Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Efficiency or affectation?

Wiley Horne
Hi Jim and all,

If you quote Bill’s whole thought, he covers it all, including modern exceptions:

“ How the parts and joints are made varies but not the engineering. If the technique survived in professional shops for 200 years one can be sure the technique is both reliable and efficient. These two attributes were essential for success. Exceptions are when a modern design has little to do with what was made in 1820, Danish Modern for example. Then new engineering must be invented.”

What is modern?... 1800 ogee, Gen. Grant’s war memoirs, 1780’s Constitutional debates—these bring the olde tymes current.

Wiley

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