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09-17-2010 11:30 PM

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This may have been posted before but I though it would be of benefit…..
I was reading a comment made by Henry from Finland while catching up with Olly in England workshop blog…. and he mention a unique collection of over 175 complete books on woodworking
 and related topics of interest to woodworkers. 
The Library continues to grow, All Free, 24/7, These books are in the public domain in the United States 
and everybody, including you, may read and distribute them.
If you don’t live in the United States you’ll have to check the laws of the country
 you live in before downloading and distributing these ebooks.

Most of these books were written at the turn of last century [early 1900’s]and as such copyright laws have expired… that said the information in them is still fairly relevant today…

Enjoy a blast from the past… see how it was done before power tools …

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 11:50 PM

Looks interesting Larry. I’ll check it out further when I have more time.


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#2 posted 09-18-2010 12:12 AM

hey this looks good..ill have to book mark these and check them out…thanks larry

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 01:24 AM

Also have a look at the Project Gutenberg e-book of wood joinery. Evey joint you ever heard of, and many more you haven’t. Project G is another collection of copyright expired books that are free to download.

I first started using them to read their collection of early science fiction magazines.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 09-18-2010 02:02 AM

uuuh that is an interresting collection with all those cold dark nights ariving in the near future
bookmarked as I write this thank´s Larry for the tip

take care

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 02:14 AM

Gee thanks Larry, that is a great site! Only problem is I spent the last two hours going through it and now the wife thinks I am ignoring her!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 03:20 AM

Thanks for posting this Larry.

I really don’t have enough to do already!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 09-18-2010 03:58 AM

Larry, that looks interesting. I’ll also check it out further when I have more time.
Thank you for the link

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 09-18-2010 04:06 AM

Thanks for the heads up Larry. I’ll spend some time looking it over :-)

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

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#9 posted 09-19-2010 07:14 AM

I am in haven. This is a gold mine.

Thanks Larry!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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