A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane


A Museum of Early American Tools Americana

Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them Informally and expressively written the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers wheelwrights coope. My sister Katie had this book on her shelf for some reason and randomly gave it to me to read this past weekend kind of as a dare We were pretty surprised to find that it actually existed on GoodreadsYou know adze I was reading this book I was wondering how the author came up with the idea I mean he didn t just hatchet out of thin air I drill y like to know how his enthusiasm for early American tools started Yes it might seem an odd hobby but hewer we to uestion what one man is passionate about Awl I m trying to say is that boring tools can actually be pretty interesting to some people Anvil ifying the modern tool industry is not strictly this guy s goal Axe ually I think he s just hoping that wheelwright the wrong that has been done and return to an age of individual craftsmanship over factory produced goods Mortise not always better Oh and one thing don t worry chisel only take a second Even though Katie gave me this book as a joke I m not going to reamer out about itFavorite things about this book The trilogy of chapters titled To Make a Hole To Make a Hole Bigger and To Make a Bigger Hole All different things Who knew The chapter called It s All in the Way You Hit It Oh yeah it is The least used segue in the history of the English language While we are on the subject of the handles of old tools The charming illustrations with hand drawn calligraphy captions which reminded me so much of a Cracker Barrel menu The Sith Hook There are only two in existence at any given time a master and an apprentice Probably only one of you will get that joke Best tool name Boring machine All joking aside there were actually some pretty interesting things in this book For example the tiny animal yokes even one for a goose which were like wooden collars with spokes sticking out all around to prevent animals from sueezing through a fence It was crazy to see all the different kinds of cuts you can make with just an axe to build a log cabin and how incredibly exact you d have to be with everything if you wanted a good uality house And I finally learned what an adze is other than a very handy crossword puzzle word It made me kind of sad to think how the uality of tools has really suffered as a result of industrialization and factory produced goods They have found wooden rakes that are almost two hundred years old and are still in perfect working condition whereas a rake you buy at Home Depot now gets bent into uselessness if you happen to hit a random stick or pinecone It made me think about how the tools themselves were actually like works of art People had to make a tool by hand and then use that handmade tool to build a handmade house or a cabinet or a fence I think I am probably finished with my journey into the world of early American tools but this was kind of a fun little adventure

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Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana Dog hauling sledge winnowing tray reaping hooks splitting wedge felling axe propping saw horse and other traditional implements Sure to be prized by cultural historians this volume will delight woodcrafters interested in making their own tools and thrill general readers with its store of Americana. I can recall thumbing through this book several times in life It wasn t until I opened a bookshop in a rather rural area and I was unable to keep copies of this book in stock that I took a real read This book is a treasure chest of knowledge and superb illustration Now as our roots are often bulldozed by homogenization this type of book is so important My customers love finding things in their barns and sheds and referring to this to see what it might have done for their farms at one point I love Sloane s storytelling and obvious fascination with any subject matter he investigates

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Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana Rs blacksmiths coachmakers loggers tanners and many other craftsmen of the pre industrial age Scores of pen and ink sketches by the author accurately depict special tools for every job among them a hollowing gouge hay fork cornering chisel apple butter paddle boring auger mortising chisel a holding. My dad s the carpenter not me but I still love Sloane s books They re history to be sure but not about the dead celebrities personalities and peccadillos but rather about how relatively ordinary people actually livedThis one kept me bemused though How many of these tools did Pa Ingalls really carry around the prairies in the covered wagon Sloane talks about the Early Americans as if they were all as settled and prosperous as Almanzo Wilder s family but surely they weren tBefore you argue yes I know I m talking about two different eras separated by at least a century but I opine that the uestion is still valid I just wanted to use specific widely known examples

  • Paperback
  • 128
  • A Museum of Early American Tools Americana
  • Eric Sloane
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9780486425603

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  1. says: Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review

    Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane Early American tools were very practical but limited in functionality They were employed for a specific job and didn't have many applications beyond that task They were not smart tools with laser lights and computer chips that gave feedback on their use and enabled a effective process Rarely were they self contained able to carry all multiple pieces needed to adapt and change to the job at hand A hatchet for instance was one size

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    Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane My sister Katie had this book on her shelf for some reason and randomly gave it to me to read this past weekend kind of as a dare We were pretty surprised to find that it actually existed on GoodreadsYou know adze I was reading this book I was wondering how the author came up with the idea I mean he didn’t just hatchet

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    A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane 17Nov2012 Review I originally read this in the large format hardback it's definitely better that way but the small paperback isn't bad The pictures all pen sketches by Sloane still show up well his comments are uite legible It's a ui

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    A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane A very short book that gives the reader a lot to think about Even when the metal tool heads were purchased for

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    A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane My dad's the carpenter not me but I still love Sloane's books They're history to be sure but not about the dead celebrities' personalities and peccadillos but rather about how relatively ordinary people actually livedThis one kept me bemused though How many of these tools did Pa Ingalls really carry around the prairies in the covered wagon? Sloane talks about 'the Early Americans' as if they were all as settle

  6. says: A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review

    Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana It is entertaining reading through Eric Sloane's written and artistic survey of these tools in clear accurate detail such as diagrams of use cutaways or ghost outline showing how long handles could range between Reminds me almost how you might tour a museum based on category It only takes a few hours reading depending on your pace and how well you muse over drawings Sloane also notes the uality of tools and how every individual

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    A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane I can recall thumbing through this book several times in life It wasn't until I opened a bookshop in a rather rural area and I was unable to keep copies of this book in stock that I took a real read This book is a treasure chest of

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    Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane This is a really solid primer on really old tools It mostly covers antiues from up to 1800 and precursors of 20th century hand tools whereas I was hoping for a little information on 20th century hand tools I think everything in this book is now replaced by power tools I like the idea though that all the same stuff was done for hundreds of years with tools made by the user I'm inspired to dig out some of the hand me down hand tool

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    A Museum of Early American Tools Americana (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Eric Sloane For what it is it is very good a little less than 5 stars than 4Sloane was a remarkably able and detail oriented illustrator whose passion was colonial America who lived in an era of rising American expectations when the origin myth of America stepped in legion with a growing sense of American exceptionalism whe

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    Read & download A Museum of Early American Tools Americana Eric Sloane ´ 7 Review Read Û eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Sloane This book was very educational and helpful to me especially since I volunteer at an old farmhouse museum built in

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