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Pyrography Designs

Here is a collection of designs for pyrographers to use without fear of copyright infringement. Norma Gregory shares her designs and has supplied additional elements that can be combined to create hundreds of new images to suit your individual needs. Includes birds, mammals, flowers, herbs, water life, farms and Celtic knotwork.

Woodworking from the Scrap Pile

How to make something from nothing, well, almost nothing! If, like most of us, you have a pile of leftover wood scraps stashed away in your shop, you'll rejoice over Derek Jones' book, Woodworking from the Scrap Pile. Now, at long last, a book packed with great ideas for turning that trash heap into treasure! 20 useful projects made from odds and ends. These made-from-scrap projects will not ...

Wooden Boxes

A small box is an ideal woodworking project for anyone looking to gain skills and learn techniques. The reward is something elegant and functional that also makes a great gift. In this book, Dennis Zongker gives clear, step-by-step instructions for seven different projects (with variations), each designed to teach the reader skills that can be applied to a wide variety of box projects as well as ...

Wood Finishing

Nothing completes a woodworking project like a beautiful, durable finish. In this tape, expert cabinetmaker Frank Klausz shows you how to choose the right finish and how to apply it. You will learn about: preparing the surface, sharpening a scraper, sanding, stripping, applying a tung-oil finish, completing the finish, oiling intricate pieces, staining, spray lacquering, varnishing, and French ...

Woodturning Design

Artful inspiration. If you ever wondered how accomplished turners uncover the designs concealed within raw wood, you’ll find the answers – and so much more in Woodturning Design. This handsome book offers a revealing look into the design process that will inspire, guide, and perhaps forever change the way you see the potential within a piece of wood. Practical instruction and expert insights. ...

Turning Bowls with Richard Raffan

Turning a block of wood into a spectacular bowl is a creative challenge that holds a very special sense of satisfaction when you master it. But, with its own unique strategies and subtle techniques, turning bowls is a skill best learned by watching a pro in action. And there's no better way to learn the art of turning bowls than by watching internationally acclaimed wood turner Richard Raffan in ...

How to Crochet

How do I learn to crochet? If you've been thinking about taking up crocheting, but don't know how to start, How to Crochet: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner is the perfect guide for you. You will learn everything you need to get started including how to: Crochet basic stitches Read charts and patterns Properly finish your work Double crochet, work in the round, make granny ...

Finishing Wood

A great finish can make even a simple project look terrific. A bad finish can ruin the most well-built, sophisticated piece of furniture. Finishing can be a daunting and mystifying task to many woodworkers and DIYers who fear wrecking their projects at this late stage in the process. This collection of articles from Fine Woodworking brings together the best information on a rich variety of ...

Tiling Walls

Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter Michael Byrne offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, Byrne handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows. Rich in visual detail, the tape is clear enough for beginners ...

Build a Shaker Table

Outdoor Woodworking Games

The reader of this exciting new title will have as much fun making the projects as they will playing the games!  All of the 20 projects are designed to be made with the beginner woodworker in mind and using only basic woodworking tools and equipment.  comprehensive, step-by-step instructions are based on standard sizes of wood so that pieces simply need to be cut to length with some basic ...

The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation

From the author of the best-selling The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling (over 300,000 copies sold in all three editions), comes a new book in the same graphic format that explains how to reduce energy use in the home. With a vast array of well-organized and easily accessible essential data, The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation is destined to establish itself as the standard ...

Fine Woodworking Turning Techniques & Projects

With only a few turning tools and a lathe, it’s possible to create a host of useful and artistic objects. Part of the appeal of turning is that a turner (as opposed to a furniture maker or other classic woodworker) gets results quickly. In only a few minutes, the object takes shape on the lathe, and in a very short time the turner has a beautiful bowl or other turned project. This collection ...

Knitted Nursery Rhymes

Once upon a time there was a perfect little how-to guide to knitting toys…and it taught knitters just like you how to easily recreate traditional characters from best-loved tales…characters such as Humpty-Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, plus delightful animals that children know and love including five little ducks, and five little monkeys. This is no tall tale…yes, it’s true…it’s a ...

How to Knit

Learn to knit in no time and see what you can make! A ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a pattern—while these things look wonderfully appealing at the craft store, they can quickly become overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating when you bring them home to start your first knitting project. If this sounds familiar and you, too, are a beginner knitter—do not despair! All you need is ...