lol not mythical these are folding versions of the Glastonbury chair
these are SCA event furniture... and I'm selling them too
so to keep the production time down I've been using screws and plugging the holes afterwards
If I were asked to not use screws ( first I would charge a little more ) I would probably cut mortises
in the back's upright's and tenons on the gabled back board. I might wedge that tenon in place
but With modern glues..... not sure it would be needed.... I've been thinking of replacing my personal
chairs...... maybe I'll get a chance to see.
and use M&T joints to assemble the seat also...
The originals use a wedged dowel to secure the parts when the chair is assembled. This version
folds instead of being completely disassembled. The wooden pins in front of the gabled back
board are that way because it allows that chair to fold up smaller.
The pins are made from 1/4 rod and the section at the top that is folded over is meant to
sit on the arm of the chair ( I have told him that now... lol )
To fold this chair you remove the wooden pegs at the arm/back point, fold the arms and back down
and then lift up on the seat and the legs fold up.....