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Forum topic by jfarms posted 10-05-2009 07:28 PM 1008 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2009 07:28 PM

Ok, I know what they are, how to build them, etc. But what is the history behind them? When were they first used, on what, and why? I’m assuming that they started obviously enough on breadboards (cuttingboards?) but why and with whom? Thanks for any insight.

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 10:57 AM

The main purpose of a breadboard end is to prevent the table boards from cupping with moisture changes. As with most joining techniques it was mostly technical reasons and not design that ruled. Just like a lot of food recipes that started out as a preservation method and is now prepared for it’s tastiness such as smoking or salting meats and fish, etc.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 06:54 AM

I think Mike has it handeled

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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