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A model of the construction of the basilica

The wood yard

woodyard model

The Romans invented a frame saw, in which the blade was fixed to uprights,joined by a crossbar. Very large frame saws were operated by two perople.
Roman carpenters used tools very similar to those used by carpenters today.  
This model was made by Hugo Lienhard in 1995.  

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This page was updated on 8 April, 2004 by K. Epps

Unless otherwise mentioned, all photos are by Katharine Epps.
Sauf mention contraire les photos sont de Katharine Epps