June 2013

Making a reproduction of a late 15th century cranequin

In this blog post Jokum Lind Jensen describes how he has tried to recreate a cranequin from the time of the Company of Saint George. The work was made almost exclusively by hand, using methods as close to traditional ones as possible.

After months of work, with plenty of trial and error the cranequin resembles the originals in idiom and function, and now awaits the making of a crossbow to prove its worth.

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Enabling Comments on the Blog

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