Nude male to female porn chat rooms - Dating antique dovetails

Tiny angled saw cuts were followed by careful cutting by a sharpened chisel on both sides to avoid splintering.One board had tiny "tails," and the other had the larger "pins," carefully measured to match and fit together exactly.

Here is an early example of machine-cut dovetails on a 1920's sideboard from a dining set: European cabinetmakers continued to produce hand-cut dovetails through the 1930's.

This over-view of the dovetailing techniques should easily help identification and dating of most furniture from the last 200 years.

There was resistance - in England, carpenters unions went on strike over the use of electric saws, fearing the end of their livelihoods.

Nevertheless, by the 1950's, power tools were used in almost all furniture construction across Great Britain.

In the 1890's, American furniture began to be mass produced, with interchangeable parts and speedy production for the growing and affluent middle class.

The slow and laborious crafting and carving, one piece at a time, by a master woodworker was not suited to the new mass market.

Each cut is exactly like the others, each "tail" and "pin" are exactly matched.

A close inspection shows no irregular saw cuts or variation from a skilled craftsman, but rather a precise and identical manufactured machined joint.

Simpler country furniture often had larger dovetails, or even a single tail and pin.

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