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Modern Practical Joinery Paperback – 1 Jun 1987


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  • Paperback: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Stobart Davies Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jun. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0854420398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854420391
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3.8 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 522,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Dec. 1999
This book was first published about eighty years ago and still has much relevence in todays construction methods. It is aimed at experienced craftsmen and shows some forgotton techniques that are seldom used in todays joinery. The book looks at just about everything to do with wood from basic joints to circular stair casings and sash windows. A worthy read for joiner who wishes to expand his knowledge or for a quiet read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JN on 27 April 2012
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Still by far the best book ever written on the subject. A must buy for joiners/ craftsmen working on old buildings and making traditional joinery. I have been using this book for reference for over 25yrs, and every new apprentice/employee gets a copy in the workshop!. No other book offers such a comprehensive and detailed account of how the craft of joinery should be done. I recommend if you buy this to also purchase Modern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing by the same author!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By master_crafter on 15 Sept. 2012
I have had this book for over 15 years from when i first started wooking with wood to now owning my own joinery firm manufacturing advanced and specialist joinery, and i still use the book for referance on some advanced jobs. The book was first published in 1903 so dont expect any fast fix methords, instaed the book is full of knolage of how proper joinery should be done to the highist standard posible using advanced skill and traditional methords.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Britton on 22 May 2011
As a guide to how to do joinery, this is THE book, get it and learn! I did, after serving a traditional apprenticeship.. many years ago.. this book followed on and there is much in ity for any woodworker.
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