Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
A case of yes but..... *PIC*
Response To:
Re: Dating of double iron ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
They were also selling against an enormous supply of very large straight lumber in the US, though.

In theory yes. In practice no. Lumber was expensive and every part or the log seems to have been used. I see walnut used in 18th century antiques I would never use today. Especially in country furniture I have seen gobs of tear-out around wild grain that was near a knot or included a knot.
Do you think these drawers would benefit from a double iron?

It is annoying when this site turns photos sideways

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