The editions of Work mag we have here in the shop often have the ads removed but the last couple of pages in this volume have them intact. Enjoy the ads for fretwork, toothpaste, and liquid gold that close out Volume 4 of Work.
Disclaimer: Articles in Work 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 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.
I love the projects and ideas these old volumes offer and sure do appreciate the amount of effort to revive the historical data contained therein. As a minority in tradtional woodworking, I understand the stereotypical (what today we would call "gender biased statements") and take more of an appreciation for the projects and wood plans that show.
Thanks and heads up to all your hard work guys!
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