Ilaria
      pardon if someone already posted this link, I didn't notice.


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