Carpentry and Joinery is a practical work on practical
handicrafts, and it is published in the confident belief that it
is by far the most exhaustive book on these subjects hitherto
Throughout this book actual practice is recorded; mere
discussion of theory has been excluded, except where it is
essential in explaining the principles underlying a method, a
process, or the action of a tool.
The tools and processes
described are those commonly found in daily use in the workshop.
The expert and well-informed reader will of course make due
allowance for the great diversities of trade practice in
the matter appearing in these pages has been written and
illustrated by eminent authorities such as Mr. C. W. D. Boxall,
Prof. Henry Adams, Mr. F. W. Loasby, and several other well
known practical contributors to "Building World." The names of
these experts are a guarantee of competency and thoroughness.
preparing for examinations in which Carpentry and Joinery are
involved will welcome this as a text book of the utmost value; and its practical character
- in every
instance the information is imparted by investigating,
describing, and illustrating cases that have occurred in actuality.
renders the work extremely useful as a guide to
everyday practice, as the volume includes virtually everything
that relates to the materials, processes, principles, and
comprehensive scope of the work is evident from a glance at the
list of contents. Each of the various sections is dealt with in
exhaustive detail, some of the sections extending to nearly 100
pages; and the studiously plain language used throughout the
book is further assisted by the use of skillfully drawn
diagrams, which are supplemented by twelve full-page colored
P. N. Hasluck