Treatise on Shipbuilding, c1620.

[pp 5:] Tree nails are [of] five sorts distinguished by their lengths; Viz:t. 3 ft., 2½ ft., 2 ft., 1½ ft., and one foot long. They bear their nature in their names, which is a small piece of wood in the form of a cylinder and nail, made of a tree.

[pp 10:] The ends of the planks are called the butts, which are commonly bolted to the timbers with iron bolts for fear of starting, and the other part of the plank is fastened with treenail fore and aft, and in many works the butt ends also.

anonymous: Treatise on Shipbuilding, c1620.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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