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Carpentry Toolmaking - An Instructor's Guide (Paperback): Aaron Moore Carpentry Toolmaking - An Instructor's Guide (Paperback)
Aaron Moore
R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These lesson plans were devised as a result of the author's experience of teaching carpentry toolmaking in East Africa, and include guidelines for lessons on theoretical aspects of toolmaking, as well as practical demonstrations. Students should already be familiar with basic woodworking techniques, including the preparation of timber, marking out and cutting joints, and the construction of simple items of furniture. There is also advice on simple blacksmithing techniques followed by demonstration plans for the metal parts of tools to aid the teaching of this aspect of toolmaking. The book is intended for students of woodworking and metal-working skills in developing countries, and their teachers and trainers.

Getting Started with 3D Carving (Paperback): Zach Kaplan Getting Started with 3D Carving (Paperback)
Zach Kaplan
R411 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R105 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book was written for people who have never used a 3D carving machine. It teaches the basics of designing and making things with Inventables' software (Easel) and 3D carving machines (X-Carve and Carvey). We'll take you step-by-step through five projects you can build yourself as a beginner: an inspiration tile, kitchen cutting board, custom block stamp, fidget spinner, and balsa wood glider. The book also features aspirational projects from makers in the community, like an electric guitar, to show what is possible through 3D carving. The design files and instructions for projects - ranging from beginner to expert - can be found on the Inventables website.

Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit & Use (Paperback, 1st Linden Pub. ed): Toshio Odate Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit & Use (Paperback, 1st Linden Pub. ed)
Toshio Odate
R627 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R108 (17%) In stock

The popularity of Japanese woodworking tools and techniques has experienced steady growth among both the hobbyist and the professional woodworker. This book, originally published in 1984, is considered the authoritative work on the subject. Odate not only discusses all the tools used by a typical Japanese woodworker, but also infuses the book with his own memories of a rigorous apprenticeship in Japan, and how a classically trained-craftsman comes to understand the spirit of each tool and the true nature of craftsmanship.

Building Fireplace Mantels - Distinctive Projects for Any Style of Home (Paperback): Mario Rodriguez Building Fireplace Mantels - Distinctive Projects for Any Style of Home (Paperback)
Mario Rodriguez
R496 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R71 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The hearth and fireplace is the centre of a traditional home and adds much-needed emotional warmth to contemporary houses. Replacing and renovating fireplace surrounds is one of the most popular DIY interior design projects. To actually build one from scratch is a aspirational project for any woodworker. This book provides nine fireplace projects in different period styles: Colonial; Georgian; William Morris; Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Farmhouse; Victorian; Greene & Greene; Art Deco; Modern

Woodshop Dust Control - A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Sandor Nagyszalanczy Woodshop Dust Control - A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Sandor Nagyszalanczy
R574 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a complete guide to all methods of protecting your lungs from harmful wood dust. Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides the latest information on dust control and dust collection products for amateur woodworkers, professional carpenters and woodwork rooms in schools and colleges. - Developing a dust-control strategy - Planning shop ventilation - Combining dust-control measures - Choosing masks and respirators - Installing air filtration - Making the best of shop vacuums - Designing central dust collection - Cutting and installing ductwork - - Collection hoods - Testing a duct system - Capturing dust from portable tools - * A practical guide to respirators, shop vacuums, central collection systems, air filtration devices and more. * Design, build and install a system that is right for your workshop. * Fully revised to take account of the very latest technology and products - nowadays safety in the workshop is is as important as light and power. * First edition published 1995 (ISBN 1-56158-116-X).

Building Sheds (Paperback): Joseph Truini Building Sheds (Paperback)
Joseph Truini
R519 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R156 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This well-illustrated guide offers a range of building options, with complete instructions and plans for five different styles of shed, including a small timber-frame garden storage shed, a traditionally framed shed and a post-and-beam barn. From designing a shed to match your storage needs to selecting framing materials for economy and durability, constructing shed foundations, installing windows and doors and building stairways and ramps, this is a complete, no-nonsense guide to building a shed.

Going with the Grain - Making Chairs in the 21st Century (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Mike Abbott Going with the Grain - Making Chairs in the 21st Century (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Mike Abbott
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Making chairs in the 21st Century. 2nd revised edition.

North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw - 61 Captivating Designs for Moose, Bear, Eagles, Deer and More... North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw - 61 Captivating Designs for Moose, Bear, Eagles, Deer and More (Paperback)
Lora S. Irish
R301 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

North American animals will come to life with the exciting scrolling patterns found in this book. The book provides 61 precisely drawn patterns for bears, wolves, eagles and more. Also included are helpful instructions on choosing blades and wood, making inside and outside cuts, safety precautions, and tips and techniques for altering projects. Patterns include: Wolf, Eagle, Owl, Moose, Duck, Bear, Cougar, Pheasant, Antelope, Ram, Buffalo and Coyote.

Tables - With Plans and Complete Instructions for Building 10 Classic Tables (Paperback): Anthony Guidice Tables - With Plans and Complete Instructions for Building 10 Classic Tables (Paperback)
Anthony Guidice
R672 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classic table designs from top craftsmen that will help you furnish every room in your home with elegance and style: from a Shaker sewing table to a display table for objects d'art, this book offers ten excellent reasons to spend quality time at the workbench. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced woodworker, the projects will provide plenty of challenges to increase your skills: a candlestand table; an end table; two coffee tables; a display table; a half-round console table; a hall table; a cherry kitchen table; a trestle table; Ten outstanding furniture projects accessible to woodworkers of any skill level, from a leading international craftsman and award-winning woodworking author. Taunton's new step-by-step Furniture Series is devoted to creating fine furniture for every room in the house - tasteful and refined designs, clear step-by-step instructions, detailed drawings and cut lists plus vivid colour photos.

Weekend Woodturning Projects (Paperback): Mark Baker Weekend Woodturning Projects (Paperback)
Mark Baker
R468 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R138 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title features 25 practical projects from world renowned woodturning expert. It will appeal to novice and intermediate turners. It includes all the knowledge needed to get started, along with step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings. Build your woodturning skills and confidence with this variety of projects that take between a couple of hours and a couple of days to complete. All of the 25 projects can be undertaken using a limited amount of tools and equipment. Making use of the six basic tools - spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool, bowl gouge, skew chisel and scrapers - the book will introduce a couple of carving tools and a boring tool and explain why and how to use them. Each project will have a list of tools and materials required, drawings with dimensions and a panel on the wood used. Sections on safety and seasoning wood are also included. Projects include: napkin rings, rolling pin, pastry press, meat tenderizer, wall clock, and bud vase

The Repair Shop - A Make Do and Mend Handbook (Hardcover): Karen Farrington The Repair Shop - A Make Do and Mend Handbook (Hardcover)
Karen Farrington; Foreword by Jay Blades 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE HIT BBC SERIES

BBC’s The Repair Shop is a place where Britain’s most skilled and caring craftspeople rescue and resurrect items that owners thought were beyond saving. Their shared love of craft has helped hundreds of people recover and relive cherished memories, and inspired millions to rediscover their own prized possessions. The skill required to properly restore those items may be beyond most of us, but there are small things we can all do to care for the items we love the most. How do you replenish the stuffing in your child’s beloved, tatty teddy bear, for instance? Or remove a water mark left on your wooden table? What’s the best way to prevent your leather from cracking?

Direct from the Repair Shop's 'Workshop of Dreams', this ‘make do and mend’ guide collects advice and stories from each of the show’s experts, to help you understand and care for those aging treasures and heirlooms around your house or gathering dust in the garage. Whether it’s wood, ceramics, leather or silverware, you will get to know your materials, tools and terms from Britain’s best, as the Repair Shop experts share their tips on restoring and conserving, reveal their favourite tools, and provide a series of small, manageable projects that help tackle the most common problems that occur in their given medium. Their book, like the show it accompanies, with help you safeguard your sentimental legacy for generations to come.

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing (Paperback): Jeff Jewitt Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing (Paperback)
Jeff Jewitt
R665 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R207 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is Taunton's bestselling 'Complete Illustrated Guides' series now available in paperback. It covers both modern and traditional finnishing techniques. It features over 900 colour photographs and easy-to-follow steps for the beginner to intermediate woodworker. Taunton's most successful series ever launched expands to include an illustrated, step-by-step guide to the essential techniques for finishing, glazing, dyeing, spraying and French polishing furniture. Organised for quick access, this book makes it easy to find each technique. Both modern and traditional techniques are covered, from sanding and surface preparation through to staining and applying topcoats to final polishing.

The DIY Plumbing System - All you need to know to run a building plumbing on your own (Paperback): Daniel Abraham The DIY Plumbing System - All you need to know to run a building plumbing on your own (Paperback)
Daniel Abraham
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rental Style - The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Apartment or Small Home (Hardcover): Chelsey Brown Rental Style - The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Apartment or Small Home (Hardcover)
Chelsey Brown; Foreword by Kimberly Duran
R549 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Must-Have Guide for Renters and Small-Space Dwellers Rental Style, which doubles as a decor piece and handy design guide, shows readers how to decorate and organize small, rented spaces on a budget. The book will cover all home development stages from searching for a rental home to decorating and organizing it. Many people are reluctant to design their spaces due to renter restrictions, which leaves homes bland and boring. Rental Style will erase that unease and demonstrate how you can turn a rented space into a home using temporary, creative tricks that won't drive landlords crazy. Rental Style will demonstrate how to "renovate" a rental through clever design and budget-friendly tips and hacks on the following topics: Beating the stress of finding a home Items to switch out when moving into a rental Furniture to invest in when living in a small home Decorating to maximize small spaces Myths many renters believe Removable products meant for renters Incorporating more seating into your smaller home Combating limited storage Ways to "renovate" a rental kitchen Hosting in a very small home And more! The budget and time-friendly tools, tips, and advice in this book will give readers the ability to stand out among the rest and revamp their rental spaces!

Lathework - A Complete Course - Workshop Practice Series 34 (Paperback, 1st ed.): Harold Hall Lathework - A Complete Course - Workshop Practice Series 34 (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Harold Hall
R214 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If fear of the unknown is all that is preventing you from embarking on the satisfying hobby of model engineering, then this is the book that will banish your concerns. Author Harold Hall has established his reputation as a mentor to tyro model engineers through the pages of Model Engineer magazine and Model Engineers' Workshop, of which he was the editor for a number of years. This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text. Once followed through, the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills and a range of useful workshop tools and equipment.

Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback): Julia Laflin Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback)
Julia Laflin
R305 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback): Carrie Spalding Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback)
Carrie Spalding
R361 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R106 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personalize your indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful, rustic, reclaimed wood pieces. Want to make a statement in your home? Look no further than the humble yet versatile wood plank! Reclaim, recycle, and repurpose wood planks to create unique, stylish home decor pieces that are guaranteed to bring warmth and beauty into your living spaces-all on a budget! Featuring thirty DIY tutorials for both indoors and outdoors, Wood Plank Projects includes simple beginner projects that will be ready in an hour, as well as larger and more impressive pieces-with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. Find projects for every room in the house, from rustic photo frames and farmhouse clocks to outdoor benches and reclaimed tabletops. Learn to make: Colorful Vintage Sign Weathered Wood Plank Wall Scrap Wood Sunburst Mirror Curvy Wooden Headboard Wood Plank Garden Planter Box Modern Farmhouse Barn Door And more! You'll also find tips for choosing the right wood, finding inexpensive reclaimed materials, and using paint and stain to give new wood a weathered look or a perfect finish. Be inspired and create your own beautiful, handmade wood plank decor!

"Fine Woodworking" on Bending Wood (Paperback): "Fine Woodworking" Magazine "Fine Woodworking" on Bending Wood (Paperback)
"Fine Woodworking" Magazine
R545 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Whether making a delicate violin, a pair of skis or a graceful armchair, you'll need to bend wood. This text presents the basic methods and trade secrets from the experts.

Real Life Organizing - Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day (Paperback): Cassandra Aarssen Real Life Organizing - Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day (Paperback)
Cassandra Aarssen; Foreword by Peter Walsh
R347 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R40 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

#1 Best Seller in Do-It-Yourself Improvements and Decorating & Furnishings Host of HGTV's HOT MESS HOUSEClutter-Free Solutions for an Organized Home Create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget. Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra 'Cas' Aarssen, the guru from YouTube's ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Cas spends her time organizing other people's homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. She offers DIY Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home. Simplify your life. In Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home. Simplify your life and have an organized home. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, be a yoga loving minimalist or radically change your lifestyle or personality. The truth is you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. Organized home. Through years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you've read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity. In Real Life Organizing learn how to: Create a Household Management Binder Make a "Kids Cupboard" in your kitchen Create an IN/OUT system Organize paperwork based on your unique style Create a Kitchen Command Center Organize your holidays with a gift closet Build a great toy organizing system Also read Cas Aarssen's other Best Selling home organizing books, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success, The Clutter Connection, and The Declutter Challenge.

Wooden Toy Spacecraft: Explore the Galaxy & Beyond with 13 Easy-To-Make Woodworking Projects (Paperback): Gonzalo Ferreyra Wooden Toy Spacecraft: Explore the Galaxy & Beyond with 13 Easy-To-Make Woodworking Projects (Paperback)
Gonzalo Ferreyra
R481 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When it comes to making that special wooden toy, space is the new frontier. Wooden toy designs have changed very little since long before we first landed on the moon: plenty of cars, p-prop planes, trucks, and trains-and, yes, that occasional Buck Rodgers-era rocket-but few projects that hint at the world of the future. No longer. With Wooden Toy Spacecraft, the iconic wooden toy blasts off into the 21st century with this collection of 12 state-of-the-art spacecraft that you can build in a weekend. Going well beyond tired old rocket ships, woodworker Gonzalo Ferreyra offers up an intergalactic fleet of original designs that can fly proudly alongside the classics we know from film, television, and our real-world history of space exploration. Dozens of detailed photographs and clear, concise instructions make even the most challenging techniques easy to conquer. With a few pieces of lumber, some cut-offs from your scrap box, and a healthy dose of future-vision, space geeks of all ages can craft a beautiful, awe-inspiring vehicle to proudly display or to gift to that special kiddo for hours of imaginative play.

Log Cabin Book - A Complete Builder's Guide to Small Homes and Shelters (Paperback): Oliver Kemp Log Cabin Book - A Complete Builder's Guide to Small Homes and Shelters (Paperback)
Oliver Kemp
R246 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R45 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Workbench Design (Hardcover): Christopher Schwarz Workbench Design (Hardcover)
Christopher Schwarz
R727 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R171 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The follow-up book to "Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use"

Complete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building nine workbench formsInstruction on improving existing workbenches for better workholding and an improved woodworking shop.

"The Workbench Design Book" not only shows how to design a workbench it also discusses and presents nine specific designs plus critiques of 10 additional workbenches, with suggestions for making any bench work most effectively for the kind of work the user does. The 9 workbench plans have a range suitable for all workshop needs, from handwork to power tools. A discussion of workbench design rules teach what's effective and why in a multitude of workshop situations. Additional workholding options from shop-made jigs and commercial bench dogs to vise hardware are also provided."

Taunton's Complete Illus. Guide to Bandsaws (Paperback): Roland Johnson Taunton's Complete Illus. Guide to Bandsaws (Paperback)
Roland Johnson
R601 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R186 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The bandsaw is a woodworking favourite and this highly visual guide covers all there is to know about working with one, from basic uses to some of the more advanced. The bandsaw is a woodworking favourite and the workhorse of any wood shop. Craftsmen and women turn to this practical tool for a wide array of tasks - cutting curves, ripping stock, making a variety of useful joints, using guides and templates and transforming thick boards into veneer. Now woodworkers can learn to make the most of their bandsaw in this valuable addition to the acclaimed "Complete Illustrated Guide" library. The format is highly visual, covering all there is to know about working with a bandsaw from basic uses to some of the most advanced techniques, including shaping operations and sophisticated joinery. Safety and bandsaw maintenance complete this essential guide.

The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback): Clea Shearer,... The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback)
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin 2
R624 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R185 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Shed Manual - Designing, building and fitting out your perfect shed (Hardcover): John Coupe, Alex Johnson Shed Manual - Designing, building and fitting out your perfect shed (Hardcover)
John Coupe, Alex Johnson 1
R674 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The interest in sheds has grown over recent years, with 'man caves' and 'she sheds' becoming part of the garden landscape - either for hobby or office use, a summer house or a place to escape. Television shows, such as George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, along with the Shed of the Year competition have contributed to this rise in popularity. However, many of the shed books on the market have just been picture books, showing the wide variety and themes of sheds around the country/world. The Haynes Shed Manual is a practical, step-by-step guide with wide-covering advice on all aspects of planning and building sheds. Written by two shed experts, it will appeal to the enthusiastic DIYer.

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