Old Joinery books and woodworking plans
I love books and I love making all manner of things out of timber, so what could possibly be better than old joinery books?
I say old joinery books, as the newer ones, in my opinion, are ok and do the job, however, the older books cover a much broader range of woodwork than the current ones – take Ecclesiastical work or bridge building, for example, which I love reading about.
Things, however, move on and this is indeed mirrored in the joinery books I had for college, which at the basic level covered woodworking joints, tools etc; then First, Second and Final fix joinery; and then in the Advanced Craft Stage of my City and Guilds workshop joinery and machining.
I’m starting to build up a bit of a collection of the older books; it all started when my dad presented me with his series of carpentry and joinery books, from his time as an apprentice in the 1960s, when I first started at college in the early 1990s. He gave me them after flicking through my series of three books and not being very impressed, with what was covered by the lack of depth to the lacking content.
Ted Westie swotting up (sleeping!) with his joinery homework!
He actually gave me two sets of books: ‘Carpentry and Joinery’ by The Gresham Publishing Company, which is a series of six and as they date from 1932, I think they were more than likely my Grandad’s (he too was a joiner!). The second series of six books my dad gave me was ‘Joinery and Carpentry’, published by The New Era Publishing Company and edited by Richard Greenhalgh. I’m not too sure of the date of these but think it’s some time just after the second world war so again, they could well be my Grandad’s originally.
How I actually got started collecting these books is that there was one book missing in both series given to me by my dad; he did originally have all the books but at some point, through house moves, the complete sets become incomplete! I did mention at the time he gave me these that I would try and complete the sets, he didn’t rate my chances very highly and to be honest, it took me years as at first it was the pre-internet days (yes kids, it hasn’t always been around!) and involved me searching fruitlessly around second hand shops everywhere. Thanks to the advent of the internet, I managed to complete the sets for him about five or six years ago and he was made up.
Below, I’ve compiled a round up of my favourite joinery related books, some are very old and some a bit more recent. I will, however, update this as I’ve got a lot more to post on this subject and could write for hours on it. I will also update whenever I stumble upon a new find, as think I am now addicted…
- ‘Cabinetwork & Joinery Illustrated’ – Paul N Hasluck 1907
- ‘Practical Carpentry & Joinery’ – Peter Nicholson & Thomas Tredgold 1840
- ‘A Manual of Carpentry & Joinery’ – J W Riley 1905
- ‘Everyman His Own Mechanic’ – John Barnard 1914
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‘Cabinetwork & Joinery Illustrated’ – Edited by Paul N Hasluck (1907)
I’ve picked ‘Cabinetwork and Joinery’ to start with as it’s my favorite and I absolutely love it! It’s not really a book if I’m honest, it’s a series of pamphlets (3 pence each!), that have been bought over a period of twenty-four weeks (though a book version was also printed at the time). To complete the collection, you then had the option of paying the princely sum of 1 Shilling (5 pence) for a hard-backed cloth case to keep everything together, a bit like the modern day Deagostini magazines that you buy each week, and eventually (after remortgaging your home) have enough plastic pieces to build your very own Millenium Falcon, when in fact the money you have spent could have bought you your own nearly-new spaceship!!
This book dives straight in as it assumes you have read the earlier Cassell’s ‘Woodworking’ and also ‘Carpentry and Joinery’ (again, edited by Paul N Hasluck, I’ll cover both at some point below!), as ‘Cabinetwork and Joinery’ is the sequel, so there is no information on tool selection or choosing timbers etc. We go straight in and it starts with Games Compendium.
I’ve actually fancied making one of these for a while…
‘Cabinetmaking and Joinery Illustrated’ is a selection of drawings and descriptions that had, at some point earlier, graced either Work and/or Building World trade journals that were edited by Paul N Hasluck. As mentioned above, some joinery or cabinetmaking experience is needed as it’s a series of drawings with brief descriptions allowing you to follow your own initiative to make the items; think of it as inspiration for ideas etc.
Being cabinetwork and joinery, it covers a massive scope of work from saloon doors, writing bureau, chimney pieces with overmantle, bijou dressing table with washing stand and even a trouser press, to name but a few!
The detail is this book is amazing and the plates (pictures / plans!) are great, not the usual bog standard line drawings that you’ll find in modern day books, although not all the pictures are as below.
I’ll let the rest of the pictures / plates speak for themselves. Click any of the images below for larger versions.
Not everything is quite as grand, there are examples more everyday items like coal cellars (coal scuttles), linen presses, commodes, lead lined tea chests (one lump of lead posioning or two!), an ‘invalid chair’ (wheelchair) and a trouser press!
Then there are the adverts…
I love these adverts, some are woodworking related, some are totally unrelated but all set the scene for the time the book was printed.
Kirchner & Co. Largest manufacturers in the World of Sawing and Woodworking machinery.” of 21,23,25 Tabernacle Street, London (now appears to be the Windmill Pub according to Google Street view – you can check it out here!)
‘World Famous Melhuish’s Tools’ of 84-87 Fetter Lane in London (now houses, worth around £1.7 million each, eek!). I’ve actually heard of Melhuish Tools as Salvage Hunters featured one of his work benches (more info here) and you can see more of the Melhuish adverts here.
R Becker & Co, agents for Kiesslings Woodwork Machinery and once based at 53 City Road London. Now appears to be ‘The Lexington Apartments’ here!
As the book is long since out of copyright, there have been various reprints produced through the years. If you’re looking for the original then I’ve not seen any more about and my copy is most definitely not for sale. A quick search online and you will find a reprint available for around £20 to £30 and it is well worth a look, though as a disclaimer, I cannot vouch for the prints or pictures being as good as the original!
About Paul N. Hasluck
If you do a search online for Paul Noncree Hasluck (what a fantastic middle name!) you will find all manner of books he has written or edited, the list is indeed MASSIVE and I’m getting the impression he was some sort of ‘Do It Yourself’ ninja or demigod. For example, he wrote books on everything from Practical Gas Fitting, Taxidermy, Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage, to Saddlery and many many more. As well as finding time to do all this, he was also editor of both ‘Work and Building World’, which as far as all I can find out, was a weekly (or fortnightly or monthly – I have no idea) trade journal. Born in Australia in 1854 and passing away in England in 1916, I think Paul Hasluck must be rated as the Father of DIY writing!
Practical Carpentry And Joinery – Peter Nicholson & Thomas Tredgold (1840)
Or to give it, its full title (take a deep breath) ” Practical Carpentry, Joinery And Cabinet Making; Being A New and Complete System Of Lines For The Use Of Workmen”!
This is split into three parts,
Part 1 being Carpentry and covers roofs, domes, centring etc.
Part 2 Joinery covering Stairs, Handrails, Soffits, Niches etc.
Part 3 Cabinet Making covering Furniture both plain and ornamental.
(Right: The first page of ‘Practical Carpentry & Joinery’ showing the centring to Waterloo Bridge.)
Each of the three sections give a brief description of the type of woodwork and work involved,
For example, Carpentry is described as:
Carpentry is the art of applying timber in the construction of buildings
Joinery is the art of uniting and framing wood, for the internal and external finishings of buildings. In Joinery, therefore, it is requiste that all the parts should be much more nicely adjusted to each other than in Carpentry, and all surfaces which are to be exhibited to the eye should be made perfectly smooth.
and Cabinet Making as:
Cabinet-making is the art of constructing all such parts of the furniture of a dwelling house as are formed of wood…it soon appears that it admits of more freedom and grace in the contour of its parts than can be adapted in the parts of building…
Which to me says ‘Cabinet makers make nicer things than joiners, and joiners nicer things than carpenters’…charming 😀 !
With both Peter Nicholson and Thomas Tredgold having backgrounds as Architects and Mathamatcian,s a fair proportion of the book is devoted to “Accurate Geometrical and Mechanical Principles” and starts with describing circles, ellipsis, parabola and gothic arches, which takes me back to my third year at college when we had to do similar with determining the true section of octagonal prisms, frustums, pyramids and cylinders; although this was hated at the time, it has since proved useful more than once!
‘Practical Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinetwork’ very much follows the formula of later books (whether this set what we know as the standard I don’t know…) but once we’re through the hard-going geomentry, we have brief sections on the choice of timber and characteristics but it has no mention of the use of tools; this may be because the book was aimed the ‘the working man’ and as such, he already knew what tools to use and how to use them, and this book was more of a practical guide on new techniques or standardising existing techniques.
I’ve again included some scans of plates from ‘Practical Carpentry & Joinery’, however, due to the age of the book, some of the pages are badly faded and stained and so not the best pictures. That being said, if I make it to 177 years old, then I hope I look as good!
About half the book is devoted to plates (rather than plans) and although the book is pretty hard-going, as all the plates are to the rear of the book (you find yourself reading a chapter then having to carefully flick to the rear of the book to find the referenced plate), they really are in depth and some relate to building work already completed at the time, such as drawings of the roof construction of Camden Chapel. There are not really any plans as such; instead, the book focuses on plates of various geomentry drawings, such as determining the true shape of circular sashes and then more woodwork related, i.e. formation of shutting joints of doors.
Finally of note in this book, is mention of an earlier book and possibly the first technical book in print, namely “Mechanics Excercises, or the Doctrine of Handy-works” (or to give the book the original full title “Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine of Handy-works. Applied to the Arts of Smithing, Joinery, Carpentry, Turning, Bricklayery. To which is Added, Mechanick Dyalling: Shewing how to Draw a True Sun-dyal on Any Given Plane, However Scituated; Only with the Help of a Straight Ruler and a Pair of Compasses, and Without Any Arithmetical Calculation” ) by Joseph Moxon, a Fellow of The Royal Society and published in 1677.
About Thomas Tredgold & Peter Nicholson
Born on 22nd August 1788, Tredgold was apprenticed to a Cabinet Maker at the age of 14 before becoming a Journeyman Carpenter. Tredgold is probably more famous as a Engineer and Architect but he did write an earlier book on Carpentry in 1820 (‘Elementary Principles Of Carpentry’) as well as ‘Treatises on Cast Iron and Other Metals’, ‘Ventilation And Warming Of Buildings’, ‘Railroads And Carriages’ and finally ‘Steam Rollers’. Tredgold passed away in 1829 long before my version of the book was pusblished, so I think some of his work was complied into this version (and later versions).
Like Thomas Tredgold, Peter Nicolson was apprenticed to a Cabinet Maker and later became famous as both a structural engineer, architect, inventor (inventing both the Cyclograph and Centrolinead) and also taught Mathamatics. H.M. Colvin (An architecterual historian) said of Nicholson:
His writings were not confined to theory; although based on scientific principle, they addressed the practical problems faced by building craftsmen. Thus his improvements in the construction of handrailing and the invention of the centrolinead […] helped to make possible the elegant curved staircases of the late Georgian period.
Nicholson was responsible for several technical books, his woodworking books include ‘The Carpenters New Guide’ (1792), ‘The Carpenters And Joiners Assistant’ (1797) as well as contributing to ‘Ree’s Cyclopaedia for Carpentry’ in 1806, Joinery in 1822. Born on 20th April 1765 in East Lothian, Nicholson died aged 78 in Carlisle in 18th June 1844 after cramming what seems like more than several lifetime’s worth of work in to his seventy-eight years (where did they find the time?!). You can read more on Peter Nicholson here.
‘A Manual of Carpentry and Joinery’ – J W Riley (1905)
This was given to me by my dad around the time I started my Joinery course in the early 1990s and
told to read it. Dating from 1905, it was my Grandad’s before it was my dad’s and, unlike the previous two books mentioned, it focuses more on what Carpentry and Joinery would become rather than all encompassing and including Cabinet Work; though having said that, there are a few thing within the book that the modern Joiner would no longer do – scaffolding and jib towers for cranes, for example!
What I love about this book is it was written for the student at the various technical colleges of the time. At the end of some chapters are questions to make sure you’ve absorbed what you need to know, plus, at the very end, there are further questions of the mock exam type split in to two sections – Standard and Honours questions, which I think is probably similar to today when you can pass with either a pass, credit or distinction in your City and Guilds.
If you’re familiar with the more modern joinery books then this follows a similar layout; to start with, it covers the characteristics of timber, such as defects, common methods of converting timber and the shrinkage associated with the various methods. It’s very in depth on geometry and how to draw projections of various three dimensional shapes (of which I hated at college!), tools, early woodworking machinery, common woodworking joints, shop fitting, and the aforementioned sections of questions!
Health and Safety would have a field day with these machines! The mortise augur on the combination machine looks particulaiy fearsome.
Being from 1905 there are not many photographs (mainly early woodworking machinery) and we make do mainly with very descriptive line drawings which convey everything that we need to know, although some sections such as tools have better images which are a bit more detailed.
About J W Riley
I’ve got to be honest and don’t know a lot about J W Riley, only what brief info the book gives which is he was a lecturer in descriptive geometry, building construction, and carpentry and joinery at the Municipal Technical College in Rochdale!
Everyman His Own Mechanic- John Barnard (approx 1914)
I found this in a second hand book shop for a couple of pounds and liked it, so bought it! Despite it’s name it doesn’t cover car repairs, it’s very much in the mould of more modern DIY books that give you an outline on how to do various jobs as is centred on the amateur, but the authors defination of amatuer probably differs from todays defination as there are some complex things included.
From a joinery point of view it covers woodworking tools with photographs and descriptions of how to use them as well as several home based woodworking projects such as how to make a work bench, fowl house for your chickens and various rustic structures such as a summer house and garden benches. It later moves on to woodturning, marquetry and woodcraving as well so a good all round book.
The woodworking section is quite in depth and covers the common woodworking tools that you would need around the home to both make repairs and make a complete project (such as the fowl house mentioned above). I’ve several books that are similar to this and I love them for the range of things they cover excluding joinery, from gas fitting to making whitewash to gilding to dressing stone.
So if you do spot a book similar to this whilst looking for old joinery books, then don’t just dismiss it out of hand without having a quick look through – there may be well more woodworking writing lurking within!
About John Barnard
I know absolutely nothing about John Barnard despite searching for anything on him, if you do know anything about him then please do drop it into the comments at the bottom of the page as I love to find out more on the authors of these books!
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‘Cabinetwork and Joinery’ by Paul N Hasluck (1907)
‘Practical Carpentry, Joinery And Cabinet Making; Being A New and Complete System Of Lines For The Use Of Workmen’ by T Tredgold (1853)
‘Practical Carpentry, Joinery And Cabinet Making; Being A New and Complete System Of Lines For The Use Of Workmen’ by T Tredgold (1853)
Peter Nicholson & Thomas Tredgold
London: Thomas Kelly
‘Everyman His Own Mechanic’
‘A manual of Carpentry and Joinery’
‘English Church Woodwork A Study In Craftsmanship During The Mediaeval Period Ad 1250 1550 F E Howard 1917’
‘Handbook On Wood Preservation 1916’
‘The British Carpenter Or A Treatise On Carpentry F Price 1735’
‘The Carpenters Builders Assistant Wood Workers Guide L D Gould 1897’
‘The Carpenters Pocket Directory W Pain 1781’
‘The Elements Practice Of Carpentry Joinery Bricklaying Masonry Slating Plastering Painting Smithing And Turning 1’
‘The Encyclopaedia Of Practical Carpentry And Joinery E Tarbuck 1859’
‘Treatises On Architecture Building Masonry Joinery And Carpentry W Hosking 1852’
‘Use Of Wood In Japan S Tuke 1895’
‘A Course In Wood Turning A S Milton 1919’
‘A Manual Of Fret Cutting And Wood Carving T Seaton 1875’
‘A Manual Of The Hand Lathe E P Watson 1869’
‘A Treatise On The Construction And Operation Of Wood Working Machines Including A History Of The Origin Of The Manufa 1’
‘A Treatise On The Construction Of Staircases And Handrails P Nicholson 1820’
‘A Treatise On The Robbins Process For Seasoning Wood And Preserving It From Decay 1869’
‘Aboriginal Use Of Wood In New York W M Beauchamp 1905’
‘Advanced Projects In Woodwork I Griffith 1912’
‘Agricultural Woodworking L M Roehl 1916’
‘Amateur Joinery In The Home G Audsley 1916’
‘American Woodworking Machinery For Vocational Training 1920’
‘Beginning Woodwork At Home And In School C Van Deusen 1907’
‘Bench Work In Wood W Goss 1888’
‘Carpentry For Beginners J Adams 1917’
‘Carpentry For Boys Elementary Woodwork G Kilbon 1893’
‘Carpentry For Boys In Simple Language J S Zerbe 1914’
‘Carpentry I S Griffith 1916’
‘Carpentry Made Easy W E Bell 1857’
‘Design And Construction In Wood W Noyes C1913’
‘Elementary Course In Woodwork G A Ross 1901’
‘Elementary Principles Of Carpentry T Tredgold 1875’
‘Encyclopedia Of Carpentry And Contracting The American Technical Society 1910’
‘Essentials Of Woodworking A Textbook For Schools I Griffith 1908’
‘Exercises In Wood Working I Sickels 1889’
‘Fancy Cabinet Woods And Their Uses Albert Constantine Sons Inc 193’
‘Fifty Lessons In Wood Working A A Upham 1892’
‘First Lessons In Manual Training Carpentry The Craftsmans Home Study School 1907’
‘First Lessons In Wood Working A Compton 1888’
‘Furniture Making Advanced Projects In Woodwork I S Griffith 1917’
‘Gears Illustrated Catalogue Of Wood And Iron Working Machinery A S Gear 1872’
‘Geometrical Stair Builder Simplified J Thomas 1863’
‘Greenlee Bros Woodworking Machinery 1885’
‘Grinling Gibbons And The Woodwork Of His Age 1648 1720 H A Tipping 1914’
‘Handbook For Teachers A Course In Manual Training For Grammar Schools W W Murray 1897’
‘High School Manual Training Course In Woodwork S E Ritchey 1905’
‘Hints For Carpenters A Fair 1909’
‘How To Teach Wood Finishing F Selden 1914’
‘Introduction To The Mechanical Principles Of Carpentry B Hale 1827’
‘Lathe Design Construction And Operation With Practical Examples Of The Lathe Work O E Perrigo 1919’
‘Lathe Work For Beginners A Practical Treatise On Lathe Work With Complete Instructions For Properly Using The Various To 1’
‘Manual Instruction Woodwork The English Sloyd S Barter 1892’
‘Manual Training Elementary Woodwork G B Kilbon 1893’
‘Manual Training First Lessons In Wood Working A G Compton 1888 2’
‘Manual Training First Lessons In Wood Working A G Compton 1888’
‘Manual Training For Common Schools An Organized Course In Wood Working E G Allen 1910’
‘Manual Training For The Rural Schools A Group Of Farm And Farm Home Woodworking Problems L M Roehl 1922’
‘Manual Training In The Grades F Halstead 1913’
‘Mechanics Geometry Plainly Teaching The Carpenter Joiner Mason Metal Plate Worker R Riddell 1884’
‘Modern American Lathe Practice O E Perrigo 1907’
‘Modern Carpentry A Practical Manualn Vol 1 F Hodgson 1917’
‘Modern Carpentry A Practical Manualn Vol 2 F Hodgson 1917’
‘Modern Carpentry And Building W A Sylvester C1896’
‘Modern Painting Hardwood Finishing And Sign Writing G D Armstrong 1918’
‘Modern Practical Joinery G Ellis 1908’
‘On The Arrangement Care And Operation Of Wood Working Factories And Machinery Forming A Complete Operators Handbook 1’
‘Our Workshop A Practical Guide To The Amateur In The Art Of Carpentry Joinery T Okane 1873’
‘Outlines Of Manual Training C T Work 1903’
‘Pattern Making A Practical Treatise For The Pattern Maker On Wood Working And Wood Turning J Ritchie 1916’
‘Patternmaking A Treatise On The Construction And Application Of Patterns Including The Use Of Woodworking Tools The Ar 1’
‘Practical Carpentry Being A Complete Up To Date Explanation Of Modern Carpentry Vol 1 W A Radford 1907’
‘Practical Carpentry Being A Complete Up To Date Explanation Of Modern Carpentry Vol 2 W A Radford 1907’
‘Practical Carpentry With Steel Square Supplement Being A Guide To The Correct Working And Laying Out Of All Kinds Of Ca 1’
‘Practical Hints For Furniture Men The Furniture Trade Journal 1880’
‘Practical Stair Building And Handrailing By The Square Section And Falling Line System W H Wood 1894’
‘Practical Staircase Joinery P N Hasluck 1903’
‘Problems In Elementary Woodworking H Vitz 1920’
‘Problems In Farm Woodwork S A Blackburn 1919’
‘Problems In Furniture Making F D Crawshaw 1913’
‘Problems In Woodwork In Combination With Other Materials For Elementary Manual Training E F Worst 1917’
‘Problems In Woodworking M W Murray 1905’
‘Problems Of The Finishing Room W Schmidt 1922’
‘Projects For Beginning Woodwork And Mechanical Drawing I S Griffith 1912’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 1 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 2 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 3 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 4 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 5 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 6 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 7 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 8 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 9 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 10 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 11 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Radfords Cyclopedia Of Construction Carpentry Building And Architecture Vol 12 A S Johnson 1909’
‘Richeys Guide And Assistant For Carpenters And Mechanics A Work Of Practical Information H Richey 1894’
‘Rustic Carpentry P N Hasluck 1907’
‘Seasoning Of Wood J B Wagner 1917’
‘Selected Shop Problems G A Seaton 1910’
‘Selection And Seasoning Of Wood M Vasselot De Regne 1888’
‘Selection Installation Finish And Maintenance Of Wood Floors For Dwellings R K Helphenstein 1938’
‘Shop Projects Based On Community Problems M G Burton 1915’
‘Shop Work Joinery Cabinet Making Carpentry H F Busch 1918’
‘Simonds Guide For Carpenters Simonds Saw And Steel Co 1924’
‘Some Practical Hints On Wood Engraving W Linton 1879’
‘Spons Mechanics Own Book A Manula For Handicraftsmen E Spon 1886’
‘Stair Building And The Steel Square A Manual Of Practical Instruction In The Art Of Stair Building And Hand Railing F 1’
‘Stair Building Instruction Paper F T Hodgson 1907’
‘Stair Building Made Easy F T Hodgson 1884’
‘Text Book Of Modern Carpentry T W Silloway 1858’
‘The Amateur Carpenter A H Verrill 1915’
‘The American House Carpenter R G Hatfield 1874’
‘The American Stair Builders Guide L D Gould 1875’
‘The Art And Science Of Stair Building L D Gould 1885’
‘The Art Of Mordanting And Staining And The Complete Treatment Of Wood Surfaces W Zimmermann 1911’
‘The Art Of Stair Building With Original Improvements Designed To Enable Every Carpenter In The Country To Learn The Bu 1’
‘The Book Of Garden Furniture Charles Thonger 1903’
‘The Boys Book Of Carpentry A H Verrill 1922’
‘The Builders Golden Rule Or The Youths Sure Guide Containing The Greatest Variety Of Ornamental And Useful Designs I 1’
‘The Building Trades Pocket Book International Correspondence School 1905’
‘The Cabinet Maker And Upholsterers Drawing Book T Sheraton 1802’
‘The Cabinet Makers Album 1871’
‘The Cabinet Makers Guide G A Siddons 1837’
‘The Carpenter And Joiners Assistant P Nicholson 1797’
‘The Carpenters Builders Guide P W Plummer 1891’
‘The Carpenters Cyclopedia F Hodgson 1913’
‘The Carpenters Joiners Cabinet Makers And Gilders Companion F Reinnel 1876’
‘The Carpenters Joiners Hand Book H W Holly 1888’
‘The Carpenters New Guide A Complete Book Of Lines For Carpentry And Joinery P Nicholson 1850’
‘The Complete Cabinet Maker And Upholsterers Guide J Stokes 1829’
‘The Complete Practical Machinist J Rose 1887’
‘The Design Of Simple Roof Trusses In Wood And Steel M A Howe 1906’
‘The Expert Wood Finisher A Kelly 1921’
‘The Illustrated Wood Worker For Joiners Cabinet Makers Stair Builders Carpenters T Hodgson 1879’
‘The Mahogany Book G Lamb 1947’
‘The Mechanics Companion Or The Elements And Practice Of Carpentry Joinery Bricklaying Masonry Slating Plastering 1’
‘The Modern Geometrical Stair Builders Guide S De Graff 1845’
‘The Modern Wood Finisher A Practical Treatise On Wood Finishing In All Its Branches F Maire 1901’
‘The Practical Cabinet Maker And Furniture Designers Assistant F T Hodgson 1910’
‘The Practical Carpenter Vol Iv No 1 From The Industrial Pub Company 1906’
‘The Seasoning Of Wood H Betts 1917’
‘The Sloyd System Of Wood Working B B Hoffman 1892’
‘The Teachers Hand Book Of SlöJd As Practised And Taught At NäÄS Containing Explanations And Details Of Each Exercise 1’
‘The Theory Of Mouldings C Howard Walker 1926’
‘The Turners Companion H C Baird 1868’
‘The Up To Date Hardwood Finisher F T Hodgson 1904’
‘The Wood Carvers Art In Ancient Mexico M H Saville 1925’
‘The Wood Turners Handy Book A Practical Manual P Hasluck 1901’
‘Things To Make In Your Home Workshop A Wakeling 1930’
‘Timber Its Strength Seasoning And Grading H S Betts 1919’
‘Tool Processes In Woodworking A P Laughlin 1919’
‘Training In Wood Work Consisting Of Three Parts Carpentry Wood Turning And Pattern Work J M Tate 1902’
‘Turning And Boring Tapers F H Colvin 1902’
‘Turning Lathes A Manual For Technical Schools And Apprentices J Lukin 1890’
‘Veneering And Inlaying A Study Of Materials Principles And Processes G M Nyman 1917’
‘Wilson’S Carpentry And Joinery John Wilson 1891’
‘Wood Carving Design And Workmanship G Jack 1903’
‘Wood Finishing Comprising Staining Varnishing And Polishing With Engravings And Diagrams P Hasluck 1906’
‘Wood Sculpture A Maskell 1911’
‘Wood Working Machinery And The Arrangement Of Factories A Manual For Practical Workmen J Richards 1885’
‘Wood Working Tools How To Use Them A Manual 1881’
‘Woodwork For Beginners I S Griffith 1916’
‘Woodwork For Schools On Scientific Lines J T Baily 1909’
‘Woodwork For Secondary Schools I S Griffith 1916’
‘Woodwork For The Grades For Use In Manual Training Classes Fully Illustrated With Three Hundred Half Tone Engravings Fr 1’
‘Woodwork Joints How They Are Set Out How Made And Where Used With 430 Illustrations W Fairham 1921’
‘Woodworking For Amateur Craftsmen I Griffith 1911’
‘Woodworking For Beginners A Manual For Amateurs C Wheeler 1907’
‘Working Drawings Of Cabinet Making Models Arranged For High School Courses F Halstead 1913’
‘Working Drawings Of Colonial Furniture F J Bryant 1922’
‘Workshop Note Book Woodworking G Greene 1917’
‘Workshop Notes Sketches For Handicraft Classes Being A First Years Course In Wood Metal Working T A Clark 1892’
I’ve more to add here and will add more as and when time permits, so do keep checking back for updates!