Exploring Traditional Woodcraft
With The Woodwright's Companinon, Roy Underhill continues to demonstrate “how to start with a tree and an axe and make one thing after another until you have a house and everything in it.” This volume features chapters on helves and handles, saws, the search for the whetstone quarry, crow chasers and turkey calls, hurdles, whimmy diddles, snaplines and marking gauges, candle stands, planes, window sash, riven shingles, and pit sawing. The final chapter offers a glimpse of traditional woodworking techniques still used by the Colonial Williamsburg housewrights. More than 260 photographs complement the text.
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