RE: [medievalsawdust] "Rohirric" Chest - finished!
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From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: [medievalsawdust] "Rohirric" Chest - finished!
That is one fine chest. Vivat.
Is it a commission, something you made for a speculative sale, or for your
personal use at events?
A commission. In fact the customer did the conceptual design, and I worked out how to do the joinery. Otherwise I would not have tried to do those tusk-tenons on the ends in conjunction with a clamped-front; there's an inherent conflict there. Clamped-front chests join front-to-back, not end-to-end.
I showed this to a friend on his computer, and the photos were blurry and pixellated. Anyone else having trouble with this?
Photos of it "in progress" are in the Photos section of this Group, in the
folder "Colin deBray."
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> Otherwise I would not have tried to do those tusk-tenons on theends in conjunction with a clamped-front
What are some examples of tusk-tenons? I see sort of how you used
them here, but are there other example that I might look at to see
how they would have been used?
- Quoting mahee of acre <mahee_of_acre@...>:
> What are some examples of tusk-tenons? I see sort of how you usedCommonly used on trestles, bed frames, and large framework structures such as
> them here, but are there other example that I might look at to see
> how they would have been used?
looms, printing presses, etc.
Here's some more info:
Tom Rettie tom@...
- I am sorry, I ment a chest that uses them. Do you have any examples
of a chest that uses tusk-tenons or was it only for this chest that
you have ever seen or know of them being used?
Thank you again,
mahee of acre
--- In email@example.com, Tom Rettie <tom@h...> wrote:
> Quoting mahee of acre <mahee_of_acre@y...>:
> > What are some examples of tusk-tenons? I see sort of how you used
> > them here, but are there other example that I might look at to
> > how they would have been used?
> Commonly used on trestles, bed frames, and large framework
structures such as
> looms, printing presses, etc.
> Here's some more info:
> Tom Rettie tom@h...
- Mahee asked:
>What are some examples of tusk-tenons?They are most commonly seen in our period on trestle tables (the 15th -
16th century kind, with two supports and a horizontal stretcher, not the
earlier boards-on-tressels kind). You also see them in some timber frames,
and in ironwork (the 14th century iron framework inside the spire of
Salisbury Cathedral uses them!). Yet another common use was to hold wheels
onto axles; the period equivalent of the cotter pin.
They are my second-favorite joint (after drawbored M&T) because they are so
strong, yet easy to knockdown and reassemble multiple times. A pain to
Post-period, they are almost ubiquitous on Arts & Crafts furniture.
I recommend Tom's article!
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