LumberJocks

Woodworking book: Woodwork Joints

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Praki posted 2062 days ago 982 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are quite a few internet resources for old books on woodworking. I love reading them as they have all sorts of wonderful tips. I came across one such book, quite by accident, on scribd.com. It is probably available in other places as well.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2378054/Woodwork-JointsHow-they-are-Set-Out-How-Made-and-Where-Used-by-Fairham-William

I leafed through it (virtually of course, lol) and found a gem right away. The author makes a point about shooting boards and says they seldom produce a truly jointed edge. This by itself was a revelation as I had always presumed shooting boards produce a perfect edge. He suggests alternating the boards so that you compensate for the inaccuracy and end up with a flat panel. The book also illustrates a lot of joints. I think I will read this book cover to cover tonight and become a bit more informed.

One thing I am not sure is the murky area of copyrights. If am violating any forum rules, I will be happy to remove the direct link.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker



5 comments so far

View Peter Oxley's profile

Peter Oxley

1426 posts in 2499 days


#1 posted 2062 days ago

Looks like lots of good info there. I’ll be spending some time with that one!

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

View Richforever's profile

Richforever

739 posts in 2345 days


#2 posted 2062 days ago

Thanks for the info. This is stuff that I can always use.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

View 's profile

593 posts in 2597 days


#3 posted 2062 days ago

Thank you Praki, and don’t you worry about the copyrights issue. This book is in the public domain and you can find it at Project Gutemberg. This is the specific address for the downloadable files in webpage format.

If you peruse the entire site you’ll find more interesting gems, all for free.

View kiwi1969's profile

kiwi1969

609 posts in 2067 days


#4 posted 2061 days ago

” A book is a tool, for it is the instument we make use of in certain cases when we wish to find out what other men have thought or done. It is also true that a tool is a book, the record of past ages of talent engaged in toil”
D C Gilman 1886
I have no idea who this guy is but he sums it up nicely. Thanks for the links guys

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

View moshel's profile

moshel

864 posts in 2309 days


#5 posted 2058 days ago

Just found it as well! the section in the end about puzzles is amazing!!!!!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase