Re: Wooden drinking vessels
- --- In email@example.com, "msgilliandurham"
>Gillian, I do a far amount of turning, I also have several nice books
> Greetings to the list!
> Does anyone here know of any documentation for wooden drinking
> vessels, shaped like modern glass tumblers (tall and narrow, same
> dimentions top to bottom) in which the bottom is a separate piece?
the touch or cover period turning(the York book already listed, the
book on the Mary Rose finds, Robin Woods book on bowls, etc). You
almost never find a turned drinking vessel that is taller then it is
wide (nice chart in the York book on this). There is a very good
reason for this. Even when I look at the late period stuff, most is
not taller then it is wide.
The reason for this is, productivity. I can be more productive turning
out drinking bowls then I can doing tall "tumblers". With modern tools
I can probably get three for four bowls done in the time it would take
me to do a tall mug/goblet/etc. I suspect, from my reading on the hook
chisels used in period, the ratio would be even higher.
It just takes a bloody long time to hollow out a narrow, deep vessel.
More then it takes to turn a shallower vessel. I suspect this is one
of the reasons that most wooden drinking vessels are wider then they
As an example, it took me longer to turn the tall goblet I made for HE
Bridget, then it did for the four bowls I made for my wife's elevation
Now this ratio is not true of the coopered/stave built mugs. There it
is common for the vessel to be taller then it is wide.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom Rettie" <tom@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "msgilliandurham"
> wrote:to describe:
> > The reason I asked it that I'd always visialized leather hinges as
> > being two long straps, like metal hinges.
> Here's a pictures that illustrates the other approach I was trying
>Great, thanks -- is this usage also conjectural, or can I tell my
> Tom R.
> Blood and Sawdust
students "we know at least *somebody* did it this way, because
there's this existing chest in this castle...."?
Thanks for all your assistance --