Re: [CR]Bilaminate construction Was: Ritchey with faux lugs?!?

Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 20:02:25 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Bilaminate construction Was: Ritchey with faux lugs?!?
From: Richard M Sachs <>

either way you cut it, my take on it is that they were into production, not art. their lugs and ideas seperated them fom the builder across the street, but i don't think they agonized over these things or considered it "cheating" if technology was used to improve the efficiency. e-RICHIE with faux lugs chester, ct

Fred Rafael Rednor <> writes: Do you ever get the impression that Hetchins were inconsistent in their production techniques? Perhaps all the experts are correct - even if they disagree. Based on the differing "eye witness" accounts that I've read, I'm convinced that they continually experimented with different techniques. Maybe it depended on who was employed at the workshop during a particular period?
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia
> dale-issimo -
> ohmyfreekin'gawdddddddddddd.
> are you saying that the 3 part hetchins story that
> tom rawson helped "out" last year contains errors
> with respect to the mechanized methods of cutting
> lugs n' stuff en masse*?
> aka Richard M Sachs
> Chester-Upon-Dingwall, Connecticut
> * means "in masse" in french