Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-century America


Author: James M. Gaynor,Nancy L. Hagedorn
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879350987
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 126
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Sophisticated eighteenth-century tools often performed the tasks at hand with amazing effectiveness and efficiency. This case study used early tools to investigate life in colonial America and understand the handmade products so admired today.

Eighteenth-Century Woodworking Tools


Author: James M. Gaynor
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879351618
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 248
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Fifteen essays explore a different aspect of the development, use, and cultural significance of tools and the colonial woodworking industry.

Baltic Iron in the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century


Author: Chris Evans,Göran Rydén
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004161538
Category: History
Page: 359
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This book looks at the one of the key commercial links between the Baltic and Atlantic worlds in the eighteenth century - the export of Swedish and Russian iron to Britain - and its role in the making of the modern world.

Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg


Author: Linda Baumgarten
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879351090
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 79
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Antique clothing worn by men, women, and children in the eighteenth century offers a revealing glimpse into the lives of colonial Virginians. Accessories such as aprons, gloves, hats, handkerchiefs, fans, shoes, stockings, and undergarments are also illustrated.

The Grenadillo Box


Author: Janet Gleeson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448154995
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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It is New Year's Day 1755 and Nathaniel Hopson, journeyman to the famous cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, finds himself drawn into a chilling affair. While working at the country home of Lord Montfort, Nathaniel discovers his patron shot dead in his magnificent new library. The conclusion seems obvious: burdened with gambling debts and recently possessed of a melancholic nature, Montfort must have taken his own life, but Nathaniel is not convinced. While the gun near Montfort's hand suggests suicide, what of the blood on the windowsill and the confusion of footprints on the library floor? And there is another strange detail: the small, elaborately carved box of rare grenadillo wood clutched in the aristocrat's lifeless hand. No sooner has Nathaniel been set up as a most unlikely investigator than another body is found, frozen and cruelly mutilated. Nathaniel's detachment is shattered. He knows the victim well - but what was he doing on Montfort's country estate? Nathaniel's investigation will take him from palatial drawing rooms to the slums of Fleet Street and London's Foundling Hospital, where the identity of a child abandoned twenty years ago may hold the key to the mystery. But someone has already killed to keep this secret and each step Nathaniel takes on his journey is a step further into danger. As intricately crafted as a Chippendale cabinet, THE GRENADILLO BOX is both an utterly irresistible detective story and a vibrant recreation of eighteenth-century England, and marks the fiction debut of this supremely accomplished writer.

American Furniture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Furniture
Page: N.A
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Colonial Williamsburg

The Journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Williamsburg (Va.)
Page: N.A
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Artisans in the North Carolina backcountry


Author: Johanna M. Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 200
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During the quarter of a century before the thirteen colonies became a nation, the northwest quadrant of North Carolina had just begun to attract permanent settlers. This seemingly primitive area may not appear to be a likely source for attractive pottery and ornate silverware and furniture, much less for an audience to appreciate these refinements. Yet such crafts were not confined to urban centers, and artisans, like other colonists, were striving to create better lives for themselves as well as to practice their trades. As Johanna Miller Lewis shows in this pivotal study of colonial history and material culture, the growing population of Rowan County required not only blacksmiths, saddlers, and tanners but also a great variety of skilled craftsmen to help raise the standard of living. Rowan County's rapid expansion was in part the result of the planned settlements of the Moravian Church. Because the Moravians maintained careful records, historians have previously credited church artisans with greater skill and more economic awareness than non-church craftsmen. Through meticulous attention to court and private records, deeds, wills, and other sources, Lewis reveals the Moravian failure to keep up with the pace of development occurring elsewhere in the county. Challenging the traditional belief that southern backcountry life was primitive, Lewis shows that many artisans held public office and wielded power in the public sphere. She also examines women weavers and spinsters as an integral part of the population. All artisans - Moravian and non-Moravian, male and female - helped the local market economy expand to include coastal and trans-Atlantic trade.

Fine Woodworking


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Woodwork
Page: N.A
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Shavings


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Decorative arts, Early American
Page: N.A
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The Southern Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
Page: N.A
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The Cumulative Book Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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NEH Exhibitions Today

A Report from the Division of Public Programs
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Exhibitions
Page: N.A
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Goodman's British Planemakers


Author: Jane Rees
Publisher: Astragal Press
ISBN: 9781931626446
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 704
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This new edition of the classic reference British Planemakers from 1700 has been completely rewritten, with over 200 pages of new information. Online research tools haven enabled much greater insight into family connections of planemakers, family and business continuities, and the discovery of previously unknown planemakers. Confirmation that planemakers were working in the late 1600s, in fact, inspired the new edition's title, Goodman's British Planemakers. The biographic directory covers more than 2400 planemakers and includes 2250 maker's mark illustrations. Like its predecessors, the new edition traces the development of British planemaking, but far more extensively, now confirming that planemakers moved around the country to a much greater extent than previously realized, and identifying several new family planemaking dynasties. The book includes chapters on the planemaking trade and its practices, descriptions and illustrations of the many types of planes and their evolution, and provincial planemaking, as well as sections on apprentice records, trade marks, and a complete index. An absolutely invaluable reference.

Imported and Domestic Textiles in 18th-century America

1975 Proceedings
Author: Patricia L. Fiske
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Interior decoration
Page: 195
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Science and Technology in the Industrial Revolution


Author: Albert Edward Musson,Eric Robinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9782881243820
Category: Science
Page: 534
View: 540
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Concentrating on the Industrial Revolution as experienced in Great Britain (and, within that sphere, mainly on the early development of the engineering and chemical industries), the authors develop the thesis that the interaction between theorists and men of practical affairs was much closer, more complex and more consequential than some historians of science have held it to be. Deeply researched, gracefully argued and fully documented. First published in 1969, and established now as a "classic" in the field, the present edition has a new foreword by Margaret C. Jacob. (NW) Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Wood

Craft, Culture, History
Author: Harvey Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201851
Category: Architecture
Page: 496
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A rich, authoritative look at a material that plays an essential role in human culture Wood has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. In an intoxicating mix of science, history, and practical information, historian and woodworker Harvey Green considers this vital material's place on the planet. What makes one wood hard and one soft? How did we find it, tame it? Where does it fit into the histories of technology, architecture, and industrialization, of empire, exploration, and settlement? Spanning the surprising histories of the log cabin and Windsor chair, the deep truth about veneer, the role of wood in the American Revolution, the disappearance of the rain forests, the botany behind the baseball bat, and much more, Wood is a deep and satisfying look at one of our most treasured resources.

The Small Wood Shop


Author: Editors of Fine Woodworking
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561580613
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 127
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Outfitting and maintaining a shop is something every woodworker wants to know more about. They are always looking for new ways to improve their shops, and this practical book is packed with innovative ideas and projects. The subjects included in this book cover a wide range of techniques and ideas. Projects include how to make a cabinet maker's tool box, build a chop saw stand and put together an easy-to-build work bench. There is information on buying used hand tools, cutting sheet products, mobile machine bases, computers and repairing and tuning workshop machinery. Advice is also given on wiring a shop, collecting dust, using and maintaining shop equipment and running a small commercial shop. In addition, practical solutions are offered for solving a host of workshop problems.

Encyclopedia of Materials

Science and Technology
Author: K. H. J. Buschow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Materials
Page: 9913
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