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By IRA
Assistant

Professor of

Manual

S.
Arts,

GRIFFITH, A.
Bradley

B.

Polytechnic Institute,

Peoria,

Illinois.

Author of "Essentials of Woodworking," Woodwork for Amateur Craftsmen,"


"Correlated Courses in Woodwork and Mechanical Drawing," and
"Projects for Beginning Woodwork and Mechanical Drawing."

THE MANUAL ARTS PRESS


PEORTA, ILL.

COPYRIGHT,
IRA

S.

GRIFFITH,

1912.

PREFACE.
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN WOODWORK is a collection of projects designed to meet the needs of classes
high school woodworking. These projects presuppose familiarity with woodworking processes,
tools, and the two simple joints required in the making of projects contained in the author's Projects in Beginning Woodwork and Mechanical Drawing.
The drawings are complete only as to their general dimensions. The working out of details,
such as the sizes of mortises and tenons and their locations, is left for the pupil in his work in
*

in

drawing and design.


expected that the projects will afford suitable basic material for classes in woodworking
remains for the instructor to point out the manner in which this material may be used.
For illustration, many beginning students are slow in appreciation of possible modifications in
Circular tops may be used instead of square or octagonal, and vice versa.
structure or decoration.
Modification of the manner of filling side spaces with slats offers variety in initiative. Vertical
posts may be made tapering and vice versa. Rails and stretchers may be variously employed.
There is almost always a choice in the matter of joints, keyed or thru or blind tenon. Fig. i is
It is

design.

It

suggestive as to possible modifications of a type.


In addition to the possible structural modifications, the plates suggest variation in the matter
Such ornament will,
of decorative ornament such as pierced and carved forms and simple inlay.
of course, be kept subordinate to the structural design.
The upholstering of stool tops and seats for chairs provides another problem in variation.
While it is true
Little, if any, use is made of dowels as substitutes for the mortise-and-tenon.
that modern commercial practice makes much use of dowels in this way, the author feels that
Its genesis lies in
such practice is too often contrary to the principles of good construction.
economy of material rather than in any superiority as a fastening device.
In the designing of these projects the author has had in mind at all times the thought that most

ADVANCED PROJECTS
of the students using
dition to the regular

beds,

etc.,

IN

WOODWORK

them would have access only to a band-saw or jig-saw and a miter-box in adhand tool equipment. For this reason such projects as hall clocks, mission

have been excluded.

The

exceptional student will find projects of sufficient size to

FIG.

1.

tax his ability and muscle. Easier projects and lighter projects have been provided for the weaker
members of the class while the use of slats or their omission will provide additional variation in
time of execution.
The use of stock ordered 8-4-8 (surfaced on four sides) has not been anticipated. The use
of stock S-2-S and moldings such as are carried in stock by lumber yards is presupposed.
If a
working principle for the use of stock partly prepared were asked for it would be
Any material
:

PREFACE

that is carried as stock and which does not have to be ordered especially worked for the project
a boy elects or designs may be made use of legitimately. Such a principle would permit the use
of stock S-2-S, moldings of stock pattern, hardware such as hinges and locks without any sugIt would exclude table legs and tops, etc., especially prepared at a mill, and
gestion of deception.
offers a rational dividing line between two extremes, neither of which is desirable.
Of course, these projects may be used in the teaching of the use of woodworking machinery.
No definite notes as to methods of procedure are given in this book for the student is supposed
to have acquired, thru experience with the projects in the elementary book, enough insight to enable him to proceed of his own accord.
Definite instruction in making the new joints, in woodfinishing, etc. will be found in Essentials of Woodworking, a companion book.
While these projects are especially arranged for use with the courses outlined and discussed in
Correlated Courses in Woodwork and Mechanical Drawing, by the author, there is nothing in the form
of the plates themselves to prevent their being used with any course in woodwork.

IRA

July, 1912.

The inking

of the drawings and the making of the


perspectives in this book is the work of Mr. George

Gordon

Kellar.

S.

GRIFFITH.

LIST OF PLATES.

GROUP
1.

Exercises

2.

Mortise-and-Tenon.
Exercises Miter
Joint,

Keyed

tenon,

Blind

Glue

Hammer

26.

Book Trough.

27.

Screen.

28.

Tea Table.

17.

31.

Side Chair.

18.

Book

32.

Arm

Umbrella Stand.
Umbrella Stand.

33.

Morris Chair.

34.

Electric

35.

Pedestal.

14.
15.

Exercises

JOINERY.

Taboret (octagonal top).


Taboret (round top).
Small Table.
Taboret (square top).
Piano Bench.
Piano Bench.

12.

13.

Joint.

IX.

16.

29.

Hall Rack.

30.

Wall China Rack.

4.

Modeling,
Handles.
Necktie Rack.

5.

Footstool.

19.

6.

Book-rack.
Upholstered Stool.

20.

7.

8.

Leg

22.

Jardiniere Stand.
Magazine Stand.

36.

Occasional Rocker.-

9.

Cricket.

23.

Roman

Seat.

37.

10.

Wall Shelves.

24.

Light Stand.

38.

Mission Chair.
Drop Leaf Table.

11.

Stool

25.

Stool

Chafing-dish Stand.

3.

21.

Rest.

(square).

Stand.

Exercises
Joint,

tail,

CABINET WORK.

41.

Waste Paper Box.

46.

Rabbeted

42.

Wall Cabinet.

47.

Cabinet.

43.

Telephone Table.

48.

44.

Sewing Cabinet.

49.

Library Table.
Writing-desk.

45.

Writing Table.

Joint,

Joint.

Thru Multiple DoveHalf-blind Dovetail.

Exercises

X.

Mortise-and-Tenon

Grooved
40.

Reading Lamp.

(square).

GROUP
39.

Chair.

50.
51.

Dressing Table.
Linen Chest.

PRICE LIST FOR YEAR

LUMBER

Quality, 1st, clear, and kiln-dried.

KIND OF

WOOD

19_

(Form

NAME

for high school use)

BILL OF

MATERIAL

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING BILL OF MATERIAL.


Under
Under

"pieces" put the number of parts that are alike.


In
"size" put the various dimensions of pieces.

Thicknesses less than 1" necessitate reIn some communities the price per
square foot for re-sawed stock varies for each difference

3",

35/2",

4".

sawing these

sizes.

finding the sizes of the various pieces of lumber, examine


the working drawings for finished dimensions, making due

of J4" in thickness.

additions for tenons, then add *4" to the width and J4" to
Tho
the length to allow for cutting out and squaring up.

thickness,

make

use of stock mill-planed to thickness, you


are to specify the thickness from which this mill-planed
l
for mill-planing.
stock is got. Allow at least /%"

you are

to

Remember

that length always means along the grain.


Fractions of an inch in width and length are not considered. Neither are fractions of a cent in the final results.

whole
drop it. Fractions of an inch
thickness that are over 1" and fractions of a cent in

If the fraction

number.
in

If

it

is

is

l
/2 or over, take the next higher

less

than

/2,

In

is

measured by the
Boards that are

x 12" x 12".
by surface measure.

superficial foot
less

is

1"

than 1" thick are sold

l/'z",

l
2", 2 2 ",

it

pieces.

as 1".

If

Combine
Reduce

any piece

all results

is

less

that are

same in price per foot.


to square feet by
dividing by 144. Reduce decimally and do not carry the
result beyond tenths place.
Dispose of any fractional part
the

beyond tenths as directed above. Write your result in


fractional form that the decimal point may not be overlooked and be the cause of trouble.

The price list gives the price of lumber per


The price per foot is readily obtainable.
In figuring finish

which

In other words, boards less than 1"

thick are figured for quantity as 1" thick.


Standard sawed thicknesses are 1", 1J4",

multiply the length by the width by the

by the number of

than 1" thick figure

the price per foot are to be figured as they are.

Lumber

figuring,

for these

cabinet pieces,

1,000 feet.

double the

number of feet of stock as given by the stock bill to get


the number of feet of finish. This is only an approximate
method but is sufficiently accurate for such pieces as are
to be made in first year high school, as specified in Advanced Projects

10

in

Woodivork, Group IX.

(PREPARATORY TO GROUP 'X)

BUND MORTISE

KEYED TENON

\Hti

* ND

TENON

CXCLrT C/OCL

PREPARATORY TO GROUP IX

GLUE JOINT- DOWELING


MITER JOINT

M.Q

DOWELS HE*

-10

PLATE

2.

PREPARATORY TOCrtOUP/X

(CHOOSE owe)

-13

^
HANDLE ro* CLAW HAMMER

-14

PLATE

3.

NECKTIE RACK

-18

htr

i-

PLATE

4.

FOOT STOOL

PLATE

5.

BOOK RACK

PLATE

6.

UPHOLSTERED STOOL

fl

-/8

18

r
14

14-

PLATE

7.

LEG REST

PLATK

8.

CRICKET

24

PLATE

9.

WALL SHELVES

-JO (OR LESS)

PLATE

10.

STOOL

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-$

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-B-*

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PLATE

11.

TABORET

PLATE

12.

TABORET

PLATE

13.

SMALL TABLE

PLATE

14.

PLATE

IS.

PIANO

BENCH

-J6

16

-/o

PLATE

16.

PIANO BENCH

PLATE

17.

BOOK STAND
16

END OF
LOWER SHELF

END OF
MIDDLE SHELVES

DETAIL OF JOINT
AT A-5

PLATE

18.

UMBRELLA STAND

2
20-28

PLATE

19.

2i

UMBRELLA STAND

PLATE

20.

JARDINIERE STAND

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PLATE

21.

MAGAZINE STAND

T?

TT
-18

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- 71

-i

PLATE

-10

22.

ROMAN SEAT

PLATE

23.

LIGHT STAND

PLATE

24.

STOOL

PLATE

25.

BOOK TROUGH
13"

-IQ

PLATE

26.

SCREEN

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-36

PJJVTE 27.

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TEA TABLE

PLATE

28.

TEA TABLE

PLATE

28.

WALL CHINA RACK

PLATE

30.

SIDE CHAIR

PLATE

31.

ARM CHAIR

PLATE

32.

MORRIS CHAIR

PLATE

33.

ELECTRIC READING LAMP

SECTION AT

a.

A-B

PEDESTAL

EGG AND DART


SECTION AT

^-

-37CD

-14-

PLATE

35.

OCCASIONAL ROCKER

PLATE

36.

MISSION CHAIR

DROP LEAF TABLE

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PLATE

38.

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MORTISE

AHO

TENON -RABBETED

HAUNCHED MORTISE

ii

ii

-*,
<VJ

I.

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AHO

TENON -GROOVED

TO atom*

HALKBLIND DOVETAIL

THRU MULTIPLE DOVETAIL

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-~i6r

PLATE

40.

WASTE PAPER BOX

PLATE

41.

WALL CABINET

DETAIL OF SHELF

AT A-B

PLATE

42.

TELEPHONE TABLE

-FT

PLATE

43.

SEWING CABINET

-/8-

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PL ATI:

44.

WRITING

TABLE

PLATE

45.

CHAFING DISH STAND

PLATE

46.

CABINET

4,

fl=*-4

tt

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47

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1"

I?*-

-14-

PLATE

47.

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LIBRARY TABLE

PLATE

DESK

WRITING

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COMMERCIAL DESION.

PLATE

49.

DRESSING TABLE

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*h-20
-36

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it
-14-

PLATE

50.

LINEN CHEST

-39

3.

LI

13

-14

PLATE

51.

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