Danish museum Frilandsmuseet (out door museum) – once again.
Spending time in a place I love back in 2014.
It was time for another tour to my favorite museum in Denmark, took some of you there before, but I think this visit had plenty of new details to share also, know it’s a little late, smiles.
About the museum:
The museum are a big area, where there are collected houses from all over Denmark, the houses are moved there, brick by brick, to preserve our cultural treasures, and to make it possible for people to come there and experience the atmosphere in and around these houses. Even the landscape around the houses is shaped to represent the area as much as possible.
There are all kinds of houses, also an old blacksmith or an inn. All the houses has original interior from the given period, and the gardens around have seeds from the period to. So this gives you a unique chance, to walk in time and history, around Denmark, and some of the places we used to rule.
We start in the carpenter’s workshop.
Notice how daylight are used and imagine the time before windows, where one would have had to stand out in the open or at least open the door or window cover to get some daylight and save on the oil or tallow.
The bench here is the typical one used in Scandinavia.
Same type as I have in my workshop.
I love those wood screws.
Note the simple chisel handle, most old chisels had simple handles like this.
A serious hold fast, easy to see how it was forged.
Simple way to hang the tools.
Who would not like to be working there…
The lathe is powered by a big wheel with handle, meaning it was a two man job.
Scandinavian lunch box.
Hanger, simple, yet elegant.
Hangers for food.
In the sewing room.
The glass ball filled with water focus the candle light to a ray and makes it easier to see in the dark winter.
What a wonderful light stand.
Danish carpenter hewing.
Another guy pealing of bark with a shaving knife.
Simple crane for the mill.
The old mill is running.
Ohhhh the smell.
Here a man turning.
All machines here are powered by leather belts.
A view into the old work shop.
Imagine how dangerous with all those free hanging belts.
Nothing like cast iron and wood.
Here the jig.
The work shop next door to the mill.
As a carpenters workshop would have looked around 1920.
More types of marking gauge.
Notice now most handles are round, due to mass production.
I love this one.
Saws and more.
Notice the space under the bench are in use.
Wood thread cutters.
Notice how the horns change.
Used to have one of these big fellows but I simply did not have the muscle power to use it, think that takes daily use to get there.
You can’t have enough clamps…
Another type of hold fast.
This one looks almost like mine from France.
Have to love that handle.
Out of focus sorry…
Completely fell for this old Danish table.
Look at that table top, years and years of use.
Home for the sour dough.
Less is more, the table and milk stool.
Even the colors are delicate.
Ohhh these old milk paint colors.
Life is sweet living in that museum.
This is likely how many workshops on the farms has looked, open room and tools piled up.
Making me think of the Mike project.
Another shaving horse, just trying to collect the details.
Beautiful food storage cabinet.
Ultra-simple shaving horse in the back.
Love this milking chair.
This one you will hear more about in a later post.
Clogs makes shaving horse.
Flask of wood.
Love the simplicity.
Clogs makers shaving horse.
Beautiful simple box.
Box with sliding lid.
Another old box.
For the last little light a lamp.
The museum are a wonderful day to spend a day with the family or even alone for a LJ, so if you ever get to Copenhagen!
You can find info about the museum here: Frilandsmuseet.
Last visit can be seen here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/19623
Hope it can be to some inspiration
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.