Doormaking and Window-Making – Lost Art PressProduct cannot be added at this time. Choose an option to add an item to your cart. Check availability at all stores. Offering a detailed overview of traditional methods for making doors and windows by hand, this book is a reprint of two joiner's handbooks written by an English tradesman in the early s. Covering layout, joinery and construction, the material refers to the use of hand tools but much of it can be adapted by anyone using power equipment. Each section progresses from basic designs to more complex constructions, supplemented by dozens of the author's illustrations.
Doormaking and Window-Making for Carpenters & Joiners
Thanks to a generous British reader, we have a new book in the works here at Lost Art Press that fills an important gap in hand-tool knowledge. The story of this new book starts only about six weeks ago when John Hoffman and I went to England to research campaign furniture and to attend the European Woodworking Show at Cressing Temple. Woodworker Richard Arnold pulled us aside at Cressing Temple and showed us two booklets from the turn of the last century. These books were written by an experienced practitioner who wanted to preserve in print the hand-tool methods used for making doors and windows. Unlike many books out there on doors and windows, these little gems are aimed at the novice. They begin with the very basic stuff that you almost never see written down. Both books cover layout in an exhaustive manner using ticking sticks I might add.
Download an excerpt from this book here. As the Industrial Revolution mechanized the jobs of the joiner — building doors and windows by hand — one anonymous joiner watched the traditional skills disappear and decided to do something about it. That joiner wrote two short illustrated booklets that explained how to build doors and windows by hand. And what was most unusual about the booklets is that they focused on the basics of construction, from layout to joinery to construction — for both doors and windows. Or the doors and windows these books describe are impossibly complex or ornamental. Every step in the layout and construction process is shown with handmade line drawings and clear text.
Festool Fest 2 Days! Doormaking and Window-Making No reviews yet - add a review. Free returns for six months. Learn more. Fully Illustrated, with Diagrams and Working Drawings by The Editors of "The Woodworker" In the early part of the 20th century, "The Woodworker" was one of the first magazines that was totally devoted to working with wood. They wrote about all aspects of woodworking, including several series devoted to teaching basic construction technique. This book is a reprint of two rare manuals by the magazine, one on doormaking, the other on window-making.
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The book collects in a single volume two booklets originally written by an experienced joiner and published in England in the early part of the Twentieth Century. Get past what may seem overly-formal language to a modern ear, and the book contains a wealth of useful information. Doormaking covers the construction and installation of board-and-batten and frame-and-panel doors as well as door frames. Window-Making moves from the simple to complex, detailing the construction of casement and sliding sashes and frames, then bay windows before concluding with Venetian windows. Frequent drawings and occasional photographs illustrate the text. The care with which the originals were scanned and reproduced is evident—the text and images are clear and show minimal artifacting. And all of this comes in a delightful package: the diminutive hardback is embossed with a drawing of the bolection-molded three-panel door figure 64 from Doormaking , a visual invitation to open the book and learn.