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Victorian Fret Work Woodworking Book 1875 Dickensian!
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Payment Shipping Additional Information Victorian Fret Work Woodworking Book 1875 Dickensian!

Victorian Era

Wood-carving for Amateurs

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally published 1875!

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Receive a 50% s/h discount on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for your consideration is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Republication™ of our original "Wood-carving for Amateurs!" Including instructions, graphs, line drawings on how the made the ultra-ornate Victorian Fretwork Woodwork! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to work while your hands are full of your in-progress project. As an avid reader myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. We believe you'll love it too!

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"Very happy lovely book hope to put some old techniques into practice!"

Producing the best CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications for you since 1999!

A few excerpts:

"Carved with figures strange and sweet,

All made out of the carver's brain."

"Fret-sawing has, within a few years past, jumped into a popularity rather hard to realize by those who are not within the pale of its fascinations; but it is a fact that today it is one of the most popular of home amusements. Within many a pleasant home is heard the gentle z-z-z of the handsaw, or the ore sonorous buss of the jig-machine; and walls and tables everywhere are loaded with the results of these labors... The true secret of this suddenly acquired popularity lies in the fact that this amusement is within the reach of almost every one, that it is easily acquired, costs but little, and is really productive of good results. It keeps us happily busy, gives us a resource for rainy days, and helps us recall ourselves pleasantly to the remembrance of those friends, whom we gratify by thinking of the while we make some pretty little object to adorn their rooms... Let us, then, gather up our tools, lay in a stock of beautiful and enduring wood, and prepare ourselves to become skilled work-men in this pleasant field."



Tools and Accessories for Fret-Sawing

Tools and Accessories for Carving

Saw-frames and Saws

Miscellaneous Tools

Sharpening Tools

Glue, Varnish, Oiling, and Polishing

Copying and Transferring Patterns

How to Use the Saw

How to Use the Carving Tools

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This item's extensive information is representative of the types of woodwork expertise of earlier American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment with this fascinating walk down history's woodworking path just the way your great-great-grandparents did!

What a historically educational and delightful wood art instructional piece this is!

The woodworkers of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous workings and now you can too! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experienced woodworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique woodwork items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandparents did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.

What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™?

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!

You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique Spiral Bound Book, CD and Single Pattern Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

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