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The central or topmost stone, A, of an arch, sometimes decorated with a carving. ...
92 King Post
A member, A, of a common form of truss for roofs. It is strictly a tie intended to prevent the sagging of the tie beam, B, in the middle. If there are struts, C, supporting the rafters, D, they extend down to the foot of the King Post. ...
The name given to the projecting molding, A, around the top of the door opening. A form of mediæval architecture. <div> <img src="/images/fig94_104.jpg" alt="Fig. 94.-Fig. 104." title="" height="640" width="109"> </div> ...
The sloping boards, A, set to shed rain water outward in an opening of a frame, as in belfry windows. ...
A. projecting piece, as A, to which anything is attached, or against which another part, like B, is held. ...
A kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so the section resembles the letter M. ...
98 Mansard Roof
A hipped curb roof, that is, a roof having on all sides two slopes, the lower one, A, being steeper than the upper portion or deck. ...
99 Newel Post
The upright post at the foot of a stairway, to which the railing is attached. ...
A Full Kit Of Tools
A kit of tools necessary for doing any plain work should embrace the following: <blockquote> 1. A Hatchet.<br> 2. A Claw Hammer—two sizes preferred.<br> 3. Cross-cut Saw, 20 inches long.<br> 4. Rip Saw, 24 inches long.<br> ...
A True Perspective Of A Cube
Fig. 142 shows a true perspective—that is, it is true from the measurement standpoint. It is what is called an <em>isometrical</em> view, or a figure in which all the lines not only are of equal length, but the parallel lines are all spaced a...
There are four well-defined kinds. First, a long, flat saw, for cross-cutting. Second, a slightly larger saw for ripping purposes. Third, a back saw, with a rib on the rear edge to hold the blade rigid, used for making tenons; and, fourth, a compass...
Advantages Of Wood Turning
This is not, strictly, in the carpenter's domain; but a knowledge of its use will be of great service in the trade, and particularly in cabinet making. I urge the ingenious youth to rig up a wood-turning lathe, for the reason that it is a tool easil...
Analysis Of Line Shading
In the demonstration of this work I shall give an analysis of the simple lines formed, showing the terms used to designate the lines, curves, and formations, so that when any work is laid out the beginner will be able, with this glossary before him,...
This is another tool, which does not cost much and is of great service to the carpenter in fitting moldings where they are applied at odd angles. To lay out the cut with an ordinary bevel necessitates the use of dividers and a second handling of ...
Angles For Holding Planes
Before commencing to plane a board, always observe the direction in which the grain of the wood runs. This precaution will save many a piece of material, because if the jack plane is set deep it will run into the wood and cause a rough surface, whic...
The Roman-doric Column
The Warren Girder
The "odd Job" Tool
Great Contrasts Bad
Where Mortises Should Be Used
Front And Side Lines
Hard Wood Imitations
Polishing Stained Surfaces
The Carpenter And Architech
Forcing Saws In Wood