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13640Re: [MedievalSawdust] Dovetails [Was- RE: Guild restrictions]

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  • conradh@efn.org
    Dec 2, 2010
      On Wed, December 1, 2010 3:29 pm, Vels inn Viggladi wrote:

      > Speaking of Dovetails: I've come across a couple of mentions of joining
      > mitered corners with wedges. Once cut flush, the wedges look like just the
      > 'pin' side of dovetail joints. Apparently these are shown
      > in several period woodcuts and illuminations. Anyone have an idea on which
      > ones?

      Jost Amman's _Standartarbuch_ shows quite a few from the mid-1500's. Hard
      to tell whether some of them are pin-and-tail or just dovetail keys.

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