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Spalted Wood

Author : Sara C. Robinson
ISBN : 0764350382
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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For the first time, the history of spalted wood--wood coloration caused by fungi--is detailed in a comprehensive resource covering the science, the history, and the applications of spalting. Featuring 870 photos and photomicrographs, this resource goes back 700 years to the beginning of written records of spalting, and follows its evolution from closely guarded guild secret to scientific curiosity to a mainstream art form. Robinson, the leading world expert in spalting and founder of the topic's essential reference site, also presents an introductory guide to spalted woods from around the world. Along with supplier lists and an in-depth look at the most current, groundbreaking research in spalting today, there are full-color photos of spalted works from renowned artists like Mark Lindquist, David Ellsworth, Silas Kopf, and James Krenov, spanning the full spectrum of spalting colors and uses in woodcraft.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Nature Of Spalted Wood

Author : Lane William Phillips
ISBN : OCLC:81393614
Genre : Wood-decaying fungi
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Category: Wood-decaying fungi

American Woodworker

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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.


Author : Editors of Fine Woodworking
ISBN : 1561580996
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 34.58 MB
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Written from the craftsman's perspective, this book provides solid information on all aspects of wood. Attention is also given to the physical properites, seasonal changes, and how different types of wood react to machining and finishing.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Wood Artist

Author : Norman Pirollo
ISBN : 9780973071085
Genre : Wood finishing
File Size : 71.49 MB
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Norman Pirollo, wood artist, describes his fascinating journey of transitioning from full-time employment to being self-employed as a wood artist. He currently creates wood art and sculptural work in his studio. Norman faced many obstacles throughout the journey where apprehension about the decision was often at the forefront. Perseverance, fate and critical decisions combined to map out the direction he followed later in life. Often seeking creative outlets, working as a multidisciplinary artist ultimately became his vocation. Norman Pirollo chronicles his fascinating journey over a fifteen-year period. Follow the riveting story of how his technology career evolved into a multidisciplinary art career including furniture making, sculpture, photo art and ultimately wood art. Read how Norman, through determination and perseverance, finally attained his goal of becoming an artist in the genre of wood art. Delving into and studying art history has provided him the art language and background to develop his own vision of wood art. Discover how he immersed himself into the contemporary art movement to develop a style and voice of his own. Find out how, through twists and turns, Norman acquired the skills and techniques to become an award-winning wood artist and sculptor today. The opportunity to work at something he truly enjoys has ultimately brought him solace and independence.
Category: Wood finishing

Alan Lacer S Woodturning Projects Techniques

Author : Alan Lacer
ISBN : 9781440341076
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.34 MB
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Selected from more than 15 years of articles from one of the country's top turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques has everything you need to learn to turn and take your lathe skills to the next level. This book includes an in-depth look at techniques, tools and chucks that will help perfect your core turning skills. You'll learn the right tools to use, how to handle them safely and how to maintain them. Lacer's expert instruction helps you master the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and other essential turning tools. You'll also gain insight into finishing techniques, French polishing and working with spalted wood. Once you’ve sharpened your skills with the Tools & Techniques section, put your new knowledge to the test with 20 beautiful projects covering a wide range of turned forms and turning techniques. • Sharpen your end-grain hollowing skills by turning a lovely wine goblet • Practice turning spheres by creating your own bocce ball lawn game • Gain insight into making multiples by turning matching table legs • Turn a table lamp to practice flowing contours • Learn how to work with green wood by making a natural-edge bowl • And much more! Complete with expert instruction, step-by-step photos, guides to sources and materials and tips for avoiding common pitfalls, this book is sure to help you improve your turning craft â€" and make some stunning pieces in the process.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Wood Stash Project Book

Author : Kerry Pierce
ISBN : 9781440316074
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 41.27 MB
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Get more out of every piece of wood! Every woodworker has a pile of wood scraps, rips and cutoffs. The Wood Stash Project Book shows you how to put this perfectly good material to use in fun and creative ways. You'll learn how to turn "leftovers" into great gifts using carving, turning and your favorite hand-tooling techniques. Step-by-step photos are included for each project, ranging from kitchen utensils and small sculptures to jewelry, letter openers, boxes and more. Learn how to turn your wood scrap into fun, finished pieces like these: • Cherry-Wood Vase • Faceted Wooden Beads • Cherry Key Cache • Bandsawn Maple Change Box • Cherry Spoon • Mixed-Wood Cutting Board • Basket for Cut Flowers • Three-Tier Keepsake Chest • Set of Checkers • Desk Clock • Porthole Picture Frames • Cherry Shelves • Walnut Box • Figured Maple Box • Figured Maple Spatula
Category: House & Home

Sculpting Wood

Author : Mark Lindquist
ISBN : PSU:000022776549
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 42.6 MB
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Discusses the structure, harvesting, and drying of wood, introduces basic tools and techniques, and shows how to work with chain saws and lathes
Category: House & Home


Author : Harvey Green
ISBN : 9781101201855
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 27.92 MB
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A rich, authoritative look at a material that plays an essential role in human culture Wood has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. In an intoxicating mix of science, history, and practical information, historian and woodworker Harvey Green considers this vital material's place on the planet. What makes one wood hard and one soft? How did we find it, tame it? Where does it fit into the histories of technology, architecture, and industrialization, of empire, exploration, and settlement? Spanning the surprising histories of the log cabin and Windsor chair, the deep truth about veneer, the role of wood in the American Revolution, the disappearance of the rain forests, the botany behind the baseball bat, and much more, Wood is a deep and satisfying look at one of our most treasured resources.
Category: Architecture

The Cat Who Robbed A Bank

Author : Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN : 1101214376
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 60.94 MB
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When a visiting estate jeweler is found dead, prizewinning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, must do their best to find the purr-petrator in this delightful novel in the New York Times bestselling Cat Who series. As the Highland Games approach, Jim Qwilleran and the citizens of Pickax, Michigan, prepare to celebrate their Scottish heritage with such evens as bagpipe skirling and tossing the caber. But the traditional revelry is marred by troublesome rumors when a visiting jewelery dealer, renowned for his romantic streak (and his mysterious cash-only policy), is found dead in his hotel room. His assistant is missing—and soon, the winner of the caber-tossing content disappears as well. Qwilleran and his snooping Siamese are willing to go to any lengths to find the killer and set the town at ease. But first they'll have to contend with a highjacked bookmobile and an attempted bank robbery. Qwill has a lot of mysteries to sort out—not the least of which is Koko's sudden interest in photographs, pennies, and paper towels...
Category: Fiction

101 Weekend Gift Projects From Wood

Author : James A. Jacobson
ISBN : 0806903228
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 45.43 MB
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Provides diagrams and instructions for building toys, napkin holders, mirrors, shelves, clocks, benches, speaker stands, cutting boards, birdhouses, and cradles
Category: House & Home

Wood Southern Africa

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ISBN : MINN:31951P001115695
Genre : Forest products industry
File Size : 45.72 MB
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Category: Forest products industry

Fine Woodworking On Wood And How To Dry It

Author : Editors of Fine Woodworking
ISBN : 091880454X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58.18 MB
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Learn how to buy, dry, store and mill timber. This text explains which species are good for which jobs and how to design joints that accommodate wood's seasonal swelling and shrinking.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Wood Art Today

Author : Dona Z. Meilach
ISBN : UOM:39015048083375
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This idea-packed compendium presents the work of todays top wood artists in over 500 photos. More than 130 artists from nine countries are showcased, including furniture makers, turners, and sculptors who borrow ideas and techniques from one another to create their art. Teachers of art history, creative art, craft, industrial design, and woodwork will discover new material for teaching about wood as a medium.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Art Of Turned Wood Bowls

Author : Edward Jacobson
ISBN : 0525243283
Genre : Art
File Size : 33.68 MB
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Shows a variety of turned-wood bowls, vases, and plates, provides a brief profile of each artist, and looks at woodturning history and techniques
Category: Art

175 Easy To Do Thanksgiving Crafts

Author : Sharon Dunn Umnik
ISBN : 156397374X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 79.55 MB
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Presents a variety of Thanksgiving craft projects, from table decorations and place cards to a cornhusk Pilgrim doll, all of them made from items that are commonly found around the house.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Spalting 101

ISBN : 0764360892
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Stop pouring beer on your wood! Take your spalting time from years to hours in this detailed DIY guide to spalting wood. No more beer, mayonnaise, leaves, and blind hope. Instead, this guide gives you the specific instructions you need for successfully inducing spalting in wood. Learn how to get amazing colors and lines while minimizing time and decay, whether you're working with green to dry timber, inside conditions or out, with zone lines or pigment, and more. A basic explanation of wood structure and fungal anatomy explains the whys behind the transformations. Next, learn the different types of spalting and their temperature/moisture content preferences, time frames, and how to make your own fungal pigments. This comprehensive guide debunks myths and offers detailed guidelines for every type of spalting, including laboratory level spalting in just one hour.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies