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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Really cool link, and a great read.
Thanks Tom !
The other year they had a TV show here in the UK where they attempted to build a Roman house using Roman techniques and tools.
The two things where the chaps could not cope were the chippies trying to hack beams out of a tree using an adzes and the builders could not cope without wheel barrows.