TITLE

Green wood working

AUTHOR(S)
Prince, Tom
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2005, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on green wood working. First the pieces are cut to length, then split or cleft with wedges. The major advantage of cleaving is that the wood fibres run the length of each component making it stronger than sawn wood, which ignores the grain direction. Unsuitable pieces are rejected at this stage. Next the cleft pieces are trimmed with a side axe, and then prepared for the lathe on the shaving horse. This is a foot operated gripping device that the person sits astride and shaves the wood with a double handled draw knife. The treadle lathe uses a long bent pole or other device to provide a return spring for the cord that is wrapped around the work piece and then attached to the treadle.
ACCESSION #
17969712

 

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