Tanned, semi-tanned and raw hides and skins, with or without hair or wool from mammals (mostly from cattle sheep, goats and pigs), birds, fish and reptiles have been used as furnishings from ancient times. Consideration is given here to the nature of the raw material, the processes used to convert skin to leather, and the relation between structure, processing and properties. Methods of working leather and the uses to which it has been put are also briefly discussed and short sections on parchment, skins in the hair and sharkskin are included.

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Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

THIS book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects being published by the Popular Mechanics Company. Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in this series, it is written so you can understand it. The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demand for high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for home study as well as for class use, on all mechanical subjects. The textand illustrations, in each instance, have been prepared expressly for this series by well known experts, and revised by the editor of Popular Mechanics.

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