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From Tree to Sea

£90.00

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From Tree to Sea - The building of a wooden steam drifter.
Ted Frost - Author
Suffolk. Terence Dalton Limited, 1985. pp 179.

Dust jacket in very good as-new condition with no chips, creases or tears; half-tone illustration of a steam drifter skeleton.
Immaculate tan boards with gilt titles to spine. Owner bookplate on paste down and two handwritten rhyming verses on flysheet, (quotations from published works.)

This is the story of how to build a forty ton ship, starting with a few oak trees and some old tools. Written by a seafarer and craftsman the book has something of the love story about it; the specialised tools involved have been drawn in pencil, as have the various joints, techniques etc. If you felt inclined you could actually do it, given time. Some of the drawings are wonderful - complicated fanning around the keel, correct way to caulk the deck using two threads of oakum, etc.

In 'From Tree To Sea', Ted Frost, who was apprenticed as a shipwright in 1916, tells in detail with the aid of his own drawings how a wooden steam fishing boat was built in one particular shipyard at the time he began to learn his trade.

All is wonderful. Leave this on your coffee table and wait for your guests to pick it up and turn the pages.

Item details

Author(s):
Frost, Ted
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1992 reprint of second edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861380339
ISBN-13:
9780861380336
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
Terence Dalton
Title:
From Tree to Sea, the Building of a Wooden Steam Drifter

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From Tree to Sea - The building of a wooden steam drifter.
Ted Frost - Author
Suffolk. Terence Dalton Limited, 1985. pp 179.

Dust jacket in very good as-new condition with no chips, creases or tears; half-tone illustration of a steam drifter skeleton.
Immaculate tan boards with gilt titles to spine. Owner bookplate on paste down and two handwritten rhyming verses on flysheet, (quotations from published works.)

This is the story of how to build a forty ton ship, starting with a few oak trees and some old tools. Written by a seafarer and craftsman the book has something of the love story about it; the specialised tools involved have been drawn in pencil, as have the various joints, techniques etc. If you felt inclined you could actually do it, given time. Some of the drawings are wonderful - complicated fanning around the keel, correct way to caulk the deck using two threads of oakum, etc.

In 'From Tree To Sea', Ted Frost, who was apprenticed as a shipwright in 1916, tells in detail with the aid of his own drawings how a wooden steam fishing boat was built in one particular shipyard at the time he began to learn his trade.

All is wonderful. Leave this on your coffee table and wait for your guests to pick it up and turn the pages.

Author(s):
Frost, Ted
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1992 reprint of second edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861380339
ISBN-13:
9780861380336
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
Terence Dalton
Title:
From Tree to Sea, the Building of a Wooden Steam Drifter

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