Medieval carpentry – building without nails. French Timber Framing & Scribing

Medieval carpentry – building without nails. French Timber Framing & Scribing

This is an instructional documentary about the traditional french timber framing. Carpentry class held in Estonia and organised by Vanaajamaja (vanaajamaja.ee/en) – focusing on the thousands of years old scribing technique using plumb bob. The main key before scribing irregular (hewn or twisted) timbers is to mark the vertical and horizontal centers by level on the both end of the log and snap the lines – as all the scribing is done using the center lines (axis) instead of the square rule when the sides of the timbers are being used as reference. This technique can be used also on planed or sawn timbers. All the frame was build in 5 days by the experienced carpenters and non experienced students using only hand tools. Hands not machines!

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50 Comments

  1. brian field on May 11, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    J

  2. Joshaklese on May 11, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Please cut away from your feet.

  3. Insert Witty Meme Here on May 11, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    As of now, 264 people who use biscuit joiners hate this video.

  4. Amy Huske on May 11, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    i’m just here to have fun <3

  5. William Thomsen on May 11, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I want to see a documentary about the actually life of a medieval carpenter. That would be so awesome I can’t find it tho

  6. Stephen Adair on May 11, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    If all goes to plan, I will be starting mine in Alaska next year . I cannot wait.

  7. James Dean on May 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Hey is that a new roof for a church

  8. Diederich Abels on May 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    You can use Woodglut and plans. The best plans and very detailed instructions. You can learn a lot from them and do it yourself.

  9. LarsJJenseN on May 11, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Just saw this video and these old construction methods are super beautiful 🙂

  10. Andris Farino on May 11, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Man patīk, tas ko jūs darāt, labprāt pievienotos jūsu grupiņai.

  11. Kenan Qin on May 11, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Sorry I can’t really understand when he was telling or teaching at 13:49…can anyone give a little help here? Much appreciated!

  12. sebastian stewart on May 11, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    says that the medieval people used axes to make beams but lumber mills are from the medieval period. Lumber mills had water wheels and saws but medieval people wasted huge amounts of wood on trimming the wood.

  13. Mike Justice on May 11, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    No safety glasses.
    Smart guy

  14. SisterFoodBlister Sonofahoebasket on May 11, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    🪓⛏⚒🛠🔨

  15. Firstname Lastname on May 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    This guy is just exudes natural, traditional masculinity. 
    He’s not grotesquely muscular, macho, or arrogant. Rather, he’s capable and knowledgeable.

  16. Sqysh on May 11, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Ah
    So that’s how Minecraft Steve does it

  17. Egor Biletskiy on May 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I found great plans on the Woodprix website. I think this is a good solution for everyone.

  18. おとはまちゃん on May 11, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Maybe it’s better to machine

  19. Jacob's Acres on May 11, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    "The gang learns timberframing"

  20. light space on May 11, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Hope his foot is still there after many hours of this.

  21. Yvonne Schimmel on May 11, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I honestly cringed every time you cut so close to your legs! Your good no doubt but safety is the key! Bless you!

  22. legendre bernard on May 11, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Very interesting thanks for sharing 🙂 🙂 The geometrical part and tracing were necessary : the final part was the gift ; a great video merci 🙂

  23. Shasta Kennon on May 11, 2022 at 7:35 pm
  24. Wheres_bears on May 11, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Man I got nervous for his feet lol

  25. Nemanja Savic on May 11, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    What is the brand name of this axe?

  26. fitofight on May 11, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    No need to workout in a gym

  27. Steve Sands on May 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Love the medieval hand plane and spirit level and I’me only halfway through, but enjoying every moment!

  28. Dr. Shadox on May 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    * read the title *
    -"cool finally a french video" (i am)
    french guy => * speak english *

    =_=

  29. Maibster on May 11, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    How is that level of axe aim even possible ?!? Such precision much skill big wow

  30. 738polarbear on May 11, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Excellent hand and eye ordination. Very skillfully.

  31. curtis bragg on May 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    wow just wow!!!!!!!

  32. Jesse Redfield on May 11, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Pure concept building. Understanding what your doing on an entirely different level. Literally master crafted. It does not need to be precise to far outclass something that is. This is Amazing sir.

  33. Annette Millette on May 11, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    SO MUCH TO LEARN, HOW WONDERFUL

  34. nick trian on May 11, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    This is an instructional documentary about the traditional french timber framing , well it isn’t according to wiki :"Japanese carpentry was developed more than a millennium ago and uses distinctive woodworking joints. It involves building wooden furniture without the use of nails, screws, glue or electric tools." Many of the techniques and joinery you use are much older that described.

  35. Duca Schoenberg on May 11, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    I use Woodglut plans for all my joinery. Google and try it out.

  36. Jimmy Hylton on May 11, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    can you imagine what medieval carpenters would have given to have a band saw mill?

  37. 곽이삭 on May 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    진짜 잘만드네요 잘 보고 갑니다.

  38. Chippy Steve on May 11, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Exactly the same system as used traditionally in Britain.
    Quelle surprise!

  39. Avihai Melamed on May 11, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    These tools were also used for surgery at that time..

  40. Bryant G on May 11, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful work.

  41. J S on May 11, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Where can you get an axe axe like that

  42. Shantel Guetgen on May 11, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Find out how to do it yourself with all the details. Just look for Woodglut 🙂

  43. start a cleaning biz 101 on May 11, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    would luv to take this class

  44. Bill War key on May 11, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Bravo Mourad tu es un chef . Michel

  45. Patrick BUNINO on May 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Superbe boulot !

  46. Boris Erjavec on May 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Would they use hand planes on timber to smooth out the sides?

  47. Aaron on May 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I would like to buy 1 house please

  48. Carmelina Katzman on May 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Just google Woodprix and make some dust.

  49. Bilbo_Gamers on May 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    For everyone worried about the safety of his feet, just keep in mind that the Japanese carpenters would hew barefoot!

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