Farm and Home Mechanics: Some Things That Every Boy Should Know How to Do and Hence Should Learn to Do in School.
This wonderful text contains a number of guides on a variety of activities from woodwork to painting, originally designed as a manual for teaching young boys various disciplines which the author believed they should be familiar with. Much of the information contained herein is timeless and still very much relevant for a modern readership. The chapters of this book include: Lists of tools, Cost of equipment for wood-working classes, Split-log drag, Setting posts, Building fences, Planting trees, Oiling and mending harness, Caring for farm and other tools, Pruning, Protecting trees, Putting handles in tools, Nailing on horseshoes, and much more. This text was originally published in 1911, and is proudly republished now complete with a new introduction on the subject.