Welcome to Volume 3 of Work! Before we get down to business: a little housekeeping. After all, spring is in the air! Last week I posted a subject and illustration index of Volume 2; handy for anyone wishing to look back on the last 12 months of Work.
This week, I'm posting the index for Volume 3. Click on the image to the right for a taste of what's on tap for the coming year.
Are appetites sufficiently whetted? I hope so. Now on to today's issue. It's a doozy. Scroll down to get an idea of the wealth on offer in No. 105. The editors down at La Belle Sauvage managed to pack in more articles than usual this week. Famed contributor, David Denning, even has a piece on french polishing. Enjoy! -T
Disclaimer: Articles in Work: The Illustrated Weekly Journal for Mechanics describe materials and methods that would not be considered safe or advisable today. We are not responsible for the content of these magazines, and cannot take any responsibility for anyone attempting projects or procedures described therein.
The first issue of Work was published on March 23rd, 1889. The goal of this project is to release digital copies of the individual issues starting on the same date in 2012, effectively republishing the materials 123 years to the day from their original release.
The original printing was on thin, inexpensive paper. There are many cases of uneven inking and bleed-through from the page behind. Our copies of Work come from bound library volumes of these issues and are subject to unfavorable trimming, missing covers, etc. To minimize harm to these fragile volumes, we've undertaken the task of scanning the books ourselves. We do considerable post processing of the scans to make them clear but please bear with us if a margin is clipped too close, or a few words are unreadable. We would like to thank James Vasile and Karl Fogel for their help in supplying us with a book scanner and generally enabling this project to get off the ground.
You are welcome to download, print, and pretty much do what you want with the scan for your own personal purposes. Feel free to post a link or a copy on your blog or website. All we ask is a link back to the original project and this blog. We are not answering requests for commercial downloads or reprinting at this time.
Hey there! We do have an index for Vol.1. I published it along with issue number 25 for reasons that currently escape my recollection. Here's the link: http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/blog/435
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