# A manual of carpentry and joinery (Google eBook)

Macmillan and co., limited, 1905 - Technology & Engineering - 500 pages

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The very idea of taking a book that has fallen out of copyright into the public domain and treating it like a proprietary work is totally bullshit.
In spite of a claim of being "free" (as in beer
The Corporate hubris involved is the chief thing responsible for the downfall of democracy and free, open societies in the World,today.

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Page 311 - If three forces acting at a point are in equilibrium, they can be represented in magnitude and direction by the three sides of a triangle taken in order.
Page 308 - ... forces will be represented in magnitude and direction by that diagonal of the parallelogram which passes through this point.
Page 158 - ... 2. To place each abutting surface in a joint as nearly as possible perpendicular to the pressure which it has to transmit. 3. To proportion the area of each surface to the pressure which it has to bear, so that the timber may be safe against injury under the heaviest load which occurs in practice, and to form and fit every pair of such surfaces accurately, in order to distribute the stress uniformly.
Page 96 - Prove that parallelograms on the same base and between the same parallels are equal in area.
Page 88 - In a right-angled triangle the square on the side subtending the right angle is equal to the sum of the squares on the sides containing the right angle.
Page 24 - A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the centre, and terminated both ways by the circumference.
Page 24 - A circle is a plane figure bounded by a line, every point of which is equally distant from a point within, called the center.
Page 345 - A man sitting upon a board suspended from a single moveable pulley pulls downwards at one end of a rope which passes under the moveable pulley and over a pulley fixed to a beam overhead, the other end of the rope being fixed to the same beam. What is the smallest proportion of his whole weight with which the man must pull in order to raise himself?
Page 33 - Other polygons include the quadrilateral (4 sides), pentagon (5 sides ) , hexagon ( 6 sides ) , heptagon ( 7 sides ) , octagon ( 8 sides ) , nonagon ( 9 sides ) , decagon ( 10 sides ), and dodecagon ( 12 sides).