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"New" woodworking term --Treen

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Blog entry by JohnnyVee posted 12-06-2013 06:59 AM 605 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just discovered a new woodworking word:

Treen

Literally ”of a tree” is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. Before the late 17th-century, when silver, pewter and ceramics were introduced for tableware, most small household items, boxes and tableware were carved from wood. Treen is distinct from furniture, such as chairs, cabinetry, and clocks.

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."



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#1 posted 12-06-2013 07:03 AM

Interesting ,thanks John

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 07:23 AM

took ya long enuf grashopper, but now yer there, Now, you are obligated to search out pole lathes, bodgers, and read books about old tools. Maube even search out “tischler” on ebay international.

there are some slippery slopes ahead…

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 11:17 AM

Possibly where the word “trinket”came from?

-- It's only wood.

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#4 posted 12-06-2013 04:42 PM

If you use der tischler or le menuisier it might be easier, or you could just translate it as “the joiner”. Then
you could pick up your copy of Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Work Book” and pursue the debate of
the carpenter’s tools. I know we have taken your start and hijacked it, but when you are a young apprentice
out of work and the thermometer will not rise above zero and the windmill will not quit spinning from the
icy blasts, you might be entitled to set at the computer with hot chocolate spiked with O’mara’s Cream and
impolitely steal someone elses thread of thought. Hope you enjoy your balmy Victoria weather JohnnyVee,
and I may just wander down to the Bayern Brewery a little later and hoist a pint of Faceplant while I let the
wood workshop warm up.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 07:42 AM

Yes, interesting indeed

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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