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Robert Riddell | The Carpenter and Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-RailerRobert Riddell | The Carpenter and Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-Railer
The Carpenter and Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-Railer by Robert Riddell with 33 plates comprising a series of card board models. Published Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack, India Buildings, Bristol: Robert Reid, 4 York Street.
Contents includes: design for house front in wood, dignity of the mechanic art, design for bay windows, design for observatory with curved roof, the French or Mansard roof, elements of hand railing, platform stairs, plan of staircase ….
Has some brown spots to pages. Cover has a come away from the book down the length of the spine, has bumped and worn corners and edges, some pages are coming away from binding.
The Carpenter and Joiners AssistantThe Carpenter and Joiners Assistant
The Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant being a comprehensive treatise on the selection, preparation, strength of materials, and the mechanical principles of framing, with their applications in carpentry, joinery, and hand-railing; also a complete treatise of lines; and an illustrated glossary of terms used in architecture and building by James Newlands. Published by Blackie & Son. Dated 1880. This large old book includes a number of detailed drawings. Good condition for age, has some wear and marks to edges of cover, loss of leather. Pages within are in very good condition, the first page has pen marks / note.
The Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant | Peter NicholsonThe Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant | Peter Nicholson
The Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant containing practical rules for making all kinds of joints, and various methods of hingeing them together; for hanging of doors on straight or circular plans.; For fitting up windows and shutters to answer various purposes, with rules for hanging them. For the construction of floors, partitions, soffits, groins, arches of masonry; etc…
This old book written by Peter Nicholson is dated 1797. Has been professionally recovered and has a replacement first and last page. Has note added by previous user to last page.
The Carpenter Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-RailerThe Carpenter Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-Railer
The Carpenter Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-Railer by Robert Riddell with 59 plates comprising a series of card board models. Published Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, C.1860 - 1880.
Contents includes: design for house front in wood, dignity of the mechanic art, design fo bay windows, design for observatory with curved roof, the French or Mansard roof, elements of handrailing, platform stairs, plan of staircase with winders in the quarter circle, the wreath and ramp at landing of circular stairs plus much more.
Has some fading to cover with warn edges. Has some brown spots to pages. A lovely old book. Includes many detailed drawings.
Roof CarpentryRoof Carpentry Ref: BK812
Roof carpentry practical lessons in the framing of wood roofs for the use of carpenters by George Collings, illustrated with numerous dagrams. Second edition published by The Technical Press Ltd, dated 1948. This hard back book retains dust jacket and includes 150 clean and readable pages.


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Stair BuildingStair Building Ref: BK810
Stair building design and construction bevels and face molds self-help questions by Gilbert Townsend. Dated 1947, published by American Technical Society. This hardback book includes 200 page with many illustrations. Good clean readable pages.


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The New Carpenter and Joiner | 3 VolumesThe New Carpenter and Joiner | 3 Volumes Ref: BK809
The New Carpenter and Joiner by R.V. Boughton, published by Caxton Publishing Company, dated 1947. Contents includes: building timbers, timbers of commerce, hoardings, gantries, shoring and timbering to excavations, carcassing, first and second fixing, joints in carpentry, timber upper floors, corbels and pugging etc… Each book has a number of illustrations. There is browning around edge of each page.


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The Modern Carpenter Joiner and Cabinet Maker | 8 VolumesThe Modern Carpenter Joiner and Cabinet Maker | 8 Volumes Ref: BK808
An 8 volume set of The Modern Carpenter Joiner and Cabinet Maker a complete guide to current practice prepared under the editorship of G.Lister Sutcliffe with contributions from many specialists. Illustrated by a series of about 100 separately - printed plates and many hundred figures in the text. Published by The Gresham Publishing Co, dated 1905.
Contents includes: Architectural Styles, Woods their characteristics and uses, woodworking tools and machinery, drawing and drawing instruments, practical geometry, the strength of timber and timber framing (part 1 theoretical, part 2 practical), carpentry, methods of lengthening timber, description and delineation of roofs, design and construction of roofs, floors and ceilings, vaulting and niches, partitions, timber buildings, bridges, temporary structures, woodcarving, stairs and handrailing, air-tight case-making, woodturning, cabinet making, veneering, marquetry cutting, polishing, staining, shopfitting, tables, mouldings, joints, doors, windows and sky lights ….

Cover has some wear to edges and bumped corners, initial and last couple of pages have some browning. Volume 8 has a loose centre page. Volume 8 and 2 have some wear to binding.

These large and collectable books have clearly readable pages.


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Modern Practical Carpentry | George EllisModern Practical Carpentry | George Ellis Ref: BK807
Modern Practical Carpentry for the use of Workmen, Builders, Architects, and Engineers containing a full description of the methods of construction and erecting roofs, floors, partitions, scaffolding, shoring, centring, stands and stages, coffer dams, foundations, bridges, gates, tunnels, excavations, woods and half timber houses and various structural details. Together with new and simple methods of finding the bevels in roofs; setting out domes, steeples, an account of failures in construction, and the theory of trussing frames. Also including a concise treatise upon timber, notes on the woods used in carpentry, various tables…. Written by George Ellis, second edition published by Batsford, dated 1920. Includes 396 pages. This old book has good clean readable pages, cover has rip down length of spine, good binding. Ex library copy with a few stamps to front of book.


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Modern Cabinet Work Furniture and FitmentsModern Cabinet Work Furniture and Fitments Ref: BK806
Modern Cabinet Work Furniture and Fitments. An account of the theory & practice in the production of all kinds of cabinet work & furniture with chapters on the growth and progress of design and construction illustrated by over 1000 practical workshop drawings photographs and original designs by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper. Third edition, dated 1922, published by B.T.Batsford. Includes 386 pages. Cover has wear to cloth along edges, slightly bumped corners, initial page is marked with the previous users name.


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SOLD - Practical Cabinet Making | 3 VolumesSOLD - Practical Cabinet Making | 3 Volumes Ref: BK805
A 3 volume set titled 'Practical Cabinet Making' by W.P.Matthew, published by Caxton, dated 1954. Contents includes: history of furniture design, tools their manipulation and maintenance, timber, practical setting out, joints, furniture construction, fixtures and fittings, decorative cabinet making, veneering, the art of polishing, estimating and costing, craft education. Books are tight in very good and include many illustrations throughout.



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The Modern Carpenter, Joiner And Cabinet Maker Vols 3,5,7The Modern Carpenter, Joiner And Cabinet Maker Vols 3,5,7 Ref: BK802
A collection of 3 volumes of the Modern Carpenter, Joiner And Cabinet Maker a complete guide to current practice by G.Lister Sutcliffe with contributions from many specialists, published by The Gresham Publishing Co.
1 x Volume 3, contents includes: drawing instruments, scales and protractors, pencils, paper, colours, hints on drawing, taking measurements and plotting them, the carpenters and joiners drawing instruments, plane geometry, solid geometry. Includes 100 pages.
1 x volume 5, contents includes: Description and delineation of roofs, design and construction of roofs, floors and ceilings. Includes 88 pages.
1 x volume 7, contents includes: Stairs and Handrailing, airtight case making, wood-turning, Cabinet making. Includes 115 pages.

Each books includes many detailed drawings throughout. Book have bumped corners and the first couple and last couple of pages are marked with some browning otherwise good clean readable pages within the book, tight binding.


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Joinery and Carpentry | Richard GreenhalghJoinery and Carpentry | Richard Greenhalgh Ref: BK797
Joinery and Carpentry book set written by Richard Greenhalgh. A practical and authoritative guide dealing with all branches of the craft of woodworking. This 6 volume set has some wear to spine with tears down 3 books spines.

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Woodworking Tools | Christies Collectors GuidesWoodworking Tools | Christies Collectors Guides Ref: BK795
Christies Collectors Guides, Woodworking Tools by Christopher Proudfoot and Philip Walker, dated 1984. This hardback book is in very good condition still retaining dust jacket, the initial page has a Christmas greeting written in pen by previous user. Includes 160 pages with many illustrations throughout.


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Planecraft Hand  Planing by Modern MethodsPlanecraft Hand Planing by Modern Methods Ref: BK794
Planecraft Hand Planing by Modern Methods published by C & J Hampton, dated 1954, chapters include: the history of the plane, bench planes, block planes, model makers planes, school plane no. T5, adjustment of the plane, grinding the iron, whetting the iron, holding the bench plane, rabbets and rabbeting, the circular plane plus many other chapters. This hardback book includes 236 pages with many illustrations throughout, This hardback book has short sentence in pen to initial page by previous user otherwise is in very good condition.


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The History of Woodworking ToolsThe History of Woodworking Tools Ref: BK793
Hardback book titled 'The History of Woodworking Tools' by W.L. Goodman, published by Bell & Hyman, dated 1978. Main sections include: The axe and the Adze, The Plane, The Saw, Boring Tools, The Carpenters Bench, The Rule, Chisels and Gouges and Miscellaneous Woodworking Tools. This book is in excellent condition and retains original dust jacket, book includes 208 pages with many illustrations throughout.


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The Hand Plane Book | Garret HackThe Hand Plane Book | Garret Hack Ref: BK792
An excellent condition hardback book titled 'The Hand Plane Book' by Garret Hack. Contents includes: what is a plane, history of planes, plane mechanics, tuning a plane, how to plane, planes or truing and sizing stock, planes for joinery, planes for surfacing, scrapers…. Book includes 263 pages with many colour photographs throughout.


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Woodwork Aids and DevicesWoodwork Aids and Devices Ref: BK785
Woodwork Aids and Devices by Robert Wearing, dated 1981. Contents includes: holding devices, marking aids, tools, lathe aids, drilling aids, sawbench aids, misc aids.
This hardback book is in excellent condition still retains dust jacket. Includes 208 pages with many illustrations.


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The WoodworkerThe Woodworker Ref: BK783
The Woodworker a practical journal of woodworking in all its branches, volume 1 edited by Percival Marshall, published by Dawbarn and Ward. First published in 1902, dated 1976. This hardback book is in excellent condition and includes 276 pages with many illustrations.


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SOLD - British Sawmilling PracticeSOLD - British Sawmilling Practice Ref: BK778
British Sawmilling Practice by Victor Serry, dated 1963, published by Ernest Benn Limited. Contents includes types of sawmill, workshop practice, tools and their maintenance, the organisation of the sawmill, peripheral subjects, the future of sawmilling. This hardback book is in excellent condition, and includes 247 pages with many illustrations, retains dust cover.



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Carpentry and JoineryCarpentry and Joinery Ref: BK777
Carpentry and Joinery advanced supplement by R. Bayliss, dated 1970. Chapters include: scale drawings, small workshop organisation, machines and machine operations, modern hand tool and tool operations, timber buildings, stairs, formwork, workshop geometry….. This paperback book includes 318 pages with many illustrations throughout.


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Cabinet Making For BeginnersCabinet Making For Beginners Ref: BK773
Cabinet Making For Beginners by Charles H. Hayward, dated 1979. Contents includes: the kit of tools, joints, cabinet construction, doors, drawer making, veneering and inlaying, timbers, adhesives, fittings, drawing - scale. Full size, cutting lists, marking out. This hardback book is in excellent condition, retains dust cover, includes 128 pages with many illustrations.


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Drawings and Diagrams for the Woodwork ClassDrawings and Diagrams for the Woodwork Class Ref: BK772
Drawings and Diagrams for the Woodwork Class by F. L. Hawley, published by John Murray, dated 1956 (first published 1947). This hardback book includes a number of projects including letter rack, egg stand, kitchen stool, garden stool, clothes horse, coffee table…. Includes 107 pages has school stamps to front page.


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SOLD - Modern Practical Joinery | George EllisSOLD - Modern Practical Joinery | George Ellis Ref: BK764
Modern practical joinery a comprehensive treatise on the practice of joiner's work by hand and machine for the use of workmen, builders, machinists, and architects. Contains full descriptions on drawing instruments and their use, tools, appliances and apparatus, methods and processes, joints and fastenings, woodworking machines, machine shop practice, preparation of work for machining, house joinery, bank, office, church, museum, domestic and shop fittings etc…. Written by George Ellis, fifth edition, published by the Library Press. This hardback book includes 502 pages with many illustration throughout. Has some wear to edges of cover.



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Newnes Carpentry and JoineryNewnes Carpentry and Joinery Ref: BK759
A 3 volume set of Newnes Carpentry and Joinery by E. Molly. Contents includes: Hand tools, their care and use, timbers, machines and processes, setting out and workshop geometry, windows blinds and shutters, panelling, veneering and wood staining, stairs handrails and church fittings, floors and timber beams, roof and roof trusses, domestic applications of carpentry and joinery, work on site and building acts. These books are in very good condition, each books includes around 270 pages with many illustrations.


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2 Nick Engler Woodworking Books2 Nick Engler Woodworking Books Ref: BK756
2 hardback woodworking books by Nick Engler, includes:
1 x book titled 'Making Boxes and Chests, contents includes: making one piece boxes, making side board boxes and chests, making joined boxes and chests, making chests and drawers.
1 x book titled 'Joining Wood'. Contents includes: a joinery primer, selecting tools and preparing materials, simple joints, reinforced joints, the versatile mortise and tenon, interlocking joints.

Both hardback books are in very good condition and include illustrations throughout.


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Mastering Woodworking | Making JointsMastering Woodworking | Making Joints Ref: BK757
Hardback book titled 'Mastering Woodworking, Making Joints', techniques, tips, and problem solving tricks by Ian J. Kirby with John Kelsey, published by Rodale Press, dated 1996. This hardback book is in very good condition and includes 120 pages with many detailed illustrations.


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Joinery and Carpentry | Richard GreenhalghJoinery and Carpentry | Richard Greenhalgh Ref: BK752
2 volumes of the Joinery and Carpentry A practical and authoritative guide dealing with all branches of the craft of woodworking. Written by Richard Greenhalgh, published by Sir Isaac Pitman, dated 1929 Includes:
Volume I: the selection and use of tools, the workshop and its equipment, joints fastenings and fixings, machine woodworking.

Volume II: doors, frames and panelling, geometry, windows.
Volume II has a large water marks to rear cover. There are a total of 521 pages with many illustrations.


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Joinery and Carpentry | Richard GreenhalghJoinery and Carpentry | Richard Greenhalgh Ref: BK749
2 volumes of the Joinery and Carpentry A practical and authoritative guide dealing with all branches of the craft of woodworking. Written by Richard Greenhalgh, published by Sir Isaac Pitman, dated 1946 Includes:
Volume I: the selection and use of tools, the workshop and its equipment, joints fastenings and fixings, machine woodworking.
Volume IV: roofs, house fitments, Church fittings, setting out, steel square.
Both of these carpentry and joinery books retain the original dust covers. Each book holds between 260 - 290 pages with many illustrations.


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Blizzard Wooden Toys PlansBlizzard Wooden Toys Plans Ref: BK746
2 books by Richard Blizzard, includes:
1 x Blizzards Wonderful Wooden Toys,
1 x More of Blizzards Wooden Toys,

Both hardback books are ex library copies and have the usual marks on the first page. Covers are worn to edges and have bumped corners.


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Joinery and Carpentry | Paul N HasluckJoinery and Carpentry | Paul N Hasluck Ref: BK742
Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery by Paul N Hasluck, comprising notes on materials, processes, principles, and practice, including 1,803 engraving and twelve coloured plates. This old hardback book has 567 good clean pages. Inside of cover has a line of writing in pen, cover has some slight wear to edges.


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The New Carpenter and Joiner | CaxtonThe New Carpenter and Joiner | Caxton Ref: BK744
The New Carpenter and Joiner by R.V. Boughton, published by Caxton Publishing Company, dated 1947. Contents includes: building timbers, timbers of commerce, hoardings, gantries, shoring and timbering to excavations, carcassing, first and second fixing, joints in carpentry, timber upper floors, corbels and pugging etc… Each book has a number of illustrations. There is brown staining to edge of pages.


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The New Carpenter and Joiner | 3 VolumesThe New Carpenter and Joiner | 3 Volumes Ref: BK741
A good clean set of The New Carpenter and Joiner by R.V. Boughton, published by Caxton Publishing Company, dated 1947. Contents includes: building timbers, timbers of commerce, hoardings, gantries, shoring and timbering to excavations, carcassing, first and second fixing, joints in carpentry, timber upper floors, corbels and pugging etc… Each book has a number of illustrations.


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A.Wood The Workshop 1868A.Wood The Workshop 1868 Ref: BK739
The Workshop, A.Wood - A monthly journal devoted to the progress of the useful arts nos 1 - 12 bound in one volume with a number of plates edited by Prof. W.Baumer, I.Schnorr and Others. Includes 192 pages. This old book has some wear to cover, browning to the edge of each page and brown spots to initial and last few pages. Page size13" x 9 3/4".


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The Carpenter's New Guide 1825The Carpenter's New Guide 1825 Ref: BK738
The carpenter's new guide being a complete book of lines for carpenters and joiners and workmen in general, on methods entirely new, founded on geometrical principles. Explained in theory and practice by numerous engravings wherein the utility of every line is fully explained. Written by Peter Nicholson. Dated 1825. Has browning, spots to pages.


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Everyman His Own MechanicEveryman His Own Mechanic Ref: BK735
Everyman His Own Mechanic a complete guide to every description of constructive and decorative work that may be done by the amateur artisan, at home and in the colonies. In three parts:
Part 1 - Household Carpentry and Joinery,
Part 2 - Ornamental and Constructive Carpentry.
Part 3 - Household building art and practice.
Fifth edition, 750 engravings, published by Ward, Lock and Co. This old book includes 816 pages. Has slight browning to edges of pages.


Price: £48.00


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SOLD -Modern Practical Joinery | George EllisSOLD -Modern Practical Joinery | George Ellis Ref: BK732
Modern Practical Joinery a comprehensive treatise on the practice of joiners work by hand and machine for the use of workmen, builders, machinists and architects. Containing a full description of apparatus; methods and processes, joints and fastenings; woodworking machines; church, shop fittings, stair building etc…. Fifth edition revised and enlarged by George Ellis, dated 1924, published by The library press limited with upwards of 1400 illustrations, including 20 double page and 41 photographic plates. Includes 502 pages with many illustrations.



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Joinery and Carpentry | Richard Greenhalgh | 3 VolumesJoinery and Carpentry | Richard Greenhalgh | 3 Volumes Ref: BK731
A good clean 3 volume set of Joinery and Carpentry by Richard Greenhalgh, dated 1929, published by Sir Isaac Pitman. This 3 volume set covers:
Volume I: Tools, Machines, Joints, Fixings.
Volume II: Doors, Panelling, Geometry, Windows.
Volume III: Timber, Stairs and handrails, Floors, Partitions.
Corners of cover are slightly bumped otherwise very good condition.


Price: £46.00


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Cassells Cyclopaedia of MechanicsCassells Cyclopaedia of Mechanics Ref: BK730
4 volumes of Cassells Cyclopaedia of Mechanics containing Receipts, processes, and memoranda for workshop use. Based on personal experience and expert knowledge with 5,060 illustrations and indexes of 34,000 items edited by Paul. N. Hasluck. Special Edition. These old books are in poor condition, with browning to edges of pages, tears to spine of covers and books coming away form binding.


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The New Guide to Carpentry, General Framing and Joinery | Scott BurnThe New Guide to Carpentry, General Framing and Joinery | Scott Burn Ref: BK719
The New Guide to Carpentry, General Framing and Joinery by Robert Scott Burn, published by A. Fullarton & Co. Illustrated by 150 plates, and 538 wood engravings. Front and back cover and first page have detached completly from this old book, reflected in price. The pages within are in good condition has some brown spots.


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The Stanley PlaneThe Stanley Plane Ref: BK726
The Stanley Plane - A history and descriptive inventory by Alvin Sellens, dated 1975.


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Century of Wood PreservingCentury of Wood Preserving Ref: BK727
Century of Wood Preserving edited by Sir Harold Boulton, dated 1930. Contents includes: the antiseptic treatment of timber, timber preservation, remarks by editor, later development, concluding remarks. This hardback book includes 150 pages. Cover has faded and worn slightly, first page is marked with pen marks / note.


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A Guide to American Wooden PlanesA Guide to American Wooden Planes Ref: BK725
A Guide to American Wooden Planes and their makers by Emil & Martyl Pollak. This paperback book includes 335 pages with many illustrations. Has pen marks / note to first page.


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Modern Cabinet Work Furniture Fitments | Wells and Hooper | 1924Modern Cabinet Work Furniture Fitments | Wells and Hooper | 1924 Ref: BK718
Modern Cabinet Work Furniture Fitments. An account of the theory & practice in the production of all kinds of cabinet work & furniture etc.. by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper. Fourth edition, dated 1924, published by The Library Press Ltd. Includes 386 pages with many illustrations. Cover has wear to cloth along edges, with tears to the cloth and a few marks. First few and last few pages have some browning.


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Modern Cabinet Work Furniture Fitments | Wells and Hooper | 1909Modern Cabinet Work Furniture Fitments | Wells and Hooper | 1909 Ref: BK717
Modern Cabinet Work Furniture Fitments. An account of the theory & practice in the production of all kinds of cabinet work & furniture with chapters on the growth and progress of design and construction illustrated by over 1000 practical workshop drawings photographs and original designs by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper. Dated 1909, published by B. T. Batsford. Includes 384 pages with many illustrations. Has some browning to first and last few pages.


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Modern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing | George EllisModern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing | George Ellis Ref: BK711
Modern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing for the use of workmen, builders and architects. Handrailing and Wreath Making comprising modern methods of producing solid and built-up handrails, ramps, knees, breaks and easing of single and double curvature also methods of setting out face and falling moulds,; large scale working drawings etc.. Dated 1932 this old book includes 108 pages with many illustrations and detailed drawings. Retains dust cover. Has some minor brown spots to fist and last page.


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The Woodworker | 1942 - 1945The Woodworker | 1942 - 1945 Ref: BK715
The Woodworker volumes 46 - 49 (1942 - 1945).


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Cassells Drawing for Carpenters and JoinersCassells Drawing for Carpenters and Joiners Ref: BK709
Cassell's Technical manual Drawing for Carpenters and Joiners. Containing a description of the construction of the subject of each study, and the method of drawing it; with Elementary lessons in freehand and object drawing. With two hundred and fifty illustrations and drawing copies by Ellis A. Davidson. Published by Cassell, Peter, & Galpin. Has a library stamp inside cover. This old book includes 104 pages. Has some wear to cover with bumped corners.


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The New Guide to Carpentry, General Framing and JoineryThe New Guide to Carpentry, General Framing and Joinery Ref: BK704
The New Guide to Carpentry, General Framing and Joinery by Robert Scott Burn, published by A. Fullarton & Co. Illustrated by 150 plates, and 538 wood engravings. These old books are quarter leather. Has some brown spots to first few pages. Covers have bumped corners and some wear to edges, torn leather to spine.


Price: £148.00


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The Carpenter's New Guide | 1857The Carpenter's New Guide | 1857 Ref: BK703
The Carpenter's New Guide: or, the book of lines for carpenters, dated 1857 by George Pyne, published by John Weale. This old book has been recovered . Has a number of detailed drawings.


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The Joiners Instructor Staircasing and HandrailingThe Joiners Instructor Staircasing and Handrailing Ref: BK705
The Joiners Instructor Staircasing and Handrailing by Joseph Galpin, published in the 19th century by Whittaker & Co. Has 2 volumes in 1 book.

Cover has bumped corners and worn edges. Pages within the book have some marks and browning to edges. Has a number of detailed drawings.


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The Joiners Instructor Staircasing and Handrailing | 1861The Joiners Instructor Staircasing and Handrailing | 1861 Ref: BK706
The Joiners Instructor Staircasing and Handrailing, dated 1861 by Joseph Galpin, published by Whittaker & Co. 3 Volumes in 1 book.

A couple of plates have previously been torn and poorly re-attached by previous user. Cover has bumped corners and worn edges. Pages within the book have some marks and browning to edges, to be expected of an antique book this age. Has a number of detailed drawings.

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Carpentry and Joinery | John Ednie | 4 VolumesCarpentry and Joinery | John Ednie | 4 Volumes Ref: BK680
4 volumes of Carpentry and Joinery prepared under the editorship of John Ednie Architect with contributions by many Specialists, published by The Gresham Publishing Company. Includes Volumes I, II, IV and V. These books cover:
Volume I: Intro, Practical geometry, Strength of timber and timber framing, partitions. (148 pages).
Volume II: Doors and their architraves, Windows and skylights, Stairs and handrailings, Roofs. (164 pages).
Volume IV: Joints, Gates and fences, Scaffolding, Wood-turning, cabinetmaking. (141 pages).
Volume V: Building law, Estimating, Shop management, Temporary structures, Wood-working tools and machinery. (202 pages).
Volume I is dated 1935 the other 3 books are not dated. Volumes II and V have staining and watermarks to covers with some brown spots to first few and last few pages. These old hardback books include many illustrations.


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The Dry Rot Problem And The Woodworm ProblemThe Dry Rot Problem And The Woodworm Problem Ref: BK674
The Dry Rot Problem
The Dry Rot Problem by Norman E. Hickin, published by Hutchinson, dated 1963. Contents includes: the special features of fungi, how to identify decay, the less important species of wood rotting fungi found in buildings etc… this hardback book includes 116 clean pages.

The Woodworm Problem
The Woodworm Problem by Norman E. Hickin, published by Hutchinson, dated 1963. Contents includes: common furniture beetle, the death-watch beetle, longhorn beetles, control measures etc… This old hardback book includes 123 clean pages.


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British Planemakers from 1700British Planemakers from 1700 Ref: BK671
British Planemakers from 1700 by W.L.Goodman, 2nd edition hardback book published by Arnold & Walker. Contents: Bench planes, Moulding planes, Hollers n rounds, Profiled moulding planes, Moulding plane wedges…..

Dated 1978. This hardback book includes 182 pages, retains dust cover.


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Practical Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinet-Making - NicholsonPractical Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinet-Making - Nicholson Ref: BK662
Practical Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinet-Making being a new and complete system of lines for the use of workmen, founded on accurate geometrical and mechanical principles, with their application, in carpentry - to roofs, domes, centring, etc.. In Joinery - to stairs, hand-rails, soffits, niches, etc,.. In Cabinet-Making, to furniture, both plain and ornamental, fully and clearly explained by Peter Nicholson revised by Thomas Tredgold. This book dates from the mid 1800's has a number of detailed drawings with 92 plates. Page edges are mark with some browning and brown spots plus a few minor water marks.


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Practical House Carpenter 1860-1Practical House Carpenter 1860-1 Ref: BK660
Carpentry and building the practical house carpenter more particularly for country practice with specifications, quantities and contracts. Also containing: designs for centering of groins, niches etc.. designs for roofs and staircases, the modern method of trussing girders, joints of carpenters work, designs for a villa, with specification etc.. plus other subjects. Firstly written and published by William pain, secondly remodernised and improved by S. H. Brooks Architect. This old book was published in London by John Weale, no. 59, High Holborn, W.C. Dated 1860-1. This old book includes a number of illustrations, detailed drawings and diagrams. Has some wear to edges of cover, replaced spine and some brown spots on a few pages.


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How To Work With Tools and Wood by Stanley ToolsHow To Work With Tools and Wood by Stanley Tools Ref: BK644
How To Work With Tools and Wood for the home craftsman by Stanley Tools, dated 1942. Contents includes: All of us can use tools, lets make something, this will be a bench, taking it from a working drawing, some fancy touches.


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Handcraft in Wood and MetalHandcraft in Wood and Metal Ref: BK629
Handcraft in wood and metal a handbook of training in their practical working for Teachers, Students and Craftsman by John Hooper and Alfred J. Shirley. This old book includes over 300 illustrations from the authors drawings of progressive series of decorative objects. Fifth edition published by B. T. Batsford Ltd. This old hardback book includes 332 pages with many illustrations, retains dust cover.


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Construction and workshop Practice in WoodworkConstruction and workshop Practice in Woodwork Ref: BK623
Construction and workshop Practice in Woodwork by J. Maynard senior lecturer in handicraft, Shoreditch college; Examiner for G.C.E examinations at ordinary and advanced levels. Published by Hulton Education Publications. Contents includes: setting out, removal of waste, grooving, rebating, boring, veneering, tambours etc.. This hardback book includes 136 pages with illustrations throughout the book.

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Author: J. Maynard


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3 Books on Timbers Trada3 Books on Timbers Trada Ref: BK437
3 books on timber published by Timber research and development association, includes a book titled Timbers of South East Asia by Gerald Hart (Trada) contents includes: Amboyna, Anan, Belian, Bintangor, Bombway white, Chickrassy, Chuglam white, chumprak plus many other timbers. Includes 91 pages.
Book two is titled Timbers of South America by R.P. Woods (Trada), contents includes: Amarillo, Amyris wood, Angelin, Angelique, Balsa, Banak, Boxwood – Maracaibo, Boxwood – San Domingo, Brazilwood plus many other timbers. Includes 77 pages.
Book three is titled Timbers of West Africa by B. Alwyn Jay (Trada), contents includes: Abura, Afara, Afina, African Mammee-Apple, African Padauk, African walnut, African, Afzelia, Agba, Alstonia, Antiaris, Avodire, Ayan plus many other timbers. Includes 98 pages.

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Practical Home WoodworkingPractical Home Woodworking Ref: BK516
Practical Home Woodworking illustrated everything the amateur woodworker should know about his craft with detailed working instructions and drawings. This book includes 384 pages with many illustrations, dated 1955.

Date: 1955
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A Glossary of WoodA Glossary of Wood Ref: BK400
A Glossary of Wood 10,000 terms relating to timber and its use, explained and clarified with 1000 illustrations. This hardback book is dated 1979 by Thomas Corkhill, published by Stobart & Son Ltd London. This hardback book retains its dust cover and is in good condition with 956 pages.

Date: 1979
Author: Thomas Corkhill


Price: £46.00


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Practical Wood Working Inside and OutsidePractical Wood Working Inside and Outside Ref: BK355
Practical Wood Working Inside and Outside edited by Alan Mitchell. This paperback book includes 256 pages with many photographs and plans.

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Author: Alan Mitchell


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Light Woodwork Light Woodwork Ref: BK304
Light Woodwork An introduction to manual instruction by Herbert Moorhouse, published by Oxford University Press dated 1911. Chapters include: Development by and in a course of woodwork, equipment for light woodwork scheme, light woodwork 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year scheme. Subjects correlated with manual instructions. This old hard back book includes 139 pages many with diagrams.

Date: 1911
Author: Herbert Moorhouse


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The Woodworkers HandbookThe Woodworkers Handbook Ref: BK274
The Woodworkers Handbook by Roger Horwood, dated 1999. Chapters include: woods for the woodworker, tools for the job, joining wood and turning, finishes and finishing, step – by – step projects, repairs and restoration, your own designs and table leg template. This hardback book includes 160 pages with coloured photographs throughout.

Date: 1999
Author: Roger Horwood


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Woodworking Crafts AnnualWoodworking Crafts Annual Ref: BK185
Woodworking Crafts Annual special woodturning supplement. A few sample chapters include: woodworking crafts in Africa, - A very amateurish start to woodcarving, - The sharpening and setting up of a smoothing plane, - Woodturning and rose painting in Norway, - How I became established in antique restoration, - Old oak reproductions…….Published by Guilds of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd in 1985, this woodworking book includes 160 pages with many diagrams and drawings.

Date:1985
Author: Published by Guilds of Master Craftsman


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Portable ToolsPortable Tools Ref: BK465
Portable Tools: a guide to their use by E. Patterson, dated 1963. Chapters include: drilling, grinding, polishing, chisel mortisers, grinding wheels, nutsetters plus many other chapters. This hardback book is in good condition and includes 144 pages.

Date: 1963
Author: E. Patterson


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