By Fred D. Crawshaw, Emil W. Lehmann, Byron D. Halsted, James H. Stephenson
The Ultimate advisor to Farm Mechanics combines 3 vintage farming texts for the 1st time, compiling wisdom from the easiest resources released way back to 1884. A accomplished reference ebook that belongs in any farming loved ones at the present time, it bargains an array of farm wisdom for either specialists and amateurs alike.
The publication is split into 3 components: the 1st covers normal abilities equivalent to woodworking and blacksmithing, the second one is devoted to farm engines and the way to run them, and the 3rd teaches readers tips to build vintage labor-saving units comparable to an efficient milking stool, plowing equipment for a kicking mule, and a nest for egg-eating hens. Readers are taught to fix damaged instruments, make fertilizer and corn fodder, purchase engine components, and deal with gas engines properly and economically.
Filled with tricky illustrations, images, and diagrams, Ultimate consultant to Farm Mechanics offers a wealth of data nonetheless vital to the modern day farmer. either the informal and novice reader will study invaluable classes from the previous academics of early twentieth-century farming within the United States.
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Under the classification of tools (Sec. 7), are listed those in common use. Among these, but not under a single heading, are those which are used principally for fashioning irregular surfaces. In such a group are found the spoke-shave, the draw-knife and similar tools; the hatchet, ax and adz, and also such miscellaneous tools as the turning-saw, woodrasp and gage (Fig. 5). Perhaps in no place where woodworking hand tools are in common use are the modeling tools more generally used than on the farm, with the possible exception of the cooper shop.
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