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986_sloyd2From the book’s intro: The object of this book is to give an account of the theory and practical application of the "Nääs System" of manual training. Although the principles upon which this system has been founded are very fully explained in the two educational monographs of the New York College for the Training of Teachers, entitled "The Sloyd in the Service of the School," by Otto Salamon, and "Manual Training in Elementary Schools for Boys," by A. Sluys, a full exposition of the subject as taught in the Nääs Sloyd Seminarium, and as incorporated in the Swedish public schools, has not as yet appeared.

Just for the record sloyd, or slöyd as it is correctly spelled, is not a system but the Swedish word for things made by hand. For instance “hemslöyd” which covers anything made by hand at home, woodwork, weaving, knitting, sewing, you name it.

But apart from that the book is full of plans for classic woodwork projects – Ted

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Do-it-yourself woodwork project from Popular Mechanics, June 1939.

Plans and description in JPG and PDF format here

Tear yourself away from the computer and head for the workshop
😉 – Ted

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Do-it-yourself project from Popular Mechanics, October 1937.

Plans and description in JPG and PDF here

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Do-it-yourself project from Popular Mechanics, September 1939

With a reeded, column motif, this table is keeping with the modern trend in design, and if desired, it can be reduced in size to make a smoking stand, or enlarged to make a corner cabinet.

Plans and description in
JPG and PDF format
here

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The simplicity of this smartly styled occasional table makes it particularly appealing to the craftsman who work with hand tools.

Plans and description in
jpg and pdf format here

DIY project from Popular Mechanics,June 1940

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This magazine rack permits the magazines to lie flat on three receding shelves which makes it easy to select them.

Plans and descriptions in jpg and pdf format here

DIY project from Popular Mechanics, March 1941

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Your delicate china and other such treasured pieces of art glass antique ceramics and porcelain will be protected from dust and damage when displayed in a wall cabinet with sliding glass doors such as the one shown to the left here.
This cabinet was made from mahogany but any other suitable wood may be used.

Description and plans in jpg and pdf format here

DIY project from Popular Mechanics September 1958

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The multiple usefulness of the “wagon seat” type of tray, with one side open for convenient serving was discovered long ago, and such trays have been popular ever since. One of these trays give a real helping hand when serving guests in the living room or out on the lawn.

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Bookcase with magazine rack

Woodwork project from Popular Mechanics April 1945
A nifty little bookcase project for you here. Note the magazine rack that swings out when you need it and swings back when you’re finished. Good basic thinking!

Drawings & instruction
in JPG and PDF
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Here’s a nice project for dads and granddads, a sturdy toy truck strong enough to hold a small child. You build it in a couple of hours.

Plans and description in
PDF and JPG format
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Every home needs a capacious bathroom cabinet. The one shown above is easily made, convenient to use and much larger than usual. Drawing, instructions both in JPG and downloadable PDF here

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popular science may 1936 1Bookshelves are excellent home workshop or school shop projects White pine is desirable for a Colonial effect, but the shelves may also be made of such cabinet woods as mahogany, walnut, or maple.

Drawings and instructions
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Here’s a DIY plan based on an old fashioned farmhouse yard bench. In PDF format this time. There are hundreds of variations of these simple benches. Just about one for every farm. This is a new one, but an exact copy. Benches like this were either painted or given a few coats of a mix of linseed oil and turpentine.

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