Monthly Archives: July 2011

Small Planes: More Tools of Our Time

Hello everyone: Anyone recognize these little tools?  If you are into violin making or bow making, you should. They are known by names such as violin planes, finger planes, palm planes.  They may look like toys from their size, but … Continue reading

Posted in Harpsichords and Spinets, Tools | 10 Comments

Treatise by Sprengel – Part 3

The following is a description of the types of chairs made and their respective parts. It’s interesting that though Sprengel states that the German chairmaker’s trade has been transplanted from London, all the chair types are French.  Does this show … Continue reading

Posted in Chairs, Sundry Historical Matters, Treatise by Sprengel | 4 Comments