Exercises in Wood-Working: With a Short Treatise on Wood

By Ivin Sickels

Put the previous to paintings on your Shop

First published in 1889, this ebook used to be written to coach students within the craft and company of woodworking. the following, the unique textual content is reprinted in its entirety, not just that can assist you notice past due 19th-century practices in woodworking, yet that will help you utilize conventional hand instruments within the glossy store. As you're employed via a sequence of 39 routines, you will find how to:

  • Set up your store and determine the instruments each well-stocked hand-tool store needs
  • Effectively wield the most-used woodworking hand tools
  • Use many of the advertising gauges like a certified cabinetmaker
  • Sharpen your instruments - from aircraft blades to observed teeth
  • Mark and minimize the most-used joints in furnishings making
  • Use a body observed (the quiet resolution to the trendy band saw)
  • Make a door and drawer
  • Install cupboard together with hinges and locks
  • And more

Plus, there are chapters on domestic construction and service of wood furniture, simple boat construction, wooden and conventional woodworking trades and more.

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Those routines are established upon American equipment of labor and feature been taught as follows: every one workout was once defined, illustrated via sketches at the blackboard, after which completed via the scholars. because the routines complex, the blackboard sketches have been ready with extra element, every one being proven with its measurements particular. the scholars copied those sketches and famous down such of the verbal instructions as they can. With the better workouts it used to be stumbled on essential to factor reproduction copies, describing and illustrating each one step in building, and in addition to exemplify by means of versions made by means of the trainer. workouts 1 to eight introduce the manager wood-working instruments and techniques of marking. those routines can be carried out with a lot care and persistence, and if worthy repeated, to insure higher leads to next paintings. Following workout eight are instructions for polishing instruments. yet scholars are usually not try and sharpen instruments until eventually they've got had substantial perform within the use of them ; particularly saw-filing, which calls for remarkably common sense, prepared eye-sight, and a gentle hand. workouts nine to twenty provide directions for marking out and shaping uncomplicated joints. routines 21 to 27 show within the tools hired in uniting a number of items to make a whole constitution. workouts 28 to 35 provide the main points of standard house-carpentry, from which the coed may well receive details for the development of types, and the apprentice the particular development of many of the components making up a wood residing. workout 36 indicates using the frame-saw, and techniques of bending wooden. workout 37 supplies an instance of pattern-work, and illustrates the style of uniting items for financial system of work. workout 38 instructs in shaping by way of templets. workout 39 treats of veneering, by way of instructions for portray and sharpening. half FIRST. constitution OF wooden. IF we research the stem of a tender plant, we discover 3 targeted tissues composing it: at the open air is the bark or maintaining tissue (a, Fig. 3); within there's a tender fabric, made of many-sided, thin-walled cells, which represent the residing element (b, Fig. 3); and organized in a circle during this gentle tissue are numerous fibrous bundles (c, Fig. 3), giving to the stem its power to aid the branches and leaves. as a result of ameliorations within the personality of those bundles, we separate stems into 3 periods; and the pine, palm, and oak should be taken as kinds of each one. within the pine and oak the bundles are equally prepared, and include an outer element referred to as bast (d, Fig. 3), and an internal element known as wooden (e, Fig. 3); among those is a skinny layer of energetic cells, which multiply via department to shape the bast and wooden ; this residue is termed cambium (f, Fig. 3), and provides every year to the scale of the package deal. within the palm the bundles come up from lively cells on the transforming into aspect of the stem, and proceed down the stem, occasionally turning into smaller, yet keeping a rounded shape. because the stems get older and bigger, we discover, within the pine, that new and branching bundles look among the 1st ones, forming, in the course of the season, a circle of bundles, which constitutes the 1st annual ring.

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