Roman Woodworking by Roger B. Ulrich

By Roger B. Ulrich

This e-book offers an authoritative and distinctive survey of the artwork of woodworking within the old Roman international. Illustrated with over 2 hundred line drawings and images, Roman Woodworking covers subject matters corresponding to the educational and guild memberships of Roman carpenters, woodworking instruments and strategies, the position of bushes in building and the supply of timber, and inside woodwork and furnishings making. it's also an intensive word list of totally outlined terms.
This entire ebook screens the accomplishment of the Roman woodworkers and their excessive ability and data of fabrics and instruments. Ulrich is helping deliver to mild the significance of wood initiatives and constructions in Roman everyday life and gives a wealth of knowledge not just for classicists but additionally for these drawn to the background of know-how and the background of woodworking.

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D. 113). The blade tends to be combined with an opposed pick, but the axe on the bottom left is clearly shown with a flat poll. ] Fig. 14. Roman military-type axes (dolabrae) from Newstead, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Second century. (Curle 1911, pl. ] Fig. 15. The funerary relief of Eutyches, from Priolo in Sicily. A double-bladed axe (or possibly a mallet) underneath which is a plane with discernible handles and low-angle iron. A wheel with ten spokes is also visible. 21. 07 m. Museo Nazionale, Syracuse.

31). J. Curle illustrates an iron with a cutting edge ground for making moldings (1911, pl. 59). One unusually well-preserved plane, found at the bottom of a well at the Roman fort at Saalburg, retained its stock of beechwood still attached to its iron sole. 32). Beechwood, it should be noted, has been favored for plane stocks from Roman times to the modern era (Bealer 1972, 165). The blade of the Saalburg tool protrudes from the sole at an angle of fifty degrees (Liversidge 1976, 159), close to the forty-five-degree angle that characterizes the modern all-purpose plane.

At his feet lie a bow and drill, and on the right side is an adze-plane. From the Ixion Room, House of the Vettii, Pompeii. Mid–first century (Courtesy of John Clarke and Michael Larvey) tising chisel is the most common form of this category of Roman woodworking tools (1985, 23). Gouges such as those found at Silchester were characterized by curved edges for making scooping cuts (fig. 18). The gouge was essential for making small objects with hollowed interiors or architectural moldings with concave profiles (such as acanthus leaves).

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