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03-11-2013 10:36 PM

I discovered this website whilst looking for Victorian hardware. Well worth a look if you are into reproductions.

www.optimumbrasses.co.uk


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#1 posted 03-11-2013 11:26 PM

I used to spend hours going through these types of catalogs . Discovering which hardware went traditionally

with a specific historical style of furniture was necessary, but so much fun ! Then it led me to a study of the history of furniture ; the differences or commonality in construction and joinery . I spent many many hours
in Libraries ( no internet when I began my woodworking fun ). Architectural hardware was something
I had to learn of necessity , but furniture was just as interesting as an outlet for me , more of a creative
outlet than construction . It’s nice to come home , have dinner , and settle in with a good catalog or
WW book and make plans . Time well spent for me . Thanks for the link renners .

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 11:52 PM

Glad I could be of help moment,

I especially like the Lion’s Head knobs. I plan to visit a tailor and fashion a marvellously colourful suit, replete with Lion’s Head knobs for buttons. RAARRR!

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 12:37 AM

Love Lion heads too ,classic .

I like this revival stuff, and especially this one with the hardware and Lion’s head .
Has a real solid feel .

This is a piece that was shown on LJ’s , forgot to tag it ,

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 01:38 AM

Chu Wang?

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 01:46 AM

Chu Wang Documents . Best paper goods in the Eastern Hemisphere ! ; )

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 01:47 AM

As soon as I saw the title, I knew this was going to turn into a porn thread.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 01:51 AM

~ Villinski

( butterflies made from discarded beer cans , scorched )

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 02:01 AM

Charlie I’m sure I do not know that to which you refer , Suh ! : )

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#10 posted 03-12-2013 03:39 AM


Now I remember why I saved this cabinet . I liked it so much that I was
thinking of doing something like it . Lets examine the hardware …......

The barrel locks are not that expensive ,especialy salvaged ones

The handles and pulls are not that expensive .

The lion’s heads may or may not be , depending .

But see those 4 off -set gate strap hinges ?

Those will run about $ 130 – 150 for all four .

Because all the hardware is black , I came up with a solution . Take regular hinges and install them
as you would on an inset door, where only the barrel is showing . next , scroll out any design hinge
style you wish in dense hardwood , and overlay them , butting them up to the barrel on either side .

You can also make the cross straps ,and back plates for the drawer pulls out of a dense hardwood .
Just paint all the hardware( and parts made to look like hardware) black . If you use black hinges , don’t forget to paint the barrels anyway so
that they match your straps hinges . Those strap hinges were the only obstacle ,cost wise,and design
in considering reproducing it . Haven’t thought about that in months .

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#11 posted 03-12-2013 04:51 AM

You might also scroll the parts in brass , and patinate the parts to match . I have no experience
in patinating brass to match though .

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#12 posted 03-12-2013 02:14 PM

I made decorative, mock iron fish plates out of oak once, painted them with black Hammerite, looked authentic.

A local forge wanted 200 bucks for them.

Fish plates, an unusual name. Iron straps bolted through the middle – with forked ends like fish tails. The like of which may have been crafted in Dickensian times by a jolly blacksmith, a young boy with a withered leg at his side, pumping the bellows. Neither of them aware an escaped convict was in the pantry, helping himself to their pork pie. The bang and clatter of hammer on anvil and the gentle, rhythmic, pumping of the boy consuming their thoughts.

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