My wife's 30th birthday today so as a treat I took the day off and we went to the other side of the county to look at books in Hay-On-Wye.
We both love books so this is a perfect day out for us, topped off with a pub lunch and cakes by the river in the sunshine.
I did manage to buy a few nice books, two carpentry and joinery books that were from the old city and guilds carpentry course (I know this as the man I did my apprenticeship with lent them to me many years ago). As well as this a rather nice "The Woodworker" annual from 1915 for £6.
Lots of interesting projects and write ups to read. In fact its just interesting see the kind of projects they were doing then and the techniques they were using - A lot less screws and nails and a lot more joints.
A selection of projects include:
- A Handsome Window Jardiniere
- Garden Seats Of Roman Design
- Smoker's Cabinet
- Parlour Cabinet Bookcase
- A Household Cycle Stand
And many more gems. Also some good how-to articles on woodcarving.
I'll enjoy reading this!