egg and dart: An ornamental device often carved in wood, stone or plaster quarter-round ovolo mouldings, consisting of an egg-shaped object alternating with an element shaped like an arrow, anchor or dart. Some historians contend this ornamental device is supposed to represent the duality of life (the egg) and death (the arrow).
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LostArtPress on InstagramIn my county, chair rail mouldings are common in older, traditional houses. Local people would make peg boards from leftover moulding material. A peg board is a piece of moulding with several pegs. The peg’s tenon must be seated very tightly in the moulding. If the pegs are very dry, 4 to 5 percent moisture content, and the moulding is 10- 12 percent moisture content, the hole shrinks and strengthens the joint. To control the moisture there are pin-activated moisture meters that are handy and time-saving This construction method, together with the wedge and the shoulder, creates a very strong joint if it is done accurately. — from "Slöjd in Wood” by Jögge Sundqvist @surolle #Slöjd_in_WoodOf all the knowledge necessary for cabinetmakers, that of the rules of perspective is one of the most essential. However, it is the most often neglected discipline, nothing being more common than to see work that often lacks merit where the rules of perspective are absolutely violated, whether in the design that the cabinetmaker compose themselves, or in those that they copy, which they often render badly (supposing that they are well made in the first place), and which lack the knowledge of these principles that have served to put these designs in perspective. — from — “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” by André-Jacob Roubo; translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. #Roubo_on_MarquetryThe shaving horse, or cooper’s bench, is widely used in cooperage and other woodworking centers all over Europe. It has an adjustable “swingletree” (head) placed in a frame, which holds fast the hoop or any other object being worked, and leaving both hands free to hold the planing knife. The type used in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is popular also in other countries, and is also of the simplest kind. Benches based on the same principle appeared already in the 2nd century, as may be seen from a stone relief from Gaul (Rheims). — from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires; translated by Mart Aru #Woodworking_in_Estonia
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