Excerpt from Handwork in WoodThis book is intended primarily for teachers of woodwork, but the author hopes that there will also be other workers in wood, professional and amateur, who will find in it matter of interest and profit.The successful completion of the book is due chiefly to the untiring assistance of my wife, Anna Gausmann Noyes, who has made almost all of the drawings, corrected the text, read the proof, and attended to numberless details.Acknowledgments are hereby thankfully given for corrections and suggestions in the text made by the following persons Mr Chas W Weick of Teachers College, and Mr W F Vroom of Public School No 5, of New York City, for revision of Chapters IV and V on tools and fastenings.Mr Clinton S VanDeusen of Bradley Polytechnic Institute, for revision of Chapter X on wood finishing.The Forest Service, Washington, D.C for the originals of Figs 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, and 54The New York State Forest Fish and Game Commission for the originals of Figs 12, 14, 15, and 47.T H McAllister of New York for the originals of Figs 16 and 20.The Detroit Publishing Company for the original of Fig 6.The B F Sturtevant Company, Hyde Park, Mass., for the original of Fig 57.Doubleday, Page W C Toles Company, Chicago, III., for electrotype of Fig 168 The Berlin Machine Works, Beloit, Wis., for electrotype of Fig 35 A A Loetscher, Dubuque, Iowa, for electrotype of Fig 259 and the Stanley Rule and Level Co., New Britain, Conn., for electrotype of Fig 117....
|Title||:||Handwork in Wood (Classic Reprint)|
|Publisher||:||Forgotten Books November 17, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||244 pages|
|File Size||:||868 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Handwork in Wood (Classic Reprint) Reviews
Noyes' "Handwork in Wood" is a classic text on woodworking, recommended by many. I was led to this book by Christopher Schwarz' writing and looked forward to learning from it. Unfortunately this Kindle edition has left out all the illustrations, making it pretty much useless. Luckily there are plenty of used print editions available at very reasonable prices. Get one of those instead.
I recently became interested in weaving which uses a lot of relatively expensive yet simple wooden tools. I was able to make some of the tools myself and became interested in making more complex wooden tools for weaving (and spend my money on buying yarn!) Since I have not had any experience in woodworking this sounded like a useful book to check out. The book has a lot of details, unfortunately the kindle version is missing images. I found the book useful but it would be much better if the images were included.
I know a little about wood and woodworking,but certainly not enough to attempt a project like repairing and improving our decaying deck. I bought this book with the hopes it would help,and it did. Took me longer than most, but I finally got the deck done, and it turned out the way we wanted it. No way would I have known what I was doing without this book.
No illustrations. As cheaply done as possible. Might be of value - but who would know. Should not be on sale in this format. Any intro book with figures called for in text would be better. No further business with this publisher.
wood doesn't change. tools and methods change, but many like working wood "the old way," or just learning about it. a fun, interesting read
The book is ok but has no pictures!