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LostArtPress on InstagramLong week of mitered dovetails in gorgeous black walnut. These stack to make a 7’-tall Monticello bookcase with clear pine backboards. Everything on this is matchy-matchy. The dovetails and grain match up the case sides. The vertical backboards match up the case. It has been a crap-ton of work but the customer should like it. And I hope to ship it by next Friday.In 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_Marquetry
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