One Writer’s Journey

March 11, 2009

How did they do it way back when?

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 3:29 am

anvilResearch by doing.  We know it helps but we can’t always pull it off.  Sure, you can try baking bread.  You can even dye yarn.  But what happens when a character needs to work iron?  Or build the oven to use in baking the bread?

Turn to a site I learned about from Treehugger.   Belgium’s Museum of Old Techniques includes information on ironworks, building a Maroccan oven, and more.  “What is this?” is a section on tool identification.

At this point, the site is a bit patchy for English and French speakers while the Dutch site is completely up and running.  Still, a fun place to poke around.



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