Hand Tools

Subject:
What mattered to clients...

Jim Matthews
...may not be what mattered to the makers.

Builders of things always balance sales price against production costs.

Remaining examples of antique furnishings were the expensive pieces the sellers could justify expending more shop time (and finer materials), recouped in the sale.

I suppose mortising approaches were based on getting it done, not for aesthetics.

I admire honest joinery, built to tight tolerances.

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