Moorish Fretwork Revisited

Paul Tucker
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 223–230


Moorish Fretwork was invented by Moses Y. Ransom in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1880's. It is a unique method of woodworking that weaves milled spiral rods of opposite chirality into many different ornamental patterns and designs. My first paper on Moorish Fretwork [1] was presented at the 2004 Bridges Conference in Wichita. This paper briefly revisits background in the first paper but then explores similar constructions in metal.