Victorian Ornamental Carpentry
Paperback ISBN: 0486241440
The focus of this handsome photographic study is sawn-wood ornamentation — the "gingerbread" of Victorian houses. The brilliance and variability of these sculptures are here preserved in 186 sharp, detailed photographs of handsawed architectural embellishments found on exteriors of houses constructed between 1820 and 1910. Introduction. Captions.
The Art and Craft of Wood
A Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, and Building With Raw Wood
Hardcover ISBN: 1631592971
Perfect for the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, an introduction to the world of backyard lumberjacking and the basics of wood craft, through illustrated steps, shows readers how to mill, stack, dry and flatten wood into usable lumber and create a variety of useful household furnishings.
Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders
From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders
Paperback ISBN: 155209135x
Local songbird populations are rapidly declining, and food, shelter and safe nesting areas are urgently needed. This remarkable book is packed with great ideas plus all the woodworking drawings and howto information needed for hobbyists and birders who want to build attractive birdhouses, feeders and nesting boxes that will attract birds. Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a small balcony to the challenge of a magnificent bird mansion for a large garden. The 25 projects appeal to a variety of tastes, ranging from a traditional Victorian townhouse, to a tonguein-cheek Wild West saloon, to a medieval tournament tent. Each project includes: - Detailed designs with acolor photo of the finished item - Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations - Enlarged and technical diagrams in color - List of recommended materials - Advice on choosing a location for best results.
The Invisible Line
When Craft Becomes Art
Hardcover ISBN: 1617136530
(Book). The Invisible Line: When Craft Becomes Art is a compilation of seven West Coast artisans' thoughts on a subject that is normally left to art historians and PhD candidates. The contributors are all at the top of their respective fields and have been self-employed most of their careers, which gives them a unique insight into the question at hand. Copious photos of their exquisite work offer readers a window into their world.
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.
A Simple Guide to Whittling
Hardcover ISBN: 0451498968
Whittle a spoon, pair of dice, comb, catch-all tray and more with this modern, pocket-sized guide to a folksy craft. Carve updates a mindful hobby that's made for unplugging and connecting with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects that include beautiful photographs and easy instructions--and require just a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for personalizing and maintaining a finished piece with staining, burning, monogramming, and more. Whether you pack this guide for your next camping trip or bring it to the porch, this is the ultimate introduction to chiseling small objects and utensils--and in the process carving out a little peace and quiet for yourself.