Category Archives: Tracery

Playing to the Cheap Seats

Several months ago I was issued a challenge to create a piece of period appropriate seating made from Pallet Lumber. Material matters little given a sufficient level of experience with design and construction. The challenge also included that the design … Continue reading

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Making Wood Sing in a key of G (gamma ut)

The other weekend I was introduced to a young lady who had made a Waisted Vielle. It’s not a particularly peculiar instrument, being a precursor to a modern Violin or Viola, but the construction for such a thing provides a … Continue reading

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Opening and Closing Boarded Chests

At some point it is required to have a look at how we open and close a chest. That is, the hinges and locking mechanisms. I pulled most of the chests used in the research side of this series and … Continue reading

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All Out of Square, Goffano Part 2

Today we’re going to have a go at the piece that inspired the Trompe L’oeil article from a couple weeks ago. Aside from the accession number this one doesn’t have a proper name, but we’re going to call it the … Continue reading

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Leave it to the Italians for Great Embellishment.

When people think of boarded chests, they usually think of six boards nailed together in a rectangle. Some nice hinge might be all the decoration they ascribe and usually these chests are reproduced without any painting or embellishment. It tends … Continue reading

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