Craft & Hobbies (346)

Woodcarving Magic

ISBN: 9781565235236

Author: Bjarne Jespersen    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Caution: Mind boggling woodcarving projects! If you thought carving the linked chain or the ball-in-cage was a challenge, get ready for Bjarne Jespersen and his...


Caution: Mind boggling woodcarving projects! If you thought carving the linked chain or the ball-in-cage was a challenge, get ready for Bjarne Jespersen and his mind-altering woodcarving projects! Bjarne is a master woodcarver from Denmark and has spent his life studying geometric form. In this book, he shares over 25 amazing designs and projects for woodcarving. From flat rings, to linked cages, to magic spheres and beyond--this is a book that will keep woodcarvers challenged for a long time! Each project includes detailed diagrams illustrating the carving process along with notes from the author about the composition and design. The book includes information about this tradition of woodcarving and a detailed appendix.


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 218 x 278 x 9 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2011


$39.99
Knots You Need to Know

ISBN: 9781565235892

Author: John Kelsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This title helps you learn the ropes to tying the best seaman knots, from basic to fancy rope work. It is a wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Clear ...


This title helps you learn the ropes to tying the best seaman knots, from basic to fancy rope work. It is a wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Clear step-by-step instructions will help the reader learn how to tie all the essential boating knots.


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 127 x 178 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2012


$19.99
Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders

ISBN: 9781565236929

Author: Paul Meisel    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers ten simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on creating t...


Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes and Feeders offers ten simple and classic designs for building traditional birdhouses and feeders, plus valuable insights on creating the perfect backyard bird environment. More than just a set of plans, it covers how to attract the right kinds of birds and ensure that they will keep coming back.
This book includes complete plans for making basic, practical bird-welcoming structures, accompanied by patterns, illustrations and full colour photographs. Each project is perfect for individuals striving to create the most natural bird environment possible. Woodworkers from beginner to expert will find projects appropriate for their skill level.
This book provides pages of valuable information for keeping feathered visitors happy. From understanding the proper dimensions for a birdhouse, to choosing the right seed for attracting desired species, to learning how to keep squirrels away, the tips and tricks found here will help guide bird lovers to create a backyard oasis.
Readers will get valuable instructions on mounting techniques, types of paint to use, and cleaning tips, plus environmental insights and interesting avian trivia. This book stands out from ordinary birdhouse titles with technical detail on subjects like cavity size, proper hole size, and the ideal distance from hole to cavity floor.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 02-04-2012


$29.99
Wood Pallet Projects

ISBN: 9781565235441

Author: Chris Gleason    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Palle...


Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects.

Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer’s sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid. Inside you’ll find 15 of his inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele.

There’s plenty of nitty gritty here on working with pallets, including where to find them, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding, and the best finishes (if any) to use. The author provides important advice on how to make sure that your pallets are safe, and not sprayed with harmful chemicals. A colorful gallery of finished work provides further inspiration for green crafting.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


$39.99
Sew Baby

ISBN: 9781574214215

Author: Choly Knight    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Nothing is cuter than a baby, but this book comes close with simple and adorable sewing projects that are almost as cute as your little one! Step-by-step instru...


Nothing is cuter than a baby, but this book comes close with simple and adorable sewing projects that are almost as cute as your little one! Step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs and approachable patterns show you how to add sweetness to the nursery with darling baby clothes, stuffed animal plushies and practical accessories.

Eighteen easy-to-sew projects cover all of the basics that babies need for their first few years of growing. They feature charming appliqué faces inspired by the kawaii fashion sense-In Japanese, kawaii means cute, adorable, or loveable. Faces are one of the first things that babies are programmed to recognize, so why not surround them with lots of loving, handmade smiles?

Projects range from very easy to intermediate, so they're simple to understand and come together quickly. All you need is a sewing machine, some inexpensive fabric, and a few basic sewing tools. So go ahead and create some beautiful toys and cute little clothes to make some lasting memories with your one-of-a-kind baby!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 143


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


$34.99
Zany Wooden Toys Reloaded

ISBN: 9781565237308

Author: Bob Gilsdorf    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Turn your workshop into a fun-filled toy factory! Your mission is to invent, build, and control wild and wacky toys! Are you up for the challenge?
This m...


Turn your workshop into a fun-filled toy factory! Your mission is to invent, build, and control wild and wacky toys! Are you up for the challenge?
This madcap follow-up to Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly is sure to thrill your inner ten-year-old.
Zany Wooden Toys Reloaded! is packed with author Bob Gilsdorf's best and most creative projects. Disarm spy robots, launch flying discs, throw cards magically across the room- each of these imaginative woodworking projects ranks high on the fun scale!
Inside you'll find 9 show-stopping creations that will delight kids and adults alike, including: Magician's Envy Cardthrower; Boomerang Launcher; Bottle Cap Shooter; Pirate Coin Maker; Crayon Dispenser; Desktop Flicker-er; Knobby Knocker; Energy Orb Robot Battle; Gumball Smackdown.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 111


Dimensions: 204 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2013


$24.99
Woodworking : Techniques & Projects for the First-Time Woodworker

ISBN: 9781565238015

Author: John Kelsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Woodworking is a useful and enjoyable skill that anyone can learn. If you've ever wished you knew how to make things out of wood, this book is the perfect place...


Woodworking is a useful and enjoyable skill that anyone can learn. If you've ever wished you knew how to make things out of wood, this book is the perfect place to start. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to build fun and practical wooden items as you work through the easy lessons inside. Each of the woodworking projects in this book can be completed in just a few hours. Designed to teach basic woodworking skills, they require only ordinary lumber and simple hand and power tools that you may already own. Each new project builds on what you learned before, allowing you to become more self-confident as your skills increase.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$29.99
Merge

ISBN: 9781584233985

Publisher: Gingko Press

Spanning the globe from Asia and Australia to Europe, North and South America, Merge represents the heights to which handcrafted art and design have attained. P...


Spanning the globe from Asia and Australia to Europe, North and South America, Merge represents the heights to which handcrafted art and design have attained. Possibly the broadest in scope of any book published on the subject, this title wishes to embrace all media, from the impermanence of food to that most controversial and everlasting of substances, plastic.

Whimsical tofu teddies vie for attention with breathtaking fiber art skulls, miniature paintings created on a running fence of carved pencils compete with elaborate paper cutout gowns. Portraits are meticulously produced on a growing number of diverse canvases from hand stitching on fabric to layered packing tape snapshots produced on plexiglass that require a light source to illuminate.

The most captivating art movement of recent years, handmade continues to arrest our attention through the innovative use of new, traditional and recycled materials.

Artists featured include: Sarah Bridgland, Ghostpatrol, Mark Khaisman, Jum Nakao, Atelier Pariri, Naomi Ryder and Julie Vermeille.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 24-09-2013


$79.99
Games For All The Family

ISBN: 9781849534710

Author: Harry Hilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Remember the good old days when games were played with simple things like cards, dice and dominoes? From noughts and crosses to Sardines, this book of tradition...


Remember the good old days when games were played with simple things like cards, dice and dominoes? From noughts and crosses to Sardines, this book of traditional and fun-filled games will take you back to when life was about simply having fun with your loved ones. Whether you want to dip into a dice game or try your hand at a game of cards, this compilation of traditional family games provides plenty of ideas for sharing time together


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2013


$21.99
My First Origami Book : Christmas

ISBN: 9780486491820

Author: Nick Robinson    Publisher: Dover Publications

Aspiring paperfolders of all ages can discover the delights of origami with this fabulous holiday collection. Eighteen easy models include a fir tree, candle, c...


Aspiring paperfolders of all ages can discover the delights of origami with this fabulous holiday collection. Eighteen easy models include a fir tree, candle, crown, Santa's boot, gift box, and other Yuletide projects. Along with clear instructions and helpful diagrams, 24 pages of colorful origami paper provide everything beginners need to get started!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 235 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2013


$25.99
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