Just a wonderful book Any woodworker or person interested in the ordinary work 17th century New
England enjoy this book Highly recommended I was hoping. Thomas will enjoy this book Highly recommended I was hoping. Thomas emigrated to America from England in 1663 settling in Ipswich a Massachusetts village a long day's sail north of Boston He had apprenticed in joinery the most common method of making furniture in sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain and he became Ipswich's second joiner setting up shop in the heart of the village During his lifetime Dennis won wide renown as an artisan Today connoisseurs judge his elaborately carved
FURNITURE AS AMONG THE BEST PRODUCED IN SEVENTEENT. as among the best produced in seventeent. ,
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Ving a broad perspective of the daily life of wood working craftsmen in 1600s Ipswich Great read if you re into furniture from this period or handwork in genera. Social landscape in which Dennis operated from the sights sounds and smells of colonial Ipswich and its surrounding countryside to the laws that governed his use of trees and his network of personal and professional relationships Thomas Dennis embodies a world that had begun to disappear
EVEN DURING HIS LIFETIME ONE THAT TODAY MAY SEEM his lifetime one that today may seem distant Imaginatively conceived and elegantly executed The Artisan of Ipswich gives a tangible Understanding Of That Distant Past. of that distant past. ,
There would be about the author s personal process in recreating the oak chest as mentioned in the Introduction It was however an interesting historical read gi. H centuryAmerica Robert Tarule Historian AndRobert Tarule historian and craftsman brilliantly recreates Dennis's world in recounting how he created a single oak chest through the woods looking for the right trees; sawing and splitting the wood on site; and working in his shop on the chest planing joining and carving Dennis inherited #a nowledge of wood and woodworking that dated back centuries before he # knowledge of wood and woodworking that dated back centuries before he born and Tarule traces this tradition from Old World to New He also depicts the natural and.