I love old books like that. Nowadays if you buy a book to build a canoe for example, that's t a whole book. You buy one of the old project books, like from the early 1900s, they may have 4 or 5 pages on making a canoe that is very close the one that takes an entire book. I've got one book that breaks down an article on making a sailboat into about 5 sections, with about 4-5 pages each. Then it goes on to other projects. Either people were smarter then, or more likely more used to working with their hands and figuring out how to do things, or people just don't want to figure out things on their own.
Which reminds me, haven't bought any of those old books in a long time, need to start looking for a few, very good reads, even if you don't make anything out of them. A different life time. Used book stores are a good place to start.
Thanks for the reminder Tom, and hoping to see some picture of at least one or two in the future.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.