Wood and forest (Google eBook)

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The Manual arts press, 1912 - Forests and forestry - 309 pages
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Page 55 - T' make that place uz strong uz the rest." So the Deacon inquired of the village folk Where he could find the strongest oak, That couldn't be split nor bent nor broke, That was for spokes and floor and sills ; He sent for lancewood to make the thills ; The crossbars were ash, from the straightest trees The panels of white-wood, that cuts like cheese But lasts like iron for things like these ; The hubs of logs from the "Settler's ellum...
Page 311 - CRAWSHAW. In the first place this is a book of problems 25 plates covering spindle, face-plate, and chuck turning. In the second place it is a textbook on the science and art of wood-turning illustrated by fifty pen sketches. It gives the mathematical basis for the cuts used in turning. In the third place it is a helpful discussion of the principles of design as applied to objects turned in wood. It is a clear, practical and suggestive book on wood-turning.
Page 312 - ESSENTIALS OF WOODWORKING. BY IRA S. GRIFFITH. A textbook written especially for the use of grammar and high school students. A clear and comprehensive treatment of woodworking tools, materials, and processes, to supplement, but not to take the place of the instruction given by the teacher. The book does not contain a course of models; it may be used with any course. It is illustrated with photographs and numerous pen drawings by Edwin V.
Page 55 - Thorough-brace bison-skin, thick and wide; Boot, top, dasher, from tough old hide, Found in the pit when the tanner died. That was the way he 'put her through.
Page 315 - This book was written by a grade teacher and art worker to help teachers in acquiring the technique of clay working, and to give them suggestions concerning the teaching of the several types of clay work suited to pupils in the elementary schools. It covers the study of natural forms, the human figure in relief, and the round, animal forms, story illustration, architectural ornament, tiles, hand-built pottery, and pottery decoration. The book is richly illustrated...
Page 292 - Nobody need expect to be able to use successfully any key for the distinction of woods or of any other class of natural objects without some practice. This is especially true with regard to woods, which are apt to vary much, and when the key is based on such meager general data as the present. The best course to adopt is to supply one's self with a small sample collection of woods, accurately named. Small, polished tablets are of little use for this purpose. The pieces should be large enough, if...
Page 302 - Maple. Red maple is not always safely distinguished from soft maple. In box elder the pores are finer and more numerous than in soft maple. The various species of elm may be distinguished as follows: 1. Pores of spring wood form a broad band of several rows: easy splitting, dark brown heart RED ELM.
Page 310 - Especially adapted as a reference book for teachers of woodworking. Treats of wood, distribution of American forests, life of the forest, enemies of the forest, destruction, conservation and uses of the forest, with a key to the common woods by Filibert Roth. Describes 67 principal species of wood with maps of the habitat, leaf drawings, life size photographs and microphotographs of sections.
Page 315 - The book deals with the construction and flying of all kinds of kites, and the making and using of kite accessories. Also aeroplanes, gliders, propellers, motors, etc. Four chapters are devoted to presenting a detailed description of kite flying tournaments. Abundantly illustrated and attractively bound.
Page 291 - ... to that section in some woods. They are most readily visible with the naked eye or with a magnifier in the broad-leaved woods. In coniferous woods they are usually so fine and closely packed that to the casual observer they do not appear. Their breadth and their greater or less distinctness are used as distinguishing marks, being styled flue, broad, distinct, very distinct, conspicuous, and indistinct when no longer visible by the naked (strong) eye.

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