The Practical Woodworker
A Complete Guide to the Art and Practice of Woodworking
Edited by Bernard E. Jones
The Waverly Book Company, c1950, 3 volumes, black and white photographs and illustrative line drawings throughout, hardback,
Very Good Condition overall, All show a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners. Vol. 1 shows a slightly separating hinge with previous owners inscriptions to front fly-leaf, light pencil scribble to front fly-leaf, Vol. 2 shows small tear to front end-paper, (see photographs)
"Volume 1: Mastering Tools and Materials – covers the workshop and its equipment, including shop appliances such as a saw bench, as well as the tools and foundation techniques of the trade: measuring and marking tools, saws and sawing, hammer and mallets, chisels and gouges, planes and planning, gluing, nailing and screwing and more. Plus, you will find techniques for making mouldings, cutting rabbets, making houses and lap joints, edge and angle joints, dovetails and more. It also includes some simple projects including plain tables, domestic woodenware, dog kennels, steps and ladders and more.
Volume 2: Indoor and Outdoor Woodwork – covers workbenches and tool chests, as well as a number of projects and techniques for the home and its environs, such as garden carpentry, trellises, porches, arbors, poultry houses, tubs and churns, as well as doors and windows and interior woodwork. Plus, you will find instruction on curved work and clamps, and plans for several bookcases dressers and sideboard.
Volume 3: Making Fine Furniture – covers instruction on building several furniture pieces, including chairs, cabinets, beds, a linen chest, upholstered pieces and even a billiard table."