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The first book on 3D printing just for woodworkers!
A guide to living fully by learning the wisdom of authentic manual work.
Why would you spend a lifetime learning to build furniture by hand, when machine-made furniture is perfectly adequate? For master furniture craftsman Gary Rogowski, the answer is that the discipline of working with one’s hands to create unnecessarily beautiful things shapes the builder into a more complete human being. In the tradition of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” and “Shop Class as Soulcraft,” Rogowski’s “Handmade” is a profound meditation on the eternal value of manual work, creativity, human fallibility, and the stubborn pursuit of quality work. Rogowski tells his life story of how he became a craftsman and how years of persistent work have taught him patience, resilience, tolerance for failure, and a love of pursuing beauty and mastery for its own sake. Part autobiography, part guide to creativity, and part guide to living, “Handmade” is a book for craftspeople, artists, and anyone who seeks clarity, purpose, and creativity in their work … and the perfect antidote to a modern world that thinks human labor is obsolete.
A unique literary and artistic guidebook to one of the world’s most amazing drives—California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway etched between cliffs and the ocean that leads travelers through the state’s beautiful natural attractions. Lavishly illustrated with original watercolors that depict the glories of the California coast, this book takes an appealingly idiosyncratic perspective as the authors record their explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their reactions to the places and people they encounter. A contemplative mixture of captivating artistry and personal essay, this travelogue offers an accessible introduction to many little-known details of scenic California.
Written specifically for the woodworker seeking new adventures in the world of wood. Awaken your modern design aesthetic with 27 striking contemporary designs for the home. The fusion of nature's elegant shapes and modern architecture's bold symmetry yields a dynamic and engaging collection of designs for scroll saw woodworking. Your imagination will be captured by the bold lines, sinuous curves, and captivating shapes of these dynamic pieces. Patterns, easy-to-understand instructions, and step-by-step photography make crafting these projects attainable, no matter your skill level. Perfect for beginners looking to progress their scroll saw abilities with interesting and compelling projects; learn the ropes of scroll sawing with seven step-by-step photo-illustrated instructional projects. Advanced woodworkers can master joinery, 3D cutting, and inlay with advanced projects such as Nesting Boxes, the Zigzag Business Card Holder, and the Flower Abstraction Wall Mirror. The chapter on designing your own patterns means you'll never again be without a project to create. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, no woodworker's library is complete without this dynamic book. Each completed project is a conversation piece, and you'll have a constant stream of visitors who won't be able to resist picking up these engaging works of art. Inside, find everything you need to create these exciting and dynamic projects—New York City Wall Art, Beautiful Branches Wall Art, Cat-shaped Mantle Clock, Retro Modern Wall Clock, Radial Design Box, Oak Leaf Box, Flower bud vases, Business card holders, Picture frames, And more!