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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Please review: Trestle design

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  • Tim Bray
    p.s. Forgot to mention: Don t worry about following the golden section, it s more of a classical and Renaissance thing than a medieval thing.
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 15, 2010
      p.s.  Forgot to mention:  Don't worry about following the "golden section," it's more of a classical and Renaissance thing than a medieval thing. 

      On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Tim Bray <albionwood@...> wrote:
      They look pretty nice so far!  Here's a few thoughts:

      1.  Medieval trestles in this style usually seem to have been made with the top board flat and the legs mortised into it.  Which is great if you don't intend to break it down, so most modern repros are made as you have drawn them, with bridle-joints.

      2.  Angling the legs does make it a little more stable, but angling the front legs tends to put them out where you kick them.  Maybe consider vertical front legs and angled back legs?

      3.  If you cut the lower stretcher just a little shorter than it should be (shoulder-to-shoulder, maybe 1/4" short), the legs will be slightly "sprung" against the bridle joints at the top, which may help keep them together when moving the trestles about.

      4.  Of course you need the decorative elements!  And they will be easy to do.

      Good luck, let us know how they work out.


      On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:32 AM, Sean Powell <powell.sean@...> wrote:
      Nah but the wife wanted something. I have a feeling they may be omitted
      due to time constraints but I wanted to see what they would look like.
      That's the nice thing about blueprints. They can be as fancy as you want
      without actually spending the time to do it. :)

      On 6/10/2010 11:41 PM, Jeff wrote:
      > Do you really need the decorative elements?
      > ------------------------------------


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