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Title: Woodworking for beginners; a manual for amateurs
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Wheeler, Charles G. (Charles Gardner), 1855-1946
Subjects: Carpentry Woodwork
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's sons
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390a. Laying clapboards, unlike shingling, is begun at the top. Laythe upper row by a line, as in shingling, keeping the clapboardsin place by a few nails in the upper part only. Then slip theclapboards for the next row up from underneath under the firstrow until only the desired amount of the clapboards is exposed.The first row can then be firmly nailed near the lower edge withclapboard nails. This will hold the next row in position whilethe third row is i)Ut in pla(:e, and so on. The thin edge of o - 1 Wood-Working for Beginners the upper row can be finally covered with a strip of board ormoulding. The clapboarding can be continued to the verybottom of the house. If, however, a water-table is used at thebottom, the lower edge of the bottom row of clapboards shouldbe slightly bevelled to fit closely down ^n the slanting upper edgeof the water-table. Be careful to lay the clapboards in line andat equal distances apart, as variations in the alignment are quite
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noticeable. Examine the clapboards of any house on whichthey are used. In arranging them break joints at the ends, thatIS, do not have the joints of one row directly under, or very near,those of the rows above and below. Do not saw the ends byeye. Mark them accurately with the try-square and knife andsaw them carefully with a fine saw, trying to make as close jointsas possible. A fair quality of clapboards should be used, but a few defectsnear the thin edges which are to be covered may do no seriousharm for such structures as these. Simple Summer Cottages 275 When you begin to attempt more ambitious structures,such as modest summer cottages for camping in vacations,for hunting- or fishing-lodges, or for family use,—suchhouses as are often undertaken by older boys or men witha taste for amateur carpentry,—there are a number of thingsto be considered before beginning to do any actual work. Do not begin a house you cannot pay for. If you find

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