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Forum topic by Ethan Sincox posted 2597 days ago 819 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ethan Sincox

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2597 days ago

The Project Gutenberg eBook

Not sure how I stumbled across this, and I only got through the first section on logging, but it has been good reading so far. I love the picture of the two guys standing in the notch of a red fir they’d just cut with a 20’ saw. Wow.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com


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WayneC

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#1 posted 2597 days ago

There are also a bunch on google books.

http://books.google.com/bkshp?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&tab=wp&q=

I’ve downloaded about 10 books. Search for the item your looking for e.g. handplane, wood, chisel then select “full view” in the blue banner at the top of the search results. This will show public domain books. There are lots of turn of the century woodworking book available.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Hawgnutz

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#2 posted 2595 days ago

Thanks, Ethan!
Looks like a treasure box of info.
God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Mario

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#3 posted 2594 days ago

Thank yo ufor the post. I have downloaded it am look forward to reading it.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 2594 days ago

Thanks for the post Ethan. Thanks for that reply Wayne. These really help.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bill

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#5 posted 2594 days ago

Thanks for the link Ethan. It looks like a great book. Interesting to see how things were done almost 100 years ago.

Maybe you should start a forum just for eBooks? I am sure you, Wayne, and others have some links to some great books. I for one would like to see more of these too.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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WayneC

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#6 posted 2593 days ago

There are lots of good books out there. I also shop used books on Amazon.com for some of the old woodworking books.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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