|With lots of interest in early workbenches infiltrating the blogs of Chris Schwarz and Peter Follansbee I started writing my own entry on some workbench observations I had (which will appear soon). In the process of research I looked through the Diderot Encyclopedia (1751- 1777) to see what they had to say. Lots of workbenches, sort of all the same, but sort of different. The only common thread I see is they all seem to use a lot of holdfasts. Anyway before I comment on anything I thought it might be fun to have a little contest. Prize: 1 holdfast delivered free anywhere in the USA. All you have to do is post a comment that matches up the picture letters to the craft numbers. The contest will be open for three days after this post at which time I'll post a winner. Post your answers as a comment. First correct answer wins. Remember: Looking up the answers in Diderot is CHEATING - so don't do it.|
Here are 7 pictures of workbenches, and twelve trades. MATCH THEM UP!!!! (it's not easy and I have cropped the pictures to remove obvious clues and of course you have some extra trades here just to confuse everything).
1 - Box Making
2 - Cabinetmaking and Marquetry
3 - Carpentry (as distinct from joinery)
4 - Carriage Making
5 - Case Making
6 - Chest, Case, and Trunk Making
7 - Clog Making (wooden shoes)
8 - Framing (pictures)
9 - Joinery, Cabinetmaking and Marquetry
10 - Musical Instrument Making (Lutherie)
11 - Wood Engraver
12 - Sawyer (lumber trades)
PS. Sorry for the distortion in the photos - the pages weren't flat - the workbenches are.
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