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Biscuit Joinery

Using skills learned from over 30 years as a professional cabinet maker, Frank Klausz brings you shop-proven advice and instruction to help you turn out handsome bookcases and cabinets using biscuit joinery. You'll see firsthand exactly how to do the work?the tools, the techniques, and timesaving tricks that can help you work efficiently. Frank takes you step-by-step from start to finish, ...

Hand Planes in the Workshop

If you are like many woodworkers, you own hand planes but never learned how to use them to their best advantage. In Hand Planes in the Workshop, teacher and plane expert Mario Rodriguez shows the basics of using planes and how four basic planes -- the jointer, the smooth plane, the shoulder plane, and the block plane -- can change the way you do woodworking. In this video you'll learn how ...

Practical Sew & Mend

What do you do when a button pops off your shirt, the hem unravels on a dress, or your skirt becomes too tight around the waist – throw it away or fix it? This practical guide shows everyone who was never taught how to thread a needle, sew on a button, or darn a hole how to tackle these tasks, and much more. With this straightforward “make do and mend” guide you’ll learn to fix your favorite ...

How to Machine Sew

Learn the ins and outs of using a sewing machine with How to Machine Sew. This accessible introduction to machine sewing will teach you everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges, and working with zippers. In no time at all, you'll be creating beautiful and handy items to use around your home, like a pot holder, place mat, strip ...

The Craft of Veneering

The Craft of Veneering starts with a simple panel made from a single piece of veneer and progresses through more complex veneer assemblies like bookmatching, bent laminations, and veneering curved panels, edging, and crossbanding. At each step, all the information needed to complete the included sample projects using each of the difference methods is provided. Introduces the novice or ...

Wiring

Wiring repairs, replacements, and upgrades are among the most popular projects for home DIYers—and, potentially, the most fraught with risk. With an unerring emphasis on safety, wiring expert Steve Cory prepares homeowners for the most common situations they are likely to encounter and gives them the confidence to tackle their own home wiring projects. After introductory sections on ...

Glamour Tees

Learn to turn your tees into super-stylish tops. High-fashion t-shirts are all the rage and it's no wonder why – they're gorgeous, they mix and match with endless pants and skirts, and they can't be beat for comfort. What you may not know yet is that these great tees are also super easy to make! Just a few cuts and quick-to-stitch seams can turn a plain t-shirt into a runway-worthy garment. In ...

How to Quilt

No prior quilting or sewing experience is necessary! Utterly approachable and friendly in style, How to Quilt: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner is a simple-to-follow project based book for the first-time quilter. It is written in a simple and straightforward style, enhanced with beautiful illustrations and vibrant photographs throughout. The ultimate go-to guide. Written with ...

Easy-to-Sew Windows

Stitch these quick-to-make window treatments for an instantly new look in any room. The sewing experts at Threads show you how to make curtains, drapes, and tie-backs, for a home that is stylish and inviting. Don’t be daunted by high-priced window treatments anymore. We can show you how to get the look you want with these projects: Curtains Made EasyBeauty TreatmentsSimply Suspended DrapesCute ...

Serger Techniques

A quick and easy way to master the serger. In under an hour, Serger Techniques with Pamela Leggett, a video workshop gets you up to speed on operating your machine and using for more than cleaning up raw edges. Know your way around your machine inside and out. Popular instructor Pamela Leggett explains how a serger works and walks you through the process, sharing tips that are helpful and ...

The World of Miniatures

If you think of dolls houses as usually being period houses, it's time to think again! In this amazing compendium of miniature buildings, author Sarah Walkley looks at the many other styles of construction created by miniatures enthusiasts including cozy cottages modern loft apartments churches garden sheds lighthouses windmills Each of the 12 chapters will be accompanied by tips on the ...

18th Century Embroidery Techniques

Discover the richness of historical embroidery 18th Century Embroidery Techniques. For the wealthy, the eighteenth century was a period of decadent splendour, and clothing was no exception – sumptuous fabrics were embellished with lavish, ornate embroidery. Gail Marsh, a costume and textiles curator and senior lecturer in fashion and textiles for many years, has delved into archives to research ...

Knitted Prayer Shawls

People often think prayer shawls come from a specific religious tradition. Not so— these lovely knitted wraps are for anyone, and nearly any occasion. Each pattern captures the beauty and power of prayer shawls, and will inspire knitters of all skill levels to sample the uplifting experience of creating a prayer shawl. Embrace, inspire, and celebrate life with eight beautiful knitted prayer ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Jigs & Fixtures

Finding an effective jig or fixture for a woodworking operation can be as elusive and time-consuming as designing a great piece of furniture, a sailboat, or a ukulele. It takes solid woodworking knowledge and some problem-solving skills, with a good dose of inspiration thrown in. Even a moderately complex setup can pose numerous choices: What tool or machine is best for the operation? Should ...

Wax Candles

Long ago, candles were a necessity of life, providing precious light after dark. Today, scented candles are often used to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere, and to flood a home with delightful fragrances to create different moods. Coloured candles are used in interior design as focal points and to pick up accent colours in a room.  Candlemaking is a fun and fascinating hobby, and you can ...