A good and proper hovel



Moderators: caedmon, Greg

User avatar
Kortoso
Haeropada
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Contact:

A good and proper hovel

Postby Kortoso » Mon May 18, 2020 3:37 am

Apologies if this has been shared previously. I initially looked askance at this due to their reliance on long saws, but otherwise, it's a lovely and reasonable reconstruction of what a Saxon or early medieval house would have looked like.
https://youtu.be/923QZglteeI
There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.
User avatar
Iodo
Haeropada
Posts: 979
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Location: North west england UK

Re: A good and proper hovel

Postby Iodo » Mon May 18, 2020 7:21 am

cool, thanks for the link :P
Gimli: It's true you don't see many Dwarf-women. And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are often mistaken for Dwarf-men.
Aragorn: It's the beards.
Elleth
êphal ki-*raznahê
Posts: 2113
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:26 am
Location: in the Angle; New England

Re: A good and proper hovel

Postby Elleth » Mon May 18, 2020 10:28 am

Oh very cool! I've followed some of their other things, but must have missed this one.

Regarding long saws... hunh. I'd not thought on that. I mean, they must have used *something* as they had all kinds of wood construction.

I see Daegrad and Regia postulate that "H" frame saw design that persisted straight into Pa Ingle's day. I don't recall if artifacts have been recovered, but Regia says they're in manuscripts. In fact, this is interesting:

Most of the 'roughing out' and shaping was done with axes and adzes. The saw has obvious advantages. It can cut out a straight piece of timber every time, splitting can result in planks that are twisted etc. But the trouble with saws was that they were very expensive and difficult to maintain and make. At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, only 13 saws were recorded in the kingdom. These were probably large saws for what is called 'ripping' down the beam of timber to create planks, as much smaller bow saws are routinely shown in manuscripts.
https://regia.org/research/life/woodwork.htm


I ASSUME those ripping saws were not unlike the pit saws use in our own American colonial era. That would have been a heck of a lot of iron in one place - no wonder they were rare!
Persona: Aerlinneth, Dúnedain of Amon Lendel c. TA 3010.
User avatar
Peter Remling
Athel Dunedain
Posts: 3549
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:20 am

Re: A good and proper hovel

Postby Peter Remling » Mon May 18, 2020 12:37 pm

I had known how these were constructed but seeing one being built is an entirely different thing. I wouldn't have thought of converting a sheath knife into a draw knife. Very simple yet out of the box for me. Thanks for posting it was very informative.
User avatar
TaylorSteiner
Amrod Rhandir
Posts: 411
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Location: Great Falls Montana
Contact:

Re: A good and proper hovel

Postby TaylorSteiner » Mon May 18, 2020 11:07 pm

Wow amazing!
Frodo lives!
Haradir
Silent Watcher over the Peaceful Lands
Posts: 137
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:44 am

Re: A good and proper hovel

Postby Haradir » Mon May 18, 2020 11:34 pm

One day I will own land and that is the day I will go crazy building things like this.

Return to “Crafts & Skills”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests