|Forum topic by KellyS||posted 07-05-2011 07:11 PM||5176 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-05-2011 07:11 PM
I always like looking at the “Wood Tool Chests” on ebay for inspiration. I think old tool chests are way cool! Speaking of that, a guy tried to pawn a really cool chest on Pawn Stars last night.
So, to my question, and I’m not trying to call anyone out when I bring this up, I’m just curious to know when woodworkers really started using finger joints as a joining method. This post says the tool box is a late 1890 Tool chest, but is it? It’s more of a curiosity thing than anything else. It seems like to me, most woodworkers in the 1890’s probably did most things with handtools, not to say you couldn’t cut the joints with hand tools, I’m just sure it would be a little more tedious to do. It seems like a good dovetail joint might be more period correct and quicker to do with hand tools. The hinges look wrong too, I would think they would be something more along the lines of a larger strap hinge or something. It’s still a very pretty looking chest to me, but not sure if it’s really a 1890 chest, could be just the handles are.
Sorry if this is a stupid question, and I’m not trying to call anyone out or make anyone mad if your the one selling the chest.
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