Occupations and Occupation Games

Occupations and Occupation Games

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...wooden hammers, spoons, mallets, and balls, toasting forks, gridirons, hat-racks, pannellings, jointings, and a host more of useful hand made objects. When we remember that the mass of children leaving our schools are destined to a routine of continual strife for comfortable existence, we must admit that any form of training, which reveals the secret of success by self-denial and self-help, is one which commends itself to a worthy consideration; and of the manner in which such exercises as we have alluded to will qualify the youth of the present generation to make progress in domestic felicity, when necessity compels a reliance upon their own resources, energies, and abilities, few will require enlightenment. These remarks are diverging from the main purpose of this volume, but they are offered as an apology, if such be required, or otherwise explanatory of the motives which actuate us when we venture to introduce some of the more novel forms of occupation, or new aspects of old forms. As belonging more or less to each, wire and cork work, as well as rustic work claim to be classed. 12. WIRE WORK. Wire work in some of its branches bears a resemblance to thread-laying, although the comparatively stubborn inflexibility of the material renders its manipulation not a very easy matter. For use in the early stages of the occupation, very fine steel or copper wire is recommended as the kind which is most easily worked. Likewise is the use of frames, although they may be dispensed with, an advantage to the young beginner. These consist each of a hollow wooden square, into the boundary of which are inserted pegs in close proximity, and at regular intervals. By the aid of this simple machine, various wire net-work patterns are easily executed, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932412
  • 9781236932419