Of all branches of manual training
there is none more generally useful then carpentry. A
knowledge how to use carpenter's tools properly and how to make
simple article from lumber will never come amiss, and there is
scarcely a man, women or boy who at one time or another has not
had occasion to use some sort of carpenter's tool.
It may seem very simple matter to
use a saw, hammer, screwdriver or other similar tool, but the
nine times out of ten the armature does not use such tolls
The value of the "handy man about
the house" is well recognized, and as a rule the handiest man
who possesses the best knowledge of simple carpentry; and it is
to tell just how he can become handy in the use of tools, how he
should care for them, and what he may accomplish with them, that
this book has been written.