LumberJocks

Making an ancient bucket MaFe #1: Materials and tools

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by mafe posted 01-19-2011 11:37 PM 3844 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Making an ancient bucket MaFe series Part 2: Hand plane, binding lever, lag knife »

Making an ancient bucket with Stefang
Materials and tools

Before you get into this project watch this video http://svtplay.se/v/1371069/oppet_arkiv/laggade_trakarl_tillverkas_i_bollebygd__utan_ljud__1923?sb,k103004,1,f,103007 it is what we are making here, not only the bucket but also the tools.

Ok not much done…
I went into fixing the old tools mood…

My conclusion:

Wood
I’ll use pine also, (cheap) perhaps some pallet wood, 3,7 meter, 7,5 cm, 2 cm thick.
‘Wonder how high the bucket will be… better ask Mike’.

Willow
Pil in Danish, 8 branches of 1,25 meter, 0,8-1,3 cm thick (have to take a walk soon).

Plane
Hardwood, beech, 30 cm, 7,5×7,5 cm.
Will look in the work shop, and find some, think I have some beech extra.
Plane iron, I have several, wonder if a block plane iron are with enough since I have eight…

Binding lever
All will do, so scrap, 33 cm x 2 cm x 33 cm.

All this will be ready in minute’s sir! (Long minutes).

So what have I been up to!

Sharpening and making handles for my axes in stead…

yes I’m a bad student.



Best thoughts for now,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



13 comments so far

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1869 days


#1 posted 01-20-2011 12:09 AM

:-) Mads
I realy like those axe´s
but I think the two with handles and small hammer heads was use by the people who
made the old stone streets (brolægger)but maybee I´m wrong not the first time …LOL

take care
Dennis

View mafe's profile

mafe

9690 posts in 1843 days


#2 posted 01-20-2011 12:18 AM

Hi Dennis,
No it’s a boatbuilders adze (the head in the is a gift from Napoleon, and the other I bought from a old boat builder).

http://books.google.com/books?id=JdJRRpQZ4GMC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=sharpening+an+adze&source=bl&ots=fBUtL8z0Ry&sig=buE6r9lrAQPeojG968xHO4S2xSE&hl=en&ei=TbqxSq_ZEYKTkAWEiIG6Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2#v=onepage&q=sharpening%20an%20adze&f=false

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1869 days


#3 posted 01-20-2011 12:25 AM

thank´s Mads
they just look so fammiliair to the other trade

but have you still room in the shop toyour self ….LOL
I look forward to see you and Thomas in the end of week 6 if every piece in the puzzle find its place :)

Dennis

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2082 posts in 1586 days


#4 posted 01-20-2011 01:02 AM

Well, better start checking the tools anyway.
:)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2281 days


#5 posted 01-20-2011 01:16 AM

Those are some COOL tools! You have to make something, anything, with tools like that. Look out wood…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

View lanwater's profile

lanwater

3100 posts in 1688 days


#6 posted 01-20-2011 08:27 AM

Ithink I would also stick to tools.

That bucket making will definitely give me some joint pain, it is labor intensive.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View mafe's profile

mafe

9690 posts in 1843 days


#7 posted 01-20-2011 12:48 PM

Dennis,
The hammer you think of are probably this:

The viusual difference is that its round on the broad side, it’s used for digging in the gravel, so you can fit the stone, I have done this work earlier in my young days in Nyborg – Denmark.

It could also be this bricklayes hammer, but this is not shap, and there are a nailpuller hole on the side, also usually the hole for the shaft is round.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1869 days


#8 posted 01-20-2011 03:38 PM

the bricklayerhammer I very well know ....have three myself….LOL

yes there is the hammer I thought of ,it seems to have been the angle that confused me a little :-)

take care
Dennis

View stefang's profile

stefang

13633 posts in 2088 days


#9 posted 01-20-2011 04:46 PM

What great collection. ‘Mad’s Choppers of Denmark’ Not a motorcycle, but sweet to an LJ’s eyes. Glad to see that you are progressing the bucket project. I wish we would hear from some of the others to find out how they are doing. I wonder how many are going to actually participate?

I can’t wait to get back to work on the plane tomorrow. Today is doctor visits and food shopping. I also have cut the tips of 3 fingers on my left hand. One in the shop with a sharp chisel and the other two in the kitchen with a bread-knife. Kitchens are dangerous places! In the end, my new hand-plane will be stained red, so I only have to put some finishing oil on it, lol. I think I will have a nice brandy this evening to celebrate having survived the day.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Napoleon's profile

Napoleon

788 posts in 1563 days


#10 posted 01-20-2011 08:07 PM

Dennis you need some serious glasses :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1869 days


#11 posted 01-20-2011 08:46 PM

NOW AGAIN….pheeeew …its expencive to get old

View Napoleon's profile

Napoleon

788 posts in 1563 days


#12 posted 01-21-2011 07:24 PM

Mads you have made a really nice job on those handles&heads. I am really looking forward to get them in my hands while i am drinking a cup of your coffe :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

View mafe's profile

mafe

9690 posts in 1843 days


#13 posted 01-31-2011 02:03 PM

Hi guys,
Thank you all for the comments.
Napoleon, you got that coffee by now.
Mike, yes I try to learn about woodworking, and the best way is to touch and do. The axes are for me the basic, I will not be able to use them a lot due to my neck and arms, but it’s also more the learning process, to tune them up, and learn the way they are used, then hopefully it will give me understanding, I feel allready it do.
You can’t imagine how I laughed about your words, yes life sure is dangerous, I am also full of cuts after sharpening these axes… Burned child…
Ian, ;-)
Jack, when summer come, I hope to spend some time with these tools, under the sky in my little garden, just some little projects for lerarning, this will make me really happy.
Thomas, yes you better do just that!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase