In the last entry we saw a builder create a tabletop the wrong way. By not obeying the rules of wood movement, the builder has doomed the tabletop to failure. The rule that the builder ought have followed is a simple one: Design for boards to expand and contract along
Craft apprenticeships never took hold in the United States in the way that they did in Europe. Why are they wearing these silly hats? I explained it here.Apprenticeships existed here but even in colonial times, an ever-expanding country and a constant demand for talent meant that anyone with a
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