A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

By Eric Sloane

The specific wisdom of which wooden is fitted to which activity, the prepared id of local timber, the reverence for wooden, the instinctive wisdom that wooden can hot the soul in addition to the physique -- those virtues of a bygone age are revived in Eric Sloane's striking paintings. seriously illustrated, with a bit on id of approximately sixty local bushes, A REVERENCE FOR wooden offers an illuminating view of the source that made attainable a lot of the early payment of North the US.

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Buttonwood trees (24 cords firewood taken from tops) . 244 $ 396 15 10 3 10 12 20 5 5 72 multiplied by 40 years' harvests . ... . ... .. .. . $15,840 deduct the cost of wire rails ... .. . .. . ... .. . .. 1,751 to the credit of live tree posts and wire fence in 50 years . .... $14,089 53 "Besides this great earning," the account goes on, "the soil around the fence will benefit by shade and the falling of leaves and twigs. Whoever might wish to see a wire fence of this plan may observe its benefits at R.

But during the summer they peddled berries in basswood boxes which were made in the nearby village of Milton. They wanted basswood to bring to the box-maker, who would reimburse them for the raw material by giving them a few finished boxes. Jonathan understood. He held out his hand with five fingers spread. "Five basswood trees," he said. "You take them. No berries. " With much bowing and many gestures of gratitude, the four men departed. By the time of the Civil War, boxes were machine-made, and America had started its amazing career of packaging.

I always thought a shake was a rough shingle. It still is, in the southern Appalachians where Elizabethan English persists. " Whereas New Englanders would "rive" their shingles with a froe, down south they would "shake" them. In New England and New York, people call a split in timber a "check," but this only originated from a Dutch mispronunciation of the old word "shake," to split. I learned, too, that there are several kinds of wood shakes, and I have tried to define them in my drawings. These splits or clefts are started by a too rapid loss of sap during seasoning, which causes an unequal contraction between the inner and outer part of the piece of wood.

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