St. Paul, MN: Webb Publishing Co., 1913. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Oblong octavo, pp. 110, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Ex-library markings. Very Good; cover soiled. Item #21648
The great difficulty in teaching carpentry is the lack of a method that would give the student actual carpentry work to do. Constructing miniature buildings of lumber which has been sawed to scale is one method that has been employed, but this does not give students the practice of working lumber full scale, as in the trade. Another method used is that of having students build a house, barn, woodshedor other building for someone near the school who wants such a building constructed. But in most instances, the client wants a building constructed by experienced carpenters. This course in carpentry as outlined in this book has been found to overcome successfully these difficulties. The problems are those that are met within actual carpentry, the lumber used is full scale, and the work may be done in the manual training shop at any time of the year. The author was the director of Farm Mechanics at Milwauke County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.