The construction of shoji-Japanese sliding doors-requires intricate skills and attention to detail. This guide to creating shoji brings together both traditional insight and technical mastery of the craft from the perspective of an apprenticed sliding-door maker. Step-by-step instructions, illustrat..
This was the final book in Krenov's trilogy. It is an in depth, personal look at the do's and don'ts of creating fine furniture. This is both an educational and philosophical treatise. Cabinetmakers of all levels will be inspired by Krenov's understanding of the craft...
Using the three basic approaches to producing curved parts, this book provides step-by-step instructions on each method, the pros and cons of each project, and how to troubleshoot problems. It also includes are discussions and advice as to what methods will work and what methods will not in various ..
Wooden puzzles are fun to solve, but with this guide to the almost perfectly square sticks, rings, disks, and other shapes that they require, they are even more fun to make. Twelve puzzles of four different basic types are described in this guide, along with the tools and techniques needed to make t..
The shaper is a stationary woodworking machine used to produce decorative mouldings, edges, and joinery. Every production shop has always had a shaper, but it is one of the trickiest woodworking machines to operate properly and safely. This handbook explains hundreds of shaper techniques and illustr..
Woodturners learn how to cut and combine pieces of wood to produce multicolored geometric designs in turned bowls and vases in this highly illustrated book. Techniques are provided to achieve the accuracy required in segmented work, and professional tips reveal how to create preliminary blueprints. ..
For more than fifteen years, Walter Jacob has been writing about Stanley Tools for The Chronicle, the quarterly journal of The Early American Industries Association, Inc. STANLEY WOODWORKING TOOLS: THE FINEST YEARS, for the first time adapts his original research and type studies to book format. Not..
Written for both beginners and advanced beaders with over 200 illustrations and photographs of 47 bead-work pieces. The emphasis here is on traditional Native American techniques. The patterns include Ogalala Butterfly, Peyote Stitch, Apache Leaf, Zig-zag, Potawatomi Weave, and Lakota Chain among ot..
The Voice of Fashion contains a comprehensive selection of women's styles from rare originals of 14 magazines published from 1900 through 1906. The 79 patterns in this book include afternoon, evening, ball, and wedding gowns; home and maternity wear; suits and blouses for day and business; lingerie;..
Reconstruction Era Fashions contains a comprehensive selection of women's styles from the years immediately following the American Civil War. The 350 patterns and 609 illustrations are drawn from a rare complete bound volume of the first issues of Harper's Bazar, from November 1867 through December ..
Contains 160 authentic sewing patterns and instructions for women's garments. Includes special rulers that enable drafting to custom sizes. Quotes from period fashion magazines and other sources give additional information on construction, materials, and wardrobe planning. For theatrical and reenact..
Contains 184 authentic sewing patterns and instructions for women's garments. Includes special rulers that enable drafting to custom sizes. Quotes from original fashion magazines and other sources give additional information on construction, materials, and wardrobe planning. Also included is an 87-p..
Bustle Fashions 1885-1887 contains patterns for a complete middle-class Victorian woman's wardrobe, from undergarments, through multi-part ensembles, to outerwear. The patterns are to be enlarged with apportioning scales-- special rulers that enable dressmakers to easily create custom sizes, from qu..
Directoire Revival Fashions 1888-1889 contains patterns for a complete middle-class Victorian woman's wardrobe, from undergarments, through multi-part ensembles, to outerwear. The patterns are to be enlarged with apportioning scales--special rulers that enable dressmakers to easily create custom siz..
Over 165 photographs and illustrations bring you step-by-step from raw skin to velvety soft buckskin and then show you how to create beautiful garments and useful goods. You will also learn how to make rawhide and hide glue, tan in a wilderness setting and the best way to skin. History, humour and s..
Celebrating today's surge of interest in hand crafts, this book introduces new quilters to a simple yet versatile set of techniques that allows them to create sensational quilts entirely by hand. A world-class designer and extraordinarily skilled quilter, Jinny Beyer demonstrates everything from thr..
This informative guide teaches you the essential knots and techniques of Micro-Macrame and Cavandoli knotted jewelry. Clear step-by-step instructions along with useful tips will inspire the beginner as well as the more advanced knotter. Included are 10 great jewelry projects for earrings, bracelets,..
This book is a compilation of step-by-step instructions for how to build nine different types of catapults and trebuchets, including plans for: A PVC Pipe Trebuchet, A Tabletop Trebuchet, The World Famous Floating Arm Trebuchet, The Historical WarWolf Trebuchet, A Rat-Trap Catapult, The Mangonel (or..
A step-by-step guide to essential woodworking skills, techniques, tools, tips and tricks. From basic techniques to advanced methods, it provides readers with the information they need to know to become a master woodworker. It features plans for 40 projects for woodworkers of various levels, and more..
Fold...crease...smile Add joy and memorability to any bathroom with an artfully-folded roll of toilet paper. Learn to make snow-capped mountains, shooting stars and swimming swans; palm trees, tropical fish, and ships at sea; fantastic fans, flowers and foliage; birthday cakes, candles and bows-plu..
After learning how to make balloon animals at camp, Emily and Elizabeth set out to create the ultimate balloon twist book -- for kids, by kids, with every page in full-color photographs. They left out the complicated designs and twists that required big hands, keeping only the projects that were fun..
This is the book that is mentioned on the NEW "grandpappy.org" hard times survival website. This book contains complete and detailed instructions on how to skin and butcher a wild animal. It also describes the process of creating delicious smoked meat that has a normal shelf life of approximately on..
J.D. Lenzen is the creator of the highly acclaimed YouTube channel "Tying It All Together," and the producer of over 200 instructional videos. He's been formally recognized by the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) for his contributions to knotting, and is the originator of fusion knotting inn..
Home-grown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," says the New York Times. And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitc..