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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. ...

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 ...

Whittling Handbook

What better way to while away your time than to whittle? Peter Benson, author of Whittling Handbook, gives the first-timer the perfect introduction to the simple, yet pleasurable woodcarving pastime. Colorful photographs show each step in the process of making a host of items with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. The handbook guides the user through the basics for simple projects ...

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 ...

Router Jigs and Techniques

Discover dozens of ways that the router can be used to increase your productivity -- and creativity -- in the shop. In this video, you'll learn basic router joinery and how to rout the subtle shapes necessary to create a handsome hand mirror (plans for the hand mirror are in the accompanying booklet). You will learn about: making spline edge joints in boards with the router, routing mortises and ...

Joinery

MASTER THE ESSENTIAL WOOD JOINTS All woodworkers worth their sawdust know that joinery—good, bad, or indifferent—tells the unvarnished truth; how well a piece is made and how skilled the maker is. Over the decades, no one has proven better at teaching readers how to make beautiful, enduring joinery than Fine Woodworking. This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important ...

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 ...

Mini Cushions in Cross Stitch

This book shows how charming and intricate mini cushions can be made by cross stitchers of all ages and abilities. Instructions for the basic cross stitch are given for the complete beginner, but impressive embellishments are described as well, so there is plenty for more experienced cross-stitchers too. Whether used as decorative additions, samplers, or adapted to make them full-size, these ...

Built-Ins, Cabinets & Shelves

A home can never have too much storage! In this collection of 25 articles from Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines, America's most accomplished carpenters and woodworkers contribute their advice on building sturdy cabinets, built-ins, and shelves. build a breakfast nook, island, or pantry in your kitchen add storage to your bed construct the perfect vanity for your bathroom make ...

New Landscaping Ideas that Work

Homeowners looking to revitalize their yards will absolutely love the more than 350 innovative design suggestions presented in New Landscaping Ideas that Work. In it, practical design advice is paired with the author's 30+ years of expertise to create a complete do-it-yourself guide and primer for homeowners looking to transform all aspects of their yard into inviting outdoor spaces. design ...

Tiling Complete

Tiling Complete is a highly visual book focusing on real-world situations faced by homeowners and offers real-world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable issues that can arise during a project. In this second edition, the book has been updated with the latest information on new types of tile—including large-format tiles and wood-plank tiles includes details on project preparation ...

Basic Stairbuilding

Experienced carpenter Scott Schuttner explains how to make professional-quality. With information on straight-run, L-shaped and open-riser stairs, this unique book/video set will prepare readers and viewers for virtually any basic stairbuilding project they faced.

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 ...

Creative Paper Cutting

An ancient art with a contemporary edge. Treat yourself to an inspiring adventure that begins the moment you open Creative Paper Cutting by artist Cheong-ah Hwang. You’ll find yourself immersed in the fantastical world of paper cutting: the delicate craft of creating original, intricate artworks by folding, layering, and snipping beautifully textured papers into amazing designs. 15 projects to ...

Mini Amigurumi

The Japanese craze for Amigurumi explored! The excitement over personality-plus crocheted toys known as amigurumi has gone global. If, like so many crafters, you’ve been bitten by the bug – or want to learn more about it – get a copy of Mini Amigurumi by Sara Scales, a miniaturist from the UK. Tiny treasures with big personalities! Just let your imagination lead the way as you explore all the ...