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Ken Hume
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Post Hungarian Riven Chest
on: December 3, 2015, 16:20
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The practice of making riven wood chests is still alive and well with Tamás Gyenes (and his wife) engaged in splitting beech and converting same into riven planks to make traditional Hungarian greenwood furniture.

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Once riven the rough planks are trimmed to size using the hewing hatchet -

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then the planks are flattened on the shaving horse and -

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- then a groove is made along the edges of each plank to join the planks together -

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- to form the walls of the chest.

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Once finished and fully assembled the hand conversion signture marks are quite visible

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Then it's on to scribe and carve geometric patterns into the chest surfaces -

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- resulting in a beautifully finished piece of greenwood furniture

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Ken Hume OWG

Ken Hume
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Post Re: Hungarian Riven Chest
on: January 10, 2016, 16:50
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Tamás Gyenes has very kindly sent me pictures of the axes that he uses to convert the wood he uses to make his decorated chests.

The wood is rived (split) using a large heavy long handled bearded axe.

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The wood is trimmed to size using hewing hatchets.

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These axes have a thick blade.

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Close ups of the hatchet blades.

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A big thank you to Tamás for sharing details of his axes with us.

Ken Hume OWG.

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