Re: [MedievalSawdust] 'peaked roof' boxes
- The Swallowcliff Down burial report suggests that the original box
lids WERE carved from one piece. Unfortunately they just provide one
line drawing/sketch of a surviving box lid. The outside was well
finished/shaped while the inside was somewhat rougher and irregular.
The same section also indicates that the sides of the box were
mitered and held in place by external 'U' cross section brass bands
that ran in grooves around the corners and were fastened in place
with a brass nail/brad through a spear pointed flat finial.
I think Oxbow still has copies for sale.
Brusi of Orkney
At 11:19 AM 10/08/2009, you wrote:
>Nope guess again.... Not carved
>I made that box and it took a fair amount of test cuts.
>Inside the lid.....
>and that one is plywood ( 3/8" ) One of the reasons I was willing
>to burn up the wood making test cuts.....
>Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
>Aude Aliquid Dignum
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