Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit • 1877
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Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit, first published in 1877 by Henry T. Williams, New York, NY.
Introductory essay by Gary Roberts on the historical context of Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit and fret-work in 19th century America. Illustrated by 103 images of fret work patterns and tools.
"Fret Sawing For Pleasure And Profit, is like those which have preceded it, a most excellent manual of the particular art which it pictures and describes. Beginning with a chapter devoted to materials and implements, it tells all about the proper kinds of wood to be used in Fret Sawing, their qualities and peculiarities. It gives illustrations and diagrams of tools and presses, furnishes a quantity of beautiful designs, and teaches how to gild, dye and stain wood to produce picturesque effects. There is also a chapter upon hand-carving, and easy directions for inlaying and over-laying, in addition to many useful suggestions in regard to the adaptability of material and design to work. To amateurs and lovers of this beautiful work, it will prove an invaluable auxiliary, and we strongly recommend it to their consideration." Demorest's Family Magazine, Volume 14, 1878.
Gary Roberts, publisher of The Toolemera Press, returns to print classic books on early crafts, trades and industries. All titles are produced from the originals in his personal collection.