This book was published by Mother Earth News. It has a magazine type format. It almost looks like a compilation of some of their articles. It's really a hodge podge.
It covers nail,nut and bolt sizing, antique tools, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical parts,cordage, trims and moulding, etc...There are project plans in the back for building a high chair, shaker lap desk, medicine cabinet. An easy design for a quilt rack I've been thinking about. I'm making a copy of that.