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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Thu 28 Nov, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: riving an axe handle         Reply with quote

i thought i would share this from hurstwic since i found it very informative about ''traditional'' axe haft making, i think it would be useful for some craftsmen who likes to do things historically accurate.

http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manu...riving.htm
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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Thu 28 Nov, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting!

And it's not only good for historical accuracy, either - as the article notes, it can actually produce stronger items with less inherent weak points.

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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Thu 28 Nov, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikko Kuusirati wrote:
Interesting!

And it's not only good for historical accuracy, either - as the article notes, it can actually produce stronger items with less inherent weak points.


i found that interesting too Happy
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Matthew P. Adams




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Nov, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like an episode of the Woodwrights shop!
"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training" Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, c. 650 BC
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Olov Tidemalm





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PostPosted: Sun 01 Dec, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a short film from the project of reconstructing Södra Råda gamla kyrka (the old church at Södra Råda) that was burned down in 2001. At ~2:00 min two of the carpenters involved in the project are splitting planks for the roof. The planks are 2" thick and 6,2 meters or little more than 20' long.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NuO49EQRQM
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Dec, 2013 7:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Even sawing can be performed this way, although the result doesn't follow the grain quite as closely as splitting. But then this usually becomes moot when it comes to the end product since the final shaping of a split log still often cuts through the outermost grain lines, producing a plank or bar with very little difference from a riftsawn product.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rift_sawing
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