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Cruck blade holes

Started by Chilterns, October 28, 2023, 02:30:32 AM

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Saw this just posted on the TFG forum :-

Some cruck timber frames in northern England have a large hole cut through the cruck blade near it's base. The reason for this is currently unclear.

There is some conjecture that this could have been used to raise the


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Tom King

Maybe to insert iron bar to lever or pound it home, possibly in combination with a tourniquet.

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