|Carpentry and The Bible|
The other book was titled simply Carpentry. Written by Gilbert Townsend, S.B. in 1943, and published by the American Technical Society, the book was subtitled "A Practical Treatise on Simple Building Construction, Including Framing, Roof Construction, General Carpentry Work, Exterior and Interior Finish of Buildings, Building Forms and Working Drawings."
As in so many other endeavors (hair cutting, car mechanics, house painting, shoe repair, furniture making, boat building, and sewing) my dad was self-taught. I am certain that Carpentry was a valuable reference when he added a kitchen to our house, finished our island home, and helped my brother and me build our homes.
Many of the drawings and explanations in the book are surprisingly accurate and relevant for today's wood working enthusiast. It wouldn't matter. I just like having Carpentry on my book shelf.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.