Saw this in Woodshop News magazine; haven't seen it mentioned here,
thought some would enjoy.
A gentleman named Ray McInnis has been documenting how the woodworking
trade has developed through the years. He's elected to do it on the
Web instead of in print.
I've just scratched the surface; lots of interesting stuff, including
lots of historical photos and illustrations.
An encyclopedia of woodworking? One will have to be an extensive
reader to read it all, once finished. I don't think there is a way to
reduce all the info into one book, as I understand he is to do.... 12
On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:52:52 -0700 (PDT), the infamous Sonny
Well, if you shorten things a bit, it could work.
"Gustav Stickley designed and built furniture."
"William Morris made wallpaper and fabrics."
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
-- Charles Darwin
I went to the link.
I didn't find it terribly interesting. The writing is a bit dry. I
also didn't like it that he kept violating the copyright of other
people by 'copying off the net'. I may be too sensitive about
copyright, as I am someone who sells stock photos, but that is how I
feel. I also found the site layout to be not very pleasing to the
So, though I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it, I am always happy to
check out something new.
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