|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 02-13-2010 12:07 AM||3008 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
In 1997, at De Meern near Utrecht in The Netherlands, a sunken Roman barge was excavated. It’s believed to date from the second century AD. The barge held a large variety of objects including four woodworking planes. They were all reasonably similar in style and my reconstruction is based on the one that was most complete. Overall dimensions are 340mm x 55mm wide x 45mm high, the pitch is 42 deg. and it’s made of ash. It’s amazing to think we’re using just about the same style that was around just after the time of Jesus Christ.
The replica will join the two previous ones (see my other projects) in a private museum in West Yorkshire.
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