I hate to interrupt the learned discourse of the political
scientologists but I came across a worthwhile article in the February
edition of Antiques (The Magazine).
The article is about the case furniture of Eliphalet Chapin (1741 -
1807), who did most of his work in the area of East Windsor,
Connecticut. Gorgeous photographs of Chapin's work, as well as that
of others who were influenced by him.
There are detail shots, including one of the underside of a chest of
drawers, the caption of which I have excerpted here:
"...The front feet are blind dovetailed together and supported with a
rabbeted quarter-round horizontal block inserted in a groove in the
top of the ogee foot. The shaped bracket supporting the rear foot is
attached with a row of small exposed dovetails. The feet splay out at
an angle of about seven degrees, measured from the rear..."
Hot damn! Makes a man want to turn off Norm, Roy and David (the
father, son and holy ghost) and high off to the shop for some plain
and fancy wood butchering. Turn on a little Bach or Mozart and tune
up that dovetail saw until you can get to within a gnat's noogie of
the scribe line.
There is a point to this:
Sometimes the best wooddorking magazines ain't wooddorking magazines
We now return you to your regularly scheduled drooling contest of the
Thomas J. Watson - WoodDorker
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)