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The Resource The craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter, by Jimmy Carter

The craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter, by Jimmy Carter

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The craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter
Title
The craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter
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by Jimmy Carter
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Language
eng
Summary
When Jimmy Carter was a boy he helped break the land with a mule-drawn plow. It was slow and tedious work. But, "looking back at the end of a day and seeing how much cropland had been prepared for planting," he says, "I enjoyed a sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaciton, knowing that I had done all that was humanly possible, even as a young boy, and had left behind me the visible proof of my work." He continues: "I still have similar emotions while working in my woodshop. Periods of drudgery that come with the repetitive use of chisel, drawknife, spokeshave, plane, rasp, scraper, sandpaper, or paint brush fade into relative insignificance when I can examine the result of my labor. The excitement of an original design, the meticulous detail of precise measurements, the characteristics of the chosen wood, the heft and beauty of the hand tools - some of them ancient in deisgn - are all positive aspects of crafting a piece of furniture. I like to see what I have done, what I have made. The pleasure does not fade as the years go by ; in fact, with age my diminished physical strength has eliminated some of the formerly competing hobbies and made woodworking even more precious to me. The basic purpose of this book is to show the reader that even those with limited talent can develop adequate skills to produce worthwhile things. The entire process, from learning to creating, can be enjoyable. There is no limit to the skill that woodworkers can seek, and a few may uncover a level of artistry that is professionally beneficial
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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1924-
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Carter, Jimmy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Mercer University Press
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  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Habitat for Humanity International, Inc
  • Habitat for Humanity International, Inc
  • Furniture making
  • Workmanship
  • Trees
  • Furniture making
  • Trees
  • Workmanship
  • Plains (Ga.)
  • Georgia
Label
The craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter, by Jimmy Carter
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Green wood -- Joinery -- Foreign travel -- A day in Plains -- Where my furniture goes -- Habitat for Humanity -- Plains -- Trees -- Catalog -- Index of images
Control code
1907093
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
12 unnumbered pages, 75 pages
Isbn
9780881466447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780881466447
  • (OCoLC)994315153
Label
The craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter, by Jimmy Carter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Green wood -- Joinery -- Foreign travel -- A day in Plains -- Where my furniture goes -- Habitat for Humanity -- Plains -- Trees -- Catalog -- Index of images
Control code
1907093
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
12 unnumbered pages, 75 pages
Isbn
9780881466447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780881466447
  • (OCoLC)994315153

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