Re: [medievalsawdust] Digest Number 165
- That's actually a form of axe used for rough hewing (there's a specific
German name for it which I can't remember right now). If you look at
the log behind him, you can see that it's already been notched in to the
line. The carpenter will use the axe to remove the bits between the
notches and then use a broad axe (shown in some of the other "Zimmerman"
illos) to smooth the rough hewn beam.
Avery Austringer wrote:
>Well I just spend a few delightful minutes looking at the illustrations from
>the Mendel Housebook: http://mailbox.univie.ac.at/~kochr3/mendel/m_inh.htm.
>Unfortunatly, no froe.
>There is one guy swinging what looks like a more modern froe like an axe, so
>what that means I can't tell you. There is also a guy drawing wire without
>a draw plate, which would take some doing. So, you kinda gotta take it with
>a grain of salt. Still, way cool source.