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Bowl turning is becoming increasingly popular as a hobby and a way
to reconnect with a traditional craft. Ernie Conover is a master
turner who has turned his experience teaching this activity to
hundreds of people into a practical, easy-to-read guide. This book
provides basic instructions to get aspiring turners directly to
their goal of creating a pleasing bowl. Along the way, he shows how
The author's straightforward, encouraging style and extensive photos and illustrations make the process easy and rewarding.
From the history of chess and turned chessman to the design behind each piece, this rich history provides invaluable insight into both the game of chess and the woodturning craft. Featuring a gorgeous gallery of chess sets and pieces, this guide explores the symbolism of chessman and contains detailed instructions on designing, turning, and carving each piece. Ten patterns are included, enabling woodworkers of any skill level to produce their own complete set of turned chessmen.
From the Zine Archive and Publishing Project's series of DIY Academy workshops, we present to you - how to clean your house while avoiding gross and dangerous chemicals You might remember these tips as being highlights of Secret Mystery Love Shoes, but now that those are long gone, we bring them back, in all of their glory You get: a lesson about the value of DIY cleaning, basic ingredients, some sample cleaners, and various cleaners for various surfaces. What more could you ask for?
Peter Lloyd shares his skills and excellence in producing exquisite, solid wood boxes. Their seductive, satin-smooth finish and fine detailing beg to be touched and demonstrate beautifully Peter's trademark of using no material other than wood - even for the hinges. Follow his original designs, with clear, step-by-step instructions and photography with full plans, to achieve one-off pieces to be proud of.
If you've ever wanted to make a guitar, you probably got overwhelmed quickly. The Boxmaker's Guitar Book takes you back to basics with the simple reminder that all woodworkers and maker's know how to make boxes. From that building block, you can create a beautiful guitar that sounds good, too. With simple construction techniques, author Doug Stowe breaks down the guitar into its component parts so you can mix and match to create your own unique instrument. You'll learn how to create sound holes, necks, frets, nuts, tail pieces, bridges, and all the pieces you need to complete your musical masterpiece. The 15 easy projects in The Boxmaker's Guitar include more than just a flat-sided box-try your hand at a scissor-tail or K-body design, or even a ukulele. With a minimal investment of time and tools, you can have a sweet-sounding box guitar to strum on your own or give to a friend.
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.
"Porches and Sunrooms" is the perfect reference tool for homeowners who are considering adding or renovating a porch, sunroom, or conservatory. Topics include planning and designing the "outdoor room" to bridge the indoors and outdoors, basic information on the room's structure, and details on what a homeowner should know to add it to the house. Readers will see real-life examples in hundreds of beautiful, full-colour photographs, discovering what a difference a porch can make to the outside of their home, or a sunroom to their indoor lifestyle. With over 400 colour photographs and 60 full-colour illustrations, this book covers porches, plus popular sunrooms and conservatories. It provides construction basics and important remodelling information and features a section on maintenance and repair.
Expanding a house requires both inspiration and expertise, and that is just what the seasoned professionals from Fine Homebuilding magazine have provided in Building Additions. Through an eye-catching combination of text, illustration, and photos, they reveal the decisions, design ideas, and construction details involved in completing a wide range of home additions. From bay window bump-outs and basement remodels to sunrooms and second-story additions, readers get the kind of valuable insider expertise and hands-on techniques that guarantee top-notch results when adding on to a house.
". . . readers will count on Popular Mechanics' advice." --Booklist (starred review) For any home repair, big or small, homeowners can turn to this practical and portable reference. Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don't recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like replacing a fuel line and bleeding your brakes, Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything is the handy and reliable go-to guide for the most common household problems offering a primer on plumbing, unexpected hacks like using a golf tee to fill a stripped screw hole, instructions for tuning up the garage door, and so much more. Throughout the book Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics' senior home editor, answers questions about the trickiest fix-its, including how to deal with a recurring ceiling cracks or get rid of that stench from the kitchen sink.. And because it's organized room by room, from basement to bathroom to bedroom, it's simple to find the solution you need--so you won't have to hire someone else to do the job.
This book is a guided tour of woodworkers' workshops where artists, craftsmen, students and enthusiasts imagine, design, fix, build and transform themselves and their materials. It provides an inspiring look at the many faces of wood craft from making furniture to building boats. A workshop is more than a space that contains tools so that we can work. The very existence of a shop is a reflection of the creative impulse to turn something that exists in the mind into a tangible reality. What someone makes in a shop and why influences how the shop is configured, what tools it holds, where it is. The maker, the process, the ultimate product, and the space are intimately connected. This book explores those connections by using the space - the shop - as the point in which these inter-related themes intersect.
Simple to make, easy to paint, and guaranteed to light up your Christmas tree-this colorful book is filled with ornaments for beginners and pros alike. Using a limited amount of woodworking tools and equipment, each ornament is pictured in easy-to-use, clear patterns with full instructions on how to cut them out on the scroll saw. Plus, Arthur Grover details his unique "painting by area" technique. Once you've mastered it, the possibilities are endless as small improvisations will create new and unique ornaments time and time again. Full color photographs, simple, clear patterns, and easy-to-understand instructions make this book ideal for anyone who would like to try their hand at creating their own ornaments for a unique Christmas tree, whether they are an experienced woodworker or just beginning.
Pyrography, the art of 'drawing with fire' by burning designs onto a medium, is an ancient craft practised worldwide. This book presents 25 original pyrography projects in easy-to-follow step-by-step style that are suitable for the absolute beginner to master. The readers will love the clear and simple format which takes away the mystery behind achieving great results. The 25 projects include: door plaques, coasters, key fobs, letter opener, coat hook hanger, jotter board, picture frame, letter holder, trinket box, bread board and many more...This book includes detailed information on tools, equipment and materials. It is suitable for beginner level, with clear instructions and illustrations. All techniques are fully explained and illustrated in full colour throughout.
"Arts & Crafts" has come to be a name for a style of decorative arts, but just try to pin it down. It's a huge challenge, because it encompasses such a broad variety of work. Early pieces, such as some of those by William Morris, draw from more ornate Victorian artifacts. Contrast these with the simpler, medieval-inspired work of Morris, the austere elegance of chairs and built-in cabinetry by Voysey, or furniture produced by the Barnsleys--never mind the clear Art Nouveau influences in much of Mackintosh's work. It quickly becomes clear just how broad this period in design history really is.
English Arts & Crafts Furniture explores the Arts & Crafts movement with a unique perspective on furniture designs inspired by English Arts & Crafts designers. Through examination of details and techniques as well as projects, you'll learn what sets English Arts & Crafts apart and gain a deeper understanding of the overall Arts & Crafts movement and its influences. In this book you'll find:
- Insight into the history and culture surrounding the Arts & Crafts movement
- An examination of influences that set English Arts & Crafts designers including William Morris, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley, and Charles Robert Ashbee apart from their American counterparts
- 3 complete furniture projects that illustrate traits representative of English Arts & Crafts: a Voysey chair, a hayrake table designed by Ernest Gimson and a sideboard design from the Harris Lebus company, England s largest furniture maker at the time
Equal parts design survey and project book, English Arts & Crafts Furniture is a must-read for any serious fan of Arts & Crafts furniture.
Explains the history, tools, and materials for making beautiful rustic furniture as well as the plans and step-by-step instructions for 18 great projects.
This is a collection of 20 diverse Celtic designs to inspire woodworkers of all levels and the projects are accessible even to those readers with limited woodworking skills: by working systematically through the book, beginners can acquire a good mastery of the subject, while the more advanced carver will find lots of new ideas for a long-neglected area of celtic design. Projects have been cleverly devised so that it is possible to make all of them with a fairly basic range of tools.
Whether they' re drawn to the traditional or the innovative, the
plain or the flamboyant, woodturners can expand their horizons with
this storehouse of inspirational images and ideas. The emphasis
throughout is on showcasing graceful and well-proportioned work,
along with examples of usually overlooked styles. More than 100
pieces appear, arranged around ten basic themes: combining
different woods for interesting contrast, achieving surface
texture, producing paired or grouped items, incorporating other
materials (such as rope or leather), fashioning the hard angles of
squares and rectangles, exploring exotic woods, turning plywood,
laminating work, doing off- center turning, and creating simple
shapes and forms.
With a combination of simple instructions and over 220 clear color photographs, Dale Power takes readers step-by-step through the process of creating beautiful wooden traveling canes with power tools. Detailed directions are provided for the creation of eye-catching cane handles, the installation or creation of screw mounts to join the two cane shaft segments, and for finishing the completed canes with stain. A color gallery of finished canes is provided for further study. This book will prove to be a rewarding challenge for the novice power tool carver and an inspiration for more experienced craftsmen.
There is no more complete guide to the most versatile tool in the woodworker's shop than this book. The Router Book covers it all -- from the tool's wide range of uses to tips for maintaining it in the best condition. Router expert Pat Warner sorts through the great variety of tools on the market and offers sound, practical advice on choosing the right router for every woodworker's needs.
Ideal for anyone who owns, or is thinking of buying, a
In this compilation of projects and plans from "Furniture & Cabinetmaking" magazine, veteran craftsman Mark Ripley puts 20 years' worth of practical tips, refreshing ideas, and innovative approaches on the page. The 24 fully-diagrammed and illustrated designs here offer something to furniture-makers of all abilities, from a simple dining-room table to the more complex breakfront bookcase. And these projects don't require a lavishly-equipped shop: each design requires little more than a bench, a small bandsaw, two or three portable power tools, and a basic kit of hand tools. Before diving into building plans, Ripley helps readers understand the basics of properly choosing materials and harmonizing the elements of furniture design.
Finishing wood surfaces can be tricky and time-consuming, and all that effort and time may not yield the beautiful product envisioned at the start. Great Wood Finishes is written by an expert in the field to help the occasional finisher/refinisher or hobbyist woodworker avoid that problem. The book uses simple instructions and a wealth of illustrations to make the process easy and rewarding.
Great Wood Finishes begins with a thorough discussion of tools and materials. It moves on to instructions and photo essays covering every technique, including staining, glazing, and rubbing out. The final section, primarily photos and captions, covers specialty finishes that can easily be created by combining the techniques presented earlier in the book.
This is a new and fully up-to-date edition of the standard text on this highly decorative and beautifully crafted Victorian souvenir ware. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout to take account of the latest and most up-to-date research and discoveries. Also included are a number of new photographic illustrations. Unrivalled in its scholarship, the book is invaluable as an aid to identifying examples of decorative woodwares in antique shops, at auctions or as exhibits in museums or galleries. The author, Dr. Brian Austen, is a leading authority and well-known lecturer on the history of furniture and decorative arts in the UK.
Weekend Woodworking is packed with a fantastic range of over 30 projects, all achievable within a weekend. Ideal for keen woodworkers with a wide range of abilities, there are projects which will suit those just starting out in woodworking as well as those with many years of experience in the workshop. Each project includes clear guidance on how to approach the making of each item as well as helpful tips. Projects include: Chopping board, Footstool, Kitchen Bench, Cutlery tray, Outdoor planters and Desk Tidy.
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