253*180mm 381 pages
With more than 2,000 line drawings and photographs, Modern Cabinet Work explains virtually every useful hand and machine technique and furniture design detail suitable for the small-shop woodworker. This rich book includes complete complete shop drawings for dozens of exemplary furniture pieces and high-quality built-ins, drawn from all eras in furniture history, for today's craftsman to study, construct, and adapt. Know worldwide as the "cabinet maker's bible," this comprehensive handbook was first published in 1908. This facsimile edition has been reprinted from the Third edition of 1922. From our 21st-century viewpoint, Wells & Hooper shine a bright light on woodworking and workshop practices in an era when things truly were built to last forever. By studying the theory, techniques, and designs described here, today's woodworker's may hope to recapture and build upon those skills and values. Author Percy A. Wells was head of the cabinet departments at Shoreditch Technical Instutite in London; his colleague John Hooper, OBE, was a writer and educator. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Tools, Appliances, Materials 3. Drawing, Geometry, Design 4. Joints and Their Application 5. Workshop Practice 6. Tables and Other Framed-Up Work 7. Carcase Work 8. Bedsteads, Clock Cases, Hall Furniture 9. Veneers, Marquetry, Inlay 10. Foremen's Work, Practical Setting Out 11. Historic Styles of Furniture 12. Brasswork, Movements, and Fittings 13. Machine Tools, Mouldings 14. Panelling and Fitments 15. Furniture for Offices, Shops, Museums 16. Chair Making 17. English and Foreign Woods 18. Glossary, Index "Here is the distillation of 700 years of traditional cabinet and furniture making, demonstrating hand tool use and, combined with machine tooks, bringing generations of knowledge and techniques to the modern age. The book is complete with dozens of illustrations, references, and a comprehensive glossary. It should be a workshop standard." Willy Godziemba-Maliszewski, master cabinetmaker and restorationist, London Joiner, Pound ridge, NY.