A very comprehensive guide to beautiful paint based finishes. The author, a professional set designer for the theater, discusses over 50 essential techniques and 150 colors. Each recipe includes ingredients, equipment, and instructions. Solvents, glazes, waxes, varnishes, and brushes are all discussed. Techniques include dry brushing, dragging, aging, graining, crackle, stoneblocking, wood washing, marbling, and metallic finishes.
With more than 25 pen projects, using the latest hardware kits on the market, The Pen Turners Bible takes the reader from simple ballpoint pen designs on a wood lathe, to complex fountain pen designs on a metal lathe. Pen artist Richard Kleinhenz shares with the reader his unmatched expertise in pen making. From material selection to final finish and each important step between, The Pen Turners Bible teaches every aspect of the pen-making craft. The Pen Turners Bible is a unique skill-building book that teaches readers how to build and master their own woodworking tools while creating beautiful and useful pens. By tackling these pen-making projects, the reader will quickly develop his or her woodworking skills to a highly advanced level.Beginning with a simple, yet very elegant, ballpoint pen, the steps in the creation of a pen are explained in detail. Subsequent chapters and projects add more complexity, techniques, and tools, teaching readers to progress from basic pen-turning kits to developing their own free designs.These pen-turning projects will also develop the readers skills with using and building tools. The Pen Turners Bible discusses spiraling jigs past and present, and demonstrates their use on five pens with detailed instructions. A spiral jig allows you how to make the popular rope design, spiral grooved, as well as straight fluted or faceted pens. The metal lathe can do just about everything a wood lathe can, and it can also support a wood lathe with tooling made on it plus allow thread cutting and other operations not easily done on a wood lathe. Kleinhenz also presents his own original designs for unique tools and jigs that the reader can make at home tools that are as good or better than commercial tools. Throughout The Pen Turners Bible, the reader is given more than just a step-by-step process to follow. The author always provides a broader perspective to stimulate creativity so that readers are encouraged to take the techniques beyond the specific instructions, use their imaginations, and make the art their own.Audience: Woodworking home hobbyists.
Ready, Set, Turn! Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple Projects for the Home is the best way to start your woodturning and woodworking pursuit. This book will build your woodturning skills and your confidence. Ideal for beginner and intermediate turners. This book presents clear, step-by-step instructions accompanied by over 600 photographs and finely detailed drawings (with dimensions for further guidance) – here’s all the hands-on knowledge you'll need to start your woodworking projects.
Vernacular and Botanical Nomenclature of World Woods. This work, originally published in Germany in 1936, contains over 30,000 wood names with their corresponding commercial, common, and vernacular names. Includes are species, family and area or country of origin. The great practical value of the work lies in the availability of common or local names for various timbers. There are no illustrations. REGULAR $35.00 OUR PRICE $25.95. You save 26%.
Standing tall on the sunburned plains of Africa and Australia, baobabs may be one of the oldest life forms on the planet. Many of the specimens still standing today have been around for over 2000 years. Tremendous in size and bizarre in appearance, they have provided food, medicine, and places of refuge and worship for countless peoples. This is a wonderfully interesting book for all those who love trees and nature.
Subtitle: "The Classic Memoir of the Life of a Victorian Craftsman." First published in 1937. Illus. Something of an underground woodworking classic. Rose details the various aspects of country carpentry in England. It covers watermills, pumps, tools, farm work, and much more. Rose was a master from a family of master carpenters. Very good.