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Peri

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I've been leafing through a couple of public domain workshop books I've picked up, this one is

J. P. Law - The Beginners Guide to Fitting 1935.


Just started on this one, i think I'm going to like it :D


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That sounds like a cool book.
Off to search ebay ...
 

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I've already got a copy :)

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Peri, if you like the tone of that comment, you might also appreciate this, from Walter Coventon, in "Woodwork Tools and their Use" (1953, not yet in public domain.)

Referring to the Stanley 75 bullnose rebate plane, he offers this succinct dismissal:

"The low-priced bullnose plane might be bought if it is questionable whether the plane will ever be needed by the craftsman, and it is unlikely that amateurs will ever have need for the tool."
 

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That's 20 hours on that Bristol Designs casting well spent then. *manic laughter*
 

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Here are the other 5 public domain books I have if anyone wants them.


If I remember correctly, one of them talks about incorporating the newly researched 'electricity' into the modern shop :D



Also, Project Gutenberg ( www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=carpentry&submit_search=Go%21 ) has another 7 carpentry books for viewing, all from around 1850-1920

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Is there An Idiots guide to Sharpening Chisels And Planes’ anywhere?
Subtitled ‘An alternative to buying cheap ones from Aldi and wrecking them’
 

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Is there An Idiots guide to Sharpening Chisels And Planes’ anywhere?
Subtitled ‘An alternative to buying cheap ones from Aldi and wrecking them’
Hoping not to derail the thread too far, and sticking to "useful information in books" - will this do?

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"You may be injured, which is no less than you deserve...."

Say it in a Geoffrey Boycott / Yorkshire accent!

Can we find out if the author was from that great county?
 
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