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Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the toolbox of yore—and a foray into the technologies of the... 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...
The Creative Entrepreneur was voted Winner, in two categories—Craft and Business, of the 2009 IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) Benjamin Franklin Award which recognizes excellence in publishing. This book is for the large audience of artists, crafters, and creative individuals from all walks of life who desire to make a livelihood from their creative work, or who possibly have achieved... more...
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series includes three essential volumes filled with history, humor, and practical advice. Invaluable information for anyone interested in the age-old lure of archery.
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...
Like its predecessor, Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking-containing Finishing, Sharpening, and Using Woodworking Tools-is a broad, general reference for shop practices and proven know-how. With over 2,400 photographs, it is a complete resource that will appeal to all woodworkers.
Meticulously labelled working plans for tables and desks, chests and cabinets, beds and headboards from famous Moser's Workshop. More than 500 photos and diagrams made to scale with construction tips.
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...
Crafted in Britain is a celebration of Britain's traditional crafts and industries that have survived into the modern world, not as museums but on their merits. In an age of increasing automation and standardization, it is a joy to find such places, where craftsmanship and personal skills are still valued. Their world is recreated in Rob Scott's dramatic photographs, while the processes and history of the different industries is... more...
Enormous amount of detail in all drawings-One of the best military aviation illustrators in the world.
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