Hand Tools Archive 2007

Subject:
It puts me in the mind of
Response To:
Bead cluster plane? *PIC* ()

Wiley Horne--So. Calif.
>the pilasters (vertical columns) that the Seymours used to flank and divide their tambour doors on their famous tambour secretaries.

There is one particular example (Catalogue Entry 16 in Robt. Mussey's book), where the pilaster is made in the round, as one-third of a circle. They alternated dark and light wood strips to simulate a fluted column.

Your plane (and Ed Mulligan's too) would make some spectacular pilasters if you started with laminated strips, where the strips were made the right width to coincide with the reeding of the plane.

Just a thought. I can send you a scan if you're not familiar with these Seymour details.

Wiley

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