Re: [MedievalSawdust] Lid designs for medieval boxes
- Hi, Jerry,
over the last 10 years, I've seen pictures of a lot of SCA-period chests and coffers; and looked at quite a few "in-the-wood" at various historic Properties open to the Public in the UK and in France and Germany.
In all that time I've only noticed one late-medieval chest with such an integral lip. But I have seen several on exhibition where the original Maker created the same "stepped" effect by pinning and glueing a thin wooden ribband-upstand around the inside of the chest-body mouth.
The little I have thought about this joinery detail, I came to the opinion that the little integral upstand lips may have been considered too fragile for general use, given the general wall thicknesses of the chests I've viewed.
[coming up to my 68th year as a Woodworker, but with only 15 years experience of creating medievally-themed furniture]
From: Jerry Harder <geraldgoodwine@...>
Sent: Monday, 26 August 2013, 9:55
Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Lid designs for medieval boxes
This is where I wish I could send a picture. I have tried to make an
illustration below ....SNIPPED FOR BREVITYSo the question is: Is there any evidence of the
type of construction I have used.