Re: red vs. white oak, Depoe Bay and froing
Nice illustration John. Pretty much shows it all. I think I would
cut the top off the tree first, but what do I know.
I think the log has to be very green. Like the same day it's
cut. A week might make it much harder.
I don't really think it's the tools that are important.
It's those sandels.
I think Bryn has a friend in Portland that could snag him a pair,
but you guys live in Eugene, I guess he could pick up a pair
in just about any store in town.
Still haven't heard back from my "Bow" guy, but that looks like
Split is better than sawn, and Red Oak is not good. and 6' shouldn't
be too long to split.
I've got a Fro somewhere I don't use on a daily basis. Maybe I could
mail it to him.
--- In MessaboutW@e..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
The Vikings split the planks of their longships from oak logs. Theystarted
the split at the end of the log with a froe, then used wedges torun it
down the length of the log. Then they used adzes to square up theplanks.
I'll put an illustration showing the method into the files section.most of
the old Northwest fishing boats with steamed ribs used it. I can'timagine
the builders shipping in green Eastern White Oak for ribs (oranything
else) when OWO was so handy. That hardwood mill in Roseburg canprobably
get Bryn OWO without any problems.suspicious.
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