Re: [medievalsawdust] Coopers and pails
- From my limited reading on the subject - mainly Joseph Needham's 'Heavenly
Clockwork', 'The Hall of Heavenly Records' & 'Science & Civilisation in
China" it seems that the real thing did use metal cylinders in a wooden
tower casing - at least east of the Oxus. I'd recommend getting the first
of these books thru' interlibrary loan - I doubt if you'll still find any
at 80% off like I did years ago.:-)
There is an interesting striking mechanism that would be easy to add to
your clock too.
If you are dead-keen on making wooden water vessels for your clock, someone
posted a link to some scanned pages from Fine Woodworking here in the last
few weeks. Otherwise, just chamfer some boards & use modern glues & add a
couple of bands of string, metal or whatever - remember that traditional
wet-coopering relied heavily on forcing tapered, curved boards together &
keeping them under considerable pressure - by the time barrels are sold out
of service these days, they are at the point where they need to be
completely re-built, which is a very skilled job in itself.
>I must have missed that...
> I thank the list member who pointed to information
> aiding me to make
> my own...
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> > If you are dead-keen on making wooden water vessels for your clock,It's been changed to:
> > posted a link to some scanned pages from Fine Woodworking here in
> > few weeks.
>couldn't get the link to work.....