|Project by horologist||posted 08-25-2011 05:13 AM||8959 views||15 times favorited||9 comments|
These are lucets, tools for making cord that date to the Vikings. Last year my wife got a lesson on making cord at the CLA show (Contemporary Longrifle Association). While heading to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan we stopped at the fiber festival in Allegan MI. Cathy saw these things for sale by folks who seem to prize them very highly. In true engineer fashion (cheap) I told her to save the $30 – $90 and that I could make one. These are the ones I made while visiting the workshop in the woods. One is made from locally harvested tamarack (pine) the other is maple.
-- Troy in Melrose, Florida