Ranging from fairly easy to moderately difficult, this woodworking manual furnishes accurate reproductions of Civil War-era objects. Historical information about manufacturing and woodworking in the 19th century complements a discussion on standards, offering interested craftspeople all the relevant information to produce authentic replicas in the modern shop. Step-by-step instructions present a variety of projects - such as an officer's field desk, an ammunition box, a folding camp table, a lantern, and a camp chest - and a detailed history accompanies each item. With period photographs of the original items as well as modern images of re-enactors using the reproductions, this reference will appeal to both the woodworker and history buff.
A. J. Hamler is a woodworking editor and writer who has written articles for ""Handy,"" ""Wood Magazine,"" ""Woodshop News,"" ""Woodwork Magazine,"" and"" Woodworker's Journal."" He is the editor of ""The Collins Complete Woodworker,"" the author of several science fiction novels and short stories, and is a Civil War reenactor. He lives in Williamstown, West Virginia.