Educational Wood-Working for School and Home

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    THIS book is intended primarily for use in the public schools of America, and it indicates for English readers to what extent manual training enters into the curriculum of such schools, and how the training in this branch of work is carried out. The book is divided into seyen parts or chapters, which deal respectively with the following subjects:—(1) The enumeration, description, and illustration of woodworking tools, such as benches, squares, chisels, saws, planes, brace and bits, &c.; (2) woodworking machinery, including band and circular saws, wood-planers, and wood-working lathes; (3) the classification, description, and properties of various woods; (4) fastenings, such as nails, screws, glue, dowels, cleats, &c.; (5) the finishing of wood surfaces by paints, stains, polishes, and varnishes; (6) in this part we have a graduated set of examples, with dimensioned drawings, of suitable objects to be made at the bench, beginning with simple knife-work and ending with a combination desk and bookcase; and in (7) instruction is given in wood turning, with examples for practice. There are three appendixes giving some problems in practical geometry, some useful tables and instructions, and a key for the identification of all the principal woods of North America.

    Educational Wood-Working for School and Home.

    By Joseph C. Park. Pp. xiii+310. (New York: The Macmillan Co.; London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1908.) Price 4s. 6d. net.

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    Educational Wood-Working for School and Home . Nature 78, 630–631 (1908) doi:10.1038/078630c0

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