New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1948. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. vii, 152, indexed, illustrated w/ b/w photogrraphs and drawings. Very Good in Chipped and Torn DJ. Item #9973
All the arts and practices of the carpenter and woodworker are included in this book, as well as the trade short cuts which will enable the handyman to perform an expert job in a fraction of the usual time. It contains simple directions for working with and on wood, discusses the use of the lathe and the practical methods of drilling, boring, sanding, mortising, spinning, and polishing. Included is a comprehensive discussion of the various kinds of woods, their use, price and substitutes, as well as a description of all the tools used, including the power tools adaptable to the requirements of the home workshop. In short, this volume gives the most complete information for every type of repair and improvement job in and outside the home; on stairs, windows, floors, porches, and walls, togeter with scores of new carpentry and woodwork projects.