This is a page with links to interesting reading, such as the
Home Training in Cabinet Work above, and a couple of Project
Gutenberg titles. As I find more ebooks or links to
articles, this is where they will be.
Contained in the Lounge is a new-old series of articles on
cabinetmaker training written by Gustav Stickley. The
series comes from the 1905 volume of The Craftsman
Magazine and are entitled
Home Training in Cabinet Work. In them he
offers a variety of projects from a simple dog house to a
complex library table and garden bench. If you own an early 20th century bungalow, or just enjoy the
Arts & Crafts style, any of these projects would be right at
home in your home.
NEW I just added
new PDFs from this series that appeared in The Craftsman
Magazine in November and December 1906. These
Twentieth and Twenty-First articles in the series feature
several tables and a hall bench.
If you have several boxes of Fine Woodworking Magazines
at home like I do, then you may find this link helpful. I
have set up a page that cross references the issue number with
the date of each issue along with a link to the Fine Woodworking
Table of Contents for that issue.
purpose of this page is to inspire you in your next
project. Currently it is a bit furniture-heavy, but then... I
like furniture! If you have a favorite site that I've not
found yet, please
let me know.
This pre-war film (10:42 in length) is one of a series of "Your
Life's Work" vocational films aimed at assisting young men in
choosing a trade. This film uses a partially built house
to demonstrate the differences between rough and finish
carpentry. The film then moves on to other woodworking
trades such as mill worker, cabinetmaker, pattern maker, and
furniture carver. There are some nice scenes of hand tool
use and assembly techniques.
This Kodachrome color, World War II film (6:24 in length) extols
the virtues and importance of forests and wood during wartime.
Contains great photographs of vintage woodworking equipment,
products, autos, and railroads in use. This pre-Smoky the
Bear film also drives home the importance of being careful with