Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Woodwork Joints, How They are Set Out, How Made and How Used.

I'm not sure how many of my readers are taking advantage of the Gutenberg Project. Many of the wonderful books in the public domain about our subject area have been discarded by libraries, snapped up by collectors and have become hard to find. An example is Woodwork Joints, How They are Set Out, How Made and How Used, by William Fairham. It is well illustrated and contains some very practical hands-on advice about how to cut a variety of woodworking joints. At gutenberg.org, search for woodwork, manual arts and other subjects for some interesting reading including G. Stanley Hall's opinions on Sloyd.

It is good to see a Republican with courage and common sense. Richard Lugar, Republican Senator from Indiana suggests that renewing the ban an assault weapons would be a good idea. He's not running for re-election so has the opportunity to be honest. Which makes me wonder, is Jared Lee Loughner the Supreme Court's idea of a "well regulated militia?"

Put real creative tools in kids hands. Make, fix, create. DIY, TIY. The schools won't do it for our kids, so we take matters in our own hands. Today in the woodshop, the 7th and 9th grade students began bowl turning on the lathe.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I can see how Project Gutenberg is going to take over my life...