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358 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking books archive

Many of you probably already know about this archive of old books from around the turn of the 19th century. I have browsed through a bit and found a lot of still very relevant woodworking techniques, tools, benches, wood and ideas. It is a little far between illustrations compared to our modern books, but you might find it worth at least a browse and you might even find some very interesting reading there as well. Just don’t expect Fine Woodworking Magazine.

When you enter the site I suggest you scroll to the top where all the topics are listed and where you can just click on the topic of your choice to find the actual books. On entering a book you might have to scroll down a while to actually get to it’s contents. It looks like they did something weird when they did the scanning for the PDFs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.


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#1 posted 358 days ago

Great tip Mike. There are also some good free books, especially for hand tool users in The iBook store. You have to try a few different searches like wood woodwork woodworking etc and the. Look at the bottom of each result to find more. They don’t all come up in a search.

Since they are old and public domain I would assume the same thing would be available for Android tablets and phones. There are probably other sources out there too.

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#2 posted 357 days ago

Thanks Mike, very interesting!

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Sweet. Thanks for posting!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 357 days ago

Thanks, Mike!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 357 days ago

Nice catch

-- Joe

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#6 posted 357 days ago

What an incredible link. Thnx Mike.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 357 days ago

Thats a great resource Mike.
Many thanks.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 357 days ago

Awesome, thank you!

-- Chris

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#9 posted 357 days ago

I had no idea, this is better then jesus with a jet pack!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Tbarksdale Cullman Alabama

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#10 posted 357 days ago

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Mike.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 357 days ago

I appreciate your taking the time to post this link. This was fun to look at and appreciate

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 357 days ago

It is fun to see that basic woodworking hasn’t really changed at all in the past 100 years, or maybe the past 1000 years!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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