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For any keen woodturners out there who want to do more turning but are short of time, 30-Minute Woodturning is the perfect book as it has an enticing variety of projects which can all be completed in 30 minutes. Even for those working at an intermediate level, this book provides you with something to aim for without compromising safety and it will help beginners to build their skills. Each of the 25 projects also has plans for four variations included so there are a total of 100 designs to whet your appetite. Most of the projects require only basic turning tools and workshop accessories that nearly every turner will have. A list of tools and materials required is included for each one, along with drawings with dimensions. Projects include: candlestick holder doorstop decorative bird box toadstool spatula honey dipper bud vase square edge plate
Master carver, Ian Norbury, provides a detailed guide for all craftsmen to discover the art of creating facial expressions in woodcarving.
The cane is a simple accessory with a lot of personality. Some are sleek and elegant, others are twisted and gnarled, others are bright and silly. Canes make great carving projects for many reasons-they have endless creative potential, require only a relatively small time investment, and they are good pieces to practice on. They make terrific gifts, and are always top sellers at shows. In this book, Tom Wolfe guides the reader through the carving of a particularly clever cane, a fancy bird that doubles as a nutcracker. He explains carving, painting, and finishing the piece, as well as fitting the handle to the spindle. The step-by-step instructions are clear enough for the beginner to follow, while more advanced carvers will learn from Tom's expert techniques. A huge, colorful gallery illustrates dozens of canes of all skill levels to give you plenty of ideas for carving your own.
Trim carpentry requires attention to minute detail, the right tools, and a good amount of patience and care. Written by builders from all over the country, this all-new compilation of articles from "Fine Homebuilding "magazine provides readers with tips, techniques, and invaluable advice from some of the best professionals in the industry. From the basics of trim carpentry and crown molding techniques, to trimming windows and doors, wainscoting, and stairs, "Trim Carpentry "is the ideal how-to guide for builders and ambitious do-it-yourselfers who want pro-level information.
Cutting and laminating, or gluing, wood for artistic effect and unique design has been part of woodworking throughout history. Now it's your turn to discover the beauty and complexity of "multi-generational" concepts. With today s improved tool technologies, this fun and surprisingly simple process is sure to become the average woodworking and home shop enthusiast's new playground. Nature provides the various wood grains, textures, and vibrant colors. Then, you combine those aspects into forms whose dimensions and variations are limited only by your imagination. Friendly instructions and helpful images break down the full-stripe pattern in three "generations," beginning with straight stripes, and resulting in kaleidoscopic, multi-contrast designs that will amaze your friends and family. The author covers, in detail, safety, jig design, tools, wood movement and moisture, and other woodworking basics. Using this foundation you can develop the lamination methods provided and eventually your own with confidence."
THE AUDIOPHILE’S PROJECT SOURCEBOOK
Build audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists’ favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile’s Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you—
The Audiophiles Project Sourcebook is devoid of the hype, superstition, myths, and expensive fanaticism often associated with high-end audio systems. It provides straightforward help in building and understanding top quality audio electronic projects that are based on solid science and produce fantastic sound!
THE PROJECTS YOU WANT, FOR LESS
Shop Class as Soulcraft meets Norwegian Wood in this gorgeously illustrated DIY guide for aspiring woodworkers of all levels. "There's just something about wood. It's an imperfect material with cracks, knots, and irregularities. As an imperfect being, I find that by working with wood and all its inconsistencies, I can also tackle my own." -Aleksandra Zee Roll up your sleeves and get ready to master the basics of woodworking in Aleksandra Zee's cozy Bay Area studio. The Way of the Woodshop is a meditative guidebook and a feast for the eyes, an illustrated journey through the joys of working, decorating, and crafting with wood. Packed with gorgeous photography and do-it-yourself projects ranging from easy to advanced, The Way of the Woodshop takes you step by step through the process of creating nesting cutting boards, a blanket ladder, a daybed, a table and bench, and more. Zee covers the basics, from choosing the right lumber, to understanding different wood types and grains, to curating a tool collection, along with tips on decorating with wood and curating a space that you love. Along the way, she encourages you to tap into your creativity and relish the joys of working with your hands, and she shares lessons from her own empowering journey, as a woman carving out her space in a stereotypically male profession. Whether you want to decorate your home, create personal gifts, or just love handmade objects, The Way of the Woodshop will inspire you to grab a sander and discover the joy of making!
Built-ins make a house more functional, liveable, personal and comfortable. A smaller kitchen with well-placed built-ins can be more efficient and inviting than a great big kitchen. A bathroom may become instantly more useful and less cramped with the addition of just one or two well-placed built-ins. Buiit-ins Idea Book gathers lots of good ideas into one place: easy to look through, easy to carry, it's an all-in-one resource for design ideas as well as the pros and cons of the many built-in storage options. Richly illustrated with 260 photos, this completely revised bestseller will help readers update, choose or create the perfect built-ins for their space.
DIY for Renters Don't Call the Landlord is a complete repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents-not owns-their home. It's designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and don't conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Also included are tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to move out of the rental unit so you can get your security deposit back in full. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that potential future homeowners will use for the rest of their lives. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all of the normal maintenance issues that every home encounters, from squeaky doors and floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans, plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Byers guides the reader to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center.
'Procrastinate no more: Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders will get you fired up and hammering before you're even back from a lumber-shopping spree' National Post. 'Even if it's never before occurred to you to build [a shed], reading this book may provide a sudden rush of inspiration' Globe and Mail. The fourth edition of this classic guide is expanded and updated to include 23 sheds to suit all needs and tastes. It covers all of the issues, from design principles, obtaining permits and safety to basic construction skills, precise explanations of what to buy, how to cut it, where it goes, what to do if it goes wrong and more. By following the book carefully with patience and care, even inexperienced DIY builders can succeed. The how-to section is heavily illustrated with plans, assembly cutaway drawings, specifications and finished sheds. The projects list materials, tools, a daily schedule and step-by-step directions. A primer on construction covers framing, foundations, roofing, insulation, windows and more. The designs are based on a basic 8x10-foot shed. In addition to the new designs are the basic sheds (e.g., gardening, firewood), and the more elaborate ones like the Irish Garden Shed, Japanese Boat Shed, a shed on posts and special-use sheds like a pool shed and a wood shed. The authors help the DIY builder think through all of the issues involved in the project, including intended use, size, cost, placement, degree of difficulty and much more. This new edition will inspire homeowners to create the ideal functional addition to their property. It will help them decide on the right plan, finesse it for their needs and tastes, shop for materials, organise their time, and put together their one-of-a-kind shed.
A faster route to handcrafted results! In the last few years, there's been a push to return to the roots of woodworking when every step was done with hand tools--from resawing lumber and planing it flat, to cutting joins and creating profiles. Working this way can produce beautiful results, but is it the best method for woodworking in the 21st century? In Hybrid Woodworking, author and Internet woodworking star Marc Spagnuolo offers a more efficient approach that combines the strength of power-tool and hand-tool techniques. The end result: You save time and effort while producing furniture that still has that stunning handmade look. The Hybrid System Hybrid Woodworking will show you which machines and power tools are best for the grunt work of furniture making. It will explain which hand tools are essential for fine-tuning. And best of all, it will demonstrate techniques for working flawlessly and efficiently with every machine and tool in your shop. Making beautiful furniture can be immensely gratifying. By adopting the hybrid woodworking system you can get to that satisfying end result with less effort while enjoying every step along the way.
The Unimat 3 was a well made and enormously popular lathe; when equipped with a range of accessories it is still an excellent machine for smaller modelling and experimental jobs; it will accomplish in miniature what many larger machines are capable of and will provide the owner with enormous satisfaction. Bob Loader has become an authority on the Unimat mini-lathe, developing numerous accessories and techniques to assist the model engineer in getting the best from the machine. The projects described here increase the scope of the machine and advise on the performance of a number of tricky operations. Invaluable to all Unimat owners.
This is a practical guide to tools: how to choose and use them, shown in 220 photographs. It is a simple and accessible guide to do-it-yourself tools for a wide range of jobs, including tiling, painting, flooring, woodwork and general repairs in the home. It includes photographs for easy identification of the tools. It shows you how to use planes, chisels, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, sanders and many more. It includes instructions on making the best use of each tool, with hints and tips on selecting the right types. It offers guidelines that show you what to wear, how to handle tools with care, and how to tackle jobs safely to avoid accidents. For any task around the home, tools will be needed. Knowing how to use them efficiently is vital if you want a good result. This book discusses preparation, the right tools to use for a particular job, and how to use them safely and effectively. Useful tips point the way to improving your skills to get the most out of your tools.
As the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces continues
to blur, creating greater fluidity and a feeling of openness,
homeowners are eager to tap into the projects that will enrich
their lives and beautify their homes. With over 300 fresh ideas
covering a range of patio and walkway styles and sizes, plus
top-notch design advice, "Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work "is
the most complete and up-to-date patio and walkway design
sourcebook. From pergolas to grilling islands, poolside patios to
front paths that make a grand statement, readers will delight in
having instant access to all the essentials of designing and
installing a new patio or walk, as well as accessorizing an
existing patio. "Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work "creates a
path to affordable, smart home improvement whether undertaking a
project yourself or hiring a contractor.
"Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work "is the latest book in the
popular IDEAS THAT WORK series, which includes "Outdoor Kitchen
Ideas that Work, Bathroom Ideas that Work, Deck Ideas that Work,
Kitchen Ideas that Work," and others.
Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, durable furniture: tables, chairs, wall cabinets, desks, hall tree, more. Construction plans with drawings, schematics, dimensions, lumber specs reprinted from 1900s The Craftsman magazine.
Welding is a skill any do-it-yourself enthusiast needs in his arsenal. It is only when you can join metal that you can properly repair and create. This book is the perfect introduction for beginners, and an excellent refresher for veteran welders, a work so comprehensive and so complete that most readers won't need any further instruction. "How To Weld" starts with a brief history of welding, an overview of different types of welding, and a thorough discussion of safety practices. Longtime welding instructor Todd Bridgum describes various tools and types of metals, as well as techniques and types of joints. Bridgum discusses gas, stick, wire-feed (MIG and TIG), even brazing, completing each section with a series of exercises that fully illustrate the skills he has covered. This book concludes with six projects, including construction of a welding table, gantry, and jack stands.
For years, woodworkers have turned to Fine Woodworking magazine, in particular the popular annual "Tools & Shops" issue, for advice about setting up their woodworking shop. This book is a collection of the best of those workshop articles from the last 10 years. It covers all aspects of setting up a shop from choosing a location and adding heating and cooling, through accessories and storage options to how to use the shop safely and comfortably. Also included is advice on workbenches, jigs and fixtures, and dust collection. With such a wide range of topics and shops represented, this book will appeal to all woodworkers from newbies just setting up a shop to veterans who want to make better use of the shop they already have. You'll learn how to: build a small, sturdy workbench heat and cool your shop work at the right height set up a dust collection system outfit your shop with an essential clamp kit transform a prefab
This is an essential tool for the home workshop, in an easy-reference format with a lay-flat binding. It's like having a master carpenter at your elbow to answer whatever question arises, including: What's the difference between hardwood and softwood? How do I make base moulding fit tightly on the inside corners? How do I prevent splintering on the end of a board when I rout it? How do I taper cut a table leg? Is there any way to take the wobble out of a chair without taking the whole thing apart? And many more intriguing and useful questions. It is suitable for all skill levels. For beginners, this book answers the most fundamental questions: Which wood should I use for this bookcase? Why do I need three different grits of sandpaper? Intermediate and advanced woodworkers will find plenty of useful, sometimes surprising, information in the answers, tips, charts, and projects.
Parties with pizzazz -- parties that everyone talks about -- happen when some creative person gets things rolling! Twenty-three absolutely unforgettable party themes for all seasons and occasions are included -- a "TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) Party, " a "Murder We Wrote (whodunit participation) Party, " a "Kidnapping Caper (for teens only) Party" -- these and many more. Each party plan tells how to do it, gives food suggestions with recipes, reproducible party game papers, checklists and lots more, plus "do-it-yourself" invitations professionally designed! Just add the specifics and photocopy them. Everything made easy. Success assured -- these ideas have all been party-tested. We know they're good! Enough parties here for a year or two of fun. Guaranteed to make you the most celebrated party people in town!
For more than twenty years, Roy Underhill has taught the techniques of traditional woodcraft with muscle-powered tools. With his four previous books and his popular PBS series, The Woodwright's Shop, now in its sixteenth season, Roy has inspired millions to take up chisel and plane. The master woodwright returns here with instructions for handcrafting an appealing selection of projects from the American woodworking tradition. The Woodwright's Apprentice begins with directions for building a workbench. Each successive project builds new skills for the apprentice woodworker--from frame construction to dovetailing, turning, steam-bending, and carving. Among the twenty items featured are an African chair, a telescoping music stand, a walking-stick chair, a fireplace bellows, and a revolving Windsor chair. Designed both for woodworking novices and for more seasoned woodworkers looking for enjoyable projects, the book includes step-by-step directions, complete with easy-to-follow photographs and measured drawings, and an illustrated glossary of tools and terms. All of the pieces presented here are based on projects featured in past and upcoming seasons of The Woodwright's Shop television show. |Amidst the violent racism prevalent at the turn of the 20th century, African American cultural elites, struggling to articulate a positive black identity, developed a middle-class ideology of racial uplift. Insisting that they were truly representative of the race's potential, black elites espoused an ethos of self-help and service to the black masses and distinguished themselves from the black majority as agents of civilization; hence the phrase 'uplifting the race.' A central assumption of racial uplift ideology was that African Americans' material and moral progress would diminish white racism. But Kevin Gaines argues that, in its emphasis on class distinctions and patriarchal authority, racial uplift ideology was tied to pejorative notions of racial pathology and thus was limited as a force against white prejudice.
Putting pen (or pencil) to paper is one thing. Crafting either from scratch is another. Turners looking for professional guidance and new ideas will embrace "Complete Guide to Turning Pens & Pencils." This comprehensive book includes 15 projects (12 pens/3 pencils), ranging from basic to intermediate and advanced. Attractive to turners is that many of the projects can be made in a short time utilizing just a standing lathe or even a small, portable model. In these pages, equipment and materials are clearly presented, including types of mechanism kits available. Techniques from blank preparation to sanding, polishing, and finishing are explained in easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. Also included is a range of casing styles to suit all tastes, from fine timbers, sustainable woods, and acrylics to polymer clay. An added bonus is an extensive gallery of actual-size pens and pencils for inspiration. Putting pen to paper never looked so good
A bathroom redo is one of the most popular remodelling projects. If homeowners aren't thinking about an update, they're considering a full-scale remodel. No matter what they're planning, they'll find plenty of inspiration in this up-to-date bathroom design sourcebook packed with innovative solutions and practical advice. This revised edition features over 350 ideas covering a range of bathroom styles and sizes. All aspects are considered: choices for fixtures, lighting and cabinetry; finishes for floors, walls and ceilings, budget-conscious options for tubs, showers and sinks; and, ideas for heating and cooling, ventilation, storage and finishing touches. The book also includes the latest information and design options for accessibility and water conservation. Homeowners, as well as designers and contractors, will have all they need to make smart and affordable buying choices as they transform an old bathroom into something totally new.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Here's all the information you need to build a well or septic system yourself - and save a lot of time, money, and frustration. S. Blackwell Duncan has thoroughly revised and updated this second edition of Wells and Septic Systems to conform to current codes and requirements. He also has expanded this national bestseller to include new material on well and septic installation, water storage and distribution, water treatment, ecological considerations, and septic systems for problem building sites.
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