A History of Wood Engraving: The Original Edition by Douglas Percy Bliss

By Douglas Percy Bliss

Housed within the British Museum is a 1300-year-old chinese language manuscript with a dead ringer for Buddha drawn in flowing black traces. This, in keeping with A historical past of wooden Engraving, is the oldest recognized woodcut and the start line for this full of life historical past of the paintings shape. for centuries, wooden engraving was once the first technique of illustrating books in France, Italy, and the Netherlands.  within the 16th century, the German grasp Durer introduced engraving to new inventive heights. when you consider that then, ratings of precise originals have placed their very own stamp in this distinctive splendidly expressive shape. a regular within the field, A historical past of wooden Engraving offers any artwork lover a trove of desirable information—from engraving thoughts, to artist biographies, to non-public commentary—all expertly defined by way of Douglas Percy Bliss, a popular painter and engraver in his personal correct. the writer strikes the tale all of the solution to sleek instances, with a last bankruptcy on fresh masters and the way forward for engraving.

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Reverse the fixture, set the saw blade to 10° and remove the waste, leaving the tails. You will need to clean up the corner of the pins with a chisel. 58 70598 I project 08 054-061 new 9/4/08 8:23 PM Page 59 step 4 • Cut the bevels on the top of the ends A. Note that the tails need to be cleaned up in the corners. You can do this easily with a chisel. Drill the 3 ⁄ 4" seating holes for the flat washers on the insides of the ends A to a depth of 3 ⁄ 8", then drill the 1 ⁄ 4" through-holes for the bolts in the tops of the ends.

Lay out the dovetail slots for the front rails E on the insides of the side panels, then make a simple jig as shown to guide the router when cutting the stopped slots. step 3 • Using the same dovetail router bit, cut the tails on the ends of the front rails E. ) Note the use of a scrap piece of wood to stabilize the rail. step 5 • Glue the back panel D into the grooves in the sides A. I let the cabinet hang over the bench so the tongue on the bottom of the back panel could stand proud of the sides.

X 23/4" x 18" cleat P front of center divider line of cabinet side Center divider detail Drawer pull detail 31/2" back top rail center divider cleat P 3/8" 3/4" x 11/4" cleats N (2) 3/4" x 71/8" center divider F 5/8" 35° 1/8" line of cabinet bottom panel front rails E 3/4" line of drawer fronts 7/8" top B divider F 371/2" 211/2" 1" 31/2" drawer front G (2) drawer pulls M (2) 67/8" 3/4" rails E (3) drawer front H 67/8" 3" stile typ. 1/4" flat panel typ. 1/2" back D 3/4" 373/4" drawer front J 71/4" side A (2) 3/4" drawer front K drawer pulls L (3) 73/4" 4" 3/4" bottom C 4" 21" 36" Dimensions account for an 1/8" gap at top and bottom of each drawer front.

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