Next to woodworking, mathematics is my favorite subject.
Growing up and attending a technical school in the UK, where woodworking and engineering were required, I learned a great deal about techniques of both woodworking and engineering.
The book I am referring to is ‘The Manual of Carpentry and Woodworking’ by J. W. Riley published in 1905, it contains almost 1000 illustrations and runs to 500 pages, and is wonderful.
The book covers such topics as:
Mensuration of Carpentry and Joinery
Joints and Fastenings
Mechanics of Carpentry