The book of trades; or, Familiar descriptions of the most useful trades, manufactures, and arts practised in England : and the manner in which the workmen perform their various employments.
(undated, inscribed 1829)
The carpenter., pp. 28-29
29 THE CARPENTER. THERE are two kinds of Carpenters, the House Carpenter and Ship Carpenter. The wood which they principally make use of is deal, oak, elm, and mahoga- ny; but chiefly deal. The rules in Car- pentry are much the same as those in Joinery; the only difference is that Car- pentry includes the larger and rougher kinds of work, and that part which is most material to the construction and stability of an edifice; while J oinery comprehends the interior finishing and ornamental wood-work: but most of those who are brought up to the trade are both Carpenters and Joiners. The Carpenter makes use of a variety of tools, such as saws, planes, chisels hammers, hatchets, axes, awls, gimblets, &c. Common workmen are obliged to find their own tools, a set of which is worth from ten to twenty pounds, and upwards: but for different kinds of moulA- ings, for beadsand fancy-work, the mas- ter Carpenter supplies his men with the ne- cessary implements, and also furnishes them with a quantity of different kinds of screws, nails,hooks, &c This art consists in planing, sawing, mortising, scribing, moulding, &c. D3
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