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Violet Liddle's charming account offers glimpses into another world
and another time-into the private lives of the good and the great.
She recounts her fascinating experiences as she served as
parlour-maid to George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill before
and during World War II. Because of her real-life upstairs/
downstairs experiences, she was an advisor to the filmmakers of and
actors in the Academy Award-winning movie, Gosford Park.
"PlyDesign "presents 73 ideas for sleek, smart home furnishings that you can make from off-the-shelf sheet materials using only basic hand and power tools. With designs contributed by more than 50 creative builders across North America, the projects include tables, stools, workstations, benches, laptop stands, shelves, art panels, organizers, headboards, doghouses, dollhouses, and more. A photo of each finished project is accompanied by a list of needed tools and materials, cutting and assembly diagrams, and clear step-by-step instructions.
This is the first detailed guide to one of the most important traditional woodcarving skills, carving. Wilbur takes the reader, step-by-step, from the basic building blocks of classical design to the practicalities of carving enriched mouldings, volutes, rosettes and capitals. A thorough primer in classical ornament, this book will be indispensable to cabinetmakers and furniture restorers as well as carvers.
From carpenters to artisans, the choices are plentiful when it comes to working with wood. How to decide? Pick up this comprehensive, portable reference including details on selecting and using more than 200 species of wood from around the world. Richly illustrated with over 400 photos and 200 drawings, each species gets full attention with its own photo, plus in-depth information on the wood's working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses, and safety considerations. Special emphasis is given to wood figure and defects, as well as health hazards of working with certain woods. Drawings of the tree, leaf, flower, and fruit of most of the species are also included. Along with 200 full descriptions, another 200 species are handily listed in brief. Concise and informative, this is a great go-to (and "take it with you") resource for anyone working with wood at home or out in the field.
A fascinating practical introduction to the Danish art of whittling, with inspiration and instructions for making adorable decorative wooden birds. Snitte, Denmark's art of wood whittling, is a rite of passage for most Scandinavians, and the passion for it lasts a lifetime. Wood whittling's practical, outdoorsy nature has been married to fine craftsmanship in this beautiful book about creating wood-sculpted birds that can be left uncoloured and crisp as they are in wood or coloured carefully to make exquisite sculptures. Written by a passionate Danish woodsman, Frank Egholm, the book teaches even the beginner the basics of wood whittling a bird shape with step-by-step demonstrations (and templates), how to mount them elegantly on real pieces of wood, and how to paint them delicately to bring out their colourful beauty. From the familiar robin, blue tit and wagtail to the less common yellowhammer, the book has templates for eight European birds. Whether you are new to whittling or are looking for a fresh project with your whittling skills, this is a perfect book to make something special and tap into the wonders of Scandinavian craft.
If you want to introduce alternative power supplies around the home and garden or even live totally off-grid in your boat, caravan or yurt and need a practical introduction to solar power and 12 volt supplies, here is an essential guide to the subject. Not only will it save you money, it will show you how to run your lights, laptop, DVDs and music, and even your tools and household products, from a simple 12 volt system. Be in control of more of your home's own energy supply, develop a low impact way of living and be prepared for power cuts and for power down situations in the future! Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power begins with a lesson in how electricity works and the main components of a DIY solar system. The author uses clear diagrams and terms. There is, of course, more technical information as the book progresses, but don't worry, this no-nonsense guide provides a useful, back-to-basics approach for the layperson. This is a reference book that will help you trouble-shoot and get the best value for money from what you can find hidden in the back of the garage. Quirky and humorous, it also shows you how to make a sun following system using just a bicycle wheel, a pallet and the motor from a CD player!
Authors David and Jeannie Stiles give readers all the information they need to build their own cabins -- whether it be as a wilderness retreat or a backyard studio. The authors describe each step in the process from buying land to obtaining services, from finding qualified construction help to deciding on and developing plans for a structure that suits their lifestyle and budget. Cabins is packed with detailed illustrations, plans and common-sense advice.
Chapters include classic construction methods: how to build a log cabin, pole-built and stick-built cabin, post-and-beam, stone, cordwood and kit cabins. Construction methods are clearly illustrated in photographs and drawings and the advantages of each are explained in detail. Foundations, windows, doors, insulation, roofing, installing utilities, water and sanitary systems and heating are all discussed.
Many designs are presented as inspiration and to help readers select the cabin that is perfect for them: homesteader log cabin, writing cabin, guest cabin, Japanese moon-gazing cabin, lakeside retreat, pyramid and A-frame, and hillside Mediterranean cabin. The authors include personal reminiscences from successful builders and cabin owners, and discuss furnishings and accessories that can help readers get the most enjoyment out of their newly built wilderness retreat.
The use of additive manufacturing for the direct production of finished products is becoming increasingly important. The method not only reduces the demands on industrial infrastructure, but also opens up new perspectives in terms of decentralized production and customer inclusive individualized production (customization, cyberproduction). Oriented towards the practitioner, in this book the basics of additive manufacturing are presented and the properties and special aspects of industrially available machines are discussed. From the generation of data to the forming method, the complete process chain is shown in a practical light. In particular, the following additive manufacturing technologies are discussed: Polymerization (e.g., stereolithography) Sintering and melting (e.g., laser sintering) Layer laminate method (e.g., laminated object manufacturing, LOM) Extrusion (e.g., fused deposition modeling, FDM) 3D printing Applications for the production of models and prototypes (rapid prototyping), tools, tool inserts, and forms (rapid tooling) as well as end products (rapid manufacturing) are covered in detailed chapters with examples. Questions of efficiency are discussed from a strategic point of view, and also from an operational perspective. With the purchase of this book, you also receive a free personal access code to download the eBook.
Alison Ospina has been making green wood chairs and stools for over twenty years. She has developed her own distinctive approach to creating sculptural, functional chairs using the natural shapes of the tree. The techniques she shares in Green Wood Stools are simple and relatively easy to master. According to Alison, The green wood approach is so accessible, people see it and immeditely think "I could do that!" As a skilled crafts woman and teacher, Alison Ospina's understanding of the joy of green wood working inspires us to discover our "inner chair maker". Green Wood Stools shows innovative ways to use beautiful, versatile, unseasoned hazel, to create that most fundamental of seats - the wooden stool
Every woodworker knows that dust is dangerous to health; this book provides the professional guidance required to manage it. It covers all facets of dust control so that the process is truly demystified. This is equired reading (and viewing) for all woodworkers who care about health and safety. It poses a threat in any size shop and professional guidance is required to manage it. Enter woodworking expert Sandor Nagyszalanczy, who covers all facets of dust control in this book and DVD. In the past, dust-control installation required complicated calculations, but now manufacturers offer systems that are economical and easier to install. The process is truly demystified by Nagyszalanczy, who covers comprehensive systems, as well as air filtration, portable systems, shop vacuums, task dust collection and personal dust protection.
Pens are among the most popular projects for woodturners. Being small, they are relatively quick to make and they don't use a lot of wood, making them perfect for beginners and experts alike. Whether you are just beginning to dabble with turning pens or you have been creating them for years, Pen Turning: A Foundation Course is the best resource to help you sharpen your skills and guide you forward in the craft. includes instructions on a number of popular pen styles, including slim line pens, KC twist pens, a single-barrel bullet pen, and a classical style pen includes a review of a number of different materials, including stabilized burl, exotic hardwoods, antler, and even plastics includes techniques from cutting blanks to gluing, decorating, sanding, and assembly
Will Nowell has revolutionised the sales process with ValueMatch: Selling for Home Builders. Proven, powerful, and effective, ValueMatch listening skills will help you open the door to your prospective home buyers' emotional need to buy a new home. These skills, the core of the ValueMatch sales process, will help you match what your homes have to offer with what prospects value most in a new home -- and it usually has nothing to do with granite countertops or number of bedrooms. ValueMatch Selling for Home Builders will teach you how to: build rapport within the first 60 seconds; sell yourself to establish a relationship; convey the builder's concept or vision; make a dynamic presentation that includes asking for the close three times; put yourself and your prospect in a closing posture; complete the sale; launch a new after-closing relationship that brings in referrals. This is your guide for selling what matters most.
Basements often get a bad rap. They can be dark, dank, and depressing, and are some of the most challenging spaces in a home to remodel. But the rewards of tackling a basement remodel are potentially enormous--transforming an otherwise ignored space into a bright, open, and usable asset, perfect for a spare bedroom for guests, a game room for the kids, or a den for the adults. In Basements Complete, author Steve Cory covers the most popular remodeling approaches and projects for basements, including information on preventing mold and mildew, moving pipes up or over to make more headroom, bringing more light into a dark space, mitigating radon, and sealing floors and walls. Additionally, some of the projects--such as flooring, plumbing, and wiring--apply to other rooms in the house, but are treated here with an eye towards basement needs. Though the book is largely how-to, it also explores some design and planning issues, making it the truly complete reference title for all things basements. With more than 700 photos, 35 illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions, Basements Complete is the only book that homeowners, remodelers, and builders will need to transform a damp basement into a warm addition.
Carving is an area of woodworking that has wide appeal and can start as simply as whittling figures with a pocket knife. Since the cost of entry is so low, many people are willing to give it a try. But some people are put off by the conflicting information about what tools to buy, how to sharpen them, and by the bewildering range of carving styles. This book, with its common-sense approach to tools and sharpening, and its broad survey of the many styles is the perfect introduction for the novice carver. The projects will help the beginner become familiar with the tools and learn skills while trying a variety of carving styles to see which suits him best. The projects range from the traditional to the contemporary and reflect the tastes of today's woodcarvers.
Woodworking Basics is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood for those with little or no experience. The book covers all of the basic hand tools that a beginner will need and describes how to use each one, giving useful tips and expert advice along the way. Successful woodworking is all about best practice and this book shows how it is possible to create all manner of pieces with a very limited and inexpensive set of tools. Includes photos and diagrams to guide you through each project and technique. Also covered are the important techniques of accurate measuring and marking, gluing, sanding and making simple joints such as butt, lap, and mitres. 6 simple projects are included. Projects which can be made using the skills are covered: toolbox, shelf unit, table, cabinet, box, and picture frame.
This is a revised edition of this bestselling title. Michael O' Donnell, one of the foremost exponents of the technique of wood turning, explains how to harvest and store timber, and how to make the best use of the grain pattern and other properties. Turning green wood can be made so delicate that it is actually translucent, and the thickness of the wood can be gauged by shining a light through it as you work. Using clear text and spectacular photographs to show exactly how this is done, this book demystifies one of the most admired techniques used by woodturners today. It also features six inspirational projects to make, including: cross-grain translucent bowl, cross-grain natural-edge bowl, end-grain bowl, natural-edge end-grain bowl, natural-edge end-grain goblet and part-turned bowl.
Aimed at keen woodworkers of all levels, this book features 25 designs to suit all tastes - from traditional hinged jewellery-box designs to boxes with more elaborate and sophisticated opening mechanisms such as a quatrefoil box. Woodworkers will be spoilt for choice. Many of the projects include helpful hints and tips to ensure a perfect result and all projects include step-by-step instructions, along with either clear diagrams or easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. Plans are also provided where necessary.
The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to
address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.
Learn how to make 15 beautifully crafted projects for your home using sustainable and upcycled materials. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions will guide you through projects ranging from the utterly simple to the technically advanced, that will elevate your interior from the everyday to the extraordinary. Created by designer-maker Tobias George, whose brand is inspired by a love of good craftsmanship combined with a consciousness of materials, Maker.Home will inspire you to fill your surroundings with well-designed items. Suitable for beginner and experienced makers, learn new processes or hone your skills, and discover the peaceful satisfaction to be found through making by hand. Chopping board - Wineglass rack - Copper tablet stand - Boot rack - Stool - Magnetic knife holder - Coffee scoop - Concrete planters - Weaving loom - Lamp - Wall-mounted storage - Bookshelf - Coffee table - Stationery tidy - Clothes rack and storage.
Show off your woodworking skills--in the kitchen! Anyone who has ever entertained knows that guests inevitably end up in the kitchen--so what better place to showcase your woodworking? Why not add a hand-crafted focal point--a kitchen island or handsome touches such as a cutting board, spice rack, or rolling pin? Whether you are outfitting your own kitchen or looking for a gift idea for a fellow foodie, The Woodworker's Kitchen has a range of woodworking projects sure to add that special touch. The 24 projects inside include: A customized knife block that does double-duty as a tablet holder, allowing you to pull up recipes and watch cooking videos with ease A kitchen island with a built-in wine rack An oven peel perfect for gourmet pizzas and toasted sandwiches A K-Cup organizer to help tame those caffeine cravings A rolling grill cart for your outdoor cooking adventures A fancy bread knife/cutting board combo And many more! Detailed instructions, measured drawings, patterns and step-by-step color photos make constructing these projects easy. See what you can cook up in the shop and add some woodworking charm to your kitchen!
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