Part of the "Carpentry for Boys" series, this vintage book contains a course of lessons on elementary woodwork designed for children or teenagers that focuses on tools and their uses. Carpentry is a skilled trade where the main work performed is the shaping, cutting, and installation of building materials used for the things like ships, buildings, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Written in clear, simple language and profusely illustrated, this book will be of considerable utility to those with a practical interest in woodwork and carpentry, and it would make for a fantastic addition to DIY collections. Contents include: "Use of the Hammer", "Use of the Gauge", "Measurement", "Use of the Try-square and the Bevel Slitting and Cutting-off Saws", "Use of Saws", "Surface Planing", "Edge and End Planing", "Use of the Bit and the Brad-Awl", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on wood working.