Re: [MedievalSawdust] Why the dogwood isn't straight
- The last harry potter book.and looking it up, alder and elder are actually two different woods. if i recall correctly, elder is a relative of the mulberry.
On 8/10/07, Tracy Swanson <tstar2000@...> wrote:I've had requests for alder but cannot locate any stock. My philosophy is that I care not what they do (or attempt to do) with the wand, for it is theirs and I have no further control. Of what book do you type?In Magical Service,Malaki
That which yields isn't always weak.
- At the (subtle) suggestion of Beth and Colin, I've looked at the hinges
again - maybe it's just my eyes, but they're not exactly what I'd call
"well shown". However...
Having said that, I used a graphics program to "play around" with the
pictures - ironically, it was after I *reduced* the images that they
became obvious! I think. Obvious enough that I can probably devise a
reasonable working facsimile.
One of the things that threw me was the metal strap. I was thinking
that it was a later repair to a "blown out" hinge (wear or wood
shrinkage causing the hole to enlarge). Then I noticed the same setup
on the other hinge - is it possible that the whole thing was assembled,
then a hole bored and the pin inserted? That'd certainly be one way to
do it, possibly the easiest.
Thanks for the gentle "Denozo smack!"
> I think we may have discussed this chest before. Johnston gives it a
> date of 1200-1220, so maybe somebody confused 1200 with 12th century...
> If there was a Crusader connection, most likely it was to collect monies
> for a Crusade (after the Interdict was lifted). The pin-hinges are
> indeed well shown in the photos.
> Interesting little story in Johnston's book - at his suggestion, the
> vicar looked for and found a secret compartment below a false bottom in
> the money-till. In the gap between the false bottom and the front panel
> there was a coin, which proved to be a silver half-penny of Edward I,
> minted at Waterford Ireland. Johnston includes drawings of salient
> features of the chest, including the till, false bottom, and secret
> chamber, on p. 40.
> Beth and Bob Matney wrote:
>> You did look at the next few images from that
>> link didn't you? LH hinge (#7 & 8 of 20) & (RH
>> Hinge (#9 of 20) They weren't
>> bad. http://tinyurl.com/2hk3p3 click on the next button.