Choosing fuelwoods, improving woodlands, modern stoves, wood furnaces, using old stoves, and many more hows & whys. Includes basic technical illustrations by the author.
Firewood scarcity, until recently ignored by most energy analysts and
economists and even by most foresters, has with astonishing rapidity
become a major concern of development aid agencies and many Third
World governments. In Jakarta, in New Delhi, in Ouagadougou, and in
Washington, D-C., planners are poring over lists of fast-growing tree
species, considering alternatives to wood for cooking, and examining the
organizational prerequisites of successful village forestry. Many Third
World forestry departments are realizing that they must transcend their
historical police-like roles as mere guardians of forest reserves and instead
carry forestry beyond the forests into the farms and villages of the
First printed in 1889, this book was written to educate college students in the craft and business of woodworking. Here, the original text is reprinted in its entirety, not only to help you discover late 19th-century practices in woodworking, but to help you make the most of traditional hand tools in the modern shop. As you work through a series of 39 exercises, you’ll discover how to:
• Set up your shop and identify the tools every well-stocked hand-tool shop needs
• Effectively wield the most-used woodworking hand tools
• Use the various marketing gauges like a professional cabinetmaker
• Sharpen your tools – from plane blades to saw teeth
• Mark and cut the most-used joints in furniture making
• Use a frame saw (the quiet answer to the modern band saw)
• Make a door and drawer
• Install cabinet hardware including hinges and locks
• And more
Plus, there are chapters on home building and repair of wooden fixtures, basic boat building, wood and traditional woodworking trades and more.
Victor Vic Wood (Born February 1, 1946 in Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines is a Filipino singer, actor and politician. His voice earned him various titles, including Jukebox King and Plaka King.
Before becoming a singer, Wood starred in some productions of Sampaguita Pictures. He is a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo. He is currently hosting the show called Beautiful Sunday airs every sunday on Net25.