RE: [MedievalSawdust] scrapers
- On Mon, November 22, 2010 5:40 pm, D. Young wrote:
>Good thought. Though between the guild system, concern over trade
> I have to back Jeff here on ceramics or glass. Yes modern ceramics are
> insanely sharp but its hard to sharpen period stuff.
> Iron and steel in small quantities were so plentiful as to be a no
> brainer here. There is no question in my mind.
> Matter of fact i recommend doing research on coopering tools....they used
> drawknives called chamfer knives that are nothing more than metal
> scrapers with handles.
> Sort of looks like a drawknive with a big bucktooth. Ie, a scraper if
> held at a higher angle....a plane if held lower.
secrets, and generally slow communication, things like that could take a
long time to spread, say from coopers to joiners.
Another "bucktoothed drawknife" is the molding iron from the Mastermyr
find. It too seems to have been high angle, a big scratch stock really.