Finishing a basement is one of the most cost effective way to increase the living space of a home. German covers all the facets from moisture control, adding a bathroom, lighting, new walls, and more. The author supplies lots of pro tips as well as innovative design ideas.
by Rick Wiebe. In a fast-paced and noisy world that makes your head spin, the classic craft of whittling is the perfect antidote. It makes you slow down, take a breath, and live in the moment. Your hands are crafting instead of typing or texting. Best of all, whittling is simple to learn, lasts a lifetime, and requires only a simple knife. It’s no wonder it’s become more popular over recent years. No longer something only old men do, whittling has reached parents spending time with kids, techies taking a break from computer screens and anyone who enjoys being outdoors. In Classic Whittling, author Rick Wiebe — a whittler for more than 60 years — provides the fundamentals for anyone looking to slow down and learn this classic craft. Classic Whittling begins with the basics of a good knife and how to keep it sharp. Wiebe then covers the best woods to use, ranging from sticks to blocks of wood, along with the basic techniques that will get you started. After that, there’s no limit to what you can do. Projects start out with toys, a whistle, and “treens” — simple forks, spoons, and other utensils used while camping. From there, it’s on to the more challenging projects: the chain, the interlinking hearts, the ball-in-a-cage, the sphere-within-a-sphere and several other classics. This handy and fun guide covers them all step-by-step. By the end of Classic Whittling, your knife will become a magic wand that turns firewood into fun, fascinates your family and friends, and lowers your blood pressure.
In this completely revised version of his classic best seller, Richard Raffan shares new techniques and up-to-date information on the art and craft of turning wood. Whether you're just starting out or more experienced, you'll discover new insights and valuable advice that reflect the evolution of wood turning over the last several decades. There's even a completely new chapter on hollow vessel turning. Here are a few examples of what you'll find with easy-to-follow instructions that show you how. * Choose the right chucks and tools for the job * Sharpen and maintain your tools for the best results * Handle tools safely and efficiently * Learn basic techniques wirh ease
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!
The comprehensive woodworking sourcebook. Finally the best casework projects from America's foremost woodworking magazine are assembled in one book, Chests and Cabinets. For years woodworkers, seeking the finest woodworking projects, have turned to Fine Woodworking magazine, FineWoodworking.com, and Fine Woodworking-branded digital and print plans to create exquisite furniture projects. Now you can have expert information, guidance, and instruction all in one book! Step-by-step instruction. Through clear instruction, fine detailed working drawings, and hundreds of beautiful photographs guide you through projects from start to finish with: •Hard-to-find, practical advice •Expert instruction for building a wide range of storage projects •Information and inspiration for all styles from Shaker to Modern designs 18 projects in all styles. The styles vary widely ensuring something for everyone's taste. You'll find just the storage project you are looking for here: •Chests and Cupboards •Hickory and Ash Blanket Chest •Shaker Chest of Drawers •Classic Storage Cupboard, and more •Sideboards and Consoles •The High Art of the Lowboy •Arts and Crafts on Display •A Low Console for Home Theater, and more •Wall Cabinets •A Better Way to Build Wall Cabinets •Wall Cabinet in Cherry •Build a Vanity Cabinet •Bookcase •Quick, Sturdy Bookcase •Cherry and Fir Bookcase •A Portable Book Rack, and more