This classic includes 473 diagrams and illustrations, and is organized as follows: I. Introductory II. Hand Tools III. Workshop Appliances, &c IV. Workshop Practice V. The Steel Square in Joinery VI. Joinery Machines VII. Machine Shop Practice and Methods of Using Machines VIII. Preparation of Work for Machining IX. Joints X. Doors and Panelling XI. Door Frames, Linings, and Finishings XII. Windows, Fittings and Finishings XIII. Shutters, Blinds, and Finishings XIV. Shop Fronts and Shop Fittings XV. Air-Tight Case Work XVI. Fittings for Banks, Museums, Libraries, and Churches XVII. Shaped, Curved, and Bevelled Work XVIII. Miscellaneous Fittings and Fitments XIX. Stairbuilding XX. Theory of Handrailing XXI. Handrailing—Practical Work XXII. Mouldings XXIII. Foreman’s Work XXIV. Fixing Joiners’ Work XXV. Notes on Timber XXVI. Description of Woods Used in Joinery
Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.
Modern technical drawing a handbook describing in detail the preparation of working drawings, with special attention to oblique and circle-on-circle work, orthographic, isometric, and oblique projections, practical perspective, freehand drawing and "setting-out"; also various styles of lettering by George Ellis. ... Illustrated by nearly 300 examples.
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
How to accommodate contemporary life in a historic house. This book does not repeat basic information that is readily available in many standard DIY books about carpentry, wiring, and plumbing. Rather, it shows how to adapt those DIY skills to the specialized needs of a historic house. Although there are other books about renovating old houses, this is the first that prioritizes the identification and preservation of the historic, character-defining features of a house as a starting point in the process. That is the purpose of this book: to describe and illustrate a best-practices approach for updating historic homes for modern life in ways that do not attempt to turn an old house into a new one. The book also suggests many ways to save money in the process, without settling for cheap or inappropriate solutions. Scott Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years’ experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides. Interspersed throughout are photo essays of 13 restored historic houses representing a range of periods and architectural styles: Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Ranch, Adobe, Craftsman, Shingle, and Rustic. With interior and exterior photography by David Clough, these multi-page features show what can be achieved when a historic home is renovated with a desire to preserve or restore as much historic character as possible.
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For the Use of Workmen, Builders, Architects, and Others
Author: George Ellis
Publisher: Linden Pub
Category: House & Home
George Ellis was one of the premier English writers on carpentry and joinery. This, the author's last book, was originally issued in two volumes; the present edition is a reprint of the 1932 one-volume edition. The trade of wooden stairbuilding has enjoyed a rebirth during the last ten years. Unfortunately, most trade schools do not teach this complex craft, and there has been little published in the field for many years. This leaves the craftsman at a loss, both for available information and training. George Ellis has written a very lucid book on the subject. He covers much the same ground as Alexander Mowat in A Treatise on Stairbuilding and Handrailing (page 92), but Ellis is much less technical and more shop oriented. He includes detailed information on taking dimensions and setting out stairs (geometric, spiral, and elliptical), newels, balusters, brackets; constructing soffit linings, single and geometric handrailings, and wreathed handrail to spiral stairs; and he explains the cylinder method of making wreaths.
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