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The Sloyd system of wood working


The Sloyd system of wood working

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    Benjamin B. Hoffman (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...of any model will be called the sides: the two smaller surfaces in the direction of its grain, the edges: and the two remaining surfaces, showing the ends of the fibers, will be called the ends. The expression 'corners' will refer to the lines in which any surfaces meet. Geometrically speaking, this would be incorrect: but mechanically--that is, in the language of the shop--it is not. The woods, white birch, cherry, red oak, and white wood, will be abbreviated, W. B., C, R. O., W. W. Their prices are: birch, about $5 per hundred: cherry, $7 per hundred: white wood, $4 to $6. Board measure is twelve inches square (surface measure) and one inch or less in thickness. The woods can be obtained in all thicknesses up to six inches, varying in each case by one fourth of an inch in thickness. The length varies from 12 to 16 feet. Standard lengths are 12, 13, 14, and 16 feet. Special lengths are 18 to 20 feet. The dimensions will be given in the inch and the metric system. In Sweden the latter is used. On all the drawings, the dimensions are stated in inches. The full dimensions do not always appear on the drawings, but they are given in the statements under each drawing. As the ordinary rule has no smaller dimension than one sixteenth of an inch, each number of millimeters is expressed in the nearest equivalent in inches and sixteenths of inches. The abbreviation cm. represents centimeter.' All models, when finished, are to be smoothed with sand-paper, but only on those parts where the use of it is absolutely. necessary. Fine sand-paper, No. 1, should first be used: then coarse, No. 0 or 00. The tools are always named in the. order in which they are used for the making of the models. Model No. I. (a). Kindergarten Pointer of W. B. or C. (Straight Grain). ...
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