Monday, February 11, 2008


From Ethan at Stormfield Manor, of whom I had expected so much more.

The Rules
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
6. Tag another person.

Itsa called Book Tag, so here goes... Do I know five people?... I don't understand #6.

The joints used include butt, miter, T-joint, end, cross, double T, and surface (Fig. 10-47). These can be joined by one of three types of fasteners, forming (1) rigid non-releasable joints, (2) rigid releasable joints, or (3) flexible releasable joints.
A rigid releasable joint can be secured using a special one-piece fastener (Fig. 10-48).
There. I feel a lot better having done that. Not that it is included in the rules, but the book I grabbed is called FURNITUREMAKING, Design and Construction by Spence and Griffiths. I'm sure you've read it.

I haven't opened that book, quite literally, in decades.

Actually, the first book I grabbed was Christology by David Scaer. Guess what? It isn't of sufficient length.

I tag Lutheran Luciola, sorry. I'd tag the book club, but they don't blog. So who else? Jesse Jacobsen, Carol Rutz, Mental Llama, ElephantsChild. That's five; I ignore #6.

You know, what I'd really like to be able to do is make a flexible, nonreleasable joint.
But it isn't covered in the book...


elephantschild said...

HA! My friend Boots on the Ground has already tagged me on this one, and the post is written, waiting in my drafts queue, and due to go live tomorrow. It's my Dh's birthday today and I'm working on his birthday post, you see. But maybe I'll do the book meme again, if only because the nearest book is a 559-page tome on the history of the world's languages and is sure to produce a dry, jargon-laden quote.

(I just love the words "queue" and "go live.")

I've seen this meme around, and I think #6 is a copying error.

Ethan said...

I've been gone HOW long, and you've already forgotten how to spell my name?

I think 6 just means to tag one more person besides the 5 already tagged; ie, a total of six people.

It's the internet, it doesn't have to make sense!

Bruce Gee said...

sorry, Nethan. Consider it duly fixed,er, Anselm.