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Some progress had been made by the use of jigs to help guide the hand-powered saws in their cutting, but essentially, the dovetail was the last holdout of handwork in a machine era.
Cabinet making is normally associated with the queen anne and georgian periods and is now generally applied to all case furniture.
The early 1800s saw lots of advancement in woodworking machinery, and by the Civil War, mechanized furniture factories were on line, but the dovetail drawer joint was still a holdup.
While the joint had been refined and perfected, it was still too difficult to be made by a machine.
Term used to describe the faint banding of colour shades usually found in vegetable.
A curvaceous design seen mostly in furniture legs and based upon the shape of a wild goats hind leg.
In 1870, he sold the rights to an improved version of the patented machine to a group of investors who formed the Knapp Dovetailing Co. The investors proceeded to make further refinements in the machine and actually put it into production in a factory in 1871 where it proved to be a technological miracle.