The Joiner and Cabinet Maker: His Work and Its Principles

The Joiner and Cabinet Maker His Work and Its Principles The Joiner and Cabinet Maker is a huge book with than pages of detailed handtool instruction including many processes that have not been covered before in the early woodworking literature Though

  • Title: The Joiner and Cabinet Maker: His Work and Its Principles
  • Author: Anonymous Christopher Schwarz Joel Moskowitz
  • ISBN: 9780578039268
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Joiner and Cabinet Maker is a huge book with than 370 pages of detailed handtool instruction, including many processes that have not been covered before in the early woodworking literature Though this sounds impossible, please read on.Let s begin in 1839 In that year, an English publisher issued a small book on woodworking that has until now escaped dete The Joiner and Cabinet Maker is a huge book with than 370 pages of detailed handtool instruction, including many processes that have not been covered before in the early woodworking literature Though this sounds impossible, please read on.Let s begin in 1839 In that year, an English publisher issued a small book on woodworking that has until now escaped detection by scholars, historians and woodworkers.Titled The Joiner and Cabinet Maker, this short book was written by an anonymous tradesman and tells the fictional tale of Thomas, a lad of 13 or 14 who is apprenticed to a rural shop that builds everything from built ins to elaborate veneered casework The book was written to guide young people who might be considering a life in the joinery or cabinetmaking trades, and every page is filled with surprises.Unlike other woodworking books of the time, The Joiner and Cabinet Maker focuses on how apprentices can obtain the basic skills needed to work in a hand tool shop It begins with Thomas tending the fire to keep the hide glue warm, and it details how he learns stock preparation, many forms of joinery and casework construction It ends with Thomas building a veneered mahogany chest of drawers that is French polished However, this is not a book for children It is a book for anyone exploring hand tool woodworking.Thanks to this book, we can stop guessing at how some operations were performed by hand and read first hand how joints were cut and casework was assembled in one rural England shop.Even delightful is that Thomas builds three projects during the course of his journey in the book, and there is enough detail in the text and illustrations to re create these three projects just as they were built in 1839.Here s what you ll find in our expanded edition of this book A historical snapshot of early 19th century England Moskowitz, a book collector and avid history buff, explains what England was like at the time this book was written, including the state of the labor force and woodworking technology This dip into the historical record will expand your enjoyment of Thomas s tale The complete text of The Joiner and Cabinet Maker, unabridged and unaltered We present every word of the 1839 original plus a chapter on so called modern tools added in a later edition , with footnotes from Moskowitz that will help you understand the significance of the story Chapters on the construction of the three projects from The Joiner and Cabinet Maker Schwarz built all three projects a Packing Box, a dovetailed Schoolbox and a Chest of Drawers using hand tools The construction chapters in this new edition of The Joiner and Cabinet Maker show the operations in the book, explain details on construction and discuss the hand tool methods that have arisen since this book was originally published Complete construction drawings Lost Art Press drafted all three projects in SketchUp to create detailed drawings and cutting lists for the modern woodworker This will save you hours of decoding the construction information offered in The Joiner and Cabinet Maker.

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    364 thoughts on “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker: His Work and Its Principles”

    1. It's nice that other people are even weirder about woodworking than I am. Schwarz & Moskowitz (S&M) certainly are & they made this old text a complete treat that any woodworker will love.It starts out with a great introduction & then a short Historical section. Both set the stage well for the text that follows. The Original Text is an anonymous account of being a joiner's apprentice in the early 1800s comprising about 1/4 of the book (100 pages). It's amazingly readable & wou [...]


    2. The Joiner and Cabinetmaker itself—that is, the 19th-century book—is a beautiful, very readable story about the sort of work an early-to-mid-19th-century joiner's apprentice might find himself doing and the environment in which he might be doing it. The lifestyle presented is romanticised and idealised—protagonist Thomas's master and colleagues are uncommonly kind, and fellow apprentice Sam is a convenient Goofus to Thomas's supremely capable Gallant—but the three projects Thomas is show [...]


    3. An interesting look at being a joiner's apprentice in early 1800s England, with some historical context and a walk thru the projects described in the original text. Oriented to the hand tool woodworker, it contains a number of insights in pre-electrical tool use. Beautiful execution by Lost Art Press as usual.


    4. This isn't amazing literature, but this edited edition is awesome. I found the history fascinating, and now I'm going to start on my apprenticeship! Thank you for all the hard work and research that went into this edition.



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