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#1 posted 08-20-2016 02:35 AM

Greg TP I was thinking the same thing, but why would they embellish unless maybe the piece was imported from Europe. Given that Jamestown was a pretty “subsistence” place, Mr. Woodworker had to be as concerned about where he was going to get his next meal, even though there was some specialization.

Also, if anyone visits the settlement, check out the benches or pews in the meeting house. Very heavy 6/4 and 8/4 material mortised and tenoned to the floor, to itself and significant use of sliding dovetails. These are reproductions, but done in the same manner as the original. Pretty impressive.

On another note, this stopover was a history tour of battlefields and other significant spots in US history that my wife and I just took. We started at Yankee Stadium, then Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Mount Vernon and finally Jamestown. Tremendous history Americans all share and I would recommend it to anyone.

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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