Re: [medievalsawdust] greetings... and an inquiry
- --- kjworzie <kjworz@...> wrote:
> My period library isI've traded e-mails with an Egyptian furniture researcher (web site at
> limited, and web searches find dovetail joinery only used late in
> period. (and the shape of the tails have more of an acute angle than
> is fashionable in the 18th C, and looks really cool because of
> that....) What is the earliest citation anyone has on dovetail
> joinery for boxes or coffers or chests?
http://www.geocities.com/gpkillen/) who told me dovetails are found on
I wouldn't worry too much about angles. I doubt there's any
documentation to prove or disprove standardization of dovetail angles
during the SCA time period. Heck, one could argue that they're not
If you tell me what time period you're going for, I'll see if I can
scan something and send it to you.
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- I am interested in locating some details
(including images) as to the construction of the
St. Paulinus (died 358AD) Trèves (transferred
395AD) coffin "joined by means of dovetailing".
As the wood is described as 'cedar', there is
some question as to where the coffin was made.
From page 219,
Battiscombe, C. F. The Relics of Saint Cuthbert; Studies by Various
Authors. Oxford: Printed for the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral
at the University Press, 1956. OCLC 4071903
footnotes 10/11 refer to detailed accounts of the
coffin in Bonner Jahrbücher vol. lxxvii, 1884,
pp. 238 ff; vol. lxxviii, 1884 pp. 173
Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn, and Rhine
Province (Germany). Bonner Jahrbücher. 1842.
ISSN:0067-9976 OCLC Number: 3459165 or OCLC
Number: 213803943 microfilm, OCLC Number: 297237884 eJournal
If anyone has seen the coffin or the journal
articles referenced above (or preferably a more
recent analysis in English), please post the
information. It would be most appreciated,