3234Re: [MedievalSawdust] book question
- Dec 1, 2004See comments, below. Colin already posted a link to my
bibliographies/reviews - so I won't repeat that. The best general work
on tool history is Goodman's _The History of Woodworking Tools_ which is
pretty easy to find.
Rob Lewis wrote:
> Just looking through the on-line catalog for the library accross the wayA collection of papers covering woodworking from the Stone Age to 1500.
> from my office, has anyone heard of the following books, and are the much
> Woodworking techniques before A.D. 1500 : papers presented to a symposium at
> Greenwich in September, 1980, together with edited discussion / edited by
> Sean McGrail.
There's some good information in there, but you'll have to dig for it.
Probably of more use to the in-depth researcher, but if you can read it
in the library - why not?
> Tage Frid teaches woodworking.Never read this one.
> The illustrated encyclopedia of woodworking handtools, instruments, &Mostly 18th and 19th century, but good for general background since
> devices : containing a full description of the tools used by carpenters,
> joiners, and cabinet makers, with many examples of tools used by other
> woodworkers such as, woodsmen, sawyers, coach makers, wheelwrights,
> shipwrights, wainwrights, coopers, turners, pattern makers, and whittlers /
> written and illustrated by Graham Blackburn.
woodworking tools don't change that much over the centuries. I'm a
great fan of Blackburn's writing and drawing.
> Tools : working wood in eighteenth-century America / by James M. Gaynor andAn exhibition catalog of (surprise!) 18th century tools. Nothing
> Nancy L. Hagedorn.
period, but still cool if you're interested in woodworking history or
> Dictionary of tools used in the woodworking and allied trades, c. 1700-1970Useful for reference, but I wouldn't want to try and read through it.
> / R. A. Salaman ; foreword by Joseph Needham. (this one is in the
> referance section only)
> Woodworking tools, 1600-1900 / Peter C. Welsh. (this one is in the specialShort paper on tools, a couple of period tidbits, but nothing important.
Don't know why this is in special collections since you can find a
used copy for about $10.
> Carpentry for beginners; how to use tools, basic joints, workshop practice,Haven't read this one.
> designs for things to make, edited by Charles H. Hayward.
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