Note: Here at Lost Art Press we spare no expense in sending Jeff Burks to the far reaches of the globe, searching through mythic dungeons and archives to uncover the most amazing information regarding the art of Woodworking. On one such expedition Jeff was in the dark and dank basement of Roy Underhill’s workshop where he discovered a loose floorboard. Encrusted by 30 years of wood shavings, he uncovered an Oak box which gave evidence of a mystic secret society of woodworkers. This vast group was run by a three-fingered shop teacher by the name of Daniel McDara. The writings to his minions were called The History of Wood. Jeff was able to retrieve this record and is now able to share it here. It is sometimes difficult to decipher, but to preserve the integrity of the find, the history has been left in its original format. Obviously hand scrawled, but filled with arcane secrets of the craft. I should also point out that this group appears to have been involved with doing demonstrations of some sort, and the “Military” that is being referred to are re-enactors, not our armed forces.