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The Joiner and Cabinetmaker
Highland Item # 204724
Author : Anonymous, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz


Price : $36.00
Sale Price : $34.00
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The Joiner and Cabinetmaker: His Work and Its Principles. Author, Anonymous, Christopher Schwarz and Joel Moskowitz

In The Joiner and Cabinetmaker there are more than 360 pages of detailed handtool instruction, including many processes that have not been covered before in the early woodworking literature.

Let's begin in 1839. In that year, an English publisher issued a small book on woodworking that has, until now, escaped detection by scholars, historians and woodworkers.

Written by an anonymous tradesman and tells the fictional tale of Thomas, a lad of 13 or 14 who is apprenticed to a rural shop that builds everything from built-ins to more elaborate veneered casework. The book was written to guide young people who might be considering a life in the joinery or cabinetmaking trades, and every page is filled with surprises. Unlike other woodworking books at the time, The Joiner and Cabinet Maker focuses on how apprentices can obtain the basic skills needed to work in a hand-tool shop.

However, this is not a book for children. It is a book for anyone exploring hand-tool woodworking. The Joiner and Cabinetmaker, is a historical snapshot of early 19th-century England. Moskowitz, a book collector and avid history buff, explains what England was like at the time this book was written, including the state of the labor force and woodworking technology.

The complete text of The Joiner and Cabinet Maker is unabridged and unaltered.The construction chapters in this new edition of The Joiner and Cabinet Maker show the operations in the book, explain details on construction and discuss the hand-tool methods that have arisen since this book was originally published. It contains complete construction drawings. Lost Art Press drafted all three projects in SketchUp to create detailed drawings and cutting lists for the modern woodworker.

Also available is a companion DVD providing slideshows and SketchUp drawings : The Joiner& Etc. #220703.


ISBN 978-0-57803-926-8

Hardcover, 364 Pages

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