Joined: 20 Aug 2004 Posts: 2972 Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:00 am Post subject:
Thanks for posting this video. I like the tap and ring at the end that demonstrates the quality of the joinery.
A couple of the old trades manuals from the 1890s mention the purpose of the bored relish as allowing for the stile molding to pass through the joint and making it a little bigger for ventilation to help keep the joint dry, especially on bottom rails. _________________ John
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Sometimes it is tough to know whether it was the practice or the justification to come first.
Often a writer is simply interpreting what has been established for decades, whether the bore was by brace, post borer, borer accessory to the power (reciprocating)mortiser or relishing machine. All of which were fully developed and distributed around the Nation by 1890.
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