Here in the Research section I keep my notes, libraries, links, and databases
that I use to plan an execute my projects.
- Finishing Notes
- My Notes - Here we have assorted note sets on various topics, mostly
- Norwegian Artifacts Photographed at Birka
by Beth and Bob Matney 2006
- Norwegian Artifacts Photographed at Gotland
by Beth and Bob Matney 2006.
- Norwegian Artifacts Photographed at the
Swedish Historical Museum by Beth and Bob Matney 2006.
Instrumentorum et Machinarum - A 1578 text on machines. Included
are three lathes, a sawmill, and a handcart.
- The Victoria and
Albert Museum - In the course of my research into medieval woodworking
I frequently ran across citations in books declaring "from the
collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London." This led
me to conclude, and rightfully so, that the Europeans were hogging all
the cool medieval artifacts. Imagine my pleasure when I discovered this
on-line database of high-resolution photographs of articles from the
- Antique Dealers - These antique stores have well-illustrated on-line
catalogues, which I have found to be an excellent resource for photographs.
- Arteso - This
web site is the catalog for a profession artisan that does medieval
reproductions. It is a departure from the cassone theme, 'cause
I don't have a general woodworking theme yet.
- This is my favorite on-line antique dealer. They are located in
England and are just dripping with medieval English furniture.
Antiques is another English antique shop that is packed with
gothic and Elizabethan furniture.
- French Accents is another antique dealer with an on-line catalog.
The merchant's specialty starts in the 16th century, but that does
cover some of our period. Like Huntington (above),
when a piece is sold, it gets dropped from the web.
- Other Woodworking Links Of Interest
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