In an era of mass production and disposable plastic, well-made wooden toys stand out every time: They’re simple, ageless, and just plain fun. The twenty projects in Classic Wooden Toys are smartly designed and built to last. They'll stand up to hard play and still look good when passed down from one generation to the next. Whether you’re looking for rugged toy trucks, delicate dollhouse furniture, or timeless bookshelves and toy chests designed to grow with your kids, Classic Wooden Toys is a reliable guide and helpful hand that walks you through the entire building process.
The 20 projects inside Classic Wooden Toys include:
•Imaginative Play -- Playtime Easel, Kid-Pleasing Rocking Pony, Marble Race, Rainbow Thrower, Scrapwood Wagon, Pendulum Doll Cradle, and a Doll High Chair
•Trucks & More – Three-of-a-Kind Trucks, Front-End Loader, Toy Truck, Road Grader, Bulldozer, and Tug Boat
•Pull-Toy Pals – Chomping Shark, Waddling Walrus, and Beaver
•Toy Storage – Treasure Chest, Kid-Friendly Toy Box, and Pencil-Post Book Shelf
From the most basic solutions to advanced, energy-saving projects, no book covers home insulation and weatherization like this one. Advice on how to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and weather-tight all yaer long. Harley is a engineer specializing in energy efficient residential construction
Perfect for turners and crafters of all abilities. The Complete Guide to Turning Pens & Pencils lives up to its name. Heres everything you need, even if youre just starting out, to craft your own custom-made writing instruments. 15 enticing projects. Build your turning skills as you work your way through these gorgeous projects that range from beginner to advanced. Master the sanding, polishing, and finishing techniques to craft pens and pencils from scratch or using blanks. Learn to work with wood, acrylics, or polymer clay and how to choose the right mechanisms. Minimum investment for maximum enjoyment. The beauty of these projects is that you can turn out beautiful work using little more than a standing or even a portable lathe. And, even the most time-starved crafters can fit these projects into a busy schedule. Inspiration and instruction from a pro. Author Walter Hall, an accomplished wood turner in the U.K., shares a wealth of ideas and trade secrets in this complete guide. Springboard off of his experience to create your own works of art.
Carving things from wood is easy and lots of fun. This book is the perfect place to start learning an enjoyable hobby that lasts a lifetime. With just a few simple tools, a piece of wood, and the skills you'll acquire here, you'll be on your way to creating wonderful keepsakes and hand-carved gifts. The do-it-yourself projects inside take only a few hours to complete. Designed to build basic woodcarving skills, each lesson teaches you something new, and raises your confidence as you learn to transfer patterns, use carving tools, and finish wood. In addition, you'll discover how to work safely, pick the right wood, and sharpen and care for your tools.
For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure, quality, or efficiency, or in combination with machines, woodworker can trust the information in Woodworking with Hand Tools, a collection of 35 articles from the experts at Fine Woodworking magazine. In Woodworking with Hand Tools, expert craftsmen explain how they choose, sharpen, and use every kind of hand tool.
Step-by-step installation procedures for fixtures, hardware, and appliances, as well as troubleshooting advice for unexpected situations. Color-coded, cross-referenced keys identify the types of pipes, fittings, and tools required for each job. Written by a professional with professional level instruction.
In Woodcarving Country Folk, caricature carver Mike Shipley, author of the popular Woodcarving the Country Bear & His Friends, introduces you to 11 new characters from the countryside of the Ozarks. Easy and fun to carve, Woodcarving Country Folk delivers inspiration and satisfaction whether you're new to carving or have been carving for years.