Picture This XXVII

I mentioned in Bracket Foot Construction how horizontally blocked bracket feet are prone to failure. Recent images to hand evidence the type of damage previously described.

Despite the mounds of pine glued behind each of the feet in figures 1 & 2, the delamination of the blocks has left the very brackets vulnerable to damage.

bracket_foot__horizontally_blocked_02aFig. 1. Delamination of support blocks has resulted in these brackets resting directly on the floor.

bracket_foot__horizontally_blocked_02bFig. 2. Worn/broken block.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to Picture This XXVII

  1. Jim Pallas says:

    I always find it interesting to look at how these parts developed over time. Substantial but repairable would be my guess for bracket feet. The blocks do the work the brackets look good and partial destruction of the main body is not required to replace. Lots of lessons learned before the bracket foot evolved into the ones pictured. Interesting for sure.


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