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A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

A Reverence for Wood (1965)

by Eric Sloane

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Interesting look, with lots of drawings, of ways to work with wood, using old hand tools.
  SteveJohnson | Jul 22, 2013 |
Great art. I absolutely love looking at the ink drawing by Eric Sloane. There is also so much good information clearly presented - I just love it. ( )
  ZechariahStover | Jun 4, 2012 |
I've read this several times. I'm interested in identifying trees & knowing their uses in woodworking. This is one of the best books. It's quick & doesn't go into a lot of detail, but gives an excellent overview. He reuses a lot of the text in here in other books, but it is worth repeating. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Sep 25, 2009 |
Poetic, simple, and informative. I bought a copy. ( )
  jpsnow | Apr 6, 2008 |
  franek | Jun 22, 2006 |
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Eric Sloane is to be commended for his contribution through words and sketches...
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Perpetual moderness is the measure of merit in every work of art. - Emerson
To Joseph McLaughlin the man at my publisher's office who insisted upon my doing this book
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"They don't build them like that now, " said Harley as he tapped the wrecking bar against one of the old pegged joints.
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Refreshingly written, delightfully illustrated book remarks expansively on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this valuable commodity — from the crafting of furniture, tools, and buildings to the use of such by-products as charcoal and medicine. "One of Sloane's best books." — Library Journal. 69 black-and-white illustrations.

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Originally published in 1965, this illustrated book describes the importance of wood to Americans, from the early settlers through to the mid-1900's. Covers such topics as aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry.

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