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Spray Finishing Made Simple (Paperback): Jeff Jewitt Spray Finishing Made Simple (Paperback)
Jeff Jewitt
R554 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R175 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A technical topic is demystified in a multimedia approach enabling readers to achieve stunning results. The author is an established authority on the subject of wood finishing. It covers every aspect of spray finishing, from technique to troubleshooting and is for woodworkers of all skill levels. Woodworking finishes can make a good project great. Spray Finishing offers professional results far superior to brushing or other hand-applied methods. Jeff Jewitt is a well-known authority on finishing who combines his vast knowledge of the subject with the latest technology to produce this integrated book and DVD set. Jewitt explains how to choose equipment and demystifies the spray-finishing process. Through this unique multimedia approach, which includes detailed step-by-step instructions, photos and how-to video, readers learn where to safely spray finishes and how to troubleshoot and solve spray-finishing problems. Both the book and DVD cover a variety of spray systems, solvents, and waterborne finishing products.

Complete Guitar Repair (Paperback): Hideo Kamimoto Complete Guitar Repair (Paperback)
Hideo Kamimoto
R620 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R49 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a quick-reference general knowledge guide offering answers to questions such as: do you know who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995?; what is the capital of the Netherlands Antilles?; when was the telescope invented?; what is ablutophobia?; which countries are members of OPEC?; and whose saint's day is 11 February?

Make Your Own Kitchen Tools: Simple and Stylish Wooden Projects for Everyday Use (Paperback): David Picciuto Make Your Own Kitchen Tools: Simple and Stylish Wooden Projects for Everyday Use (Paperback)
David Picciuto
R531 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.): Harvey N Holzman Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.)
Harvey N Holzman
R2,393 Discovery Miles 23 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tom Wolfe Treasury of Patterns: 108 Animal Patterns (Paperback): Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe Treasury of Patterns: 108 Animal Patterns (Paperback)
Tom Wolfe
R270 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R40 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his long and creative career as a woodcarver, Tom Wolfe has created literally thousands of patterns. Many of them have appeared in his previous books, but many more have not. Now Tom's creative energy and talent is available in a series of books containing his previously unpublished patterns. The first of these books contains a variety of animals from dragons to mice, and pigs to raccoons. In all, 108 of Tom's animals are presented for the use of woodcarvers around the country. This will be the source of many hours of fun and productivity for the woodcarver, resulting in some charming and delightful creations.

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools (Paperback): Lonnie Bird Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools (Paperback)
Lonnie Bird
R661 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R207 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new addition to the popular Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide series, covering the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. It includes sections on safety and correct set-up. The author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood, Lonnie Bird now brings us Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools. Here the reader is given a step-by-step guide that covers the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. Along with over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, sections are included on correct set-up, safe use of machines, and skilful use of hand tools.

How to Build a Shed (Hardcover): Sally Coulthard How to Build a Shed (Hardcover)
Sally Coulthard; Illustrated by Lee John Philips
R403 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ever dreamed of having your very own garden retreat? Off-the-shelf sheds aren't always the answer - the cheap ones are badly made and freezing cold, and the better quality ones are really expensive. But what if you could build your own shed from scratch? How to Build a Shed is the ultimate practical guide. With its clear, easy-to-follow instructions, expert advice and specially commissioned illustrations, you'll be able to source the materials, choose the right tools and build your dream shed on a budget - even if you've never used a hammer.

Identifying Wood - Accurate Results with Simple Tools (Hardcover): R.Bruce Hoadley Identifying Wood - Accurate Results with Simple Tools (Hardcover)
R.Bruce Hoadley
R1,032 R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Save R204 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With a naked eye or microscope you will be able to identify 180 hardwoods, softwoods amd tropical woods by following the straightforward techniques described in this text.

Hardwood Floors - Laying, Sanding and Finishing (Paperback): Don Bollinger Hardwood Floors - Laying, Sanding and Finishing (Paperback)
Don Bollinger
R551 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Using crisp photos and drawings, Bollinger goes step by step through the process. You will learn how to estimate materials, select the right kind of wood, prepare the subfloor and achieve a blemish-free finish for an old or new floor. Bollinger also provides numerous tips and tricks, and sources of supply. The book is indexed for easy reference.

Simple & Stylish Woodworking - 20 Projects for Your Home (Paperback): Scott Francis Simple & Stylish Woodworking - 20 Projects for Your Home (Paperback)
Scott Francis
R501 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R112 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build your skills while building something fun! One of the rewards of woodworking is getting to show off your work--either as part of your home decor or as handmade gifts for family and friends. This book provides 20 small-scale projects that can add a touch of style to any living space. Practice a wide range of woodworking techniques! Dovetails Mortise and tenon Finger joints Miters Veneering Bent lamination Make fun accents for the home! Wall clocks in classic and contemporary designs An 18th-century mahogany mirror Mantel clocks and lamps inspired by popular period styles An assortment of hanging shelves Beautiful boxes for storage or gifts And much more Building skills is a lot more fun when you're making something you can show off or give as a gift. The projects in this book are a great way to practice your craft--plus you might just end up creating a treasured heirloom that looks great on the wall or mantel.

Essential Rammed Earth Construction - The Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Paperback): Tim J. Krahn Essential Rammed Earth Construction - The Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Paperback)
Tim J. Krahn
R751 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R130 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everything you need to know to build with rammed earth in warm and cold climates. Rammed earth - sand, gravel, and clay or lime/cement binder packed into forms - is a low-energy, high-performance building method, yielding beautiful, sustainable results. It's thermally stable and can be insulated, can actively modulate humidity, provides a healthy indoor environment, and allows site materials to be used for major structural and building envelope elements. Essential Rammed Earth Construction covers design, building science, tools, and step-by-step building methods for any climate, with a special emphasis on building in cold climates of the northern US, Canada, and northern Europe. Coverage includes: Overview of earthen building Appropriate use of rammed earth walls Stabilized versus raw rammed earth Design considerations, including structural, insulation, and building envelope details Special considerations for cold and freeze-thaw climates Construction drawings, with step-by-step building instructions Tools and labor covering industrial methods, low-tech techniques, formwork options, mix design, budgets, and schedules Codes, inspections, and permits. This guide is an essential resource for experienced builders, DIY home owners, designers, engineers, and architects interested in learning about rammed earth construction.

Turning Hollow Forms (Paperback): Mark Sanger Turning Hollow Forms (Paperback)
Mark Sanger
R576 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For thousands of years we have created hollow forms to store everyday objects and things of value, but functional objects can also be beautiful in their own right. This comprehensive book will guide the beginner through everything they need to know to get started with turning their own hollow forms. You will learn how to work with different types of wood, which tools to use, and how to apply basic techniques with confidence. Learn the basic principles of form, proportion, and design and how to apply this knowledge to your own work.Seven striking projects are set out in a clear, step-by-step format and progress in difficulty. Projects include an open-necked vase, two-part vase with inset neck, squat hollow form with inset base, end-grain form produced from seasoned wood, cross-grain lidded form with finial top, and green hollow form."

The Home Book (Paperback): The Home Book (Paperback)
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R392 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R27 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What are the best ways to defeat rising damp, combat yellowing cotton and fix noisy water pipes? How often should you pick your herbs to keep them bushy and healthy? Full of invaluable and easy-to-follow advice for indoors and out, "The Home Book" has all the answers for you. "The Home Book" provides simple techniques for cleaning, maintaining and repairing your home. Save money using "The Home Book's" own recipes for dishwasher, window and toilet cleaners, and follow the invaluable stain removal tips - did you know you can get rid of lipstick stains with kerosene and use milk when removing ink on cotton? Other handy hints are great for the environment as well as your budget, such as replacing regular light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent ones, and running your fridge between 3 C and 5 C to reduce electricity costs. Tips on growing herbs, container gardening, making your own straw compost and tending a worm garden will guarantee you get the best out of your outdoor space, whether it's a garden, backyard or apartment balcony. Every home, no matter how big or small, will benefit from this book that is packed with clever ideas, practical information and helpful hints, "The Home Book" is an indispensible DIY manual. Key points: includes hundreds of projects for around the home and garden to keep it clean and functioning; all clever tips that you wish you had learnt from your grandparents; covers a broad range of household tips, from cleaning, stain removal and do-it-yourself repairs to basic vehicle maintenance; and, includes all the need-to-know information on how to grow a healthy and sustainable garden, both for houses and apartments; includes environmentally-aware green options.

Good Clean Fun - Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop (Hardcover): Nick Offerman Good Clean Fun - Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop (Hardcover)
Nick Offerman 2
R821 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R270 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Router Jigs and Templates (Paperback): Antony Bailey Router Jigs and Templates (Paperback)
Antony Bailey
R512 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R134 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The router is the most useful and versatile of all woodworking power tools. Lightweight and inexpensive, it is a must-have tool for the workshop where it can be used to shape, joint and cut materials especially when using jigs and templates. Router Jigs and Templates will show you, the budding craftsman or seasoned woodworker, everything you need to know to get the best out of this effective and valuable power tool. Anthony Bailey, expert with the router, takes you through the basic set-up and the fundamental techniques; explores the difference between freehand and table routing; and looks in-depth at the practical uses for functional jigs and templates. The techniques can be learned quickly and easily through the combination of Anthony's approachable writing style and expert knowledge, ensuring that the skills you learn will stay with you and give you the confidence to create your own impressive pieces of work, whether you feel like having a go at creating a chess or draughts board, a roller-front breadbin or an attractive picture frame .Includes: - The basics of the router and how to get the best from it - Troubleshooting common problems with router set-up - Invaluable advice on personal protection equipment and good working practice - Expert guidance on freehand and table routing, including improving accuracy - Clarification on the difference and purpose of jigs and templates - How to make jigs and templates, from the simple to the more complex - Easy-to-follow techniques suitable for woodworkers of all abilities - 8 practical projects for the home that vary in difficulty, including a coffee table, a dolls' house and dovetail drawer

Fine Woodworking Chests and Cabinets (Paperback): Editors of Fine Woodworking Magazine Fine Woodworking Chests and Cabinets (Paperback)
Editors of Fine Woodworking Magazine
R509 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R157 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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For years, woodworkers have turned to "Fine Woodworking" magazine, FineWoodworking.com, and "Fine Woodworking" branded digital and print plans seeking out the best woodworking furniture projects. We have now gathered the best chest and cabinets from "Fine Woodworking" into one comprehensive collection of great storage projects.

This collection of chests and cabinets from the pages of "Fine Woodworking" walks the reader through the process of building elegant works of furniture with the clear instruction and comprehensive drawings that "Fine Woodworking" is known for. These storage 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.

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Woodturning: A Foundation Course (with DVD) (Paperback): Keith Rowley Woodturning: A Foundation Course (with DVD) (Paperback)
Keith Rowley
R542 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R165 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here's a complete course in the basic and correct techniques for mastering the lathe. Learn to create beautifully shaped newels, balusters, and chair and table legs by using gouges and chisels on a lathe. Each chapter takes on an essential aspect of woodturning - from types of lathes and accessories to sharpening, from turning between centers to faceplate turning, from copy turning to boring and routing. Special feature: Every chapter ends with a checklist summary to help you review what you've learned quickly and easily. Internationally recognised as the definitive introduction to woodturning, this new edition is accompanied by a comprehensive DVD. An ideal gift for a woodturning friend - or for yourself! Projects include: goblet, apple and pear, your first bowl, platter, bar stool, staircase balusters, plinth, inlaid nut bowl, twig pot, pepper mill, table lamp and twist pen.

Clean House, Clean Planet - Clean Your House for Pennies a Day, the Safe, Nontoxic Way (Paperback, Original ed.): K. Logan Clean House, Clean Planet - Clean Your House for Pennies a Day, the Safe, Nontoxic Way (Paperback, Original ed.)
K. Logan
R374 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Go green with this rollicking guide to eco-friendly cleaning alternatives that will help you save your health, your money, and your planet. How many times have you said you're killing yourself trying to keep your house clean? You might have been joking, but you're closer to the truth than you think if you're using expensive commercial cleansers. Karen Logan, an environmentalist with years of experience developing and selling her own line of eco-friendly cleaning products, reveals the secret of using simple, ordinary ingredients--like baking soda, vinegar, soap, lemon juice, and salt--to make safe, inexpensive cleaners. For instance, did you know: -Olive oil is not only good as a salad dressing, but also as a furniture polish. -Plain club soda works great as a window cleaner. -You can make your copper-bottomed pots sparkle with just lemon juice and salt. -Ordinary liquid soap and water will clean up those ants marching through your kitchen.

Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd Edition - How to Reclaim, Repurpose, Re-use & Upcycle Salvaged & Leftover Materials... Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd Edition - How to Reclaim, Repurpose, Re-use & Upcycle Salvaged & Leftover Materials (Paperback, Second Edition)
Chris Peterson 1
R363 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R79 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Home Improvement Tips and Tricks - Hands-on Projects and Decorating Ideas on a Budget (Paperback): Christina Salway Home Improvement Tips and Tricks - Hands-on Projects and Decorating Ideas on a Budget (Paperback)
Christina Salway; Foreword by Monica Pedersen
R338 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R96 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Step-by-Step Projects from a Successful and Sassy Interior Designer! Searching for a house or apartment is difficult enough on its own; transforming it into your home is an entirely different story. Home Improvement Tips and Tricks aims to give you the knowhow to decorate while staying within your budget, all presented in an engaging and approachable way. Each project is accompanied by a list of tools and materials needed, along with step-by-step instructions. Salway's wit and playful personality shine through as she shares her tried-and-true advice to describe the journey of renovating and redecorating not only her two-bedroom Williamsburg apartment but also the upstate New York farmhouse bought as a major fixer-upper. Some of Christina's greatest lessons include: Colors you shouldn't paint your apartment, even if you like wearing them Where to look, when to haggle, and how to spot a diamond in the rough How to revitalize your kitchen on a budget Your shower curtain shouldn't reflect your personality, and other helpful bathroom hints How to install a dimmer switch (a.k.a. instant mood lighting) A resource for anyone who is short on time and strapped for cash, Home Improvement Tips and Tricks will help you turn any space into a unique home you love and are proud to show off.

Canvaswork and Sail Repair (Hardcover, Ed): Don Casey Canvaswork and Sail Repair (Hardcover, Ed)
Don Casey
R555 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The skills required for top-notch canvaswork are astonishingly few, and canvass potential to protect your boat and enhance your enjoyment of it is practically limitless. Here is all you need to tackle virtually any canvaswork project: sails and sailcovers, flags, dodgers, ditty bags, cushion covers, and awnings--including Biminis. Its clean, safe, and risk-free--and youll save a bunch of money and get exactly what you want in the process.

Carving Facial Expressions (Hardcover): Ian Norbury Carving Facial Expressions (Hardcover)
Ian Norbury
R377 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master carver, Ian Norbury, provides a detailed guide for all craftsmen to discover the art of creating facial expressions in woodcarving.

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Rob Thallon Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Rob Thallon
R642 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R207 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic reference, the Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is a comprehensive visual handbook filled with hundreds of meticulous drawings showing the framing details you need to understand when building with wood. This revised fourth edition reflects the most recent changes in residential frame construction. It contains more details for engineered wood products, fasteners and seismic hold-down requirements, as well as the latest IRC code updates. It is well annotated and covers foundations, floors, walls, stairs and roofs. Because examples are taken from actual job sites by a trusted expert, this book is an invaluable visual aid that can help builders and homeowners alike to tackle a wide range of framing projects.

Refinishing Furniture Made Simple: Includes Companion Step-By-Step Video (Paperback): Jeff Jewitt Refinishing Furniture Made Simple: Includes Companion Step-By-Step Video (Paperback)
Jeff Jewitt
R533 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R167 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn the tricks, shortcuts and tools of the trade in this easy-to-follow book and DVD set. It is suitable for both weekend refinishers and professional woodworkers. It includes insider tips on evaluating the condition of a piece & reviving finishes to enhance its beauty. Old furniture, whether a treasured heirloom or consignment shop find, is often better made than anything that can be bought today. So, why let damaged finishes detract from a beautiful piece when you can repair or refinish it in a way that preserves the piece and makes it look as good as new? Author Jeff Jewitt, a professional refinisher with over 30 years' experience, shares his tricks, shortcuts and tools of the trade in this easy-to-follow book/DVD set that is sure to fly off the shelves. Weekend refinishers as well as professional woodworkers will benefit from the insider tips on how to evaluate the condition of a piece to decide the best strategy for rejuvenating it, repair and revive finishes to enhance their beauty while preserving their patina and match an old finish for a seamless look.

Bookcases: From Salvage to Storage (Paperback): Aurelie Drouet, Jerome Blin Bookcases: From Salvage to Storage (Paperback)
Aurelie Drouet, Jerome Blin
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Ships in 7 - 10 working days
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