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"It is our intention to notice many things, however trivial, that may in any way serve to enlighten our readers respecting the joiner's art."
Offered now for the first time as one book, published 1866 & 1867, respectively, are the only known works of Temple Thorold. Who Temple Thorold was, we do not know. It is likely that he was an educator who wanted to introduce Slojd, or Sloyd, to Great Britain.
Slojd is an educational system that stresses the importance of the manual arts to the intellectual and social development of young people. The theories and applications of Slojd to the formal educational process were developled by Uno Cygnaeus in Finland in 1865 and popularized by Otto Salomon in his influential 1891 text The Teacher's Hand-Book Of Slojd, now a Toolemera Press reprint (ISBN: 9780983150091).
Written with a directness and clarity seldom found in nineteenth century craft books, Our Workshop & The Lathe And How To Use It represents an invaluable resource for the modern traditional woodworker as well as the educator interested in applying the practices of Slojd to classwork.
Gary Roberts, Publisher of the TOOLEMERA PRESS, re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries, from his personal collection.