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Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field, maker and baker, invite you into the
artisan tradition. First, build a masonry oven out of mud. Then mix
flour and water for real bread abetter than anything you can buy.a
Total cost? Hardly more than a baking stone a and it can cook
everything else, from 2-minute pizza to holiday fowl, or a weekas
Excellent manual for the beginner explains how to make five different sundials. Includes templates pre-calculated for latitude. Few tools are needed to make dial more accurate locally than standard time.
Roy Underhill is America's best-known master of traditional
woodcraft. Creator of the popular PBS series "The Woodwright's
Shop," Roy has inspired millions--from professional craftsman to
armchair woodworker--with his talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
Wooden puzzles are great projects both for the woodworker who builds them and for the end user who'll derive hours of pleasure trying to solve them. They can be built from scraps of wood with just a few tools that any hobbyist woodworker will have in his or her shop. The key to successful puzzle-making is in maintaining a high level of accuracy so that puzzles go together (and come apart) smoothly and satisfyingly. Menold explains how to build a number of jigs that will allow you to make wooden puzzles to the same exacting tolerances that this master puzzle maker achieves with his collection of classic puzzles.
Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings for creating 25 charming little wind-driven toys--from the simple Baking a Pie whirligig to the Woman at the Computer to a variety of weathervanes. All are excellent woodworking projects because they're easy to do, inexpensive, and--most of all--they're fun! For all levels of ability. 98 black-and-white illustrations.
A woodland craftsman's workshop should bring immense pleasure and the tools and devices that furnish it are unique to woodland work and have formed the heritage of woodland crafts that we have today. Following on from his successful book Woodland Craft, woodsman Ben Law explains what makes a good workshop, outlines the key tools needed, gives information on how to sharpen them and shows us how to make an array of fascinating devices from scratch. Projects include: peeling jig, pole lathe, woodsman's grip, cleaving brake 16 step-by-step woodland device projects Beautiful photography and illustrations A foundation book for every green woodworker to use as reference Coupled with interesting titbits of historical and practical information, this is an invaluable guide for every green woodworker.
The best table and chair projects from America's premier woodworking magazine are now together in one book. This collection of projects from the pages of Fine Woodworking will walk the reader through the process of building elegant works of furniture with the clear instruction and comprehensive drawings that Fine Woodworking is known for. The projects, designed by some of America's best woodworkers, will help build skills and result in furniture worthy of being passed down for generations. Included are projects that cover a broad range of styles, ensuring something for every taste. With such a wide range of furniture types covered this book will include something to appeal to every woodworker.
From one of "Fine Homebuilding's" best-loved authors, Larry Haun, comes a unique story that looks at American home building from the perspective of twelve houses he has known intimately. Part memoir, part cultural history, "A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses" takes the reader house by house over an arc of 100 years. Along with period photos, the author shows us the sod house in Nebraska where his mother was born, the frame house of his childhood, the production houses he built in the San Fernando Valley, and the Habitat for Humanity homes he devotes his time to now. It's an engaging read written by a veteran builder with a thoughtful awareness of what was intrinsic to home building in the past and the many ways it has evolved. Builders and history lovers will appreciate his deep connection to the natural world, yearning for simplicity, respect for humanity, and evocative notion of what we mean by "home."
Rare architects' catalog includes dozens of authentic designs. Detailed descriptions of special features, dimensions, costs, etc. 231 b/w illus.
This volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy to use reference for homeowners covering all home wiring situations from the most basic to advanced. The only projects not covered are those that should be left to professionals. This highly visual book focused on real world situations faced by homeowners and real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong. What is unique about this wiring guide is that it is easy to find the project and the information on how to tackle it. Intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material in the book relevant to the reader's situation. The authoritative advice is provided by a professional electrician and presented in text and photos by veteran home-improvement writer, Mike Litchfield.
This book is comprised of 25 recent, do-it-yourself articles for designing and building bookcases, cabinets, and built-ins. Accomplished carpenters and woodworkers offer richly detailed expert advice for true insiders' tips. As more people turn their focus towards home and a "DIY" mentality, this guide will provide readers with welcome inspiration. It's a universal need - more storage. This all-new collection of 25 how-to articles from recent issues of "Fine Homebuilding" and "Fine Woodworking" magazines will inspire carpenters, woodworkers, and DIY-ers of all skill levels to create practical yet beautiful units for keeping life straight. Sturdy and attractive is the theme that runs through each project, including a multitude of bookcases, entertainment center built-ins, mudroom clutter busters, and custom kitchen cabinets.
Still the Undisputed Champion of Router How-to Books More than 10 years after its original publication, WOODWORKING WITH THE ROUTER remains the most highly regarded--and best-selling--router manual available. Clear, comprehensive, and readable, it's packed with the techniques and tricks you'll need to unleash your router's incredible potential. All that and more is covered in this expanded, thoroughly revised and updated edition. Hundreds of large, clear photos and drawings--now in full color--show you everything you need to know about using a router productively and safely. The information is specific, tested, and accurate, making this crackerjack manual almost as indispensable as the router itself!
As a tribute to Tage Frid who passed away in 2004, combined with the 30th anniversary of The Taunton Press, this three-volume slipcase set is the most complete, authoritative guide to woodworking for readers of all skill levels. The books in the slipcase include: ""Book 1: Joinery,"" ""Book 2: Shaping, Veneering, Finishing,"" and ""Book 3: Furnituremaking,"" The techniques illustrated in these books are demonstrated step by step, with clarity and organization that allows readers to understand and carry out virtually any woodworking project. This is a limited edition.
This is a new addition to the popular Complete Illustrated Guide series, covering all there is to know about jigs and fixtures. It is an essential and popular element of woodworking. It includes over 800 photographs and 50 illustrations. This book, in the Complete Illustrated Guide format covers jigs and fixtures, a subject of perennial interest to woodworkers. Jigs, simply put, are devices, sometimes shop-made but now often available commercially to enable woodworkers to do something more than once. For example, some jigs are fences that ensure straight cuts or templates capable of guiding tools to create a certain shape time after time. Woodworkers love jigs and fixtures for the same reason they are drawn to woodworking: designing them is about figuring out how to do something. All woodworkers are secretly engineers and inventors, and jig design and construction is a way to indulge that need. Simple or elaborate, jigs are an essential part of woodworking. This book, authored by prominent woodworking author Sandor Nagyszalanczy, is organized according to function. This approach allows woodworkers to either build the jig exactly as shown or modify it to suit a wide variety of purposes.
Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home
With "DIY Wood Pallet Projects," you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like:
The fun and easy way to repair anything and everything around the
There are countless ways to join two pieces of wood (nails, dowels, biscuits, mortise and tenon, dovetails, to name but a few), but in recent years pocket hole joinery has been growing in popularity mainly because it is a simple technique to master and the tooling available guarantees a strong joint every time.
Pocket screw joinery makes simple work of face frames, cabinets, and other applications where you want to hide the fasteners. The pocket hole jig, usually a stepped drill bit and guide bushing, drills an angled hole though the end of a piece of wood. A pocket screw, similar to a wide pan-head screw, is then driven through the hole into the mating piece of wood making a strong, tight joint. The advantage is that you are driving the screw through the end grain, similar to toe-nailing into the side grain.
The 8 projects in this book range from a simple picture frame, through a bathroom vanity, to furniture projects such as a bed, end table, and dresser. Furniture maker Mark Edmundson explains the basics of pocket hole joinery, helps you select the right jig for the job, shows how to use pocket screws with dowels and biscuits, and explains why clamping is the most important part of the assembly. It s a complete course in pocket hole joinery, with 8 great projects to show for it.
One of the best investments any owner can make to add value to their home is to renovate a kitchen. New cabinets and fresh countertops can make a world of difference. Both are surprisingly easy to install as detailed in this integrated book/DVD video by professional cabinetmaker Gregory Paolini. Through a comprehensive, multimedia approach he shows exactly how to do it yourself, from choosing the right cabinetry and countertop materials to preparing the site for easy installation. There's valuable direction for installing both wall and base cabinets so they're level and square, as well as perfecting side panels and trim around the cabinets. The author's foolproof methods apply to both stock and custom cabinets, giving readers plenty of options--both high-end and economical--for updating their kitchens. Step-by-step text, photos, sidebars, and "WorkSmart" tips will go a long way in getting the new look just right.
Ever thought about transforming that rusty old item in the garage into something awesome to impress your dinner guests, or fancied refurbishing the random old dining chair in the shed but don't have the tools or know-how? Discover your inner design genius, find out where to find great scrap items and learn techniques on how to transform them into great designs with this stylish eco-friendly book by Dragon's Den entrepreneur and TV presenter Max McMurdo. Step away from the chipboard and venture out of your comfort zone into a glorious world of doodles, sanding, waxing, stunning colours and the satisfaction of telling people, "I made that!" You don't have to own expensive tools or have any previous experience. Some of the projects involve only a few simple steps and can be completed within an hour, whereas others may take the best part of a weekend and combine several different materials, techniques and tools. Whichever project you choose the most important thing is to have fun and remember design is all about experimenting and learning - and not about always getting it right!
Giving a hand-carved Christmas ornament or gift is as much fun as it is to make one. This compilation of favorite Christmas carving projects from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated includes projects and patterns for delightful carvings made from clothespins, caricature ornaments, a Christmas stocking, whittled pencils that make great gifts, a folk art tree topper, an evergreen tree with painting instructions, lovely earrings and much more. And of course, there are many Santa projects as well. Handcarved Christmas's projects and patterns are from some of carving's leading experts including Shawn Cipa, Floyd Rhadigan, Chris Pye, Don Dearolf, Rick Jensen, Robert Biermann, and Sandy Smith. There's a project inside this Best of Woodcarving Illustrated collection for everyone, from beginners to advanced craftsmen. With step-by-step instructions and color photos, readers are guaranteed a very merry carving experience.
Find everything you need to know to begin woodworking in this compact visual guide. Master all essential techniques, including every aspect of joinery. Discover all the tools for working wood and how to use them safely and effectively. Practise your craft and create beautiful handmade pieces of furniture through a series of tried-and-tested projects. With its visually driven approach, using Woodwork Step by Step is like being at a carpentry class with the tutor by your side. Tool use, techniques, and projects are broken down into short steps with crystal clear photography demonstrating detailed instructions. With this book as your constant workshop companion, you'll learn all the carpentry skills needed to become a master craftsman, from planing a face edge to creating a dovetail joint, handling a jigsaw, and applying finishes. A series of inspiring projects, gradually increasing in difficulty, will enable you to hone your skills and produce attractive, practical objects for the home - from a simple coat rack to a wall cabinet and a freestanding bookcase. Each project comes with fully measured out plans, a list of tools and materials, and exploded diagrams to show how it all fits together. You will also find a handy visual directory of all major wood types and veneers, explaining what they are best used for and with tips on how to work with them. Get crafting with this complete fine carpentry course in one book.
Tiling is one of the most popular DIY projects among homeowners. Relatively affordable as DIY projects go, tiling is also one of the most popular among homeowners. New tile can cover a multitude of sins and transform a space, from tiny entry to spacious kitchen, in a matter of hours, if it's done properly. This book presents all of the information needed to take on a tiling project from start to finish, including planning and layout, installation and upkeep - from tiling a kitchen counter or outdoor patio, to installing glass block in a shower, on a curve. From "The For Pros By Pros series", this book delivers pro-rated instruction guaranteed to get the job done right the first time.
This title offers over 300 timeless, shop-tested tips and techniques for woodworkers of every skill level, taken from the experts at "Fine Woodworking" magazine. Woodworkers are always on the lookout for clever tips or new twists on techniques. That's why "Fine Woodworking" magazine has such broad appeal; every issue is filled with expert advice on how to become better at the craft. This book brings together nearly 350 shop-tested tips, from storage solutions and surface preparation; to milling lumber and power-tool strategies; and, to insights into clamping, gluing, sharpening, finishing and more. This collection of great woodworking ideas is sure to become a quintessential reference book.
Dogpatch, Arkansas carver gives detailed instructions and
illustrations for ten delightful projects -- Rufus and Sadie,
Bootsie the cow, banjo player, "Ozark Trail's End," "revenooers,"
and more. Includes illustrated general carving instructions. 22
drawings and 47 photographs altogether. .,."one of the better
(books) around on wood-carving..."--"Indianapolis News,"
Wiring and Lighting provides a comprehensive guide to DIY wiring around the home. It sets out the regulations and legal requirements surrounding electrical installation work, giving clear guidelines that will enable the reader to understand what electrical work they are able to carry out, and what the testing and certification requirements are once the work is completed. Through step-by-step diagrams and photos, the book covers wiring for a wide range of tasks by examining the components of electrical systems and installations, including: different types of circuits; types of cables and cable installation under floors and through joists; isolating, earthing and bonding; accessory boxes and fixings; voltage bands; detailed advice on safety such as manual handling, working at height and electrical shock risk. Finally, schedules for inspection, testing and certification, and relevant sections of the Building Regulations are covered. Wiring and Lighting is fully updated in line with the 18th edition wiring regulations.
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