List books in category Home & Garden / Woodwork

  • Woodworking for Beginners: 10 Basic and Easy-to-Make Woodworking Projects: DIY Projects

    Woodworking for Beginners: 10 Basic and Easy-to-Make Woodworking Projects: DIY Projects
    Fernando Dunn

    Woodworking is both a skill and creative outlet. When you can take a piece of wood and make it into something that will give you pride and satisfaction every time you look at it and use it. Working with wood is a skill that needs to be practiced and practiced often. Not many people can get up in the morning and build a house or even a deck. Well when it comes to working with wood you don’t have to be a carpenter. You do need to be creative eye and a willingness to see the hidden beauty in wood. In this book we will explore ten projects and project area. We will explore the tools and attitude that you need in order to create creations out of wood. This book doesn’t focus on high end projects it is more focused on inspiration and allowing you to explore the possibilities.If you have never made anything out of wood before the ideas, tips and tricks within will get you started. This book isn’t for the advanced audience it is for people just starting out looking for a foundation and some cool ideas.Don’t Delay. Download This Book Now.

  • The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches

    The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches
    Christopher Schwarz

    The follow-up book to Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & UseComplete 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.

  • Getting Started with 3D Carving: Five Step-by-Step Projects to Launch You on Your Maker Journey

    Getting Started with 3D Carving: Five Step-by-Step Projects to Launch You on Your Maker Journey
    Zach Kaplan

    3D printing has been the hot topic in the maker world for years now, but there's another type of desktop manufacturing that's become the go-to choice for anyone who needs durable results fast. Instead of slowly depositing layers of plastic, a 3D carver starts with a solid block of material and carves it away using a rotating metal bit. It's faster than 3D printing, offers a wider choice of materials, and creates durable, permanent parts that look great. This book covers the basics of designing and making things with a 3D carver, and gives you several projects you can build yourself including a guitar, clock, earrings, and even a skateboard.

  • Woodworking For Dummies

    Woodworking For Dummies
    Jeff Strong

    You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience? Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and how-to photos.

  • Carving Figure Caricatures in the Ozark Style

    Carving Figure Caricatures in the Ozark Style
    Harold R. Enlow

    Wood carving in the Ozark style is easy and fun when you follow professional carver Harold Enlow's directions. Using figures he has carved for his own collection in Dogpatch, Arkansas, he gives instructions and illustrations that cover every angle of carving figure caricatures.He tells you how to go about selecting and preparing the wood, selecting the proper tools, sharpening the tools, using a mallet and band saw, roughing out a figure from a block, carving a head and face, and finishing your carvings. Then he presents explicit instructions for ten projects: a Missouri mule, a mountaineer, a hobo, a cowboy, a hill woman, Rufus and Sadie, Bootsie the cow, a banjo player, "Ozark Trail's End," and "Revenooers." Each project is illustrated in diagram form (front and usually profile) to make it easy to draw on the wood, and there are photographs of each completed project and some in intermediate stages. The general instructions are also illustrated copiously, and there are photographs of other completed carvings from the author's collection — a total of 22 drawings and 47 photographs in all.Whether you are an accomplished carver or just beginning, you will find these caricatures a delightful group and very easy to do. The projects are arranged in order of difficulty, and by the time you get to the last one, you will be ready to do your own designs and carve your own caricatures."One of the better (books) around on wood-carving." — Indianapolis News.

  • Forge-Practice - Elementary

    Forge-Practice – Elementary
    John Lord Bacon

    This vintage book contains a complete and comprehensive guide to proper forge practice. It includes information on everything from welding to tool forging, and will be of considerable utility to students and apprentices. "Forge-Practice – Elementary" is ideal for beginners and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "General Description of Forge and Tools", "Welding", "Calculation of Stock for Bent Shapes", "Upsetting, Drawing Out, and Bending", "Simple Forged Work", "Calculation of Stock; and Making of General Forgings", "Steam-Hammer Work", "Duplicate Work", "Metallurgy of Iron and Steel", "Tool-Steel Work", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work.

  • The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers

    The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers
    Scott D. Campbell

    Here is a complete, down-to-the-last-detail guide for building attractive, sturdy, and genuinely inhabitable wooden birdhouses that will add a touch of natural beauty to garden, backyard, or anywhere else they are placed. Step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and many helpful illustrations and tables are included. All designs can be adapted to the use of simple hand tools ― saw, hammer, screwdriver ― making these projects ideal for woodworkers of all ages and levels of experience. Includes clear, easy-to-follow coverage for these topics: the selection of woods, helpful construction tips and techniques, hanging and supporting birdhouses, inspection and cleaning, proper placement, construction of pest guards, and much more.More than just a collection of projects, this complete guide shows not only how to construct birdhouses, but also how to insure that birds will actually be able to nest in them. It even shows how to attract specific species: bluebirds, doves, finches, swallows, and many others. Included is much valuable and practical information not found in the usual craft book: nesting requirements for each species, proper size of entrance holes, data on the habitats and behavior of particular types of birds, and more.The rewards and satisfaction of building your own well-designed, durable birdhouse make this book a welcome addition to the library of the experienced craftsman as well as beginning and intermediate woodworkers.

  • How to Build Cabins, Lodges and Bungalows

    How to Build Cabins, Lodges and Bungalows
    Popular Science Monthly

    "Nothing could be more American than the simple cabin. Not many generations ago, it was the backbone of American life, the headquarters of that important unit, the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire. The pioneer cabin was, in other words, a necessity." — From the IntroductionOnce regarded as a safe haven and a vital source of security, the little cabin in the country is today more closely associated with leisurely activities — a vacation spot and even a health investment. First published in the 1930s, this helpful guide was designed to provide vacation home builders with all the information they needed to construct, decorate, and furnish a rustic little cottage. Floor plans and outlines of necessary materials are included, as are tips on constructing foundations, porches, doors, windows, fireplaces, and other structural elements. There are even suggestions for furnishing and beautifying your cabin.A useful how-to manual, offering straightforward advice on the building process from foundation to roof, this practical book can also be enjoyed as an entertaining look at lifestyle elements of the early twentieth century.

  • The Woodworker s Bible: A Complete Guide to Woodworking

    The Woodworker’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Woodworking
    Percy Blandford

    Woodworking is TimelessThings change, to be sure, and woodworking is no exception. New tools come on the market, older tools are upgraded and a number of new, finely made hand tools are now available. Regardless of the subtle changes, the basic principles used by woodworkers have remained constant.The novice woodworker can produce satisfactory work following these unchanging woodworking traditions and using just some basic tools. Once these lessons are learned, all woodworking tasks are only a short step away. Power tools can take much of the drudgery out of woodworking, hand tools bring you closer to your work to teach you the characteristics of wood and how to make the most of the material.This book offers all the knowledge needed to get started in woodworking. All of the joints, jigs, methods, techniques and processes that have stood the test of time are included (along with a number of basic projects to practice the techniques). Woodworking offers enough variety to satisfy the widest range of tastes and inclinations. Let this book be your guide for whatever direction you want your work to take.

  • Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more

    Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more
    Becky Lamb

    CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, UPCYCLED PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST WIDELY AVAILABLE RECLAIMED WOOD Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Packed with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions for over 25 DIY projects, this book shows how to build, paint, and finish unique gifts, decor, and furniture, including: – Cute jewelry organizer- Rustic coffee table- Chic wine bar- Family chalkboard- Inspiring word art- Handy step stool

  • Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projects

    Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projects
    Anders S. Lunde

    Whirligigs — those charming little wind-driven toys — make excellent introductory woodworking projects because they are easy to do, inexpensive and — most of all — great fun! Hobbyists at all levels of ability will love creating the 25 delightful projects described in this book, from the simple Baking a Pie whirligig to the double-armed Woman at the Computer. Other figures include a Man/Woman Fishing, Oil Well Pump, Saluting the Flag, See-Saw, and Bucking Bronco. Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings explain everything from selecting and using proper tools and creating the driving mechanism to finishing and displaying the completed project.

  • The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room

    The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room
    Ana White

    Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY FurnitureBeds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores—saving thousands of dollars in the process.Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find:• Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house—from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids’ items, and storage solutions• Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment—almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools• Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any projectYou don’t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it’s okay if you don’t know that a 2×4 doesn’t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, “I can build that.” Also available as an eBook

  • Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

    Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft
    Tedd Benson

    For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.

  • Wood Carving Basics

    Wood Carving Basics
    David Sabol

    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.

  • Practical Wood Carving - How to Use the Tools and Make the Designs

    Practical Wood Carving – How to Use the Tools and Make the Designs
    Edward Hobbs

    Originally published in early 1900s. The illustrated contents include: Materials – Tools and Equipment – Care and Use of Tools – First Steps in Wood Carving – Chip Carving – Incised Work – Relief Carving – Pierced and Laminated Work – Wood Sculpture and Knife Work – Preparation of Designs etc. Many of the earliest hobby and craft books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

  • Build Your Own Inexpensive Dollhouse

    Build Your Own Inexpensive Dollhouse
    E. J. Tangerman

    Anyone, even a novice woodworker or a child with adult supervision, can build this spacious dollhouse. All it takes is six basic tools (a folding rule, square, saber saw, rasp, sander, and hammer) and a single sheet of 4' x 8' plywood. The finished two-story model measures 36 1/2" x " (scale 1" x 1') and boasts six rooms, plus a staircase, windows, shutters, and a front door.The easy-to-follow instructions offer advice on purchasing the appropriate kind of plywood and trimmings and explain exactly how to cut and assemble the pieces. Helpful tips include suggestions on sanding, which pieces to nail first, constructing the roof, and finishing the project with paint or siding.The basic house design is simple, so builders have ample room to refine the house to suit their own preferences. Dozens of diagrams and instructions show how to add optical touches such as dormers, windowpanes, a fireplace, flower boxes, and much more. All instructions are clarified by illustrations — over 40 diagrams and photographs appear throughout the book, showing the dollhouse in various stages of completion.

  • Basic Woodworking

    Basic Woodworking
    Cheryl Sobun

    A fully illustrated introduction to hand and machine toolsDetailed, step-by-step guidance on essential woodworking techniquesInstructions for several complete projects plus it covers finishing, staining, and paintingThe history of woodworking spans cultures and millennia, and each year more and more people take up this exciting and challenging craft. Illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, Basic Woodworking helps beginners learn the fundamentals of working with wood and avoid frustration and injury in the process. Following a complete introduction to both hand tools and woodworking machines, the book guides readers step-by-step, from start to finish, through several simple projects–including a cutting board, peg shelf, and step stool–and, along the way, builds a foundation of knowledge by teaching the essential skills that will serve them in future woodworking endeavors.

  • CNC Milling in the Workshop

    CNC Milling in the Workshop
    Marcus Bowman

    CNC control of milling machines is now available to even the smallest of workshops. This allows designers to be more ambitious and machinists to be more confident of the production of parts, and thereby greatly increase the potential of milling at home.This new accessible guide takes a practical approach to software and techniques, and explains how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious work of a high standard. Includes: Authoritative advice on programming and operating a CNC mill; Guide to the major CAD/CAM/CNC software such as Mach3, LinuxCNC and Vectric packages, without being restricted to any particular make of machine; Practical projects throughout and examples of a wide range of finished work; A practical approach to how you can make full use of your CNC mill to produce ambitious work. Aimed at everyone with a workshop – particularly modelmakers and horologists. Superbly illustrated with 280 colour illustrations. Dr Marcus Bowman has been machining metal for forty years and is a lifelong maker of models, clocks and tools.

  • Hand Tool Essentials: Refine Your Power Tool Projects with Hand Tool Techniques

    Hand Tool Essentials: Refine Your Power Tool Projects with Hand Tool Techniques
    Popular Woodworking Editors

    Hand and Power Tools Work Best Together In today's world of more-power-is-better, it's easy to overlook the value of hand tools. What most woodworker's don't realize is that combining both hand and power tool worlds is the best way to produce the highest quality woodworking. In Hand Tool Essentials you'll learn how to choose and use hand tools for chopping, cutting, paring, sawing, marking, drilling and more. Many of the tools are familiar, but others will surprise you with their usefulness. Though they've been around for hundreds (or thousands) of years, these tools have gotten lost in the rush of the industrial revolution. Rediscovering the value of these tools in your woodworking will also give you a better understanding of how your power tools work. But this book is more than about how to use hand tools. It's about using hand tools in balance with power tools to save you time, provide a more pleasant woodworking experience and ultimately give you a better woodworking project.

  • I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects - Updated and Expanded: Edition 2

    I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects – Updated and Expanded: Edition 2
    Editors of Popular Woodworking

    Updated and Expanded!Beginning woodworkers are constantly stymied by the apparent need for thousands of pounds 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 shows you 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 you how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format.

  • Blacksmith s Manual Illustrated

    Blacksmith’s Manual Illustrated
    J. W. Lillico

    This vintage book contains a practical treatise on the common methods of production for blacksmiths, apprentice blacksmiths, engineers, and others. Profusely illustrated and full of helpful tips, this volume provides a elementary introduction to the tools and techniques of the workshop, and is highly recommended for those with little previous experience. Contents include: “Forges for Hearths”, “Cast-Iron Forge”, “Brick Forge”, “Hearths”, “Pot Fire”, “Tools”, “Anvils”, “Hand Hammer”, “Tongs”, “Hand Tools”, “Anvil Tools”, “Clippers, etc.”, “Anvil Swages”, “Small Anvil”, “Angle Bar Tools”, “Cutters”, “Side Set Tools”, “Radius Tools”, “Spring Swages”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing “Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated” now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on blacksmithing.

  • Forging - Instruction Paper

    Forging – Instruction Paper
    John Lord Bacon

    This vintage book contains a concise yet comprehensive guide to forging. Written in simple, plain language and profusely illustrated, this volume is highly recommended for students and novices with an interest in the intricacies of forging, welding, and manufacturing. "Forging – Instruction Paper" would make for a useful addition to collections of allied literature and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents include: "Materials", "Equipment", "The Forge", "Hammers", "Sledges", "Anvils", "Tongs", "Fitting Tongs", "Set Hammers and Flatters", "Fullers", "Swage Blocks", "Other Tools", "Fuel", "Oxidizing and Reducing Fires", "Banking the Fire", "Stock", "Welding", "Sand and Borax", "Welding Compounds", "Fagot Weld", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on blacksmithing.

  • The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop

    The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop
    David Bowers

    A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them.The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There’s a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, sauté, and roast vegetables. There’s Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner. Next up: a 21st-century shop class. The tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques. Practice measuring, cutting, and nailing by building a birdhouse. Make a bookshelf or a riveted metal picture frame. Plus: do-it-yourself plumbing; car repair basics; and home maintenance, from priming and painting to refinishing wood floors.

  • The Woodwright s Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft

    The Woodwright’s Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft
    Roy Underhill

    Roy Underhill brings to woodworking the intimate relationship with wood that craftsmen enjoyed in the days before power tools. Combining historical background, folklore, alternative technololgy, and humor, he provides both a source of general information and a detailed introduction to traditional woodworking. Beginning with a guide to trees and tools, The Woodwright's Shop includes chapters on gluts and mauls, shaving horses, rakes, chairs, weaving wood, hay forks, dough bowls, lathes, blacksmithing, dovetails, panel-frame construction, log houses, and timber-frame construction. More than 330 photographs illustrate the text.

  • Profitable Woodworking: Turning Your Hobby Into a Profession

    Profitable Woodworking: Turning Your Hobby Into a Profession
    Martin Edic

    A step-by-step guide to planning and setting up a small woodworking business. Edic provides insight into the working lives of professional woodworkers and includes advice to counteract any problems that may be encountered.

  • Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture: Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects

    Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture: Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects
    Gustav Stickley

    Rejecting the "badly constructed, over-ornate, meaningless" furniture of the late Victorian period, architect, furniture designer and manufacturer Gustav Stickley developed a radical new design concept that stressed careful workmanship, simplicity, and utility. His important monthly magazine The Craftsman (1901–16) published construction plans for his distinctly American furniture.The 62 simple, straightforward projects reprinted here — exquisite examples of Stickley's classic designs — first appeared in The Craftsman between 1903 and 1907. Included are projects large and small enough to satisfy the household needs and creative urges of any woodworker. Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, sturdy Craftsman home furnishings from bookcases to bedsteads, dressers to dining tables, a hall tree, a foot rest, a wood-box and more — future family heirlooms that will stand the test of time both in durability and in clean, elegant purity of line. Each project includes Stickley's original information for woodworkers of the early 1900s: a perspective drawing of the completed piece; a brief description of the item with suggestions for appropriate choices of wood; a "mill bill" giving complete lumber specifications; and schematic drawings showing both front and side views with accurate measurements.All woodworkers, even beginners, will delight in this collection of genuine Stickley plans for 62 of the finest, most desirable pieces of Craftsman or "mission-style" furniture. Antique collectors, furniture restorers, and historians of American style also will appreciate the detailed information on an influential design movement enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

  • The Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen

    The Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen
    Joshua Vogel

    Marvels of craftsmanship, beauty, and function, Joshua Vogel's hand-carved kitchenware is coveted far and wide. In The Artful Wooden Spoon, Vogel shares more than 100 gorgeous pieces from his workshop gallery, providing rich visual inspiration along with explaining the principles behind handcrafting spoons and sharing simple instructions and step-by-step photographs—no expertise and very few tools required. With more than 225 photographs of Vogel's stunning specimens, this visual introduction to the craft is an invitation to explore an age-old art and to create a timeless gift.

  • Making Birdhouses: Easy and Advanced Projects

    Making Birdhouses: Easy and Advanced Projects
    Gladstone Califf

    This practical guide for building birdhouses contains plans for more than fifty attractive and useful structures — from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. In addition to instructions and diagrams for constructing houses for such avian varieties as robins, wrens and chickadees, the easy-to-follow text also provides suggestions for feeding devices, bird house materials, methods of finishing exteriors, and winter care for birds. An authoritative, how-to book that will appeal to beginning and veteran woodcrafters alike, Making Birdhouses also features a supplement with easy projects for novices — among them simple structures for woodpeckers, a box for robins, and an “A-frame” for nuthatches. Plans for houses made from such common objects as gourds, a flower pot, tin cans, and an old lantern are also included.Detailed instructions and diagrams assure successful completion of projects that will satisfy builders as well as their feathered friends.

  • Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta: A Guide to Working With Metal, Wood, Plastic, and Leather

    Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta: A Guide to Working With Metal, Wood, Plastic, and Leather
    Jimmy DiResta

    Jimmy DiResta has made a name for himself with his inventiveness and workshop skills, creating dozens of projects for YouTube videos and television shows such as Hammered and Against the Grain on the DIY network. In Make: Workshop Mastery With Jimmy DiResta, Jimmy and co-author John Baichtal teach readers essential workshop skills with over a dozen projects that explore everything from mold-making to CNC routing on to metalsmithing.Projects in this book include:Tool-drawer cabinetA chess setOne-sheet metal stoolA macheteCrowbar-hammer mashupAn electric guitar with a carved bodyYour own signA leather backpack

  • The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers

    The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers
    Ron Hock

    Sharp Tools Work Better! If you've never experienced the pleasure of using a really sharp tool, you're missing one of the real pleasures of woodworking. In The Perfect Edge, the mystery of the elusive sharp edge is solved by long-time sharpening expert and tool maker Ron Hock. You'll soon find how easy and safe hand tools are to use. This book covers all the different sharpening methods so you can either improve your sharpening techniques using your existing set-up, or determine which one will best suit you needs and budget. Ron shows you the tricks and offers expert advice to sharpen all your woodworking tools, plus a few around-the-house tools that also deserve a perfect edge.

  • Master Woodworking: A Beginner s Guide to Mastering Woodworking and Woodcraft

    Master Woodworking: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Woodworking and Woodcraft
    Andy Bowman

    This book gives you everything you need to know to get started with mastering the art of woodworking. After reading it you will feel confident in your ability to craft items from wood… and even sell them if you choose! No matter your age, woodworking is an entertaining and rewarding hobby or craft and this book will give you all the tools you need to begin woodworking and take on a number of exciting new projects.

  • The Complete Idiot s Guide to Woodworking

    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Woodworking
    Reed Karen

    From learning about the right tools for the right jobs to looking at a plan and beginning your own project, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Woodworking teaches the novice woodworker all there is to know about this wonderful hobby. This step-by-step book takes you through the workshop, whether it's a shed in the backyard or a three-foot space in a one-bedroom apartment, showing you how to create beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative items with the right tools. You'll learn how to set up a workspace, buy hand and power tools, set goals within a realistic budget, work with plans and put the finishing touches on your project. Basic plans for a variety of projects are included.

  • Tree Houses You Can Actually Build: A Weekend Project Book

    Tree Houses You Can Actually Build: A Weekend Project Book
    David Stiles

    Tree houses capture the imagination of the child in all of us, and they have never been more popular than they are today. This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide shows even the most inexperienced weekend carpenter how to design and build a lifetime of memories for the entire family. With more than 200,000 copies of their popular Weekend Project Books sold, David and Jeanie Stiles have become America's First Couple of do-it-yourself woodworking. In Tree Houses You Can Actually Build, they explain basic building procedures through clear, simple instructions and non-technical line drawings that illustrate every step of the project, from the earliest sketches to the final cedar shingle. The authors outline five basic designs that can be adapted to virtually any set of conditions, and throughout the book, they emphasize safety for both adults and children. In addition to line drawings, the book contains a section of full-color photographs highlighting a variety of tree house projects, plus helpful building tips based on interviews with their owners.

  • The Built-Up Ship Model

    The Built-Up Ship Model
    Charles G. Davis

    This highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introduces serious model builders to the hand crafting of ship models from the bottom up, exactly as real ships were traditionally built in shipyards. Clearly, and with painstaking care, every step of construction is explained, from laying the keel to the last details of masting and rigging.For this book, the author chose as a model the 16-gun United States brig Lexington, a merchant vessel converted to military use in 1773, and a veteran of two years of active service in the Revolution. To ensure complete accuracy and to alert readers to possible problems and pitfalls along the way, the author, a naval architect and master model builder, constructed the model as he wrote the book.Photographs illustrate the day-to-day work in progress, so that ship model builders can check their work against Davis's own replica. In addition, over 100 drawings show in detail correct implementation of the more complex instructions. In his introduction, Charles Davis chronicles the exciting career of the Lexington, and the role it played in America's fight for freedom.A classic in its field, The Built-Up Ship Model is not a book for beginners; rather, it is an expert guide aimed at model builders with experience, patience, and a passion for building "the real thing." The reward: an heirloom-quality ship model as beautiful as it is authentic in every detail.

  • Artist Blacksmith: Design and Techniques

    Artist Blacksmith: Design and Techniques
    Peter Parkinson

    The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills.Topics covered include: the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil, drawing down, bending, upsetting and spreading, hot cutting, punching, and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

  • Little Loom Weaving: Quick and Clever Projects for Creating Adorable Stuff

    Little Loom Weaving: Quick and Clever Projects for Creating Adorable Stuff
    Andreia Gomes

    Creative new patterns and projects combine with classic techniques and 150 step-by-step photos for a trendy take on hand-woven clothing and craftsWhether you’ve been weaving for years or just starting out, Little Loom Weaving has everything you need to create trendy and timeless woven pieces on a small, portable loom.This helpful guide, packed with step-by-step instructions and stunning color photos, is full of inspiring and fun projects—some easy and fast enough to finish in a few hours!Learn New Techniques• Tabby Weave• Looping• Hemstitch• Open Slit• Rya Knot• SoumakDiscover Exciting Projects• Wall Hangings• Bracelets• Pillows• Keychains• Recycled Materials• Planters

  • Creative Blacksmithing

    Creative Blacksmithing
    Peat Oberon

    Discover the thrill of working with hot metal and creating your own pieces. This book shows you how: with lavish photographs, it captures the excitement of working at the fire and explains the techniques to get you started. Drawing on traditional methods, it encourages you to develop your own style and to design your own tools and creations. Step-by-step instructions to shaping, bending, splitting and drawing down hot metal are given along with advice on traditional methods to fasten metal pieces together. Projects included in this new book are making a hanging basket bracket and a toasting fork. Aimed at blacksmiths, sculptors, metal workers and farriers, Creative Blacksmithing explains the techniques required to get started, how to make your own tools and tongs and how to help create your own designs, in particular leaves and organic forms. Superbly illustrated with 176 colour photographs.

  • The Phoenix Guitar Company s Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop: A Step-by-Step Approach

    The Phoenix Guitar Company’s Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop: A Step-by-Step Approach
    George S. Leach

    The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide describing how three very different types of guitars (steel string, archtop, and classical) can be built using very similar methods. In a small shop, where space (and manpower) is limited, a guitarmaker needs to optimize his or her working area and methodology. This book demonstrates how to simplify procedures in a shop, allowing the guitarmaker to build several types of guitar without needing lots of room.The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop includes over six hundred photos and illustrations, along with tips, recommendations, and jigs to help beginners and advanced builders alike.

  • Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You need to Design, Build and Create

    Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You need to Design, Build and Create
    Taunton Press

    From the experts at Fine Woodworking magazine, this complete and easy-to-follow resource has everything you need to know about the art of woodworking.Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How is the essential go-to book for every woodworking project imaginable, from building kitchen cabinets to refinishing a deck, from the vast cache of Fine Woodworking's projects and advice.Topics addressed in this book include:Types of WoodBuilding a WorkshopWorking and Finishing WoodDesign and StylesSmall and Large ProjectsEach section is further broken down into chapters that cover specific skills, projects, and crafts for both the beginner and the advanced woodworker. Featuring step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting guides and discussions, and an appendix of essential resources for supplies, tools, and materials, Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How is your one-stop-shop for trusted, tried, and true woodworking advice.This book is also a part of the Know-How series which includes other titles such as:Country Wisdom & Know-HowNatural Healing Wisdom & Know-HowCraft Wisdom & Know-HowGarden Wisdom & Know-How

  • One Man s Wilderness, 50th Anniversary Edition: An Alaskan Odyssey

    One Man’s Wilderness, 50th Anniversary Edition: An Alaskan Odyssey
    Richard Louis Proenneke

    1999 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when Dick Proenneke first broke ground and made his mark in the Alaskan wilds in 1968, this special edition of the best-selling memoir features an all-new foreword by Nick Offerman plus color photographs not seen in print for over 20 years. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees, and build a log cabin . . . to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available . . . to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts and company . . . Thousands have had such dreams, but Dick Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. One Man’s Wilderness is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company. From Dick’s journals, and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

  • The Beginner s Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving

    The Beginner’s Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving
    Charles Beiderman

    "An excellent book for all carvers." — The Mallet"A woodcarver is one who can take a scrap of wood, breathe life into it with patient, skilled hands, and make it a warm object of lasting beauty. That is creativity," say award-winning craftsmen Beiderman and Johnston in this well-organized and highly instructive guidebook that tells you everything you need to know to create attractive woodcarvings.Especially written for the novice, it shows how to produce realistic animals, flowers, and humorous figures in a variety of forms: in the round, in relief, and as line carvings. A wide spectrum of more than 60 project patterns offers practical plans and ideas for carvers at all levels of expertise.The authors provide a detailed yet easy-to-follow introduction to carving tools and how to use them. There are also helpful hints to guide beginning carvers through difficult stages of carving, and expert advice on painting and finishing, woodcarving as gifts, how to exhibit and enter carvings in competition, and much more. You'll even find a whole chapter devoted to carving birds.Abundantly illustrated with over 200 photographs and detailed line drawings, this first paperback edition of The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving will be welcomed by any would-be woodcarver seeking a thorough, reliable, and crystal-clear introduction to the age-old art of carving wood.

  • Danny Proulx s 50 Shop-Made Jigs & Fixtures: Jigs & Fixtures For Every Tool in Your Shop

    Danny Proulx’s 50 Shop-Made Jigs & Fixtures: Jigs & Fixtures For Every Tool in Your Shop
    Danny Proulx

    Any savvy woodworker knows that the right jigs and fixtures can greatly expand your capabilities and creativity in the shop. In fact, they'll allow you to perform many tasks that a basic table saw, router, drill press, band saw, or other machine simply can't do alone.In this book, woodworking expert Danny Proulx presents a superb collection of woodworking jigs and fixtures that you can make yourself. They'll help you with everything from sawing panels, tenons, and tapers to routing dadoes, arcs, and circles. You'll discover jigs for making better frame-and-panel doors on the router table, and fixtures that will make gluing up miters and other difficult-to-clamp joints a breeze. Among other things, you'll find plans for a band saw fence that adjusts for blade drift, and a jig for quickly aligning your table saw fence.All of these invaluable shop helpers are easy to build from commonly available materials and supplies. You make these jigs, and they'll make you a better woodworker. Count on it.

  • Wood-Frame House Construction

    Wood-Frame House Construction
    Gerald E. Sherwood

    First published in 1955 as U.S. Department of Agriculture Handbook No. 73, this highly popular guide presents sound, time-tested principles for wood-frame house construction, complete with expert advice on selecting suitable building materials. For this edition, it has been completely revised and updated to incorporate advances in home building brought about by the availability of new materials, use of more manufactured components, and changes in construction techniques. Chapter 1 covers the preliminaries that should be considered or dealt with before beginning construction ― financial planning, site selection, design, etc.Chapters 2–4 discuss laying the groundwork (including foundations, footings, and retaining walls), framing and closing in ― describing each step in the order it is usually completed. Chapters 5–7 describe later tasks that don't necessarily have to be done in the order they are presented. Topics include porches, decks, interior wall framing, plumbing, heating and electric installation, flooring, interior finishes, cabinets, and more. Chapter 8 covers special topics often associated with wood-frame construction: protection against decay and termites, energy conservation, all-weather construction, maintenance and repair, and other matters. Technical notes, an annotated list of suggestions for additional reading, and a glossary round out the book. Clear, thorough, and easy to follow, with nearly 200 helpful illustrations, Wood-Frame House Construction offers a detailed, informative guide to construction techniques invaluable for the do-it-yourselfer or as a review for the professional.

  • Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects

    Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects
    Michael Crow

    Minimalist design–maximum style! In the middle of the last century, a new generation of designers sought to render furniture to its most essential forms. In doing so, they created timeless designs that defined Mid-Century Modern Style. From the sleek geometric lines of Bauhaus-inspired design to the sculptural shapes of Danish masters, this furniture captured the imagination of the era and enjoys growing popularity today. Now for the first time, author Michael Crow has carefully detailed 29 seminal works by the era's foremost designers, including Hans Wenger, Finn Juhl and George Nelson. At their best, these spare, often sculptural designs transcend their period and are at home in a variety of settings. Each piece has been selected carefully so it can be built in an average workshop. Inside this book you'll find: More than 100 drawings with exploded views, elevations and details for projects to fit every room in your house. Practical advice on wood selection, hardware sources and contruction and finishing techniques. Two step-by-step project builds. A richly illustrated historical overview tracing the evolution of the style and exploring the designers and makers who shaped it.

  • The Pen Turner s Bible: The Art of Creating Custom Pens

    The Pen Turner’s Bible: The Art of Creating Custom Pens
    Richard Kleinhenz

    Featuring more than 25 pen projects and using the latest hardware kits on the market, this helpful how-to book journeys from turning basic ballpoint pens to creating complex fountain pens. Beginning with a simple yet very elegant ballpoint, the steps in its creation are explained in detail while subsequent chapters and projects add additional complexity and techniques. The author's original designs for many unique tools are also included, discussing spiraling jigs in both the past and present and demonstrating their ability to produce the popular rope design as well as straight fluted or faceted pens. With tutorials on both wood and metal lathes, this guide goes beyond step-by-step processes, encouraging wood turners to use their imaginations and adopt this classic art as their own.

  • Working with Hand Tools: Essential Techniques for Woodworking

    Working with Hand Tools: Essential Techniques for Woodworking
    Paul N. Hasluck

    An all-in-one guide containing everything there is to know about woodworking hand tools.Whether you are a beginner with an idea in mind—and not a clue where to start—or an old pro with years of experience, you need the knowledge to ensure your project comes out right. From identifying and holding tools properly to constructing your own household furniture, Working with Hand Tools is your trusted resource for all things related to woodwork. Precise illustrations and design details provide a map for hundreds of woodworking projects, including:• Sheds• Trellises• Tables• Yard and garden accessories• Fences• Porches• Furniture• Cabinets• And much more!This comprehensive guide to the tools and techniques of woodworking has been a favorite of both amateur and professional woodworkers for over a century. Readers will learn to make almost anything using only hand tools. With nearly three thousand illustrations, this definitive guide is an invaluable resource for any do-it-yourselfer. If it’s wood, and there’s work to be done, don’t start without Paul N. Hasluck’s essential guide.

  • Hand or Simple Turning: Principles and Practice

    Hand or Simple Turning: Principles and Practice
    John Jacob Holtzapffel

    Great Victorian classic offers full coverage of basic lathe techniques: history and development, special apparatus, softwood turning, hardwood turning, metal turning, more. Projects include billiard ball, egg cups, ash trays, vases, jardiniers, others. First inexpensive paperback reprint. "Required reading . . . very resourceful stuff."— Fine Woodworking. 771 figures. 22 plates.

  • Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion: Build Your Skills and Know-How for Making Great Projects

    Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion: Build Your Skills and Know-How for Making Great Projects
    Spike Carlsen

    Whether you’re a beginner building your first shelf or an experienced craftsman designing a new gazebo, Spike Carlson has the answers to all of your woodworking questions. You’ll find expert advice on setting up your work area, choosing appropriate tools, working with different types of wood, and building furniture, as well as tips on joinery techniques, custom finishes, and much more.

  • I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects: 17 quality furniture projects that require minimal tools and experience

    I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects: 17 quality furniture projects that require minimal tools and experience
    David Thiel

    You can do that, quickly, easily and save money! Beginning woodworkers (or experienced woodworkers that are in a hurry) can build these top-quality projects quickly and efficiently. Each project requires a minimum of tools (only hand and portable power tools) and a minimum of woodworking experience. These projects need only inexpensive materials that are easily found at your local home center stores, saving you time and money. This book includes a training manual for using each tool, making it perfect for the beginning woodworker. The projects are not the typical napkin holders. They are tasteful and useful, making this book a good choice for the experienced woodworker in a hurry!

  • Build 25 Beautiful Boxes

    Build 25 Beautiful Boxes
    Doug Stowe

    Think inside the box! Looking for a fun way to make use of those offcuts you've been saving? Making wooden boxes is a great way to use scrap lumber or exotic woods that can prove too expensive for larger projects. Boxes require a minimal amount of material but afford you the opportunity to learn and practice a range of woodworking techniques. Plus, handmade boxes make great gifts.Build 25 Beautiful Boxes features an array of gorgeous boxes for a variety of special uses. You'll find stunning designs for jewelry boxes and chests, boxes for pens, a wedding ring music box, boxes with unique shapes and distinctive gift boxes. Along the way you'll learn inlay and joinery techniques that can be applied to other areas of your woodworking. Inside you'll find:25 art and heirloom box projects designed by a box-making masterStep-by-step instructions for making inlay and using it to enhance your projectsGreat ideas for using precious wood scrapsHelpful tips for sourcing woodLet this book be your guide and start making your own beautiful wooden boxes today.

  • Make: Tools: How They Work and How to Use Them

    Make: Tools: How They Work and How to Use Them
    Charles Platt

    Whether you’re interested in becoming a handyman or developing artisanal woodworking skills, the place to begin is by learning the fundamentals of using basic workshop tools correctly. The place to find out how is right here. Make: Tools is shop class in a book.Consumer-level 3D printers and CNC machines are opening up new possibilities for makers. But there will always be a need for traditional workshop skills and tools. Charles Platt's Make: Tools applies the same approach to its subject matter as his bestselling Make: Electronics — in-depth explanations and hands-on projects that gradually increase in level of challenge.Illustrated in full color with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, the book serves as a perfect introduction to workshop tools and materials for young adults and adults alike. Platt focuses on basic hands tools and assumes no prior experience or knowledge on the part of the reader. The projects all result in fun games, toys, and puzzles. The book serves as both a hands-on tutorial a reference that will be returned to again and again.

  • Woodwork Step by Step: More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make

    Woodwork Step by Step: More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make
    DK

    Woodwork: Step-by-Step is the next title in DK's bestselling Step-by-Step series. A perfect starting point for anyone new to the art of woodwork, the book explains more than 100 techniques and eight achievable projects with clear photography and instructions. Gallery spreads show the equipment, materials, and woods readers will need to make practical and inspired projects from a simple shelf to a complex chair.Students, hobbyists, and crafters looking to develop an understanding of woodwork basics will find Woodwork: Step-by-Step an invaluable reference.Previously published in Woodwork: A Step-by-Step Photographic Guide to Successful Woodworking.

  • Design for CNC: Furniture Projects and Fabrication Technique

    Design for CNC: Furniture Projects and Fabrication Technique
    Gary Rohrbacher

    Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs. Through their AtFAB series of projects, accompanied by an overview of digital techniques and design thinking, this book introduces the knowledge and skills that you'll find widely applicable across all kinds of CNC projects. Not only will you learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of projects, you'll have some great furniture to show for it! While 3D printing has been grabbing headlines, high school, college, library, and other public makerspaces have been making things with CNC machines. With a CNC router, you can cut parts from strong, tactile, durable materials like wood. Once you have your design and material, you can set up your job and let it run. When it's done, you can put the project together for an heirloom of your own. While 3D printing can make exciting things with complex designs, CNCs are the digital workhorses that produce large-scale, long-lasting objects.

  • The Art of Woodworking Encyclopedia of Wood

    The Art of Woodworking Encyclopedia of Wood
    Kenneth Winchester

    The Art of Woodworking Encyclopedia of Wood

  • Easy-to-Make Arts and Crafts Lamps and Shades

    Easy-to-Make Arts and Crafts Lamps and Shades
    John D. Adams

    Fashionable in the early twentieth century, Arts and Crafts-style lamps are popular again in the twenty-first century. The elegant simplicity of these useful furnishings will inspire craftworkers to try their hand at the handsome projects described in this instructive manual.First published nearly a century ago, this step-by-step guide–with measurements for sixteen projects–shows how to turn simple, inexpensive materials into a wide range of beautiful and functional Arts and Crafts projects, among them portable table lamps, reading and piano lamps, a dining room dome, a lantern, a shade for a droplight, and wall-hanging lamps, as well as a newel post lamp, and an electric candle sconce.Antique collectors, historians of American style, and lovers of vintage furnishings will also find invaluable information in this collection of now-rare lighting fixtures.

  • Basic Box Making: Volume 10

    Basic Box Making: Volume 10
    Doug Stowe

    Winner of a 2008 Golden Hammer Writing Award. Learn the art of box making from one of the foremost experts of the craft. Through Doug Stowe's decades of experience, you'll learn the basic techniques to get started, as well as more advanced ways to approach finely crafted boxes. Project after project, your skills will build, and you'll come to refine your work, asking how can processes could be simplified and how can finishes be improved. Throughout the book, Stowe offers this advice: Repeat yourself. Repetition leads to refinement, and refinement leads to success. Though it's not necessary to build the projects in this book in any particular order, they are arranged by the level of difficulty. As you grow in confidence working through the projects in this book, use your imagination and ask a few questions: What if this box were made in that wood? What if that joint were used on this box? What if the lid had more overhang? What if I made it larger, or smaller? The question "What if?" will challenge and engage you as a box maker for years of adventure.

  • Easy Mission-Style Woodworking Projects

    Easy Mission-Style Woodworking Projects
    Edward F. Worst

    Popularized during the early twentieth century (and for many, a welcome relief from ornately extravagant Victorian furnishings), Mission-style furniture, with its straight lines and cut-out features, is fashionable again. This volume, one of the best manual art instruction books of the early 1900s, shows woodworkers of all ages and abilities how to create handsome replicas of these sturdy, decorative pieces.Perfect for beginners, yet challenging enough for experienced builders, the guide includes photographs, precise diagrams, measurements, and complete instructions for making a wide array of domestic accessories—from bread boards, candlesticks, and tabourets, to folding tables, chairs, floor lamps, and writing desks.An invaluable guide for workshop projects, this volume will be of interest, as well, to miniaturists, collectors, and historians of American style.

  • Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

    Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
    Nick Offerman

    After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman—woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop. Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes. Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves. In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.

  • Brazing and Soldering

    Brazing and Soldering
    Richard Lofting

    Brazing and soldering are essential metal joining techniques for a range of jobs in the workshop. This new practical guide will introduce you to the methods and show you how to enhance these skills safely and effectively, with step-by-step photography throughout. Included in this new book is advice on equipment and building a brazing hearth; an overview of alloys and fluxes; lead loading, body and electrical soldering and pickling and cleaning. The main brazing and soldering types are also covered including soft soldering, silver soldering and brazing. There is also a range of case studies to show practical technique applications. Fully illustrated with 298 colour photographs and 2 tables.

  • Welding

    Welding
    Richard Lofting

    Welding is an essential technique for a wide range of jobs in the workshop. Whether you are new to welding or ready to try the more advanced techniques, this practical guide gives a thorough introduction to the method, and suggests ways of improving your skills to achieve professional and safe results.Explains the different types of welding and when they are best used.Advises on choosing equipment and its maintenance.Demonstrates the processes with clear, step-by-step photographs.Emphasizes safety and best practice.Aimed at everyone who needs to weld and has a workshop – modellers, theatre designers, automotive repair and restorers and farmers.A practical guide to the different types of welding and advise on equipment and its maintenance.Superbly illustrated with 280 step-by-step colour photographs.The first in a new series Crowood's Metalworking Guides.