positive untended consequence of putting one picture on each page--which
makes it easy to refer to them by number like Sonny did.
Unfortunately, all of the non-vertical ones got "chopped-off in the
print" (which is apparent because they came out square). If someone
might like a 5MB photo, I will try to accommodate.
Pic 31 - I like the simpleness of that inlay on the door panel.... not co
mplicated. Very elegant.
Sonny, It may surprise you that Pic 31 is from the grandfather clock havi
ng the pineapple motif--Pic 50 and 51! I was only able to tell by going
back to the original order from the camera. I left that as a "challenge p
roblem" on purpose! Ha! (not really) In this case, it might be true t
hat the "simplicity" you refer to adds balance, so as to not overwhelm wi
th what is already an "ominous presence".
I learned there was a fair amount of "trying to out-do" your neighbor in
this affluent colonial town. At the very least, "making impressions" matt
ered to them. I learned alot of other things too, and recommend the trip
(further details below). It was demonstrated for me more than once how a
"good question" (like one illustrating you already knew a molding plane
when you saw one) significantly raised the whole quality of the conversat
ion. Erwin Wright, and his studies in the cabinet makers shop, were gener
ous with their time and taught me quite a few things I found interesting.
To give you an example, I found it interesting how the whole "framed mo
lding top" of a "large item like a scrolled desk" slid right off (with ni
ce unglued joinery of course) so that the large unit, which looked like i
t surely must be 2 pieces, was really 3 pieces. I don't know if that was
the norm, or not. If I had thought of it I would have asked.
Admission to the grounds is about $40/day and about $50.99 for an all-ye
ar pass. Motel prices were very fair I thought (about $65/night with coup
ons I picked up at a state welcome center). Arriving early in the morning
, it was very pleasant to walk the grounds in relative silence (my wife f
ed an apple apiece to the horses--who I expect would still remember her i
f she returned with more apples!). The school buses seemed to arrive at 1
:00 or 2:00. We were there 3 days, the 3rd requiring an umbrella. The fir
st two days were great, the 3rd was okay but soggy--suggest you plan acco
rdingly. Each day has different "events" scheduled.
On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:29:50 PM UTC-5, Bill wrote:
ve you an example, I found it interesting how the whole "framed molding top
" of a "large item like a scrolled desk" slid right off (with nice unglued
joinery of course) so that the large unit, which looked like it surely must
be 2 pieces, was really 3 pieces. I don't know if that was the norm, or n
ot. If I had thought of it I would have asked.
Piece-mealing or the mating of parts, that way, is often done today, as in
the past. I built the entertainment center with the crown assembly remove
able, that way, as with my latest project, the rustic gun cabinet-China hut
ch. It's easier to move, when the whole (total weight and bulk) is reduced
to pieces. With gravity holding things in place, no need to securly att
ach/glue things together.
Similarly, pegging or keying things together, allowing for quick assembly/d
isassembly, was common with the arts & craft/art nouveau movement, as well.
... Roycroft and Stickley are noted names in that (later than "Williamsburg
") era, the keys being elements of design. http://www.bookcasedealers.com
My trestle table (project still not completed) has the legs and trestle boa
rd keyed together.
I did notice the legs on that clock.... pretty amazing. I wondered, during
construction, how many legs broke, before "good ones" stood the test of we
Thank you for your reply, Sonny. Let the legs on that clock are "pretty
amazing" (folks seem to place a lot of confidence in them!) : ) It's
interesting to think about the number of different craftsmen who have
work in that clock. IIRC, The museum does not even know who originally
owned any of those grandfather clocks.
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