Exercises in Wood-working, with a Short Treatise on Wood: Written for Manual Training Classes in Schools and Colleges

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D. Appleton, 1889 - Wood - 158 pages
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Page 10 - ... most essential to the wood-worker's success and the good execution of his work, and of directions for the use of his tools and for manipulation. These facts and directions are given in a simple, concise style, intelligible to any pupil of ordinary sense. The book deals particularly with carpentry and joinery, and is divided into two parts. The first part treats of the structure, properties, and kinds of wood ; its manufactures and economic relations to other substances ; parasitic plants and...
Page 7 - ... the mind is to be aided in its development by the action of the eye and hand. " The prime object of all manual training is to aid mental development.
Page 96 - The results showed that approximately even stress distribution in the slab was obtained at a distance from the end equal to the width of the...
Page 23 - As the wood loses its water it shrinks perceptibly, much more in the direction of the annual rings than in the direction of the medullary rays, and very little, if at all, in the direction of the fibers.
Page 3 - The exercises now printed were prepared during iSix for the College of the City of New York. Subsequent teaching suggested many changes and additions, and the results have been used in other schools. Mr.

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