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Woodstrip Rowing Craft (Hardcover): Susan Van Leuven Woodstrip Rowing Craft (Hardcover)
Susan Van Leuven
R1,304 R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Save R295 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Finally, a comprehensive guide to constructing of beautiful wood strip rowing crafts. This style of construction is renowned for producing sophisticated hull shapes. Construction techniques can be mastered by the hobby builder. Over 835 clear color photos and detailed text take the reader through every step required to create two different, elegant boats for both sport fishing and sculling. The wooden parts are made with ordinary woodshop tools, materials, and standard working techniques. Fiberglass and epoxy can be applied successfully by the first-time user. Finishing methods help builders show off their craftsmanship to best advantage. This book introduces rowers to the delights of constructing their ideal boat.

Build Your Own Earth Oven (Paperback, 3rd edition, revised, updated, and expanded): Kiko Denzer, Hannah Field Build Your Own Earth Oven (Paperback, 3rd edition, revised, updated, and expanded)
Kiko Denzer, Hannah Field; Foreword by Alan Scott
R394 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 meals.
Clear, abundant drawings and photos clarify every step of the process, from making aoven mud, a to fire, and to bread. Informative text puts it all into context with artisan traditions of many ages & cultures. Beautifully sculpted ovens (by the author and readers) will inspire the artist in anyone. And the simple, 4 step recipe (based on professional and homestead experience) promises authentic hearth loaves for anyone, on any schedule.
From weekend gardeners to "simple living," back-to-the-landers; Peace Corps volunteers to neighborhood community-builders; third-graders to earth-artists of all ages, this book feeds many hungers!
a[ updated, expanded, re-written, & revised.
a[ foreword by Alan Scott, the grandfather of wood-fired ovens and artisan bread.
a[ super-insulated design holds heat longer with less wood burned.
a[ 8 pages of color photos.
a[ Plus: mobile ovens, rocket mass heaters for the home, hay-box cookers, and more.

Artistic Scrollsaw: Wonders of Nature (Paperback): Terry Foltz Artistic Scrollsaw: Wonders of Nature (Paperback)
Terry Foltz
R339 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Terry Foltz turns one of the favorite tools of woodworkers, the scrollsaw, into a means of artistic expression. And now he shares his techniques with readers everywhere. Everything from making the pattern to the selection of wood and finely detailed scrollsaw cuts is explained in depth and illustrated with clear color photographs. The main project in this book is a fishing scene with an angler landing "the big one," in a mountain stream surrounded by tall pine trees. What makes the scene extraordinary is not only the complex design, but the fine detail Terry obtains in the linework and silhouette. To take the mystery out of it, he leads readers through the process step-by-step, so that with a little practice they can produce wonderful works of scrollsaw art. Additional patterns and a gallery of Terry's other work are provided , which gives a wealth of ideas while exploring the possibilities for scrollsaw creations.

Do-it-yourself Outdoor Repairs - A Practical Guide to Repairing and Maintaining the Outside Structure of Your Home (Hardcover):... Do-it-yourself Outdoor Repairs - A Practical Guide to Repairing and Maintaining the Outside Structure of Your Home (Hardcover)
David Holloway
R115 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R14 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a practical guide to repairing and maintaining the outside structure of your home. You can advice on tackling a variety of jobs outside your home, shown in over 215 photographs and diagrams. It helps you how to maintain and repair leaking or blocked guttering, drains and roofs. It outlines all the necessary tools and materials you will need, including nails and screws, adhesives, mortar and concrete. It describes how to check that your fences and walls, whether wood or brick, are kept in good condition. It provides information on access equipment, and ladder and electrical safety measures. It shows the efficient way to make repairs to hard surfaces such as concrete paths, drives and patios. Because your home is an investment, it is worth preventing deterioration by ensuring that is protected and maintained against adverse weather conditions. With the help of this handbook, you will learn basic skills, using the right materials and tools, to carry out repair jobs on the outside of your house. All the techniques are shown in clear step-by-step photographs.

The Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques - A Unique Visual Directory of Woodworking Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use... The Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques - A Unique Visual Directory of Woodworking Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them (Paperback)
Jeremy Broun 1
R361 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by award-winning furniture designer, Jeremy Broun. This unique visual encyclopedia of woodworking techniques is the essential benchtop reference for all woodworkers. Divided into two parts, the first section introduces you to the tools, timbers and techniques that are used in basic woodworking. These are fully demonstrated and described through helpful step-by-step photographs and text, from drawing and marking out; through chiselling, drilling and routing; joint making, bending, shaping and turning; to abrading, scraping and finishing. Power-tool, machine-tool and hand-tool variations are fully detailed, providing you with that much-needed flexibility in your own workshop. Finally, a theme section provides a gallery of finished examples by leading designers of cabinets, chests, chairs, benches, tables, desks and decorative woodwork, demonstrating the principles of design and construction and inspiring both novice woodworkers as well as the more experienced craftsperson to design and create their own items from wood.

Do-it-yourself Papering Walls & Ceilings - A Practical Guide to All You Need to Know About Papering Techniques Throughout the... Do-it-yourself Papering Walls & Ceilings - A Practical Guide to All You Need to Know About Papering Techniques Throughout the Home (Hardcover)
Diane Carr
R115 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R14 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a practical guide to all you need to know about papering techniques throughout the home. It features easy-to-follow techniques for papering walls, corners, ceilings, stairwells and arches, around doors, windows and radiators, with 160 photographs and diagrams. It helps you how to prepare walls for papering, including techniques for removing tiles and old wallpaper, how to use lining paper and how to hang borders. It includes all the tricks of the trade revealed to solve common wallpapering problems, including air bubbles, tears, overlaps, gaps, poor pattern match, shiny patches and curling edges. You can advice on choosing plain and patterned wallpapers, and estimating quantities. It covers information on equipment, work platforms and ladders, and tips on safety. If you want an impressive decorative finish in a room, or just want a new look, papering is the answer. With this book, even the novice paperhanger will achieve a professional-looking result. The book offers advice on materials and equipment, preparation and techniques, with many tips throughout for papering trickier areas. And, you will need very little equipment to get started.

Green Homekeeping - Save Money and the Planet (Paperback): Alice Alvrez Green Homekeeping - Save Money and the Planet (Paperback)
Alice Alvrez
R309 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R38 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is your home a sustainable and eco-friendly environment?Every decision you make during the day, both large and small, has an impact on the environment. Make your daily impact planet-positive. Eco-friendly home: With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to an advanced eco-warrior! Start with these inspired ideas and the 52 simple ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home. Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Help our planet: Start with small changes, like turning off the tap, and work your way up to raising chickens and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year.

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard H (Paperback): David Toht 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard H (Paperback)
David Toht
R481 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R56 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A companion volume to "Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead" provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance readers' sustainable living. Even if they are only moderately handy, they'll discover the tools and techniques for building their own feeders, fences, and structures. In the process, they'll save money and have the satisfaction of doing it themselves.

Fine Woodworking Turning Techniques & Projects (Paperback): Fine Woodworking Fine Woodworking Turning Techniques & Projects (Paperback)
Fine Woodworking
R509 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R157 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With only a few turning tools and a lathe, it's possible to create a host of useful and artistic objects. This collection covers the tools and techniques needed to get started in turning and then offers up a range of turning projects in which to use them. The tools section includes all the basic turning tools, including chisels, scrapers, and gouges. The techniques section starts with the basics with turning for non-turners and moves through a variety of topics, including faceplate turning, tips for hollowing end grain, fixing turning mistakes, and finishing. Lastly, the projects, including pulls and knobs, pens, vessels, bowls, boxes, candlesticks, and furniture parts, cover a wide range of skill levels.

Finish Carpentry (Paperback, 2nd): "Fine Homebuilding" Finish Carpentry (Paperback, 2nd)
"Fine Homebuilding"
R430 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R62 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Quality finish carpentry can transform ordinary walls into finely crafted rooms. This illustrated text features pleasing proportions, clean lines, flawless mitres and other well-crafted details. Learn the secrets of master carpenters on designing, and how they install baseboard, moulding, window casing (including elegant curved casing), fireplace mantels, panelling and built-in storage.

Acoustic Guitar Making - How to make Tools, Templates, and Jigs (Paperback): Brian Gary Forbes Acoustic Guitar Making - How to make Tools, Templates, and Jigs (Paperback)
Brian Gary Forbes
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book contains everything I wish I knew when I started making acoustic guitars over fifteen years ago. It is not an ABC book, but a companion that teaches many of the things that the other books leave out. In these pages are instructions for making tools, cutting blanks, inlaying exotic woods, and hand finishing guitars. The methods described revolve around doing more with less, and getting more out of the tools already in the shop. For the thrifty guitar maker who would rather build something than buy it, this book is the right choice.
Over 500 pages of text, with more than 1600 pictures and diagrams to thoroughly and completely explain more than 200 guitar making topics.
How to use small shop tools to re-saw blanks for guitar making instead of buying them, saving money and expanding wood choice.
Instructions for almost 50 tools, templates, and jigs that can be made right in the shop, saving thousands of dollars in tool costs. These include an electric side bending iron, fret slot duplicating jig, four different types of clamps, an inexpensive hide glue pot, and more.
An explanation of the use and abilities of several common shop tools, including several specialty tools that are specific to guitar making.
A detailed section on guitar making theory, which will expand the understanding of how a guitar works, and how small changes to the structure can have big effects on tone.
Several step by step guitar making methods that make some of the more difficult processes easier and smoother in the shop.
How to make inlaying easier by using a few common shop tools, and how to make several different styles of custom inlay.
Step by step instructions for making a custom soundhole label using a powerful free program called Pixlr, to add the final touch to any guitar.
A thorough finishing section that teaches anyone how to apply an amazing finish without having to buy expensive spray equipment.
A guitar making and wood working glossary with thorough definitions and explanations of more than 600 terms."

How to Maintain and Repair Your Roof - 290 Essential Roofing Tips for a Long Lasting Roof (Paperback): Adam Gold How to Maintain and Repair Your Roof - 290 Essential Roofing Tips for a Long Lasting Roof (Paperback)
Adam Gold
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shop Improvements - Outstanding Ideas from the World's Finest Woodworkers (Paperback): "Fine Woodworking" Magazine Shop Improvements - Outstanding Ideas from the World's Finest Woodworkers (Paperback)
"Fine Woodworking" Magazine
R495 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For over 30 years woodworkers have turned to "Fine Woodworking" magazine, not only for the wide variety of projects offered, but because the designs offer a level of refinement and sophistication not found in other magazine projects.
A signature feature of "Fine Woodworking" project articles is detailed exploded drawings. Some of these plans are works of art in themselves and reward careful study with insights into the basis of good design. For the many woodworkers who come from engineering and other technical disciplines, these plans are worth the price of the book alone.
This book collects the workshop accessory and jigs articles that contain exploded drawings from the last 15 years of Fine Woodworking. It is organized by class of project (tool storage, workbenches, tablesaw accessories, etc.). The book contains approximately 60-65 projects. Because there is such a wide variety of project types and skill levels needed, it should appeal to a wide range of woodworkers. And building the projects could save any woodworker hundreds of dollars over purchasing a commercial accessory or jig for the same purpose.

Easy to Build Birdhouses a Natural Approach - Must Know Info to Attract and Keep the Birds You Want (Paperback): A J Hamler Easy to Build Birdhouses a Natural Approach - Must Know Info to Attract and Keep the Birds You Want (Paperback)
A J Hamler
R575 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Nature-Friendly Way to Attract and House Birds

Birdhouses are a favorite project among woodworkers. Made of inexpensive materials, they are quick to build and a pleasure for the whole neighborhood. "Easy to Build Birdhouses" includes 26 fun projects for woodworkers of all skill levels.

  • Part 1 talks about construction basics, wood grain, doors and access, proper drainage and ventilation, interiors, materials and hardware, paint and stain, and house mounting and support methods. It also addresses birdhouse placement and how to attract birds.
  • Part 2 shows how to make birdhouses using natural materials to help them blend in with their surroundings.
  • Part 3 shows how to make bird feeders that help attract birds.
  • Part 4 provides examples of colorful and whimsical birdhouses, like a lighthouse and a Cape Cod bungalow, that are a little more advanced.
The Foundations of Better Woodworking - How to use your body, tools and materials to do your best work (Hardcover, New): Jeff... The Foundations of Better Woodworking - How to use your body, tools and materials to do your best work (Hardcover, New)
Jeff Miller
R740 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R97 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Woodworking with Mind, Body, and Senses

What's the secret to producing beautiful furniture that you and your family will treasure for generations? It starts with the fundamentals--those essential, yet often overlooked principles upon which all of your skills should be based.

In "The Foundations of Better Woodworking," craftsman, teacher and noted woodworking author Jeff Miller clearly lays out these basic concepts, helping you understand:

  • How proper body position and mechanics improve your ability to cut precise joins, as well as add efficiency and safety.
  • Just what it means to cut a line.
  • How the wood works, so you can avoid such problems as tear out, splitting and warping--whether you use hand tools, machinery or both.
  • How woodworking tools actually cut and work, so you learn to use them more easily, effectively and accurately.
Follow the advice in this book and you'll build the foundation for making significant advances as a woodworker. Your time in the shop will be more rewarding, and your results more satisfying.
Designing and Building Chairs (Paperback): Editors of Fine Woodworking Designing and Building Chairs (Paperback)
Editors of Fine Woodworking
R427 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R70 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn to build comfortable, long-lasting chairs. Chairs are ubiquitous, found in every home, office and building. Almost all are commercially made since many woodworkers shy away from making chairs, or even stools. Granted, there are not too many square parts to most chairs, and compound angles are somewhat intimidating. But the articles in this book, reprinted from "Fine Woodworking" magazine, should help dispel any questions or fears you may have about chair building. Not only can you build them, you can make them better than the average commercially made models.

Do-it-yourself Paint Finishes - A Guide to Achieving Creative and Decorative Paint Effects Throughout Your Home (Hardcover):... Do-it-yourself Paint Finishes - A Guide to Achieving Creative and Decorative Paint Effects Throughout Your Home (Hardcover)
Sacha Cohen
R115 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R16 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How to achieve beautiful paint finishes, including sponging, dragging, stippling, distressing and lacquering? It explains the ways to master patterned effects and faux finishes, from simple stamping to imitating the appearance of oak, mahogany, beech, marble and even a trompe l'oeil sky. This title helps you learn how to create a tiled look and to stamp panels with gold leaf for a luxurious effect. It offers an expert guide to the paints, varnishes, brushes, rollers and specialist tools you will need to achieve decorative paint effects. It includes ways to remove old paint and prepare different surfaces for new finishes. It is suitable for anyone who wants to give their home a facelift, creative paint finishes can alter a room easily and cheaply. Many effects are possible, from paint finishes that imitate wood and marble and stamped gilded panels, to trompe l'oeil, which tricks the eye into seeing a three-dimensional surface that is in fact, flat. This practical book shows you step-by-step how to transform your home.

Randall Knives - Rare, Unique, & Experimental (Paperback): Robert E Hunt Randall Knives - Rare, Unique, & Experimental (Paperback)
Robert E Hunt
R633 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R65 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
How to Build Shaker Furniture (Paperback, Anniversary ed): Thomas Moser How to Build Shaker Furniture (Paperback, Anniversary ed)
Thomas Moser
R653 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R89 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Shakers produced many incredible furniture objects that we continue to venerate today. For the woodworker the fascination is often rooted in the essential simplicity of the work. Interest in Shaker design is as strong today as it was when the first edition of this book was published in 1977, possibly stronger. This ongoing interest is the direct result of the inherent beauty of Shaker design ? beauty that stems not only from form, but from superb workmanship, a commitment to utility and a total understanding of material.

Wood Carving Basics (Paperback): David Sabol Wood Carving Basics (Paperback)
David Sabol
R567 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R87 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Working with Wood - Build Your Toolkit, Learn the Skills and Create Stylish Objects for Your Home (Paperback): Tom Trimmins Working with Wood - Build Your Toolkit, Learn the Skills and Create Stylish Objects for Your Home (Paperback)
Tom Trimmins 1
R362 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'It is more motivating to make something that you genuinely desire, to create an object that you want in your home. The things we choose to have around us say something about who we are, but things we have made ourselves do that even more strongly. I want every project in the book to be something that the reader wants to make, to work really well in use and be something that can be proudly shown to others.' Tom Trimmins This wonderfully practical book is aimed at anyone looking to balance their busy lives by mastering core woodworking skills. Working with wood will challenge, stimulate, relax and reward - and you'll be proud to display the beautiful objects you've made with your own hands. Here you'll find a range of practical and pleasing projects to display around your home. Initially you'll need a small collection of readily available tools - as your skills develop and expand, so too will your tool collection. Every project has step-by-step instructions, and you'll learn about the properties of different woods, design techniques and how to fix-up vintage tools. The book mainly uses hand tools as they're cleaner, take up less room, are quieter and offer less potential for accidents than power tools.

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers (Paperback): Lonnie Bird Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers (Paperback)
Lonnie Bird
R698 R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Save R114 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Expand your skills through understanding of the router, which is one of the most versatile tools you can own. "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers" offers more than 800 photos and drawings which show you how to use and care for your router and how to get the most from it. In addition to mastering the use of your router, you'll also learn about router tables and how to make one that works perfectly in your shop. Lonnie Bird is a professional woodworker with a dozen books to his credit.

I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects - 48 quality furniture projects that require minimal experience and tools (Paperback, 3rd... I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects - 48 quality furniture projects that require minimal experience and tools (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Popular Woodworking Editors
R419 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Beginning woodworkers are constantly stymied by the apparent need for thousands of dollars worth of tools to start their hobby. Once they have the tool they face a learning curve to understand how to use the tool. The next problem is finding wood to build the projects. Not everyone has a lumberyard nearby. This book will show them how to build quality furniture projects that can be completed by any woodworker with a modest (but decent) kit of tools in less than two days of shop time, and using raw materials that are available at any home center. The enclosed tool manual explains all the tools and shows them how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format.

Woodcarver's Workbook - Two Volumes in One! (Paperback, First Tion ed.): Mary Guldan Woodcarver's Workbook - Two Volumes in One! (Paperback, First Tion ed.)
Mary Guldan
R523 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R34 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Get started in woodcarving animals with these high quality patterns, illustrated instructions and a simple craft knife. One of the classic titles on woodcarving is now repackaged and available again. It offers the perfect mix of technical knowledge, instruction, creativity and projects for carvers who wish to master the most popular animal subjects: cougars, rabbits, wolves, dogs, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, wild mustangs, unicorns and moose. The humour and clarity of the easy to follow instructions inspires woodworkers to expand the reach of their carving skills.

Building Wooden Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture (Paperback): Gil Gilpatrick Building Wooden Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture (Paperback)
Gil Gilpatrick
R464 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R25 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Traditional snowshoes and the art of making them is alive and well in Gil Gilpatrick's authoritative book on the topic. With this book, the reader will learn how to make a variety of snowshoes and furniture made in the snowshoe style using updated materials. Skills such as bending and shaping wood, assembling parts and lacing are emphasized. The reader will learn how to select the size and style shoe that is right for them and how to make them. They will also find directions for making an end table, rocker, coffee table, footstool and wood holder in the traditional snowshoe style. Perfect for any rustic retreat. Detailed plans and patterns are included.

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