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    i just thought it an interesting photo



    Mary Ownby. A famous chairmaker near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ownby is shown here cutting rifling into a barrel.
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    hard to believe she actually did that task sitting in that posture.

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    too relaxed?
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    limited leverage, limited range of movement, stress concentrated in lower back.

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    I used to watch the gunsmith at Williamsburg do that to the inside of an iron gun barrel. It takes patient work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I used to watch the gunsmith at Williamsburg do that to the inside of an iron gun barrel. It takes patient work.

    he used a weight to pull the boring bits, reamers, and rifling buttons through the barrel blank
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    photo from a book published in the 30's.. old, slow film.. she had to hold that (unnatural) pose for a moment.

    'blog.lostartpress.com/2022/10/31/a-vampire-chair/'

    and, of course - "Mary made her own chisels. And, like other chairmakers, she bragged that she had made her first chair with a pocketknife."

    the Real Deal..


    fwiw, the 'vampire chair' weren't hers..

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    Where's her tattoo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    photo from a book published in the 30's.. old, slow film.. she had to hold that (unnatural) pose for a moment.
    and we can't tell from a photo what humor was behind her pose. could be a bit of a put on.

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