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Sloyd: Or Educational Manual Training with Paper, Cardboard, Wood, and Iron for Primary, Grammar, and High Schools
With over 200 illustrations, Sloyd offers a step-by-step guide to students learning crafting and handiwork of paper, cardboard, wooden and metal shapes, models, and tools.
An excellent guide for its detail and intricacy, Sloyd begins with simple shapes crafted in paper - cubes, cylinders, and pyramid boxes being just a few forms demonstrated. Gradually the shapes and crafts shown grow more complex, with the author demonstrating how knowledge of dimensions allows for striking and intricate choices in design. More than two hundred diagram sketches, labelled with letters and accompanied with instructions, teach the reader how to make superb crafts.
Later portions of the text concern wooden constructions, and metallic forging. Drawing on the dimensions shown in previous chapters, we are shown how to create small wooden fittings for the kitchen and household, and even pieces of furniture. The metalwork part of the work discusses the welding of rings, chain links, hooks, bolts plus other small implements and tools.
In all, this book is a unique classic of design, introducing and explaining the finer points of manual work with an abundance of exercises and demonstrative drawings. By learning how to create these dimensions with materials, students can gain deftness and skill in all manner of handicrafts.
Author: Everett Schwartz
Publisher: Pantianos Classics
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.37d
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