I’ve always been surprised how hard it is to find Joseph Moxon’s “Mechanick Exercises” in the public domain. A few years ago I stumbled on a. Mechanick Exercises: Or The Doctrine Of Handy-Works, was written, printed and published as a serial by Joseph Moxon between & and the. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (17th Century English Crafts) MOXON, Joseph. Mechanick Exercises or The Doctrine of Handy-Works. Praeger Publishers.
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I found my copy on Google Books which appears to be the same scan from the University of Michigan.
Joseph Moxon – Wikipedia
In Januaryhe was appointed hydrographer to the King, despite his Puritan background. The link is for the section on joinery.
Of Chissels of several Sorts. Of the Square, and its Use. Industrial arts — Early works to To Frame two Quarters Square into one another. Of Carpenters Chissels in general. Reese Yontz RRYontz says: Joseph Moxon 8 August — February hydrographer to Charles II mocon, was an English printer specialising in mathematical books and maps, a maker of globes and mathematical instrumentsand mathematical lexicographer.
Of the Ten-foot Rod, and thereby to measure and describe the Ground-plot. The making of Screws and Nuts. He specialized in the printing mechajick maps and charts, and in the production of globes, and mathematical instruments made of paper. Of Brazing and Soldering. An Explanation of Terms used in Carpentry. Of Twisting of the Iron.
A few years ago I stumbled on a link from that HathiTrust and totally forgot about it. InMoxon visited Amsterdam and commissioned the engraving of globe-printing mechnick, and by the end of the year was selling large celestial and terrestrial globes in a new business venture. Very cool scratched mouldings that are rare today. Of setting up a Smith’s Forge. Another way exerfises describe the same.
Of setting up the Carcass. Of the Draw-knife, and its use.
The Use of the Plow. Moxon theorized that the Arctic was ice free, and warmed by twenty-four hours mdchanick sunlight in the summer. Of Turning Flat Boards.
In Novemberhe became the first tradesman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Of Chusing and Boiling Glew. Between the ages of around 9 and 11, Moxon accompanied his father, James Moxon, to Delft and Rotterdam where he was printing English Bibles.
Of the Legs, or Stiles. Of Grooving Hooks, and Grooving Tools.
While doing some research on S. May 14, at 7: Of the Glew-pot marked F in Plate 5.
Mechanick exercises, or, The doctrine of handy-works by Joseph Moxon.
Bound uniformly with a copy of vol. The Rules and manner of Cutting Worms upon great Screws. And first of the Ax. Of the several Heats Smiths take of their Iron. Of the Drug, and its use.
Printed for Joseph Moxon on the west-side of Fleet-ditch, at the sign of Atlas. Scantlins of Timber for the other two Sorts of Houses.
Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! The Names and Uses of Tools relating to Tyling. His shop at this time was on Ludgate Hill; afterwards, init was ‘on the west side of Fleet Ditch,’ but always ‘at the sign of Atlas.
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