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A Reverence For Wood

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by Eric Sloane

In this book Eric Sloane concentrates on wood. Colonial America was blanketed in a thick forest of first growth timber that was one of the primary economic resources to a new colony. He talks about how wood was used, burned for charcoal, riven for shakes, hewn into building timber, or sawn for lumber. This book is also profusely illustrated with a well though out narration providing a story that ties everything together.

For anyone interested in woodworking this book will explain lots of the practical aspects of using the material without being a dry academic text. Sloane's enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and the way he ascribes characteristics of each species to actual craft construction is both information, and presented in a way that makes contextual sense.

112 pages, 8 1/4" x 11", soft cover.

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4/4/2019: Eric Sloane
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Reverance for Wood
By: James Uber (Apr, 2019)
I bought my copy in Dallas around 1974, I pulled it out last week to show my wife how I learned to flatten cupped boards by laying them in grass cup side down on a sunny day. I have used the technique countless times in the last 40+ years. GREAT BOOK!
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