May 2019 (49)

Knifemaking For Beginners

ISBN: 9780764357343

Author: Stefan Steigerwald    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang k...


The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang knife and a hidden tang knife. Make each of these two projects by following the individual construction principles here, and learn all phases of the knifemaking process. A few simple tools and a suitable workplace are all you need; materials are inexpensive. In their decades of teaching, the authors have often heard “I've never worked with metal before” and offer quick ways to understand the basics. Enjoy clear answers to the questions they often hear from their beginning students, such as “Is the steel hard yet?” or "What kind of wood works best for the handle?" With this complete guide, there is nothing standing in the way of you starting your knifemaking hobby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2019


$55.00
The Book of Forging

ISBN: 9780764357374

Author: Karl Gissing    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Ideal for beginners of those looking to brush up their skills, this quick-reference overview explains the basics of all aspects of blacksmithing. With more than...


Ideal for beginners of those looking to brush up their skills, this quick-reference overview explains the basics of all aspects of blacksmithing. With more than 450 photos and a focus on only the most essential tools and equipment, it keeps the information simple for the beginner. Summaries cover the tools of forging, their uses, and the essential equipment in the work space; the differences among free-form forging, drop forging, industrial, hot work, and cold work; the steps of the process, such as bending, joining, riveting, welding, chiseling off, and splitting; and the chemistry of iron and steel. The book also shows a gallery of 44 types of forged items, from hooks to tool handles, with comments on their forged features.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 232 x 208 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$55.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Practical Leatherwork

ISBN: 9780764357442

Author: Carsten Bothe    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Leather is a strong and versatile material, and indispensable when you're working, hunting, or exploring outdoors. Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe...


Leather is a strong and versatile material, and indispensable when you're working, hunting, or exploring outdoors. Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe offers the ultimate beginner's guide for this useful hobby. These photo-rich, step-by-step instructions prove that anyone can learn the techniques of cutting, sewing, and finishing to make, or repair, your essential leather items. You'll learn how to make a seam, to wet-form, to apply button studs and rivets, and everything else needed to master the basics. Five useful projects―good-looking, and able to be put to practical use―help you put what you've learned into practice: make your own belt, dog leash, belt bag, knife sheath, and leather holster. Whether you are a hunter, reenactor, knifemaker, scout, horseback rider, or bushcraft fan, or you use leather in other ways, here is your guide to a new skill.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


$45.00
The Little Upholstery Book

ISBN: 9780764357428

Author: Shelly Leer    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating! Expert Shelly Miller Leer, founder of HomeRoom and Upholstery Club and former writer and contributor for curbly.com,...


Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating! Expert Shelly Miller Leer, founder of HomeRoom and Upholstery Club and former writer and contributor for curbly.com, apartmenttherapy.com, and many other online crafting communities uses her trademark fresh, casual teaching style to empower you with the confidence and skills to get started right away. These five projects have been mindfully designed to help the beginner build basic skills, learn techniques, and progressively take on more-complicated pieces. Six information-packed chapters cover upholstery concepts, terminology, tools, materials, and supplies, as well as advice on setting up an in-home shop or looking for shop space to lease. Beginning with simple projects like the Buttoned Down Blue Velvet Footstool and wrapping up with the Rockin' Moroccan Hanging Headboard, this step-by-step guide provides all you need to develop a new creative hobby, learn practical skills, or even start a business of your own.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$59.99
Introduction to Bookbinding and Custom Cases

ISBN: 9780764357350

Author: Tom Hollander    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binder...


The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binders is the next best thing. Teaching you valuable beginning and intermediate level skills, using their trademark hands-on approach, the Hollanders explain the basics of the craft, then guide you through five projects. Detailed instructions and photos help you to success. You’ll master the pamphlet book style, the flat-back book, the round-back book, and the construction of slipcases and clamshell boxes for decorative book protection. Along with formulas to help you navigate making your own custom-size books, an extensive glossary of bookbinding terms and a list of resources offer ongoing support. A gallery of the authors’ handmade books and boxes provides inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$79.99
Basketry Basics

ISBN: 9780764357459

Author: BJ Crawford    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progre...


This easy, accessible, and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project. Follow along from one to the next, or jump ahead to the more advanced baskets to expand your intermediate skills. The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl, and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, color, and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today’s top basketmakers serve as inspiration. This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make handbuilt baskets.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$49.99
The Ceramics Studio Guide

ISBN: 9780764356483

Author: Jeff Zamek    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Learningfrom others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly thancommitting them yourself. This book is packed with practical informationthat will ena...


Learningfrom others' mistakes is always more efficient and less costly thancommitting them yourself. This book is packed with practical informationthat will enable potters to successfully complete the many steps inpottery production. Making functional pottery or ceramic sculptureentails many different skill sets and processes in forming clay, dryingclay, glazing, and firing. Any one of these steps can cause failures. As ceramics consultant Jeff Zamek points out, under ideal conditions abeginning or advanced student would be guided by a teacher at everystep; mistakes and bad habits would be caught as they occurred andcorrected. While such learning situations are rare today, this bookfills the gap. As Zamek says,"This book offers you forty years of wisdom, generated by my students'and my client ceramics companies' issues with clays, glazes, and kilnfiring." With its solutions to common problems, this guide helps potters to succeed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2019


$59.99
Creative Terrariums

ISBN: 9781565239845

Author: Enid Gonzalez    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Add a decorative, organic presence to even the smallest room with beautiful terrariums! 33 step-by-step projects for creating gorgeous terrariums in the smalles...


Add a decorative, organic presence to even the smallest room with beautiful terrariums! 33 step-by-step projects for creating gorgeous terrariums in the smallest of spaces including apartments, tiny homes, and small rooms Over 300 photos, illustrations, and step-by-step details for each project Everything you need to know to bring your own mini landscape to life with cacti, succulents, tropical plants, mosses, air plants and more Troubleshooting tips include how to identify symptoms of illness and control unwanted pests Plant care techniques and tips for maintaining a healthy and beautiful terrarium Do you yearn to enjoy green growing things but lack the space for a big garden? If you have any room at all you can create a beautiful terrarium! With Creative Terrariums, craft blogger Enid G. Svymbersky presents 33 cutting-edge, contemporary designs that will add a decorative organic presence to even the smallest room. Each imaginative project features inexpensive materials, common plants, and step-by-step building instructions. Inside, you'll learn step-by-step how to build and maintain unique mini-gardens full of lush, oxygen-boosting plants. The mini terrarium projects include memo boards, jars, fishbowls, dream catchers, and more that will fit on small tables, bookshelves, and window sills, hang on the wall, or can be displayed in any other tight places in the home. Expert advice for terrarium maintenance is also included, making this book your indispensable reference guide to the satisfying, sustainable hobby of DIY terrariums!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Home & Garden
$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
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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