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Reconstructing a 15th century German frame saw: Back to basics

I recently posted about developing a prototype for a medieval frame saw or bow saw. I was successful in creating a wooden frame that would hold a saw blade, but I was dissatisfied in the excessive bulk and weight of the frame, and when I went back to compare the finished prototype to an early 15th century illustration of a frame saw, I was disappointed to see how different my finished prototype looked from the original. 1,878 more words

Wooden Beer Tap

Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes. So it was a nice to be asked to turn something non-bowl shaped recently. A friend of mine had come in to possession of an old beer barrel with a wooden tap. 357 more words

Beer Tap

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Reconstructing a 15th century German frame saw: Developing a prototype

I often find myself making my own tools, so that I can make more authentic products, because completing a medieval woodworking project with modern tools versus period hand tools often changes not only the way I work, but also the look or even the shape of the item produced. 1,192 more words

Get Those Creative Juices Flowing: How Making Art Helps My Writing

This isn’t a new poem. It’s not a character reflection, and it’s not an excerpt of my new book – I know. But it IS my latest ‘creative’ project, a product of my learning process of the day: wood turning! 216 more words


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