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Civil War Woodworking
A.J. Hamler

Volume I
Ranging from fairly easy to moderately difficult, this woodworking manual furnishes accurate reproductions of Civil War-era objects. Historical information about manufacturing and woodworking in the 19th century complements a discussion on standards, offering interested craftspeople all the relevant information to produce authentic replicas in the modern shop.
All of the projects include step-by-step instructions and detailed history. With period photographs of the original items as well as modern images of re-enactors using the reproductions, this reference will appeal to both the woodworker and history buff.

164 pages, Paperback, Full Color, 8.5" x 11", 2010
Order Number: VAP283............$24.95

Volume II
Civil War Woodworking, Volume II is a unique sourcebook to create authentic reproductions of Civil War–era furniture and wooden camp gear useful to Civil War reenactors. Projects ranging from easy to moderately difficult include fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for building period reproductions in the modern workshop, including instructions on recreating period materials, workmanship, and finishes. Each project includes a wealth of information on how each item was used and made during the Civil War, including historical photographs of original items used in the field. The perfect guide for both Civil War reenactors and woodworkers who crave authenticity, “Civil War Woodworking, Volume II” is a must-have addition for every hobbyist’s shelf and workshop.

176 pages, Paperback, Full Color, 8.5" x 11", 2014
Order Number: VAP380............$24.95
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