A Treasury Of Carpentry by George Ellis
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A Treasury Of Carpentry
Jeremy Mills Publishing (March 11, 2008)
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First published in 1906 as Practical Modern Carpentry, A Treasury Of Carpentry offers a wealth of insight into both traditional woodworking tools and techniques and more modern methods still in use today. Clear line drawings and no-nonsense instructions explain basic principles such as the selection of timber and tools and the construction of joints, beams and trusses, as well as more complicated projects such as floors and roofs, steeples and tunnels. Topics covered include: Joints and fastenings - Partitions - Floors and flooring - Roofs - Stages and spectators' stands - Shoring and underpinning - Timber bridges - Half-timbered work and timber frame buildings - Gates - Mechanical properties and load bearing - Calculating sizes of beams A Treasury Of Carpentry is fascinating both as a historical document of traditional carpentry and a source of additional knowledge for today's practising woodworker.