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Fine Woodworking's Everyday Cabinet Plan

This small cabinet can be built quickly using a minimum of materials. The sides and back are frame-and-panel construction, with frame stiles biscuited to the legs. The rest of the joinery, other than the drawers, is mortised and tenoned. Among the fancy elements are slightly flared feet, which are easy to replicate using a template, and knife-hinge hardware. A detailed project plan and ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Bed Plan

Building a bed requires working in a large scale, but this project breaks the job into several parts, making planning and assembly more manageable. Build from the outside in: posts and long rails first, then vertical pieces, and then center rails. This approach allows you to dry-fit the piece to get true dimensions for the internal members. Also included are directions for building a router jig ...

Amigurumi

The craze for crocheting cute characters has swept Japan and now everyone can discover the appeal of the latest art form. Amigurumi – which literally means crocheted stuffed toy – is fast, fabulous and fantastic fun. The necessary techniques can be learned in minutes and it’s perfect for creative people of all ages. This gorgeous new title features a range of inspiring designs ...

The Gentleman's Wardrobe

For debonair gentlemen who eschew denim if favor of tweed, and feel that grooming and gallantry should not be consigned to history, this book will suit your needs. The Gentleman's Wardrobe features a cornucopia of elegant garments and accessories to sew, this beautifully illustrated book is full of inspiration and charm.  Including beautiful garments such as pajamas, vest, trousers and jacket, ...

Take a Tin

The humble tin is celebrated with Take a Tin, author Jemima Schlee's comprehensive, fun guide to turn everyday items into something spectacular. By cutting, painting, piercing, and spraying tins, craftspeople can complete eye-catching and distinctive objects for the home. All the techniques, templates, and equipment required are explained so all you need to do is get your tin collection started. ...

The Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardener's Year

The Organic Gardener's Year is an indispensable guide to everything, you, the aspiring organic gardener needs to know - season by season. Whether you’re planting on a narrow windowsill, in a small patio, an allotment or a large garden, you can dip in to this easy-to-navigate reference and discover facts, tips and inspiration to help you grow the most popular produce - the organic way. ...

Fabulous Mini Quilts

Mini quilts--get in on this hot new trend! These pint-sized quilts are perfect for today's time-strapped crafters and the best way to learn this fun craft is--Fabulous Mini Quilts, a Threads Select booklet.  In just 32 pages, you will learn how to quickly stitch five beautifully designed mini quilts, plus how to turn a sixth pattern into a pillow. A primer on how to quilt. You'll learn--or enjoy ...

Beginning Woodcarving

A bumper collection of articles from the pages of 'Woodcarving' magazine covering the essential techniques the novice woodcarver will need to make good progress in levels of confidence and in expertise. Previously published as Woodcarving Techniques for Beginners and Useful Techniques for Woodcarvers.

Letter Carving

Years of experience, right at your fingertips. If you are a beginner or intermediate carver ready to improve your skills, this book is for you. In Letter Carving: Techniques & Projects to Hone Your Skills, Andrew J. Hibberd shares his techniques for carving letters on wood and Portland stone. Projects sure to impress. Hibberd uses projects of his own creation to help carvers master key steps in ...

Decoupage

Add pizzazz to your home decor with 17 exciting projects highlighted in Decoupage, a Guild of Master Craftsman publication. Endless possibilities abound with a fun and easy way to beautify just about anything from small household items to large pieces of furniture. The book is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience with decoupage. Techniques, materials, how-to ...

Knitted Flowers

Giving flowers is the traditional way to show someone you care. But why not present a loved one with knitted flowers instead of the kind that will be past its best in a few days? These lovely little knitted flower projects are sure to bring a big smile to all who receive them, and will bring you hours of pleasure in making them. In Knitted Flowers, there are 25 pretty projects to choose from, ...

Fine Woodworking's Arts and Crafts Book Rack Plan

Gregory Paolini modeled this book rack after the Gustav Stickley's No. 74 book rack -- with its short design, V-shaped shelves, and D-shaped handholds. But Paolini also made the design his own, replacing wedged tenons with simple through-tenons, adding a shelf, and tapering the end panels for a look reminiscent of the Roycroft designs he loves. Paolini uses a router template to lay out and cut ...

How to Knit

Learning to knit has never been easier! An accessible introduction to knitting, How to Knit is for absolute beginners. Simple-to-follow projects teach the basic skills and techniques of this fun and creative craft. Beginners will learn all the essentials, from how to hold needles, cast on and off, make a tension swatch, and form the basic knit and purl stitches, to how to knit stripes, cable, ...

Woodturning Evolution

Two of the country’s leading woodturners, Nick Agar and David Springett, have collaborated to produce this new and exciting book, Woodturning Evolution. Together, they have developed a novel approach to woodturning using thin, narrow planks of wood (usually of little use to woodturners) to produce hollow, twisted vessels. This turning method is described in detail and there are 14 designs, each ...

How to Fit a Changing Figure

Get a great fit in all of your clothes—even if your body is not as it used to be! Over time, we all experience body shifts. Formerly trim areas gradually protrude, and fuller areas show the effects of gravity. The upper back and shoulders might be getting a little rounded. You might find that you’re no longer as tall as you once were. Look around you, and you’ll see that these changes happen to ...