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LostArtPress on InstagramTypical band clamps aren’t beefy enough to close up massive bench joints. Some students @benchcrafted’s French Oak Roubo project used heavy duty ratchet clamps from their trucks. Genius.It was not uncommon for 18th- and 19th-century cabinetmakers’ shops to have benches built into the perimeter of the walls. Not only did this economize valuable floor space, but it also provided extra rigidity. The Samuel Wing shop in Sandwich, Mass. Note that the bench is attached to the wall with no back legs. – Image courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village. — from “Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847)” by Joshua A. Klein @mortise_and_tenon_mag #Hands_Employed_ArightThe only jointer fence I love and trust.
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Category Archives: Historical Images
When I was 7 my father called me out to the patio to help him as he was building a bookcase. He told me to hold a string to the end of a board, hold it tight and don’t let … Continue reading
The American Elm (Ulmus americana) known for its rapid growth and and hardiness was the perfect tree to enhance the towns and cities of a young America. Although there are many Elm Streets and Elm Avenues the devastation of Dutch elm … Continue reading
In 1788, New York City celebrated the the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, and the artisans of the city participated in one of the parades. In an article for the journal Material Culture, Thomas J. Schlereth wrote, “…the city’s shipwrights constructed … Continue reading
This song is dated 1873-1900 and was taught in kindergartens associated with the International Kindergarten Union. We have the lyrics but not the score. Is anyone familiar with the song? Although the records show the song was taught in the … Continue reading
In 1744 John Wister built a summer house in Germantown, a rural area northwest of Philadelphia. The house later became the primary residence of the family and was known for its gardens, orchards and farm. When Charles Jones Wister (1782-1865), … Continue reading
Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925) was a painter of working people. He was known as a realist and specialized in depicting people working in their homes, in workshops and the fields. As far as I have found, he completed three pieces … Continue reading