Friday, 1 July 2011


Bi-Lamination is a technique invented after the war when lugs were difficult to get hold of due to a shortage in raw materials. Modified and hand-cut lugwork was often the hallmark or distinguishing feature of a particular builder's work, so in a bid to embelish a 'plain' fillet-brazed frame, builders like Harry Rensch of Paris came up with an alternative.

The level of work required to employ this technique makes it prohibitively expensive and too labour-intensive for production on anything bigger than one-off production. I like it however, as it combines the detail you get with lugs, with the aesthetic beauty of a smooth fillet.

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