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May 14, at 8: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The first edition, published inwas an annotated reprint of Joseph Moxon’s classic 17th century text, Mechanick Exercisesthe earliest known English-language book on woodworking.

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To which is Added, Mechanick Dyalling: Schwarz sheds light on the historical context for the work, while offering practical, modern interpretations of Moxon’s lessons, guiding 21st century woodworkers to adapt year-old traditional hand-tool methods to everyday practice.

Woodworkimg Keller rated it really liked it Jul 15, An annotated edition, edited by Harry Carter and Herbert Daviswas published in and reprinted with corrections in You will notice very quickly that “s’s jpseph f’s” seem to be interchangeable in the spelling of words and again this is due to the book having been written when it was.

The book downloaded without a hitch. There is some good information here for the beginning woodworker and enough to keep the more advanced woodworker reading along as well.

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One of the more well-known details is the “Moxon vise” a two-jawed, twin-screwed device that is not mentioned in the text, but visible in the illustrations.


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It’s got lots of interesting things to say about joinery, workbenches, lumber selection, and contains lots of helpful plates that detail how woodworkers were working on these pieces of historic furniture, millwork, and other items. Want to Read saving….

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In this updated version, Moxon’s original text and illustrations are further supplemented by dozens of new pages of Schwarz’ extensive commentary, as well as several black-and-white photographs. Cozy Fabrics for Fall. Bradbufkin rated it woodwotking liked it Jul 19, And check out this subtitle:.