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Tales From the Blue Ox, A Hands-On Manual of Traditional Skills From Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park

This book tells the story of one of Northern California's best kept secrets-the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park. Included in its pages are valuable background information and step-by-step instructions for the many traditional skills described within. Also included are dozens of formulas for home-made paints, varnishes, glues, and other concoctions useful to artisans and craftsmen alike.

Lavishly illustrated with nearly 300 pen-and-ink drawings, "Tales from the Blue Ox" is a source of both information and inspiration for anyone interested in the traditional arts and/or the golden age of craftsmanship: the Victorian Era.

Chapters include:

Blacksmithing, Craftsman's Alchemy, Boat Building, Decorative Plaster, Doors and Windows, Molding, Printing, Pottery, The Sawmill, Shingle Making, Victorian Architecture, Wood Turning and more.

Code No. 010688, 232 pages, ISBN 1931626162, $71.50

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