Usage examples for carpentry

  1. Thompson's list is a splendid comparison of the tools needed in actual practice, as opposed to the tools suggested by Nicholson in his treatise on carpentry or those shown in the catalogues of the toolmakers. – Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 by Peter C. Welsh
  2. He himself used to dwell with an amount of complacency on the skill acquired in carpentry during these intervals of involuntary leisure, and on the practical results to himself from that skill, not only in the way of pastime, but in the form of hard cash for personal necessities. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  3. Even to hammer with precision is no easy matter, as every one who has tried to learn carpentry will admit. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  4. It had obviously been put together with small concern for the fine points of carpentry and none whatever for appearance. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  5. It was at once a solid and well- designed piece of carpentry and I did not seek to conceal my admiration. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  6. See here, you don't mean to quit your profession and take to carpentry do you? – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  7. The clergyman did most of the talking; but now and then the old gentleman in the velvet cap interposed a question about the church at home, its architecture, the materials it was built of, and so forth; or about Taffy's own work, his carpentry his apprenticeship with Mendarva the Smith. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. On arriving before the place, September 3, 1346, Edward immediately had built all round it, says Froissart, houses and dwelling- places of solid carpentry and arranged in streets as if he were to remain there for ten or twelve years, for his intention was not to leave it winter or summer, whatever time and whatever trouble he must spend and take. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  9. In the middle of the room a round table of his own vigorous carpentry stood on a panther skin; and on this lay some copy books in which he had just set new copies for his children; a handful of goosequills to be fashioned into pens for them; the proceedings of the Democratic Society, freshly added to this evening; copies of the Kentucky Gazette containing essays by the political leaders of the day on the separation of Kentucky from the Union and the opening of the Mississippi to its growing commerce- among them some of his own, stately and academic, signed " Cato the Younger." – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  10. The school, in relays, learned wood- carving here, and carpentry and clay modelling, and any other crafts which made too much mess inside the form rooms or the gymnasium. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  11. Wood was abundant in the old days, and unskilful hands had done the work; so the boxes were but clumsy specimens of carpentry and deep enough, it seemed, to hold sand for all the long winter through. – Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories by Mrs. Woods Baker
  12. Painting and carpentry are the soul of masque. – Shakespeare in the Theatre by William Poel
  13. Independent of the brick work, for the carpentry of these additional buildings, I know he is to pay fifteen hundred dollars. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  14. Only think how charmingly picturesque to eyes wearied with the costly masonry or carpentry of the bridges at home! – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  15. Other people achieve the same results by drinking, or breeding rabbits, or doing amateur carpentry – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  16. Others said, if they were muscular, that they could not be Indians; still others remarked that it was not sculpture, but mere carpentry – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  17. House- carpentry is a trade like any other, and must be learned, and he had not spoken the truth when he said he understood it. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  18. Even in the hand tool trades, such as carpentry sheet metal work, cabinet making, and blacksmithing, the use of machines is constantly increasing. – Wage Earning and Education by R. R. Lutz
  19. There was no fire in the shack except that in the old rusty cook stove which she tended, and the cold made an easy entrance through the loose carpentry of the walls. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various