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#1 posted 910 days ago

I guess it truly is all about the journey huh? I believe that the key to any design in furniture is 90% proportions, When we make visible, bold dovetails they have to be somewhat proportioned in stature and design unless they are the “star” of the piece. All different flavors of ice cream right? I also believe that sometimes we tend to forget the reason this joint was developed. It not only was a resin or glue joint with really decent glue surface area, but it was also a mechanical joint that was depended on for stability and reliability regardless of having glues or pitch resins etc. A lot of these Craftsman used little or no glue whatsoever due to the natural locking nature of this crafted joint when well fitted. Art is beautiful, however I have to agree that sometimes we cross the line of creativity and enter the realm of ” What the heck is THAT!”

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