A Method for Producing Seymour Line-and-Dart Banding


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Sometimes referred to as arrow, or line-and-arrow banding, this embellishment was featured on furniture of the Federal Period. It is widely found in the work of John and Thomas Seymour of Boston, but was employed by other furniture makers as well.

It boggles the mind to imagine how 18th-century craftsmen fashioned this banding repeatedly, accurately, and in volume, with the tools and materials of the time.

Frank Vucolo shows you how to use 21st-century woodworking shop tools to achieve the same results.

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