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Chairmaking And Design

Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 0854421556
Genre : Chair design
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An award-winning designer and builder demonstrates the key design elements behind all chairs and provides jig designs for simple construction.
Category: Chair design

Beds

Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 1561582549
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 74.75 MB
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This book offers instructions for building nine different beds including Shaker-style, pencil post, and bunk beds.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Windsor Chairmaking

Author : James Mursell
ISBN : 1847971547
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 36.26 MB
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Windsor chairs are a beautiful and traditional feature in any home. Celebrate their history, and learn their heritage. Both novice and experienced woodworkers can learn how to make a Windsor chair that is both functional and beautifully shaped.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Foundations Of Better Woodworking

Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 1440321019
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Woodworking with Mind, Body, and Senses What's the secret to producing beautiful furniture that you and your family will treasure for generations? It starts with the fundamentals--those essential, yet often overlooked principles upon which all of your skills should be based. In The Foundations of Better Woodworking, craftsman, teacher and noted woodworking author Jeff Miller clearly lays out these basic concepts, helping you understand: How proper body position and mechanics improve your ability to cut precise joins, as well as add efficiency and safety. Just what it means to cut a line. How the wood works, so you can avoid such problems as tear out, splitting and warping--whether you use hand tools, machinery or both. How woodworking tools actually cut and work, so you learn to use them more easily, effectively and accurately. Follow the advice in this book and you'll build the foundation for making significant advances as a woodworker. Your time in the shop will be more rewarding, and your results more satisfying.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Participatory Design

Author : Douglas Schuler
ISBN : 9781351425773
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The voices in this collection are primarily those of researchers and developers concerned with bringing knowledge of technological possibilities to bear on informed and effective system design. Their efforts are distinguished from many previous writings on system development by their central and abiding reliance on direct and continuous interaction with those who are the ultimate arbiters of system adequacy; namely, those who will use the technology in their everyday lives and work. A key issue throughout is the question of who does what to whom: whose interests are at stake, who initiates action and for what reason, who defines the problem and who decides that there is one. The papers presented follow in the footsteps of a small but growing international community of scholars and practitioners of participatory systems design. Many of the original European perspectives are represented here as well as some new and distinctively American approaches. The collection is characterized by a rich and diverse set of perspectives and experiences that, despite their differences, share a distinctive spirit and direction -- a more humane, creative, and effective relationship between those involved in technology's design and use, and between technology and the human activities that motivate the technology.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Windsor Chair Making In America

Author : Nancy Goyne Evans
ISBN : 9781584654933
Genre : Design
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Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans's elegantly written and extensively illustrated Windsor-Chair Making in America presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry. Of the book's five chapters, three deal extensively with the craft shop. Evans discusses everything from structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornament, both painted and stenciled. A chapter on marketing explores the booming Windsor-chair trade in the American coastal South and the islands of the Caribbean, furniture distribution to local, overland, and overseas markets, and general methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings. Students and interpreters of American material culture and life will find here an abundance of new material organized and presented to provide comprehensive insights into craft life and product distribution in America. Evans's book should have pride of place in the libraries of collectors, curators, practicing and amateur furniture craftsmen, and anyone interested in early American studies trades, folk art, and pre-industrial technology. This book includes an extensive index, detailed maps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions.
Category: Design

Agile Software Development

Author : Alistair Cockburn
ISBN : 0321630076
Genre : Computers
File Size : 49.11 MB
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“Agile Software Development is a highly stimulating and rich book. The author has a deep background and gives us a tour de force of the emerging agile methods.” —Tom Gilb The agile model of software development has taken the world by storm. Now, in Agile Software Development, Second Edition, one of agile’s leading pioneers updates his Jolt Productivity award-winning book to reflect all that’s been learned about agile development since its original introduction. Alistair Cockburn begins by updating his powerful model of software development as a “cooperative game of invention and communication.” Among the new ideas he introduces: harnessing competition without damaging collaboration; learning lessons from lean manufacturing; and balancing strategies for communication. Cockburn also explains how the cooperative game is played in business and on engineering projects, not just software development Next, he systematically illuminates the agile model, shows how it has evolved, and answers the questions developers and project managers ask most often, including · Where does agile development fit in our organization? · How do we blend agile ideas with other ideas? · How do we extend agile ideas more broadly? Cockburn takes on crucial misconceptions that cause agile projects to fail. For example, you’ll learn why encoding project management strategies into fixed processes can lead to ineffective strategy decisions and costly mistakes. You’ll also find a thoughtful discussion of the controversial relationship between agile methods and user experience design. Cockburn turns to the practical challenges of constructing agile methodologies for your own teams. You’ll learn how to tune and continuously reinvent your methodologies, and how to manage incomplete communication. This edition contains important new contributions on these and other topics: · Agile and CMMI · Introducing agile from the top down · Revisiting “custom contracts” · Creating change with “stickers” In addition, Cockburn updates his discussion of the Crystal methodologies, which utilize his “cooperative game” as their central metaphor. If you’re new to agile development, this book will help you succeed the first time out. If you’ve used agile methods before, Cockburn’s techniques will make you even more effective.
Category: Computers

Craftsman Of The Cumberlands

Author : Michael Owen Jones
ISBN : 9780813147895
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Why do people consider aesthetic qualities as well as utilitarian ones in the making of everyday objects? Why do they maintain traditions? What is the nature of their creative process? These are some of the larger questions addressed by Michael Owen Jones in his book on craftsmen in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Concentrating on the work of one man, woodworker and chairmaker Chester Cornett, Jones not only describes the tools and techniques employed by Cornett but also his aspirations and values. Cornett possessed a deep knowledge of his materials and a mastery of construction methods. Some of his chairs represent not objects of utility but aesthetic developments of the chair form. Cornett sought to cope with the problems of his life, Jones maintains; their massiveness provided a sense of security, the virtuosity of their design and construction, a feeling of self-esteem. Jones also compares other area craftsmen and their views about their work.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fine Woodworking

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ISBN : UVA:X030047821
Genre : Woodwork
File Size : 33.20 MB
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Category: Woodwork

Furniture For All Around The House

Author : Niall Barrett
ISBN : 9781561588534
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A year-end collection of the best recipes from Fine Cooking--appetizers, soups, sandwiches, pastas, all manners of main courses, a multitude of side dishes, and a host of fabulous desserts, organized by course and ingredient. Also includes the kitchen how-to technique sequences the magazine is known for, as well as useful tips, short-cuts, and other handy kitchen advice.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Chairmaking In Appalachia

Author : Michael Owen Jones
ISBN : IND:32000002735522
Genre : Chair-makers
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Category: Chair-makers

American Furniture 1999

Author : Luke Beckerdite
ISBN : 1584650141
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 52.62 MB
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Acknowledged as the journal of record in its field, American Furniture presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation. The 1999 volume presents articles devoted to Rhode Island furniture, plus the usual book reviews, bibliography of recent works, and index.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Windsor Chairmaking

Author : Michael Dunbar
ISBN : IND:39000005890970
Genre : Chair-makers
File Size : 89.33 MB
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Traditional Windsor Chair Making

Author : Jim Rendi
ISBN : 0887405037
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Basic, step-by-step instructions for building a comb-back Windsor chair, using traditional methods. With the simplest of hand tools and a lathe, even the amateur can produce a beautiful chair. Each step is illustrated and the patterns for the parts are given, along with measured drawings. Finally, various jigs and specialized tools like the steamer are explained and methods of constructing them given. Jim Rendi has captured all the skill of the colonial chair maker and shares it with his readers. His Philadelphia Chair Company specializes in Windsor chairs of several traditional styles, but this comb back is among the favorite. A gallery at the end of the book shares other styles of Windsors that use much the same methods.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Art Of The Router

Author : Patrick E. Spielman
ISBN : 0806942851
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 82.20 MB
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“Stresses the versatility and cutting efficiency of this essential tool...describes router bits, tables, and joinery techniques. But most of it is devoted to router projects, as artisans reveal their secret techniques and favorite ways to use the tool. Spielman encourages readers to study and recreate these projects. Photos and scale drawings.”—Woodshop News.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Furniture History

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B4374699
Genre : Furniture
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Category: Furniture