I wonder if the Tools For Working Wood guys came across anything like this when they were researching for their bow saw?
firemedic, it looks like you got the illustration from here: http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...f-timbering-in.html+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
No, John law made fantastic claims about Louisiana and conveniently forgot to mention the mosquitoes! :laughing: Seriously, though there were a couple of factors at play.The relevance of the Thirty Years War caught my attention. That war occurred in the first half of the 1600s. Were there still refugees in the French ports in the 1700s jostling for a chance to escape to the New World?
To quote Thumper, from one of my childhood movies;"Buck Saw" - it's an old wooden ship, likely from the civil war era. I believe it was built primarily out of pocket screw and biscuit joinery in true Creole tradition. Curtis