Trade Paperback: 7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) ; Black & White on White paper; 82 pages
Hand Craft: An English Exposition Of Slojd, by John, D. Sutcliffe, 1890, is a scarce and important text for practical use by both the student and teacher of the Slojd (Sloyd) manual arts education system.
"For some generations there has been cultivated in Sweden, and amongst Scandinavian and kindred peoples, a course of training in personal ingenuity, unknown in most other countries... Such a course or system of training is called Slojd... The nearest equivalent in English to the Swedish word Slojd would seem to be Hand-Craft, or mechanical training for the hand."
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries from the shelves of our personal library.
Trade Paperback: 7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) ; Black & White on White paper; 108 pages
Elementary Sloyd And Whittling, by Gustaff Larsson, 1906 was a standard text in the Sloyd, or Slojd system of education.
"Sloyd is tool work arranged and employed as to stimulate and promote vigorous self-activity for a purpose which the worker recognizes is good. By 'Elementrary Sloyd' is meant bench work in wood, in two dimensions adapted to children from eight to twelve years of age."
Elementary Sloyd And Whittling remains a primary resource for the modern educator and craftsperson in the application of basic knife work to practical woodwork.
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries, from our personal library.
Trade Paperback: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) ; Black & White on White paper; 230 pages
The Toolemera Press re-publishes classic books on early crafts, trades and industries, from our personal collection.
Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine Of Handy-Works by Joseph Moxon 1703
Mechanick Exercises: Or The Doctrine Of Handy-Works, was written, printed and published by Joseph Moxon between 1683 and 1703. A mathematician, writer, printer, publisher and maker of maps, globes and scientific instruments, Joseph Moxon was also the first tradesman to be awarded membership in the Royal Society of London. Mechanick Exercises popularized the secrets of the skilled trades of Smithing, Joinery, House Carpentry, Turning and Bricklaying, along with the making of Sun Dials. Mechanick Exercises is as important a reference today as a description of early skilled trades as it was in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) ; Black & White on Cream paper; 412 pages
A subset of the Rabbet Plane group is the Standing Fillister Plane. Although sometimes called a fenced rabbet, this is a rabbet plane with a permanent, integral depth stop formed in the body. Sometimes you will find a rabbet plane that has been altered by an owner to function as a Standing Fillister. Most I have seen were maker made to fit a specific size.
and another Dutch plane by a different maker
Three names are stamped on the toe of this Glass Check Plane:
I wish I knew who D. Ironmonger was!
Nelson was either Richard or William Nelson of London. My guess is this plane is second quarter, 19th century.
An apple D. R. Barton Sun Plane, also known as a topping plane. Used to even up the ends of barrel staves.
A lovely lignum vitae body, rosewood tote handled smooth plane by J. Foster, Boston. Pollack suggests that J. Foster is Jesse Foster, listed in directories as a Boston, MA, turner and cabinetmaker.
Most likely made by a shipwright, this live oak handled smooth plane is made up of carefully selected pieces, joined to maximize grain. The handle is reinforced with a steel plate and the wedge is held in place with a steel rod.
You'll have to run translate on this page if you want to read the text. The images do speak for themselves.