Cassell’s Carpentry and Joinery – by Paul Hasluck
Cassell’s Carpentry and Joinery is a practical work on practical handicrafts. It was first published in the confident belief that it was the most exhaustive book on these subjects hitherto produced. This text is a comprehensive guide on carpentry, compromising notes on materials, processes, principles and practice, including about 1,800 engravings. A great book for carpenters of all levels, this book is not to be missed by discerning woodworkers and constitutes a great addition to collections of woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: ‘Hand Tools and appliances’, ‘Timber’, ‘Joints’, ‘Floors’, ‘Timber Partitions’, ‘Timber Roofs’, ‘Framework of Dormer Windows’, ‘Half-Timber Constructions’, ‘Arch Canterings’, ‘Joiners’ Rods’, ‘Door and Door Frames’, ‘Window Sashes and Casements’, ‘Mouldings: Working and Setting-Out’, et cetera. We are proud to republish this text here, complete with a new introduction to woodworking.
Paul N. Hasluck
Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1854 – 1916) was an Australian engineer and editor. He was a master of technical writing and the father of the ‘do-it-yourself’ book, producing many books on engineering, handicrafts, woodwork, and more. Other notable works by this author include: “Treatise on the Tools Employed in the Art of Turning” (1881), “The Wrath-Jobber’s Handy Book” (1887), and “Screw-Threads and Methods of Producing Them” (1887).