Today's completed necessity for the wooden shoe workshop is this rustic sawbuck. It is the first step in the wooden shoe manufacturing process. The log will be cut into a number of identical pieces, each sized for a particular wooden shoe size. Once the log is cut, with a two-man saw (which I still have to make), the sections will be quartered. Each of the quarter sections is the raw material for a single wooden shoe.
The Dutch word translates, literally, as saw billy goat; this may be because the shaped end pieces of the wooden supports look sort of like a pair of goat horns. I just love the origins of words in various languages, kind of a puzzle to sort out.
That's all I managed to put together during my electronic mini meeting today; I am still working with bits from my scrap pile. However, the log is a branch from one of the trees that had to be cut in our garden two years ago; we have lived here nearly 30 years, and the trees had grown in to make to garden very shady.