An exploration of the cabinet and would-table is in order.
Here’s the actual Lincoln part of the tandem, first closed then open.
It’s a well-made, hand-made affair, with the backside definitely of the ‘economy school of material sourcing.’
First time I’ve seen splines in the wild…
Back panel rabbet’d into top, with sides into dados of the top.
For the table, aprons show signs of being hand-planed…
... and are joined to the legs with M&Ts. Of interest are the bevels applied to the top edges of these pieces. Why? No idea.
Top attached with slotted screws run through the apron’s shallow-bored holes. Three each side, two each end.
Finally, the table has a bum leg (termites) that needs attention.
Plan is to remove the top, dis-assemble the support and shorten the pair of long stretchers to a width compatible with the cabinet. Then reglue, fix the leg and refinish!
Until next time.
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