Hand Tools

Subject:
Dovetails
Response To:
Re: and ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Took a trip to Asheville today to get apples (sadly Cortland were sold out already). Stopped by Grove park Gallery where the quality of furniture has improved since an early time. Someone was making pieces with wide flat ash sides dovetailed into the top with through dovetails. (about as difficult as oak to dovetail). That is bold I thought to myself. Scrutiny revealed the maker had his problems with the challenge. From a normal viewing distance it looked fine. I am of a mind that we should not let perfection keep us from making stuff.

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