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The Ax Book

Author: Dudley Cook
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
ISBN: 9780911469165
Size: 52.57 MB
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The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.

American Axes

Author: Henry J. Kauffman
Publisher: Masthof
ISBN: 1883294126
Size: 75.56 MB
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Reprint. Originally published: Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Greene Press, 1972.

Norwegian Wood

Author: Lars Mytting
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128207
Size: 18.39 MB
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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

The Wood Fire Handbook

Author: Vincent Thurkettle
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845336707
Size: 21.57 MB
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'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!

Early Logging Tools

Author: Kevin Johnson
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764327407
Size: 38.32 MB
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Over 330 clear color photos display the wide array of equipment once used to log high timber that are now eminently collectible, including axes, saws, filing tools, springboards, oil bottles, undercutters, wedges, marlin spikes, drag saws, and venerable chainsaws. Historical photos display towering giants of old growth forests where loggers toiled decades ago. An informative text provides useful information on cleaning and preserving the antique logging tools, descriptions of them, values, and a bibliography. This book will be treasured by all who share a fascination for logging as it was done by the lumberjack, bucker, and high climber.

Old Ways Of Working Wood

Author: Alex W. Bealer
Publisher: Castle Books
ISBN: 9780785807100
Size: 40.71 MB
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A revised edition of a classic guide to woodworking methods that have been refined and developed over thousands of years. It teaches and preserves techniques and historical information that were lost when modern woodworking technology, dedicated to mass production, displaced the craftsman. Every woodworking operationâ??chopping, splitting, using the workbench, sawing, hewing, boring, chiseling, shaping, planing, turningâ??is described in detail. There is also information on the role of various tools in the evolution of wood products, the types and characteristics of wood, the preparation and maintenance of tools, collective tools of antique value, and instruction on the subtleties of the craft, from rabbeting to molding. The professional woodworker, the hobbyist, the collector, the antiques dealer, and the craft enthusiast will discover valuable information in this definitive work. It is reference, guide, and history all in one volume.This book contains over 200 line drawings by the author to illustrate age-old, yet fascinating, ways of working with wood. With chapters that describe the ways to fell a tree, methods for splitting wood, and more, along with a complete appendix and index, this is a great reference for anyone interested in the ways of wood working.

Norwegian Wood Activity Book

Author: Lars Mytting
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9780857056573
Size: 45.18 MB
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Following the extraordinary international success of NORWEGIAN WOOD, the bestselling manual for chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way, THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK offers something for all the family, including: � Top Trunks � Spot the difference � Dot-to-dot and mazes � Cut out and colour the woodchoppers' clothing � Step-by-step guides to laying the perfect fire and building a round stack � And magnificent frozen landscapes THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK is an original gift for all seasons and the perfect fireside companion, to bring warmth and entertainment to armchair enthusiasts and active woodcutters alike.

Woodcraft And Camping

Author: Bernard S. Mason
ISBN: 9781684221844
Size: 58.98 MB
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2018 Reprint of 1939 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. First published in 1939 under the title Woodcraft, Mason's book includes instructions on how to make an Indian tepee, and Indian willow bed, a Chippewa kitchen or Dakota moccasins. Apart from Indian crafts, Mason provides instructions on making knives, striking camp, caching, fire and ax safety--virtually everything you need to know about camping. Also contains instruction on birch basketry, wooden dishes, log benches, wooden furniture, peace pipes, feather headdresses, gourd dippers and much more. In short, a wealth of lost traditional knowledges is preserved for future readers. Contains 259 figures and illustrations.

Tracking The Weretiger

Author: Patrick Newman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786472189
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Drawing on dramatic accounts by European colonials, and on detailed studies by folklorists and anthropologists, this work explores intriguing age-old Asian beliefs and claims that man-eating tigers and "little tigers," or leopards alike, were in various ways supernatural. It is a serious work based on extensive research, written in a lively style. Fundamental to the book is the evocation of a long-vanished world. When a man-eater struck in colonial times, people typically said it was a demon sent by a deity, or even the deity itself in animal form, punishing transgressors and being guided by its victims' angry spirits. Colonials typically dismissed this as superstitious nonsense but given traditional ideas about the close links between people, tigers and the spirit world, it is quite understandable. Other man-eaters were said to be shapeshifting black magicians. The result is a rich fund of tales from India and the Malay world in particular, and while some people undoubtedly believed them, others took advantage of man-eaters to persecute minorities as the supposed true culprits. The book explores the prejudices behind these witch-hunts, and also considers Asian weretiger and wereleopard lore in a wider context, finding common features with the more familiar werewolves of medieval Europe in particular.