Showing posts with label Amateur Work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amateur Work. Show all posts

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Amateur Work - Projects 2

So back to Amateur Work Magazine here is the second compilation of projects from vol. 4,5, and 6. This compilation has 18 articles over 41 pages. Your complaint (and mine ) is that there is not enough illustrated detail with these projects, I agree. The instructions are relatively complete but a few good illustrations speak a thousand words. Back then illustrations, some, very high quality woodcuts, commanded a premium and were less common, especially in a low cost monthly. There is a wide variety of projects for the shop and model maker here. I am sure the shaper plan was good inspiration to builders like D. Gingery when he designed his shaper.

So to download this compilation click Amateur Work - Projects 2. 10 MB - pdf

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Amateur Work - Projects 1

Amateur Work magazine was published early in the last century. It was published with the home hobbyist in mind and covered a wide variety of topics from electricity to mechanical engineering, woodwork and even boat building.

I found 5 volumes on the Internet Archive, vol. 1 to 6, # 2 is missing. There are 3 or 4 compilations that I want to make from them. I completed the first today, a compilation of the best projects in the first 2 volumes. I will make another with the other 3 volumes and there is a very nice series on pattern making and molding that I want to make a file with.

Took a little work but it cleaned up nice, click Amateur Work - Projects 1 to download. 9 MB - pdf