THE TOOLS THAT A COLONIAL BASKET MAKER WOULD USE IS AN AX, A LARGE KNIFE, A SHELL BODKIN, A BODKIN, A SHOP KNIFE, A PICK KNIFE, SHEARS, A CLEAVE, A GREASE HORN, UPRIGHT, SHAVE, A BEATING IRON, AND A COMMANDER. I KNOW IT'S ALOT RIGHT? WAIT TIL YOU SEE WHAT THEY HAD TO DO!
In colonial times people would weave their baskets using sapling trees. Once the tree was chopped down the people would use wedges to separate the saplings into long strips. These strips were then woven together.
The Southern Colonies in colonial America depended greatly on the crops they grew. These crops required special care with the use of a variety of handheld farming tools. These tools included axes, hoes, sickles, and bellows.