Re: [MedievalSawdust] RE: Holdfasts
- Wow, nope. Thanks for pointing it out but I can't see anything there that is useful. The light grey line looks like an extension of the beam in the background and ends where it runs into the floor. I never would have guessed it for a hold-fast.Thanks!SeanOn Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM, <gloerke@...> wrote:
You are looking at the same thing, it is only a rotten image to look at.
I have uploaded 2 photos in the photo section , folder Thpomasguild.they are called holdfast and img. The first shows you where to look - the holdfast is made red. The second is a high resolution rescan of the part of the image with the holdfast (but still a rotten picture).
Thanks. I think with the few random late and near post-period examples we can say they were in use even though they were not overly illustrated. Gerald suggested an interesting idea while we were discussing it in that we are looking for it in woodworking pictures of planning/smoothing/jointing operations and not finding it, while in reality the holdfast is really better for things like holding down a fence for rebating or other operations unrelated to the task illustrated per se. In fact there are a host of small items a woodworker would need that are rarely illustrated.
That’s my story, anyway…
Well, there is a medieval holdfast to see on my blog, but it is very hard to see.
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 ;)
---In email@example.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.
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.
pardon if someone already posted this link, I didn't notice.