Julien you are definitely sick. You go to one of the most famous museums in the world where the Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci hangs. There are impressionist, Dutch Masters, modernists, cubists and all the other genres that represent the most beautiful art work in the world and you are drawn to a box. There are statues of naked people in there.
you have inhaled too much sawdust and it is now in your blood. Well me too!
At this point in my life I think I would be interested in the ancient box more than some painted woman or naked presentation of some woman in marble in some other part of the building. Just spent a day at Disneyland, relational, a lot of good looking women around and I was holding my wife’s hand. One at home is better than a thousand I can view at the park or museum.
(This box kind of appears to be some of my earlier [last week’s] work.)
Quite possibly a dovetail, since Google tells me “queues d’arondes” translates to “dovetail” (I have a hard time remembering the English names for the various joinery techniques, let alone remembering their associated French names too…)
Back in 2007 I visited Egypt (in that short period of time when it was not a risky thing to do) and was both amazed by the temples, extremely surprised that one could get so close to things, and furious about the behavior of some of the other tourists (as in, scratching some 4000 years old paint on a wall with their fingernail to see if it came off ? what ?..). They had not yet installed acrylic panes everywhere…
The hours spent in sløyd classes making boot jacks, step-stools, cutting boards, wooden cups and other miscellaneous wooden and metal items, sure has made me appreciate others craftsmanship so much more.
Still have a 1980’s Sjöbergs bench in the basement.