Ancient Carpenters ToolsAncient Carpenters Tools

Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical to ancient devices once used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. Invaluable sourcebook.

Author: Henry C. Mercer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486320212


Page: 352

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Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical to ancient devices once used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. Invaluable sourcebook.

Ancient Carpenters ToolsAncient Carpenters Tools

2016 Reprint of 1950 Second Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century.

Author: Henry S. Mercer


ISBN: 1614279543


Page: 348

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2016 Reprint of 1950 Second Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical in construction to ancient devices once used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, among them axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. An invaluable source book. All illustrations have been faithfully reproduced. Chapters include: Tools for Felling, Splitting, & Log Sawing pg 1 Tools for Moving & Measuring pg 35 Tools for Holding & Gripping pg 69 Tools for Surfacing, Chopping, & Paring pg 81 Tools for Shaping & Fitting pg 136 Tools for Fastening & Unfastening pg 235 Tools for Sharpening pg 283 Addenda pg 303 Bibliography pg 313 Index pg 317

Windsor chair Making in AmericaWindsor chair Making in America

118-19, 138-42; Mercer, Ancient Carpenters' Tools, pp. 21-25; Louis C. Hunter, Waterpower in the Century of the Steam Engine, vol. 1 of A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930 (Gharlottesville: University Press of ...

Author: Nancy Goyne Evans

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654933


Page: 475

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Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans's elegantly written and extensively illustrated Windsor-Chair Making in America presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry. Of the book's five chapters, three deal extensively with the craft shop. Evans discusses everything from structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornament, both painted and stenciled. A chapter on marketing explores the booming Windsor-chair trade in the American coastal South and the islands of the Caribbean, furniture distribution to local, overland, and overseas markets, and general methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings. Students and interpreters of American material culture and life will find here an abundance of new material organized and presented to provide comprehensive insights into craft life and product distribution in America. Evans's book should have pride of place in the libraries of collectors, curators, practicing and amateur furniture craftsmen, and anyone interested in early American studies trades, folk art, and pre-industrial technology. This book includes an extensive index, detailed maps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions.

The Technology of Ancient JapanThe Technology of Ancient Japan

This wonderful array of ancient carpentry tools includes various types of planes , hammers , adzes , saws , and chisels . In particular , ancient Japanese carpentry is known for its distinctive use of elaborate joints .

Author: Meg Greene

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404205594


Page: 48

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Presents the technologies used by the ancient Japanese to improve agriculture, communication, construction, weapons, transportation, and science.

Warman s Tools Field GuideWarman s Tools Field Guide

paste-inaddition show tools coming and going as war progressed, clean, fine . ... copy of January 1928, Henry C. Mercer's classic Mercer's Ancient Carpenters' Tools first appeared in the pages of this magazine, rare, good condition .

Author: Clarence Blanchard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440218835


Page: 512

View: 336

The take-it-with-you collecting resource... Warman's Tools Field Guide At last, a guide you can really carry along to flea markets, antique stores, rummage sales, auctions & estate sales, containing hundreds of color photographs to make on-the-spot appraisals easy. • 2,000 price listings covering planes, levels, saws, braces, drills, gauges, edged tools, and more • 250 color photos • Information on trends and values, and advice on building a collection New! Stanley Tools Chapter

The Handplane BookThe Handplane Book

Tools and Technologies - America's Wooden Age . Robert Hull Fleming Museum ... Garvin , James L. Instruments of Change : New Hampshire Hand Tools and Their Makers 1800-1900 . ... Mercer , Henry C. Ancient Carpenters ' Tools . 5th ed .

Author: Garrett Hack

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561587125


Page: 272

View: 117

The Handplane Book evokes the romance of an earlier era when planes performed countless woodworking tasks, from preparing stock to shaping moldings. This is a complete guide to one of the best-known and most collectible hand tools.

Ser e LimaniSer e Limani

This tool had been heavily hammered at the end opposite from the claw , probably in driving it under the heads of countersunk nails . 48. Petrie , Tools and Weapons , p . ... H. C. Mercer , Ancient Carpenters ' Tools , pp . 17–18 . 52.

Author: George F. Bass

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890969477


Page: 592

View: 801

For almost a millennium, a modest wooden ship lay underwater off the coast of Serçe Limani, Turkey, filled with evidence of trade and objects of daily life. The ship, now excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time. The ship is known as “the Glass Wreck” because its cargo included three metric tons of glass cullet, including broken Islamic vessels, and eighty pieces of intact glassware. In addition, it held glazed Islamic bowls, red-ware cooking vessels, copper cauldrons and buckets, wine amphoras, weapons, tools, jewelry, fishing gear, remnants of meals, coins, scales and weights, and more. This first volume of the complete site report introduces the discovery, the methods of its excavation, and the conservation of its artifacts. Chapters cover the details of the ship, its contents, the probable personal possessions of the crew, and the picture of daily shipboard life that can be drawn from the discoveries.

The Woodwright s ApprenticeThe Woodwright s Apprentice

Green Woodwork: Working with Wood the Natural Way. London: Guild of Master Craftsman Production, Ltd., ... Graham, Frank D. Carpenters and Builders Guide. 1st ed. New York. Theo. Audel, 1923. ... Mercer, Henry Ancient Carpenter's Tools.

Author: Roy Underhill

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807869789


Page: 208

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For more than twenty years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft with muscle-powered tools. With his four previous books and his popular PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop, now in its sixteenth season, Roy has inspired millions to take up chisel and plane. The master woodwright returns here with instructions for handcrafting an appealing selection of projects from the American woodworking tradition. The Woodwright's Apprentice begins with directions for building a workbench. Each successive project builds new skills for the apprentice woodworker--from frame construction to dovetailing, turning, steam-bending, and carving. Among the twenty items featured are an African chair, a telescoping music stand, a walking-stick chair, a fireplace bellows, and a revolving Windsor chair. Designed both for woodworking novices and for more seasoned woodworkers looking for enjoyable projects, the book includes step-by-step directions, complete with easy-to-follow photographs and measured drawings, and an illustrated glossary of tools and terms. All of the pieces presented here are based on projects featured in past and upcoming seasons of The Woodwright's Shop television show.

One Good TurnOne Good Turn

"Tools: Later development of hand tools: SCREW-BASED TOOLS: Screwdrivers and wrenches," Britannica Online, December 1998. ... Ancient Carpenters' Tools: Together with Lumbermen 's, Joiners ' and Cabinet Makers ' Tools in Use in the ...

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219082


Page: 176

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The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying "the best tool of the millennium." The award-winning author of Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Now I Sit Me Down, Rybczynski once built a house using only hand tools. His intimate knowledge of the toolbox -- both its contents and its history -- serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope -- in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization.

Common PlacesCommon Places

Henry C. Mercer , Ancient Carpenters ' Tools ( Doylestown , Pa .: Bucks County Historical Society , 1929 ) , p . 300 . 4. Peter C. Welsh , Woodworking Tools , 1600-1900 , Smithsonian Institution , Contributions from the Museum of ...

Author: Dell Upton

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820307505


Page: 529

View: 409

Exploring America's material culture, Common Places reveals the history, culture, and social and class relationships that are the backdrop of the everyday structures and environments of ordinary people. Examining America's houses and cityscapes, its rural outbuildings and landscapes from perspectives including cultural geography, decorative arts, architectural history, and folklore, these articles reflect the variety and vibrancy of the growing field of vernacular architecture. In essays that focus on buildings and spaces unique to the U.S. landscape, Clay Lancaster, Edward T. Price, John Michael Vlach, and Warren E. Roberts reconstruct the social and cultural contexts of the modern bungalow, the small-town courthouse square, the shotgun house of the South, and the log buildings of the Midwest. Surveying the buildings of America's settlement, scholars including Henry Glassie, Norman Morrison Isham, Edward A. Chappell, and Theodore H. M. Prudon trace European ethnic influences in the folk structures of Delaware and the houses of Rhode Island, in Virginia's Renish homes, and in the Dutch barn widely repeated in rural America. Ethnic, regional, and class differences have flavored the nation's vernacular architecture. Fraser D. Neiman reveals overt changes in houses and outbuildings indicative of the growing social separation and increasingly rigid relations between seventeenth-century Virginia planters and their servants. Fred B. Kniffen and Fred W. Peterson show how, following the westward expansion of the nineteenth century, the structures of the eastern elite were repeated and often rejected by frontier builders. Moving into the twentieth century, James Borchert tracks the transformation of the alley from an urban home for Washington's blacks in the first half of the century to its new status in the gentrified neighborhoods of the last decade, while Barbara Rubin's discussion of the evolution of the commercial strip counterpoints the goals of city planners and more spontaneous forms of urban expression. The illustrations that accompany each article present the artifacts of America's material past. Photographs of individual buildings, historic maps of the nation's agricultural expanse, and descriptions of the household furnishings of the Victorian middle class, the urban immigrant population, and the rural farmer's homestead complete the volume, rooting vernacular architecture to the American people, their lives, and their everyday creations.