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Convert Your Home to Solar Energy

his definitive homeowner's guide to solar energy has arrived at just the right time. With the cost of heating oil and electricity fluctuating wildly, consumers are clamoring for information on alternative energy. This source book covers all the relevant technologies, including solar space and water heating, as well as photovoltaic electricity. It's practical (with cost calculators, tips on ...

Simple Tailoring & Alterations

An insider’s secrets to tailoring and making alterations. Master the basics and more with Simple Tailoring & Alterations, a practical guide written by an accomplished costume maker and theatrical tailor. With over thirty years experience in the garment industry, J. Francois-Campbell knows every tailoring trick of the trade and shares them with you. A nip and a tuck for the perfect ...

Animal Heads

Crochet your own kinder, gentler animal trophy heads! Imagine a majestic ram head over your family room fireplace…a playful mouse head decorating a child’s room…or even a cuddly bear head hanging in your basement. But here’s the difference with these trophy pieces—they’re all homemade and crocheted! Animal Heads, a do-it-yourself crafting book, features an amazing collection of 10 fabulous ...

Fine Woodworking Best Finishing Techniques

Overcome every woodworker’s greatest challenge. Countless hours of effort are at stake whenever you start applying that all-important final finish to your project. To help you achieve flawless results – and breathe easier – our editors compiled Fine Woodworking Best Finishing Techniques, a collection of 36 invaluable articles from America’s premier woodworking magazine. With the right advice you ...

Building Drawers

Building drawers is an essential part of cabinetmaking. Drawers have an endless diversity of styles, construction methods, and applications. Andy Raes new DVD reveals dozens of different ways to build a variety of sturdy and attractive drawers from the most basic to those joined by elegant hand-cut dovetails. The best-selling author and professional woodworker doesn't miss a trick, presenting an ...

Sewing Essentials Serger Techniques

Sewing secrets for getting the most from your serger. If you own a serger, or are contemplating getting one, then you’ll want to learn all the techniques, tips, and tricks for mastering this specialized sewing machine. Sewing Essentials: Serger Techniques, an instructional guidebook and DVD workshop combo, is about to take your skill to the max. Thoroughly covered in a book and DVD package. Read ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning features step-by-step descriptions for an abundance of wood turning techniques, including both spindle and faceplate methods. Over 900 color photos accompany detailed, hands-on instructions for turning wood, including how to use lathes, turning tools and materials, chucks, as well as sharpening tools.

Trim Carpentry

Trim carpentry requires attention to minute detail, the right tools, and a good amount of patience and care. Written by builders from all over the country, this all-new compilation of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine provides readers with tips, techniques, and invaluable advice from some of the best professionals in the industry. From the basics of trim carpentry and crown molding ...

The Everyday Baker

Winner of the 2016 IACP award for Baking Nominee for the 2016 James Beard Foundation award for Baking and Dessert The Everyday Baker, a comprehensive, must-have resource for today's baker for anyone who likes, loves, or lives to bake. Former pastry chef and award-winning baking expert Abby Dodge has created this definitive collection that serves as a delicious roadmap through a baker's sweet and ...

Hand Tools

Tuning chisels, planes and saws and learning how to use them properly can make your woodworking a hands-on pleasure. These tools can bring a refinement to your work that machines alone cannot produce. In this DVD youll learn how to: sharpen a chisel within minutes, rehabilitate flea market tools, flatten the bottom of a plane, set and sharpen a handsaw, stand and hold a plane, pare accurately ...

Animal Hats to Knit

Go wild and unleash your creativity.  Animal Hats to Knit has a menagerie of 20 adorable knitted hats in a whole range of delightful designs, from silly to fierce—to help express your animal instincts. 20 wildly amusing projects to knit including: Rabbit Zebra Cat Dog Mouse Penguin Eagle, and more Step-by-step instructions and patterns to create hats for adults and children

Pyrography

Pyrography features the decorative craft that has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. This ancient art involves burning intricate designs on objects made of wood, leather, cork, fabric, and even paper. From beginner basics and information on equipment and techniques to advanced ideas for personalizing anything from cutting boards to furniture, there’s something for everyone. ...

Marvelous Transforming Toys

Handbag Workshop

Make great designer look-alike bags. In her amazing how-to book, Handbag Workshop, Anna Mazur lets the cat out of the bag and tells all. In her inimitable style, Anna divulges little-known details for sewing 18 gorgeous bags. You know, the kind you drool over in specialty shops. Darling wristlets, swanky carryalls, classy clutches in sumptuous leather, suede, alligator, and snakeskin - faux and ...

All New Turning Projects with Richard Raffan

Experience a rare opportunity to learn from the dean of turning teachers – right from your own workshop. Richard Raffan. In the world of turning, the name alone is proof-positive of the real deal, of razor-sharp precision, and of an aesthetic quality that blends beauty with technique. Raffan is an internationally acclaimed turning teacher; he is known for his gallery-quality production work; and ...