Anglo Saxon Woodworker Qualities | Woodworking Ideas


Regia Anglorum - Anglo-Saxon and Viking Crafts - Woodworking

A great deal of Saxon and Viking woodwork was done 'green,' that is the timber was not seasoned (dried out over time) before working. This meant that the timber could be split easily (green oak can be split with a seasoned wooden wedge), and need not be sawn.

Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Hero The Anglo-Saxons' cultures and traditions are rooted in their beliefs of the perfect hero. Their ideal hero has many key characteristics influenced by their culture including courage, strength, bravery, thick skin, loyalty, humbleness, and the ability to create strong trustworthy friendships.

Anglo-Saxons came from three powerful nations of Germans (Saxones, Angli and Iutae) to England in 600 A.D. Heroic poetry of surviving Anglo-Saxon literature tells about the Germanic origins of invaders. About 30,000 lines of Anglo-Saxon poetry have survived in four manuscripts-Junius Manuscript (Caedmon manuscript): an illustrated poetic anthology.

Characteristics and Examples of Anglo-Saxon Poetry. It is the story of a warrior who saves his people from evil monsters through courageous deeds. There is strong kinship between Beowulf and King Hrothgar. Beowulf must kill three monsters to avenge his men that have been killed. There is also kinship between Beowulf and his soldiers, who mourn his death and praise him for his bravery.

Leofwine makes things out of wood. He is also a wheelwright. His special skill is using the lathe (equipment for cutting round or cylindrical wood), so some people call him Leofwine the Turner. He makes posts, planks, rafters and pegs (instead of nails) for buildings. He makes buckets, handles for tools and weapons, furniture, looms, doors, boxes,

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