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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

You can download the book in pdf format here –> pdf_thumb

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Who hasn’t played table hockey at one time or another? It’s great fun, and you may have noticed how simple the “rink” really is. So why go out and buy a ready-made when you can make one yourself! With its small number of parts and simple joints, this is a great project for those with beginner level skills. You’ll gain experience in making dados and rabbets with a table saw, laying out and making parts from a template and doing multicolour staining prior to assembly and finishing. So go ahead and build, shoot and score!

Plans and description in puff HERE

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Summer is here, at least on my side of the blue planet so it’s time to don the Bermuda shorts and head for the croquet field. And what better to play with than a set you’ve made yourself – Plans in pdf format HERE

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789_shaker_workbenchCountry-style furniture has been the most popular furniture in this country for decades. It is easy to understand why. Besides its look being visually pleasing and compatible with just about any home setting, it is also very functional. This handsome piece, which is inspired by the past, proves the point. Though the original served as a light-duty workbench in a Shaker community, its good looks makes this piece a welcome addition in just about any room. In a dining room, it will serve handily when entertaining and, if used in the living room, it is a conversation piece. Or you may prefer to simply use it in your workroom for light-duty tasks such as crafts and painting.

Plans and work descriptions here –> 789_shaker_workbench2

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Plans and description in pdf format HERE

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Plans and description in jpg and pdf format HERE

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A do-it-yourself project published in Popular Mechanics in July, 1948

Ideal for  the naturalist, archaeologist or anyone who must do documentary work in the field, this folding desk-and-stool combination provides substantial writing surface along with comparative comfort. The desk folds into a compact case for travelling. In addition to containing all the the essential writing equipment, it also carries a three drawer stool.

Description and plans in
jpg and pdf format
HERE

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page_ill A modern desk with ample drawer space and an extension leaf to add to the working space. Build this one of walnut and mahogany, but less expensive woods can be used and the desk enamelled to match your interior decoration.

Description and plans
in jpg and pdf HERE

Modern might be an exaggeration as the plans are from April 1950 and was published in Popular Science 😉

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You’ll want to be ready for that new arrival and if the blessed event is your first and there is no hand-me-down crib to use, why not surprise mom and the new infant with a cradle? You have a choice of two designs, one traditionally colonial, the other a novel portable one that rocks in a sturdy floor stand and doubles as a car bed.

Description and plans
in jpg and pdf
HERE

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page_illStimulating tidiness in habits in youngsters and even older persons, these two shoe racks are a sturdy construction and neat in appearance. The boot design can be scroll-sawed from scrap pieces of plywood, which is strong enough for smaller shoes, while the other one detailed is of heavier stock. If you do not wish to mortise the foot to take a tenon at the end of the side piece a simpler method is shown.

Descriptions and plans
in jpg and pdf
HERE

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Woodwork project from Popular Mechanics, September 1937

A nice DIY project for displaying a few choice dishes and providing a gay colour note in the breakfast room, hall or kitchen. This little wall cabinet and plate rack steps right up to fill your needs – Instructions and plans in JPG and PDF here

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Woodwork project from
Popular Mechanics, January 1960

If you got a small home workshop with limited space, you will love this strong and sturdy, yet completely collapsible sawhorse. Though collapsible, the sawhorse is designed so that there is no sacrifice in utility or strength.

Drawings and instructions in
JPG and PDF format
here

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Full set of porch furniture, table, chairs and two-seater bench in a typical early 1940s style found in a Popular Mechanics from May 1941.

Plans in full size jpg’s and in downloadable PDF format here

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Article from the March 1955 edition of “Popular Mechanics”
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Sound, dry and seaworthy, Ju-Be is a lot of boat for the money and time required to build it. Ju-Be is three pieces of marine plywood, two chines, a keel, a seat and two side planks fastened together with screws and marine glue. It can be rowed, poled or driven by an outboard motor if fitted with a suitable transom.

Drawing and work description here

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