Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Jacks, Bombards & Lamhogs?

Finished off the formers for the leather drinking vessels at the weekend.
L-R Jack, 2 pint Bombard, 4 pint Bombard
 That was hard on the legs and as I was only getting one and a half revolutions each stroke I started to think about making a Lamhog.
This one is in Willow from Ireland, possibly late 18th early 19th century and recently sold at Christies for £2400.
You have to rig the lathe so that it only makes one revolution when you turn the handle area or you'll snap it off.

3 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Quite a job, I'd say.

Oxtails said...

What an interesting project - thanks for posting. I hope 'Hide Bound' show a few photos of them in use and tell a bit more about the craft of making those lovely leather Bombards.

Le Loup said...

Excellent, thank you. I have created a link here: http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2011/08/bodgers-blog-jacks-bombards-lamhogs.html
Regards, Le Loup.