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Popular Mechanics 101 Things That Go Fast: Planes, Trains and Automobiles You Can Make and Ride
Popular Mechanics 101 Things That Go Fast
Planes, Trains and Automobiles You Can Make and Ride
Hardcover      ISBN: 1618370820

These 101 classic projects from the pages of "Popular Mechanics" will bring out the kid in everyone Go full speed ahead with these wonderful things to build, from a Motor Car, Motorcycle-powered Catamaran, and Ferris Wheel to a Spring-propelled Toy Seam Engine and an entire Electric-Locomotive Model and Track System. You'll find Aquatic Pursuits; Winter Sports; and Backyard Shenanigans; as well as great Go-Go Gadgets and Games. And now the beautiful vintage illustrations that readers love appear in glorious full color, showcased in an oversize hardcover.

The Tool Book: A Tool Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools
The Tool Book
A Tool Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465468544
"Tools. Yes "--Nick Offerman, from the foreword

This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them.

With foreword by Nick Offerman, host of the new show Making It on NBC. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book . Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.
Heirloom Wood: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and Other Homewares
Heirloom Wood
A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and Other Homewares
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419724762
Heirloom Wood is a love letter to wood's form and function through simple woodworking projects. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, Max Bainbridge teaches you how to identify wood types, source timber, and set up a basic toolbox, then offers step-by-step carving and cutting techniques for making your own pieces. With little experience and very few tools, you'll learn to create hand-carved bowls, cutting boards, spoons, knives, and spatulas, perfect for adding a touch of the handmade to your home. With further advice on finishing your projects--how to sand, ebonize, scorch, and texture the surfaces, as well as wax and oil your new, beloved kitchen creations--each of your handcrafted projects will be imbued with a tangible history visible through the maker's mark. With beautiful photography and clear how-to instruction, Heirloom Wood gives you everything you need to create timeless kitchen keepsakes to be passed down from generation to generation.
The Workshop Book: A Craftsman's Guide to Making the Most Out of Any
The Workshop Book
A Craftsman's Guide to Making the Most Out of Any
Paperback      ISBN: 1561582719

As your woodworking skills grow, your shop needs to grow along with you. Whether you are just starting out or are somewhere along this lifetime journey, this book will be your faithful guide.

A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
A Splintered History of Wood
Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
Hardcover      ISBN: 0061373567
A Splintered History of Wood is a passionate and personal exploration of nature's greatest gift: wood. In the successful tradition of books such as Salt and Cod, writer and carpenter Spike Carlsen explores the history, versatility, and special appeal of something we use everyday--but take for granted--in this comprehensive and dynamic history of wood's global impact and its personal significance to people in all walks of life.
The Art of Crayon: Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!
The Art of Crayon
Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!
Paperback      ISBN: 1631591010

Create astonishing artwork with crayons

Crayons aren't just for kids anymore Sculptors use them whole, bundling thousands of crayons to create environmental and installation-size sculptures. Carvers pierce and reshape crayons with scalpels, turning them into mini totems, helixes, and portrait busts. Landscape and still-life artists layer crayon shades in works on paper that rival paintings in their subtlety and depth. What will you do?

The Art of Crayon will guide you through a gallery of works by contemporary artists who use crayons as a diverse and dynamic medium. Each chapter includes a specific style of crayon artwork, complete with engaging projects from author Lorraine Bell to help you learn different techniques. From sculpture, to carving, to melted wax and drawing, you'll soon become a master crayon artist

Scandinavian Figure Carving: From Viking Times to Doderhultam, Trygg, and Modern Carvers
Scandinavian Figure Carving
From Viking Times to Doderhultam, Trygg, and Modern Carvers
Paperback      ISBN: 1565238753

Discover a beautiful Scandinavian folk art with Scandinavian Figure Carving. One of the world s most notable folk artists, author Harley Refsal has been decorated by the King of Norway for his pioneering contributions to Norwegian culture, particularly traditional Scandinavian flat-plane figure carving. A Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Folk Art, he shares his expertise with thousands of carvers in courses and presentations across North America. Harley was featured in a PBS Craft in America episode, appeared as guest woodcarver on Prairie Home Companion, and was honored as Woodcarver of the Year by Woodcarving Illustrated magazine.In this book, Harley presents a fascinating overview of an enchanting folk art. Discover the rich history of Scandinavian figure carving from the Viking era to the modern day, with photographs and illustrations of medieval decorative pieces. Biographies of the greatest 19th and 20th century Scandinavian carvers are provided along with representative photographs of their work. Readers can even try their own hand at the art, with step-by-step instructions for carving an iconic Dalecarlian horse.

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The Practical Woodworker: A Complete Guide to the Art and Practice of Woodworking: Indoor & Outdoor Woodwork
The Practical Woodworker
A Complete Guide to the Art and Practice of Woodworking: Indoor & Outdoor Woodwork
Paperback      ISBN: 144033868x

The Practical Woodworker, edited by Bernard E. Jones, is a foundation set of books for the woodworker interested in early 20th-century woodworking techniques.

Volume 2 covers workbenches and tool chests, as well as a number of projects and techniques for the home and its environs, such as garden carpentry, trellises, porches and arbors, poultry houses, tubs and churns, as well as doors, windows and other interior woodwork. Plus, you'll find instruction on curved work and clamps, and plans for several bookcases, dressers and sideboards.

Easy-To-Make Bird Feeders for Woodworkers
Easy-To-Make Bird Feeders for Woodworkers
Paperback      ISBN: 0486258475

This easy-to-follow manual contains simple instructions and illustrations for building 12 feeders in classic and contemporary designs. Suitable for space ranging in size from large suburban yards to tiny apartment terraces, these structures include a near-ground feeder, a hanging cardinal feeder, a post/hanging thistle feeder, a weathervane feeder, an acrylic pyramid, a five-position multispeed feeder, a traditional chalet-style feeder, and more.
Easy-to-Make Bird Feeders for Woodworkers also describes construction materials and basic tools, explains how to work with glass and plastic, provides construction tips, suggests design features (single-perch, multiple-perch, and open-style feeders); discusses food-dispersal systems, the size and shape of seed openings, ways to protect food from weather spoilage and even how to make your feeder squirrel-proof.
You'll also find a wealth of helpful information on common avian species, do-it-yourself food-source recommendations, special dietary requirements of the hummingbird, how to attract birds you want, how to select a site, how to hang and support the feeder, and more.
Enhanced by numerous diagrams, detailed illustrations, and nine tables (with lumber sizes, birds' food preferences, etc.), this modestly priced how-to book invites woodworkers at all levels of expertise to build attractive and inexpensive feeders that will be a pleasure to create and delightfully rewarding to watch.

The Way of the Woodshop: Creating, Designing & Decorating with Wood
The Way of the Woodshop
Creating, Designing & Decorating with Wood
Hardcover      ISBN: 006287862x

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