19th Century Finnish Woodworking Tools

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  1. Mangrove

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    Took a visit to a local museum in the City of Vantaa, Finland. The museum is located next to the oldest building located in the Greater Helsinki, the Church of St. Lawrence built in the 1450s. The actual museum building is built in 1825.

    Photograph of the Church and the Museum (from Wikipedia)

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  2. J. Pierce

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    That looks like a very interesting place to wander around for a while.
     
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    Those are some cool tools I noticed 3rd pic second saw from the right. The back of the blade has a downward curl. I think the purpose is to stop it from slipping and smashing your hand. I want one or more precisely my knuckles do. ;)
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Great pictures @Mangrove and thanks for posting. I love those axes! I'd love to get my hands on one of those big hewers.
     
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    The three most used Finnish tools (puukko, saw and axe) were also perhaps the most specialised when compared with most contemporary counterparts in Europe or North America.
     
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    Another stop for our trip next summer, thanks!
     
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