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Understanding Woodcarving

Author : Woodcarving Magazine
ISBN : 186108045X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Interviews with veteran carvers are the next-best thing to sitting in their studios and watching them work. Experts take you step-by-step through carving a traditional cradle, a majestic falcon, a pair of fighting horses, a chess set based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and busts of family members; plus technique tips and shortcuts, such as how to model in clay before you carve. All 30 projects feature illustrated explanations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Making Shaker Furniture

Author : Barry Jackson
ISBN : 094681922X
Genre : Art
File Size : 89.91 MB
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With something stunning for every room in the home, 13 categories of Shaker projects are offered here, all displayed in full-color photos. Take your choice of a variety of Looking Glasses, Oval Boxes, Sewing Stands, Hanging Candle Sconces, Drying Stands, Canterbury Step Chest, Drop Leaf Table, Dining Chairs, Rocking Chairs, and more. Complete plans, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step photos focus on the original techniques, so that your projects will be more authentically Shaker, in appearance and in spirit.
Category: Art

Sponge Painting

Author : Ann Rooney
ISBN : 1861081340
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 82.28 MB
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What could be better than a craft that is easy to learn, requires no painting skills, and gives great results? Here's the perfect introduction to an ideal medium for decorating walls, furniture, dishes, flowerpots...almost anything. See how to prepare surfaces, add subtle background effects, make and use printing blocks, and adapt and combine motifs. 14 projects--most with suggestions for alternative colors and designs--include a moon and stars in bronze and gold metallic paint on a dark blue background; a merry Christmas pattern of holly and mistletoe; stems of climbing ivy for picture or mirror frames; cheerful marigolds and bumblebees to brighten a playroom or child's bedroom; a range of flowerpot decorations; and more. 128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/4.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Dolls House Accessories Fixtures And Fittings

Author : Andrea Barham
ISBN : 1861081030
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 59.70 MB
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“Dollhouse furnishings ranging from architectural features...to metal working for miniature furniture and kitchen accessories to art objects....All 32 projects outline the creation of professional quality furniture and accessories with the use of basic skills.”—Doll Castle News. “Decorate your dollhouse in a unique style without spending a lot of money.”—Doll World.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Living Tropical Greenhouse

Author : John Tampion
ISBN : IND:30000112592799
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 49.2 MB
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A guide to creating a miniature tropical rainforest in a greenhouse or conservatory, and populating it with butterflies. The authors have been growing tropical plants and butterflies for 20 years. Here they describe how to grow bananas, passion flowers and many other exotic plants as a safe and natural habitat for monarchs and swallowtails and a host of other tropical butterflies. There is practical advice on how to care for the butterflies at every stage of their life cycle, so that you can learn about their fascinating lives, take part in their conservation, and wonder at their beauty, without leaving your own home.
Category: Gardening

American Patchwork Designs In Needlepoint

Author : Melanie Tacon
ISBN : 1861080883
Genre : Art
File Size : 59.43 MB
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"...beautifully put together, featuring easy-to-stitch projects outstanding in both color and form....Tacon...includes 43 designs, many for small pieces like pin cushions, glasses cases, needlecases, sachets, and greeting card insets....these projects could be adapted to other textile crafts such as cross-stitch, tapestry weaving, and tapestry crochet. Recommended for public libraries."--Library Journal. "In one of the more innovative needlework books lately, Tacon creates new looks with American patchwork patterns, using color, more geometric shapes, and unusual combinations..."--Booklist.
Category: Art


Author : Margaret Ludlow
ISBN : 1861080808
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 42.49 MB
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“Virtually unknown outside Japan until recently, Temari consists of a ball core covered with plain sewing thread and finished on the outside with brightly colored embroidery thread in geometric designs. Twenty-two illustrated step-by-step projects for finishing the outside complete the book....An excellent and beautifully illustrated guide and is highly recommended for all crafts collections.”—Library Journal.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

David Charlesworth S Furniture Making Techniques

Author : David Charlesworth
ISBN : 1861081251
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 44.42 MB
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“With its emphasis on the author's personal philosophy and approach...this book aims to appeal to all levels of woodworkers. [The] author generously relates tales of his own mistakes and mishaps, while providing encouragement; his furniture is quite beautiful and superbly made.”—Fine Woodworking.
Category: House & Home

Tradition Trade And Woodcarving In Solomon Islands

Author : Jari Kupiainen
ISBN : UOM:39015055462678
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 75.19 MB
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Tradition, Trade, and Woodcarving in Solomon Islands is a fieldwork based anthropological study of woodcarving and the development of handicraft trade in the South Pacific archipelago. It explores the Melanesian culture of Gatokae from the Western Solomons and the Polynesian culture of Bellona from the southeastern Solomons alongside the multicultural national capitol Honiara where much of the handicraft trade concentrates. The book integrates historical anthropological methods with sociological, visual and artistic approaches to analyze the contemporary context of woodcarving art and trace. The highly original work in richly illustrated, and includes a digital photo archive on an accompanying CD-ROM.
Category: Social Science

Furniture Restoration And Repair For Beginners

Author : Kevin Jan Bonner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114665842
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 28.60 MB
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This comprehensive book answers every question on the subject of restoring furniture. How to fix a wobbly chair or a scratched table top; how to identify and repair finishes and veneers; how to stain wood or remove white ring marks; how to French polish or apply a wax finish. The book guides the reader from the very first steps, so no experience is necessary, and every process is taken step-by-step. The author explains how, by using the minimum of tools and at very little cost, you can restore any piece of wooden furniture from the most shambolic to the almost perfect. Along the way, it exposes many mysteries and explodes many myths about restoration.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Complete Book Of Woodcarving

Author : Everett Ellenwood
ISBN : 9781607650966
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 42.49 MB
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From making the first cut to applying the finish, this comprehensive resource covers every aspect of woodcarving. Everything is here for the beginning or advanced woodcarver, from choosing the appropriate wood; setting up a shop, selecting, using, and sharpening tools; and performing all the fundamental techniques, such as the push cut, pull cut, stop cut, and slicing cut. Every general carving style -- from classical to whimsical to rustic -- are detailed, as are the basic steps of power carving. Eight step-by-step projects designed to help newer woodcarvers build proficiency are included along with the plans for the rocking horse featured on the cover. Best of all, a handy resource section and a glossary round out this fully illustrated, must-have resource for all woodcarvers.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Chris Pye S Woodcarving Course Reference Manual

Author : Chris Pye
ISBN : 9781607654100
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 50.13 MB
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The first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know. Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual is akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver. You'll learn what to look for in a workbench, the importance of commissioning your carving tools – there's more to it than just sharpening! – and how to make exacting cuts and execute a variety of techniques. Like any good instructor, Pye includes practice exercises to make you comfortable with the tools and techniques so you can build your skills and carve with confidence. Pye's conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high, and pierced relief, and in-the-round. With the help of Chris Pye, you'll learn to carve: four types of molding, a beautiful koi project in three levels of relief carving, a realistic baseball cap in-the-round, and a charming wren in-the-round.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : PSU:000045663147
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Making 1 12 Scale Wicker Furniture For The Dolls House

Author : Sheila Smith
ISBN : 1861082843
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.50 MB
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Miniaturist Sheila Smith shares her unique weaving and plaiting techniques for making beautifully executed, authentic-looking wicker furniture for the dolls house. There are over 25 diverse projects tailored to suit all abilities, from the beginner to the experienced miniaturist and complement every room in the dolls house and. Supported by colour photographs, detailed illustrations and templates.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Dolls House Furniture

Author : Freida Gray
ISBN : 1861082584
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 39.24 MB
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With a little imagination, ingenuity, and these colorfully illustrated projects, anyone can learn to make personalized furniture to decorate a dolls' house! Start with basic pieces that require little more than a craft set; as confidence and skills increase, move on to more demanding work involving cabinet construction and miniature power tools. At every stage, there's an inventory of the necessary tools, equipment, and materials, plus same-size drawings, cutting lists, and color photographs of the completed furnishings. Try easy upholstered furniture; balsa tables, benches, and birdhouses; and imitation basketwork, including a laundry bin. Among the beautiful and small-sized items: a simple winged chair; picnic table; elegant double bed; wardrobe, tall kitchen dresser, and a range of magnificent Portuguese painted pieces. They're works of art!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Marginal Plants

Author : Bernard Sleeman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924094770132
Genre : Marginal gardening
File Size : 52.4 MB
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Together a pond and marginal plants add colour, interest and movement to a garden; they inspire and calm. This book offers clear and practical explanations of the easiest methods for successful maintenance and propagation of marginal plants and lists over 60 of the most readily available.
Category: Marginal gardening

A Manual Of Wood Carving

Author : Charles Godfrey Leland
ISBN : NYPL:33433072141843
Genre : Wood-carving
File Size : 49.3 MB
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Category: Wood-carving