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Alf

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A post on the Old Tools list alerted this, and other, galoots to the online version of M. Diderot's encyclopedia this afternoon. This is a huge assembly of information on the arts, sciences etc published between 1751 and 1772 in France. Okay, don't yawn. :p It's absolutely stuffed with detailed engravings on all sorts of subjects, including woodworking of all varieties. Want to see what sort of benches the carpenter's used? Go here. Fancy a quick rundown of table leg styles in the mid-eighteenth century? Here you go. Veneering and marquetry?. Turning (now that's a lathe :shock: ) and wood carving. There's lots more, you just need to know what to search for :?

Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I hope someone might find it interesting :D

Cheers, Alf

P.S. You might also need something like this too, unless your French is pretty good...
 

Gill

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Sorry Alf,

I looked at the veneering marquetry link and thought it was load of Boulle.

:wink: :D

Yours

Gill

PS Thanks for the links - they were quite interesting.
 

Midnight

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Awsome site Alf..... and all with hand tools too huh..??

thanks for the link.....
 
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