Link of the week

Dartmouth’s Roman Woodworking Tools page

The days of swords and sandals have long since passed, but he influence of the Roman Empire can still be felt today in our language, cuisine and in our workshops.

Written by noted woodworking author Roger Ulrich, this site offers a primer on the types of tools used during the days of the Roman Empire. Even though these tools were used nearly 2000 years ago, many of their forms are easily recognizable in today’s shop.

The site is worth a look, and, if you want more information, you might want to check out Ulrich’s book about Roman Woodworking tools.

Bonus fortuna, lignarius.



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