Craft & Hobbies (343)

Making Poor Man's Guitars

ISBN: 9781565239463

Author: Shane Speal    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items! Learn how to...


In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items! Learn how to build cigar box guitars and other musical instruments from found items Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photos The history of cigar box guitars and the golden age of blues and jazz Introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz Author Shane Speal, an active roots music performer, is recognized as the creator of the modern cigar box guitar movement and known as the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts. Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," brings the making of music and musical instruments back to its roots. From a simple two-string tin can guitar to an electrified washtub bass, Shane shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items. Sidebars present the fascinating backstory of the music, capturing struggle, poverty, and the blues within the artistic side of cigar box guitar building. Featuring an introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz, this DIY musical instrument book is as inspirational to read in the living room as it is in the workshop!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2018


$39.99
Woodworking

ISBN: 9781497100053

Author: Tom Carpenter    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,000 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and st...


Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,000 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness. From setting up a workshop to the principles of good design, how to use tools and essential techniques, it's the only reference that aspiring craftsmen need to start creating fantastic woodworking projects right away. This big book covers choosing wood, measuring, marking and layout, cutting, joinery, drilling, shaping, clamping, gluing, fastening, finishing and more. But where a lot of woodworking books only show you some skills, this giant woodworking compendium goes on to give you 41 complete home furnishing project plans so you can put your skills to use.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$59.99
Little Book of Wooden Boxes

ISBN: 9781565239968

Author: Oscar Fitzgerald    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This craftsman's companion celebrates the woodturners, furniture artists, and elite craftsmen from around the world who have taken box-making to a higher level ...


This craftsman's companion celebrates the woodturners, furniture artists, and elite craftsmen from around the world who have taken box-making to a higher level of aesthetic form. Little Book of Wooden Boxes features 31 of today's finest woodworkers and artisans--such as Michael Hosaluk, Steven Kennard, Richard Raffin, Jacques Vesery, Bonnie Klein, and Hans Weissflog--who share their amazing techniques, their inventive talents, and the inspiration that fuels their distinctive designs. Each artist's profile includes full-color, studio-quality photographs of their most spectacular work, including jewelry boxes, desk boxes, reliquaries, keepsake boxes and more, along with insights on their design ideas and objectives. Curated by nationally known historian and author Oscar P. Fitzgerald, this attractive hardcover book makes a wonderful gift for any woodworker.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 145 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$27.99
Little Book of Wooden Bowls

ISBN: 9781565239975

Author: Kevin Wallace    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This craftsman's companion celebrates the woodturners and innovative artists from around the world who have taken bowl-making to a higher level of aesthetic for...


This craftsman's companion celebrates the woodturners and innovative artists from around the world who have taken bowl-making to a higher level of aesthetic form. Little Book of Wooden Bowls features 31 of today's finest woodworkers and artisans--such as Virginia Dodson, Binh Pho, Harvey Fein, Paul Fennell, and Marilyn Campbell--who share their personal motivations, thought processes, and the studio techniques they employ to bring out the breathtaking beauty of wood. Each artist's profile includes full-color, studio-quality photographs of their most spectacular work, including vessels, bowls, platters, and more, along with insights on their design ideas and objectives. Curated by prominent wood art authorities Kevin Wallace and Terry Martin, this book is sure to become a treasure in every woodworking library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 145 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$27.99
The Art Of Cutting

ISBN: 9788417412159

Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press

Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean- Charles Trebbi explores the traditi...


Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean- Charles Trebbi explores the traditional techniques of paper cutting, before examining current manifestations of this art form, including the contemporary materials and technologies it uses and the types of artistic expression it offers. The Art of Cutting is a collection of artworks thathave been created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and he analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture, The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 220 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$75.00
Journal Tips & Tricks

ISBN: 9788416500994

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

If you are passionate about DIY and simple things, creating your own Journal is the perfect system for you! It allows you to enjoy the usefulness of an agenda b...


If you are passionate about DIY and simple things, creating your own Journal is the perfect system for you! It allows you to enjoy the usefulness of an agenda but within a completely personalized and methodical system that will help you organize your day, month and year. 17 passionate about the Journal, they explain first-hand what notebook they like to work with, what are the most used materials, and how you can organize and decorate your Journal.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2018


$45.00
Woodworking For The Garden

ISBN: 9781580118309

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whatever the size or style of your garden, this book will provide a wealth of inspiring ideas for enhancing your outdoor space! Woodworking for the Garden offer...


Whatever the size or style of your garden, this book will provide a wealth of inspiring ideas for enhancing your outdoor space! Woodworking for the Garden offers 16 attractive, functional projects for making the most of your yard or garden—from trellises and planters to decking, fences, chairs, benches, tables, sheds, and even a children's playhouse! Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, color photographs, cross-section drawings, and comprehensive materials lists. Authors and renowned DIY experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater also provide helpful advice on cutting and preparing wood, fixing joints, finishing, and maintaining outdoor wooden structures. Grab your woodworker's tools and get outside with the exciting projects inside Woodworking for the Garden!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2019


$39.99
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap

ISBN: 9781620083468

Author: Vivienne Bolton    Publisher: Companion House

Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as t...


Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions―birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more―you may never want to buy a card again! Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap · 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches. · Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces. · Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards. · Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process. · Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book. · Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
Creative Curtain Making

ISBN: 9781620083482

Author: Heather Luke    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Dress Your Windows in Style Create beautiful window treatments for every room in your house―and save money at the same time! Even novice curtain makers can us...


Dress Your Windows in Style Create beautiful window treatments for every room in your house―and save money at the same time! Even novice curtain makers can use this book to realize their window dreams. This complete guide to curtainmaking combines inspirational ideas with practical, easy-to-follow instructions for making all kinds of curtains and shades, as well as valances, borders, ruffles, tiebacks and other decorative details. Beginning with the essentials of sewing draperies―from measuring windows and choosing fabrics to combining and matching patterns and estimating and cutting yardage―Easy Curtainmaking provides step-by-step instructions and expert commentary on every aspect of planning and executing a window dressing. Inside Easy Curtainmaking: · Complete step-by-step guide to making your own curtains with an individual look perfectly suited to your own home. · Hundreds of proven techniques for creating sheer and lined curtains and shades. · More than 300 inspirational color photographs that emphasize unique pattern combinations with elegant finishing touches. · Overview of finishing details like basic stitches and embroidery, seams, mitered corners, trims, bindings, and piping. · Inspirational how-to secrets from a prominent interior designer and soft furnishings instructor.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Scroll Saw Wooden Bowls

ISBN: 9781565239616

Author: Carole Rothman    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

You will not believe these bowls were made without a lathe! 30 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw instead of a lathe Prog...


You will not believe these bowls were made without a lathe! 30 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw instead of a lathe Progressive learning format gradually helps beginners move from the most basic starter bowl to more elaborate projects Projects include laminated swag bowls, a flared lobed bowl made with varied angles, a thin, eight-segmented bowl, and an inward curving bowl Original patterns for other types of vessels include a vase, a ginger jar, and a candy dish Author Carole Rothman is a popular woodworker who writes for Woodworker's Journal and provides frequent video tutorials While wood bowls are commonly made on a lathe, this updated and expanded guided resource offers 30 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw. Each project contains clear instructions and beautiful illustrations. The projects are organized in a progressive learning format, so everyone can find something exciting to make—even a new scroller! Beginning crafters can start with the most basic starter bowl and gradually work their way toward more elaborate bowls—such as laminated swag bowls; a flared lobed bowl made with varied angles; a thin, eight-segmented bowl; and an inward curving bowl. Original patterns for other types of vessels include a vase, a ginger jar, and a candy dish. For advanced wood crafters, an appendix expands upon the earlier material and pushes the wood artist to create new patterns or adapt the existing ones to create art of your very own. With Scroll Saw Wooden Bowls from Carole Rothman, you will learn to make such amazing bowls on your scroll saw that you and your friends won't believe they were made without a lathe!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$39.99
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