Title: Woodworking for beginners; a manual for amateurs
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Wheeler, Charles G. (Charles Gardner), 1855-1946
Subjects: Carpentry Woodwork
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam’s sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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imneys were made of blocks paintedred. The doors were made of pieces of board and hingedwith leather. Bay-windows and the like were made ofblocks of the required shape nailed to the boxes. Thewindows and blinds were represented by painting. Some ofthe roofs were shingled with pieces of shingles. A sugges-tion for a light-house is shown in Fig. 171. Considerable care in the use of the tools is called for tomake these buildings neatly. Much of the effect depends, ft ^ ^Jfl ^^^^^^^^^^S^^^^K^^—■ C^^^^^JI^J In ■H Fig. 171. A Few Toys 121 also, upon the care with which the painting is done (seePainting), and the taste used in the selection of the colours.Brighter colours are suitable for a little village of this sortthan would be in good taste for real houses. White withgreen blinds is good, of course; or yellow can be used. Theroofs should be painted. Red roofs are very effective. Before beginning work, read carefully Marking, Rule,Square, Saw, Plane, Nailing, Withdrawing Nails, etc.
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Fig. 172. Dolls* House.—The house shown in Fig. 172 is quiteeasily made, and a shallow affair like this has the advantage 122 Wood-Working for Beginners of being more conxenient than a deep one about arrangingthe contents. Before beginning work read carefully Markings Rule, Square,Sa7c>, Planc^ and look up any other references. Pine and whitewood are suitable, or any wood can be used thatis not hard to work. It can be made of any desired size. Three or four feet wideand a little higher in the middle will probably be suitable forordinary cases, and twelve or fifteen inches will be a good depth(from front to back). The construction is plain. The roof and sides are to be cutfrom dressed stock of uniform width, and from to -J in thick-ness. Carefully true one edge, if it is not already true, and get out thebottom board, then the upright sides, and then the roof. Thebevels at the highest point of the roof and where the roof joinsthe sides you must mark with the bevel (taking the sla
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