Begin your apprenticeship (in your own workshop) with an expert letter carver today! Letter Carving is an indispensable workbook of projects to make. Master carver Andrew Hibberd shares years of carving and woodworking experience aimed at honing the skills of beginners and intermediates in this enjoyable and rewarding craft. The unique projects in the book are based mainly on period styles of carving and use Hibberd's own creations as examples. Projects include a cutting board, house sign, and garden bench and progress in difficulty as you carve your way through the book.
Woodshop for Kids has you everything youll need to know to get kids (ages 4-12) started using real tools to build real projects. Safety, tools, wood, measuring, hammering, nails and screws are discussed. Included are many tricks gleaned from Jacks 15 plus years of helping kids build with wood. Construction details for 52 projects are given. Projects range from the very simple like wood sanding, tops or puzzles for preschoolers to the more advanced like boxes, boats, yahoo stick or rope machine for older elementary age kids. Included are many photographs of kid created projects.
"Quick Answers to Over 175 Most Frequently Asked Questions". This is an essential guide to keep on hand for all of your finishing questions and problems. Dresdner is a nationally known authority on finishing and lectures widely on the subject. He covers everything from sanding to the final polish. If you have finishing questions here is where to find the answer.
Discover the Beauty of Wood Shaped by the Hands of a Community When it comes to the many traditional methods of working with wood, there's something very special about woodturning. Woodturning is easy to learn and quick to accomplish; with a few tools, limited practice, and a small amount of space, anyone can unlock the beauty of wood in the time it takes to prepare a meal. Woodturning is not discriminating; when it comes to wood, any chunk will do, including whatever is on your firewood pile. Best of all, woodturning is an endlessly fulfilling and rewarding craft because it is truly a personal expression of form and style: not only is every piece of wood unique, but every woodturner seems to invent his or her own distinctive approach to working with it. And though the basics are not difficult to learn, mastery is an absorbing pursuit that can take a lifetime. Like the craft it supports, the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a truly unique organization. Fueled by a commitment to build a community of shared ideas, techniques, and passion, the AAW has played a crucial role in the development of contemporary woodturning and wood art. With a bimonthly journal, American Woodturner, regular meetings at 300-plus local chapters, and an amazing annual symposium attracting thousands, the AAW's spirit of sharing runs through everything it has done during its 25-year history. And it largely explains the organization's phenomenal growth since its founding in 1986 to more than 14,000 members today. Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution chronicles the impressive growth of the woodturning field, and the development of the AAW within it. This unique perspective celebrates the connection between the two and the role this premier woodturning organization has played in making woodturning a highly respected art form.
Turn Simple Twigs into Miniature Wonders! A knife and a little know-how is all you need to turn a twig into nature's earliest riserthe rooster! Woodcarver Chris Lubkemann shows you the deceptively simple techniques you'll need in this expanded version of his original self-published books, 'Carving Twigs and Branches and 'More Carving Twigs and Branches. Inside you'll find: Basic Curling Techniques: for creating roosters, hens, trees, flowers and more Rooster How-to: Instructions for making a simple rooster with an amazing curled tail Tree and Flower How-to: Simple technique for altering patterns to create trees and flowers More BirdsLearn to whittle a heron, roadrunner, pheasant and others Practical UsesPickle forks, salt spoons, letter openers and more There is no end with the artwork you can create with these twig-whittling techniques. Perfect for beginning and experienced whittlers!
"Planning, Layout, Installation". The best articles on tiling from Fine Homebuilding magazine. Step-by-step instructions, professional tips, technical expertise, and seasoned advice. Covers a huge range of tiling projects.
The scrollsaw is a versatile machine, which lends itself to a host of practical and decorative projects. It is not difficult to use, and good results can be obtained in a short time, even if you have little or no prior experience of woodworking. In Scrollsaws: A Woodworker's Guide, scrollsaw experts Julie and Fred Byrne tell you all you need to know to get started on this absorbing hobby, from choosing the right equipment and materials to coloring and finishing your completed work. You will learn how to set up your scrollsaw to get the best possible results from it, and how to work safely and efficiently. Plans and instructions are included for a series of attractive projects, themed to suit different rooms?including the garden. Once you have seen for yourself what the scrollsaw is capable of, you may well be hooked! Projects include: •Kitchen: key holder, trivets, letter rack, doorstop, blackboard •Bathroom: fish mobile, peg rail, towel rail, door plate •Child's room: bookends, coat hooks, name plate, wall hanging •Garden: birdhouse, boot rack, house name, seed organizer