Q&A: How did they make planks by hand in the medieval days?

by admin on December 31, 2011

Issue by ~Emma~: How did they make planks by hand in the medieval days?
I don’t forget viewing a documentary about the center ages and some place residences. I’ve often beloved that outdated rustic appear that they got from creating crude planks with axes. How is it they could get a entire sized tree, and make straight, thick, durable, broad, and amazing hunting planks? It is confused me eternally.

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Reply by mariner31
Saws have been in existence since prehistory, BUT one more common method (utilized up by way of the 1800′s in rural America) is with an Ax, a Sledge-hammer, and Wedges.

One splits the log in fifty percent by hammering wedges… a single then can split more planks off that log with More wedges.

I’ve completed that myself on a cabin I created back again in 1979, and lately with a tree (oak) that fell during a winter season storm on our ranch. We got 12 two by twelve inch planks of 15 foot in length.

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Cabal December 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm

They worked the wood when it was still green and flexible, that way you do not need a saw. You can easily split unseasoned wood with axes and wedges and make planks that will be weighted before left to dry so they dry flat, and the planes will be further done with adzes and small axes.

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