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Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properly—your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod,... more...
The Definitive Catalog of World Bank Notes! The new edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, provides the most comprehensive and complete English language reference to bank notes issued worldwide since 1961. The 19th edition of this impressive and encompassing resource features: *20,000 variety listings of world bank notes. *13,000 illustrated bank notes for easy identification. * Completely vetted and current bank note... more...
After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he's known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.   Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun... more...
A full-color illustrated guide to making 35 origami-inspired, conversation-piece joints. Bored of the same old joint? Next time 4:20 rolls around, put a new twist on your spliff using this step-by-step guide. Start by perfecting the basic joint, move on to ornate blunts, then get freaky with multi-pronged doobies. With the use of medical marijuana on the upswing, and with celebrities like Woody Harrelson espousing the cannabis cause, there's never... more...
Functional, fashionable, fun-to-build furniture! Break down the barriers that stop you from building the furniture you need. Even if you're short on tools, time or money, you can make practical, sturdy and cool stuff with the help of Chris Gleason - a maverick professional cabinetmaker with a sharp eye for design and little patience for fussy, ornate period furniture. Armed with his revolutionary... more...
This first volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Machines and Mechanisms, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You'll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle. You'll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting... more...
This volume offers 12 projects which take the reader though every step of knifemaking, from blade selection and sharpening to crafting handles to making and decorating sheaths.
From the creator of the popular Lulu the Baker blog, this darling book of Scandinavian-inspired gathering ideas includes recipes and crafts for every day and special occasions. Equal parts entertaining, crafting, and cooking, it features 10 seasonal family-friendly gatherings filled with Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish flavors and traditions. There are 40 accessible and modern recipes for sweet and savory treats, and 30 simple craft projects... more...
CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, UPCYCLED PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST WIDELY AVAILABLE RECLAIMED WOOD Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Packed with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions for over 25 DIY projects, this book shows how to build, paint, and finish unique gifts, decor, and... more...
The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it. Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is the most closely bound up with who we are. From tool handles to arrows, wheels and bowls to furniture and baseball bats, humans have made more and varied use of ash than any other kind of wood. Journeying across the English-speaking world, Robert Penn meets craftsmen with rare skills and a knowledge of the... more...
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