Carpentry Apron

Denim or ticking is the material most commonly used. An apron of this size requires about 1 yards. No. 40 thread may be used, and the sewing machine should be set so as to make ten or twelve stitches to the inch. . Cut the apron to the measurements called for in the drawing. The measurements given in the drawing are for the finished apron and therefore must be allowed on all edges to make a 1 4 hem. When dividing the apron at the bottom do not take a piece out, simply cut the slash the given...

Fitting Hand Saws

Run over the teeth enough times to file all teeth down to the same plane as that of the point of the lowest tooth. The file is held so that the side of the file stands at right angles to the side of the saw. The file is held in both hands with the thumbs and balls of the thumbs resting on the file and the index fingers closed and under the file. The saw fits up between the index fingers. By holding the saw in this way it is under the control of the operator. The second point in fitting a hand...

Introduction

This book is designed primarily for use as a text or reference book in connection with farm shop courses in agricultural schools or in the agricultural departments of rural high schools. The problems that this work presents are many and their seriousness is accentuated by the fact that commonly the farm shop instruction is offered by the teacher of agriculture. This arrangement has an advantage in the fact, that it makes possible a more intimate relationship between the shop work and the...