Monthly Archives: December 2015

WP 2015 in Review

I’m humbled.  Thanks for a great year! Wishing all a Happy New Year! Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Tsuitate Screen-Part 3

My earliest memory of my grandparents on my father’s side is Sunday afternoon visits.  Grandma always seemed to have cookies, cake or pie at the ready and plenty of sweet tea.  My grandpa Merritt was a firm believer that children … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Tsuitate Screen-Part 2

I made a start on the tsuitate screen today.  Starting with a couple of fir 2×4’s I was able to cull all of the parts that I needed and managed to avoid almost all of the knots.  If your going … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Tsuitate Screen-Part 1

The tsuitate is a Japanese freestanding low screen.  Typically consisting of a single wood or paper panel and often very ornate.  Many examples are decorated with paintings.  Others have panels that are constructed from a particularly beautiful piece of timber. … Continue reading

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Blind Dovetail Thru Mortise and Tenon

Blind Dovetail Thru Mortise and Tenon blind_dovetail_thru_mortise_tenon This joint shows up fairly regularly in books that document joinery and it seems to be predominately utilized in timber framing applications.  

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Cross Lap with Mitered Corners-Part 2

Thanks to a couple of commenters, Stan and Johan, I can now add a little background information and a written reference to my record for this joint.  The overwhelming evidence is that this joint has been historically employed primarily in … Continue reading

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Cross Lap with Mitered Corners-Part 1

Well, I might as well start this journey. Cross Lap with Mitered Corners cross_lap_mitered_corners-pdf I have, as yet, been unable to find any written reference to this joint.  I have seen an example of it from two sources.  

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