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The How-to-do-it series of books for boys, by J.S. Zerbe, is an invaluable reference for curious youth. With this book, your child will have a solid foundation of both knowledge and skills in the essential area of carpentry.

A book which treats, in a most practical and fascinating manner, all subjects pertaining to the “King of Trades.” Carpentry for Boys addresses the care and use of tools; drawing, designing, and the laying out of work; the principles involved in the building of various kinds of structures; and the rudiments of architecture. It contains over 250 illustrations made especially for this work, and includes also a complete glossary of the technical terms used in the art. The most comprehensive volume on this subject ever published for boys.

Please note: If you purchase the .PDF ebook of this book, it is formated for paperback publication at 6"x9" size. Therefore, it is NOT a "paper-saver" or "print friendly" file.

Also available in this series: Practical Mechanics and Electricity.

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File Last Updated:
October 18, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on October 19, 2013.