In this book you'll gain a unique view of nine key trades of woodcraft, as only Roy Underhill can explain them.
Starting with the standing tree, each chapter of this book builds off of that and explores a different trade, including the tools used in that trade, as well as the most commonly used techniques. From faller, countryman and cleaver, to hewer, log-builder and sawyer, carpenter, joiner, turner, and cabinetmaker, you'll cover them all. Plus, Roy explains and demonstrates how the trades are all united by the grain in the wood.
"The Woodwright's Guide captures the true glory and mystery of the material that built this country, from the first swing of the axe to the final shaving of a smoothing plane. Roy Underhill's impressive technical knowledge, respect for traditional methods, and amusing storytelling make this his finest effort to date. I devoured every word and enjoyed it immensely."
~Christopher Schwarz, longtime editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine