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Blog entry by rivergirl posted 12-27-2010 06:06 PM 4039 reads 17 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

FREE BOOKS HERE! GET YOUR FREE BOOKS HERE! I like to read free ebooks, and came upon one “Woodworking Tools 1600-1900” that I thought some of you may enjoy looking at. It is a free book- easy to download. If you don’t use a kindle or a nook or those new fangled reading tools- just click the html option and the book will open right up. I am a total technophobe- and if I can read these ebooks anyone can – believe me. :) I hope you find this book enjoyable. Consider it an el cheapo Christmas gift to all you L/J’s. HO HO HO. I also found some free books for Mission Furniture building. Posted further in the blog.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27238/27238-h/27238-h.htm

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."



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patron

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#1 posted 12-27-2010 06:18 PM

great source kelly

thanks for this gift

got to rush
make room for mads
and dennis

they will be all over this soon

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 06:40 PM

Funny David. :) I found some more free books… These ones are for MISSION FURNITURE lovers… “Mission Furniture, How to Make it Volume One; then Volume 2; Volume 3. These books have all the plans, and written instructions as well. These are free, open source books. YOu can print, and copy and build to your heart’s content. Honest.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23770/23770-h/23770-h.htm

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23991/23991-h/23991-h.htm

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23666/23666-h/23666-h.htm

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 12-27-2010 06:48 PM

Free ebook for CARVING…
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22107/22107-h/22107-h.htm

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 06:51 PM

You know – I checked out project Gutenberg many years ago when they started up. Looks like they have added alot of material since then ;)

I liked the combination pool table/couch in Volume 1!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-27-2010 06:53 PM

Kelly, I sure do appreciate this. I just scrolled all the way through it and I loved all of the old drawings. I also thought that one of the most interesting things about it was where they showed what the prices of the tools were back then. I think that is what that long list was. I haven’t read it yet but I will when I get time. :) The prices were real interesting and most of the 1800’s showed very low inflation which meant that our money was very stable (it was backed by gold and not hot air). :) All through most of the 1900’s the value of our money has fallen, especially after 1971 when it became completely fiat currency. This is a valuable source of information because the book was written near the time that all of these old tools were actually used. Thanks for thinking about all of us when you ran across it. Take care, litttle sister. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 12-27-2010 07:04 PM

Rivergirl,

Thank you for the gift. I’ve looked at most of the woodworking books on the site and I’ve saved them to my computer.

Hal

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 07:18 PM

yep David better move over here comes the Danish gang …..LOL

thank´s for the Chrismas Gift RiverGirl a site I discover a few years ago but had lost
in my bookmarks since then
Its a great site with a lot of treassures on it if you are a reader of books you can learn from
it is woderfull such site´s have started so the books can be read not only by a few but all :-)

Merry Chrismas to you and yours Kelly
take care
Dennis

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#8 posted 12-27-2010 07:19 PM

well written Helluva
Dennis

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#9 posted 12-27-2010 07:50 PM

Carreful there rivergirl, you’ll put Tauton Publishing out of business :-)) thx fer dah links~

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 12-27-2010 08:23 PM

Merci my dear.
I have looked at Gutenbergs collections and are facinated.
This is fine also: http://books.google.com/
You are a angel, hidden inside a wonderful girl,
best thoughts from my heart,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 12-27-2010 08:23 PM

ANOTHER FREE BOOK. Here’s one on FURNITURE- styles etc. An nice little treatise on historical trends in furniture. Nice pics too. :)
http://www.archive.org/stream/furniture00singrich#page/n9/mode/2up

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 12-27-2010 08:28 PM

Ohh, but I don’t understand why I’m mentioned when it comes to old tools…

Did I tell you what I just bought today:
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 12-27-2010 08:33 PM

HOW TO MAKE BOX FURNITURE. :) (The 1915 precursor to Ikea perhaps? )

http://www.archive.org/stream/boxfurniturehowt00brigrich#page/n7/mode/2up

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#14 posted 12-27-2010 08:41 PM

rivergirl, I think Ikea just took the tools out of the equation and provides precut, easy assemble parts ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mafe

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#15 posted 12-27-2010 08:51 PM

Kelly you keep me busy, wonderful books you find for us – thank you.
Don’t stop.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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