my real post for the day is at Lost Art Press

My video post today is mostly for fun..but the woodworking post is at Lost Art Press, so you can read it there:



It’s a really great log…thanks to Rick etc for bringing it back.


One thought on “my real post for the day is at Lost Art Press

  1. Perhaps you might feel this is an obscurity, because, while you make a fair number of panels, you can always compensate for a crummy lot of 9″ wide panels by making wide stiles and muntins. And, you’d rather make your chest lids out of wide pine boards than three oak boards, because it’s a pain and devours a ton of labor, involving planing the boards, perhaps edge gluing them, making finicky cleats, pinning them right, perhaps even making big wooden pins that go through eyes in the rear of the cleats and into your rear post tops, thereby jeopardizing your joints. Personally I don’t see why more English and New England joiners did not make use of strap hinges, they were in use in 17C sea chests. BTW, the Winterthur Dedham/Medfield chest you illustrate in your joint stool book has a sea chest lid with strap hinges married to it. The point of this “crazy Trent” rant is, in England a joiner may have had commissions for complete walls of joined paneling, involving huge numbers of panels, hence an intense pain in the neck. Our only thing that comes close is the twenty pounds worth of joined church pews made by John Norman for the Marblehead church in 1659. Tell me he wasn’t thrilled when that job was over with.

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