This course in woodwork is intended for use by pupils who have had no previous experience with wood-working tools. It is planned to develop the subject in a systematic manner in harmony with well established pedagogic principles. The lessons consist of instruction in tool usage, followed by a large variety of designs for articles useful in the home. The first lessons should be thoroughly mastered so that the interest and progress in construction will be genuine and of educational value. 'it is no waste of time or interest to learn by use of study pieces the fundamental tool Operations. Such a plan if properly followed will result not only in far larger educational value, but also in deeper interest and 'a better display of finished articles. The advantages of using a complete, definite text are beyond the belief of those teachers of shop work who depend upon oral instruction or the use of reference works. The use of this text has not only demonstrated the advisability of using a text as a matter of economy of the teacher's time, but has also demonstrated that with this text the pupils will accomplish as much in the sixth grade as we have heretofore without this aid expected of the eighth grade; while in the eighth grade as much value is received as by other means could be gained in first year high school.