Unfortunately for the modern student of tradition, Moxon’s manuscripts are written in Early Modern English. While much of the vocabulary has remained unchanged it can be difficult to grasp and digest the information the first time through. For that reason I have provided Moxon’s original text below along with my transcription into Modern English. At each original page break you will see a thumbnail, clicking the thumbnail will bring up a scan of the original text. I’ve also included supplemental pictures where I felt it was most efficacious for illustrating the material.
Pt 1 - The Art of Joinery
Pt 2 - Manner of Plaining and Trying
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*Moxon Manuscript courtesy of the Univeristy Of Michigan
*Images of Old Coins courtesy Colchester Treasure Hunters