Photos By Patrick Cuoahy

woodworking. From a visitors gangway above, one looks down into a cav-ernous shop filled with machines from the 19th and earlv 20th centuries. Here, apprentices and journeymen are turning out decorative parts for Victorian houses, using the same skills woodworkers did KM) years ago.

The machines range in age from a 1 .^0-year-old tenoner to a giant 19-iOs* era resawing handsaw with a »-in.-wide blade and a 36-in. throat, line salvaged each machine from the scrap pile, and

Exposed cogs and gears are part of the charm—and danger—of the old machines.

Exposed cogs and gears are part of the charm—and danger—of the old machines.

every one has a unique history. Take the monster at right. Eric found what he thought was a junked "planer" rusting away in some

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

THIS book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Company. Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in this series, it is written so you can understand it. The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demand for high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for home study as well as for class use, on all mechanical subjects. The textand illustrations, in each instance, have been prepared expressly for this series by well known experts, and revised by the editor of Popular Mechanics.

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