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  Advanced Veneering and Alternative Techniques by Scott Grove

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Advanced Veneering and Alternative Techniques by Scott Grove

Advanced Veneering and Alternative Techniques by Scott Grove. Wood veneer offers a wide range of artistic and creative freedom; the varied figures, colored grains, and shimmering textures of veneers, especially burls, offer an aesthetic not found in any other natural material. Scott Grove, award-winning artist and self-taught woodworker, takes you on a journey of working with veneer and shares his hands-on experience with milling, flattening, various cutting and seaming methods, traditional and non-traditional layout patterns, glues, pressing, and repairing. A special section dedicated to Grove pioneered techniques, wavy contour seam and spiral match, is also included. Traditional and alternative techniques are reviewed with comparison examples. Step-by-step instructions are beautifully illustrated with photographs and renderings along with easy to understand explanations. Thirty years of experience, tips, tricks, and "what to look for" suggestions are sprinkled throughout this must-have book for intermediate to advanced woodworkers. Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Illustrations: 270 color photos Pages: 176 Availability: Sep 2011 Binding: Hard Cover
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  Carving Comic Clocks by Larry Green & Mike Altman

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Carving Comic Clocks by Larry Green & Mike Altman

Carving Comic Clocks by Larry Green Mike Altman. Time will fly when you open the Pages of Carving Comic Clocks. In fact, you'll find yourself whitt-ling away the hours carving Larry and Mike's whimsical creations. The book features 10 clock patterns carved in the relief style from 3/4" wood. Larry's step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color photos will lead you through carving a delightful Dancing Clock, a noble Wood Spirit Clock, and a humorous Wood Worker Clock. Other patterns include a Sir Night Clock, a "Nice" Clock, a Cholesterol Alarm Clock, A Mantle Clock, Mr. Sunshine Clock, a Santa Clock, and a Grandfather Clock. The Wood Worker clock placed first in the most humorous clock category in the 1994 Klockkit, "Create a Clock" contest. A pictorial gallery is included. Book Details ISBN: 088740846X Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 279 color photos, 11 clock patterns with 60 faces Pages: 64 Availability: Now Available Binding: Soft Cover
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  Classic Carved Furniture : Making the Pie-Crust Tea Table by Thomas Heller

Classic Carved Furniture : Making the Pie-Crust Tea Table by Thomas Heller

Following upon the success of their first book, The Queen Anne Stool, Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson decided to offer a book about building one of the most desirable pieces of American furniture: the piecrust tea table. This tilting top table has the high elegance of eighteenth century design. The top has a beautifully sculpted molding, resting upon an open-styled birdcage. This rotates on a finely contoured and turned pillar adorned at the vase with acanthus leaves, balancing on a delicate ring of pearls which end in a ribbon and flower design. The cabriole legs are adorned with acanthus leaves at the knees and end in a strongly taloned ball and claw foot. Every step, from cutting and turning to carving and finishing, is explained in step-by-step photographs. These are accompanied with by concise descriptions of the techniques involved. While requiring some basic woodworking skills, this book is designed for cabinet makers and carvers of all levels of experience, so they may produce this treasure of furniture for themselves. Suggested Retail Price $19.95 ISBN 0887406165
Model : 231013 Manufacturer : Book
  Crafted from Nature: Rustic Furniture Techniques by Bim Willow

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Crafted from Nature: Rustic Furniture Techniques by Bim Willow

Crafted from Nature: Rustic Furniture Techniques by Bim Willow. The author features three women who share their special designs of rustic woodworking. Using the materials that nature provides, they create beautiful furniture and accessories for home and garden. New Yorker Jane Voorhees creates a picture frame using birch bark and twigs. Skye Gregson, who lives among the Adirondack Mountains, makes a diminutive three-legged table, with cherry burl top and apple legs. From a log, sculptor Marcia Perry, of Michigan, carves a cave-like child's chair with a delightful squirrel gracing the top. All three bring considerable talent and creativity to their work, which they freely share with readers. Each project is illustrated with step-by-step color photos, and detailed descriptions of the techniques employed, so readers have a clear guide to creating the furniture. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 286 color photos Pages: 80
Model : 3262 Manufacturer : Book
  Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz

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Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz

Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz. With over 220 beautiful color photos and concise text, this book presents all the steps necessary to create a stunning entry table that blends the clean lines and aesthetics of Shaker and Japanese furniture to make a distinctive, eye-catching form. More than just a "how to" book, it shows the entire designing and building process, including instructions for legs, stretchers, top, and finishing. Additionally, the author shares the most important lessons he has learned in over 20 years of designing and making furniture. Woodworkers and all who are passionate about fine furniture will want to build this table. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 225 color photos Pages: 144
Model : 711 Manufacturer : Book
  Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Approach by Craig Stevens

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Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Approach by Craig Stevens

Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Approach by Craig Stevens. Designing and making a coffee table represents a unique project for the craftperson, offering the reward and satisfaction of building a beautiful and yet fairly simple piece of furniture. A coffee table project requires forethought and planning. It also helps to develop confident handskills and the attitude to do one's best, especially for someone just beginning to explore furniture making. Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Approach takes the novice as well as the advanced woodworker through a fully illustrated step-by-step process from design to applying a finish. Drawing from his study at the renowned College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program, cabinetmaker and author Craig Vandall Stevens takes the craftsperson through the sequence of events necessary to design and build a coffee table. 350 detailed photographs illustrate selecting and laying out lumber, the use of woodworking machines and handtools, sharpening, milling and preparing parts, joinery, resawing and making sawn veneers, shaping with handtools, assembly, and choosing and applying a finish. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 350 color photos Pages: 160
Model : 6235 Manufacturer : Book
  Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room by Jeff Knudsen

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Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room by Jeff Knudsen

Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room by Jeff Knudsen. In this age of specialization, disciplines are often disconnected; the designer designs, the cabinetmaker builds, and the installer installs. As a result, continuity is lost and quality often suffers. This new book enables individuals to complete each step of the process necessary to create a magnificent 18th century paneled room, relying upon a hands-on, experiential approach. Here, both novices and experienced professionals find valuable design insight, as well as solid, practical methods of cabinet construction. From the basics of design to the finishing touches, readers are taken through the complete building process as beneficiaries of the author's years of fine cabinetmaking experience. 260 color photographs and 20 drawings show steps in the choice and purchase of materials, and the process of building cabinetry and paneling, passage doors, and moldings. This book is a valuable resource for amateur and professional cabinetmakers alike. Only rarely does so talented a craftsman share his secrets and wisdom so clearly. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 260 color photos Pages: 160
Model : 4238 Manufacturer : Book
  Do-It-Yourself Coffins for Pets and People by Dale Power

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Do-It-Yourself Coffins for Pets and People by Dale Power

Do-It-Yourself Coffins for Pets and People by Dale Power. Dale Power departs from his usual animal carvings, burying himself in a new art form the manufacture of special boxes for pets and people. Here's one project you won't want to put off till tomorrow. All of the tools and techniques needed to produce strong and beautiful coffins are presented here in clear, concise language. Color photographs illustrate every step in the construction of three pet-size and three human-size coffins. Detailed patterns are provided and different box construction techniques are revealed. One box design even doubles as a beautiful blanket chest or coffee table. Once the coffins are built, the discussion turns to the many moldings, appliques, linings, and finishes which may be used to make each coffin unique. A color gallery is also provided. With full color illustrations and detailed instructions, this book is a challenge to the novice and a joy for the experienced craftsman.
Model : 3371 Manufacturer : Book
  Do-It-Yourself Tombstones & Other Markers with Dale Power

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Do-It-Yourself Tombstones & Other Markers with Dale Power

Do-It-Yourself Tombstones Other Markers with Dale Power. Throughout history people have sought ways to mark their passing and to memorialize their loved ones' final resting places. In this book, Dale Power provides you with the tools and techniques to create long lasting, beautiful stone monuments and markers with a sandblaster. Step-by-step, with straight-forward explanations and color illustrations, Dale takes you thorugh the process from preparing the stone and sandblasting mask, through the sandblasting process itself, and finally to finishing touches that will make your monument stand out among the rest. The gallery is filled with fine examples of the sandblasting art both old and new to fire your creativity. Also provided are eleven designs to reproduce and ten typeface styles for easy monument and marker lettering. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 200 color photographs; 21 patterns and templates Pages: 64
Model : 7452 Manufacturer : Book
  Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself by Dale L. Power

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Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself by Dale L. Power

Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself by Dale L. Power. Here's the help you need for one of life's most critical undertakings -- making your own coffin. Author and craftsman Dale Power revisits one of his most popular woodworking projects with additional embellishment, adding finery and fancy to what could easily become your final resting place. Easily, that is, since, more than 230 color photos and detailed instructions have been provided to help guide you step by step toward your own casket. This project might truly be your life's finest accomplishment. The installation of working coffin hardware, both exterior and interior, is explored and the proper application of finishes and linings are explained. Patterns for the coffin are provided, along with two lid designs. The color photo gallery and detailed instructions will challenge the novice and inspire experienced craftsmen. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 230 color photos Pages: 64
Model : 2499 Manufacturer : Book
  Finishes for Wood by Dale Power

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Finishes for Wood by Dale Power

Finishes for Wood by Dale Power. Here's a step-by-step finishing school, featuring 14 different techniques for refining your wood surfaces. All of the tools and methods needed to successfully change the image of any wooden surface are provided. More than 200 color photographs accompany the text. In addition, there are instructions for restoring damaged finishes. The projects are arranged in order, from the most basic to the very advanced, and a color gallery provides a final look at all of the finishes. This book is an invaluable resource for everyone wishing to finish their wood up right. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 200+ color photos Pages: 64
Model : 3384 Manufacturer : Book
  Gold Leaf Application and Antique Restoration by Ellen Becker

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Gold Leaf Application and Antique Restoration by Ellen Becker

Gold Leaf Application and Antique Restoration by Ellen Becker. Gold leaf gilder and restoration artist Ellen Becker brings her years of experience to the table, sharing the long-guarded recipes of this ancient craft along with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for various gold leafing and restoration techniques. This book tells you everything you need to get started and where to find it, it illustrates various techniques for restoring antique frames, and it takes budding craftsmen through a series of projects, starting with simple Dutch metal application through the fine art of water gilding. The artist also shares one of her favorite projects: a gilded box. More than 300 photos provide visual instruction, making this the most comprehensive instructional book for gold leafing on the market today. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: over 300 color photos Pages: 96
Model : 6324 Manufacturer : Book
  GOLD: Gilding History and Techniques by Kirsten Beuster

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GOLD: Gilding History and Techniques by Kirsten Beuster

GOLD: Gilding History and Techniques by Kirsten Beuster. Gold has always inspired great fascination among mankind as proven by the golden treasures of ancient Egypt and the Inca Empire. This lavishly illustrated work begins with a cultural outline of the sacred and worldly significance of gold. It features the history of gold crafting and demonstrates the most important techniques of gilding. The technical details of the gilder's art are shown in hundreds of detailed studio photographs. Gilded objects include antique-inspired mirror frames and a multitude of modern objects. This book introduces the practical use of costly gold materials and opens one's eyes to the significance of gilded objects, past and present. It welcomes artists to explore gilding as a technique and invites everyone to appreciate the mysteries of gold. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 100s of color photos Pages: 112
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  How-to Bamboo: Simple Instructions and Projects

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How-to Bamboo: Simple Instructions and Projects

How-to Bamboo: Simple Instructions and Projects.  Bamboo, bemoaned by many as a runaway weed, is treasured in many cultures around the world for its strength, durability, and versatility. This book illustrates ways in which any person capable of using a saw, rasp, screwdriver, and chisel can set about to create beautiful furnishings and useful accessories for the home. Patience, practice, and the application of sharp tools, hot glue, and accurate measurements, promise to enable you to make your own creations. Illustrations and basic instructions for bamboo tables, chairs and seats, bedroom furniture, hall racks and stands, cabinets and bookcases, window blinds, and many other articles are provided, along with a thorough primer on the tools and techniques for working this fast-growing grass. Many designs are inspired by Asian models, very popular in today's decor.  Size: 11" x 8-1/2" Illustrations: 177 black and white illustrations Pages: 80
Model : 4160 Manufacturer : Book
  Making a Tavern Table by Jim Rendi

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Making a Tavern Table by Jim Rendi

Making a Tavern Table by Jim Rendi. Using hand tools and the lathe, a master furniture builder takes the readers step-by-step through the process of building a tavern table. Beginning with raw lumber, they will learn the techniques of joining, mortise and tenon construction, turning, and finishing in authentic early American fashion. Following this basic guide, even a novice can build a table of which they will be proud. Each step is illustrated and line drawings are provided. Jim Rendi shares the techniques and skills of the colonial table maker and shares it with his readers. A gallery at the end of the book shares other styles of tables that use much the same methods. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 300+ color images Pages: 92
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  Making Classic Carved Furniture: The Queen Anne Stool by Ron Clarkson

Making Classic Carved Furniture: The Queen Anne Stool by Ron Clarkson

Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson share their techniques and expertise with the reader, going step by step through the process of making a carved Queen Anne foot stool. While complete instructions are given, the emphasis is on the beautiful carving that added such elegance to period furniture. The readers will learn which carving tools to use and how to apply them to this project. They will be able to follow the measured drawings of the project, and will be aided by the full-sized detailed drawings and the ample photography. Tom and Ron have covered every aspect so the readers can execute their own "works of art." From cutting out the stock to applying the finish, no process has been left out. After finishing the project, the reader will be able to apply the knowledge gained here to other furniture. A gallery in the back shows some of those applications. This is truly a book to be owned and enjoyed by anyone who enjoys working with wood and creating beautiful pieces of furniture. Suggested Retail Price $18.95 ISBN 0887405886
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  Making Gypsy Willow Furniture by Bim Willow, Text written with and photography by Douglas Congdon-Martin

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Making Gypsy Willow Furniture by Bim Willow, Text written with and photography by Douglas Congdon-Martin

Making Gypsy Willow Furniture by Bim Willow, Text written with and photography by Douglas Congdon-Martin. Bent willow furniture, an early American craft, was a familiar sight on the front porches of America until the 1930s. Now in an easy to follow, step-by-step instructional book, one of America's foremost makers of twig furniture shares the technique. Starting with a basic arm chair, he also shows the creative possibilities of the form. Each step is illustrated with a full color photograph, making it easy to construct garden furniture for your home. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 200 color photos Pages: 64
Model : 4070 Manufacturer : Book
  Making Rustic Twig Furniture by Bim Willow

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Making Rustic Twig Furniture by Bim Willow

Making Rustic Twig Furniture by Bim Willow. The rustic furniture movement is part of the larger "green" movement that aims toward a sustainable world. This sassafras and willow furniture does its part by using renewable plant materials and recycling waste wood to make functional, beautiful furniture and accessories for the home and garden. The projects in this book include a simple bench, a chair, and a baker's rack. All are easy and require minimal tools. The step-by-step, illustrated instructions take readers through the whole process, explaining in detail what needs to be done and how to do it. The results are beautiful furniture for use indoors or out. Size: 8 1/2"x11" Illustrations: 300 color photos Pages: 80
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  Making Twig Mosaic Rustic Furniture by Larry Hawkins

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Making Twig Mosaic Rustic Furniture by Larry Hawkins

Making Twig Mosaic Rustic Furniture by Larry Hawkins. Once confined to backwoods cabins and hunting lodges, rustic furniture is being recognized today for its primitive ingenuity and beauty. Craftspeople around the country are recapturing the techniques and visions of earlier craftsmen who recognized the beauty of natural materials and functionality of common-sense design. They merged the two in styles of furniture that were perfectly suited to their rugged environments. Now these wonderful rustic creations are finding their way into some of the finest homes and most elegant galleries. Larry Hawkins specializes in twig mosaic furniture. Twig mosaic utilizes the great variety of color and texture in the bark of twigs and trees to create wonderful patterns on the surfaces of furniture. The results are fantastic pieces of furniture, destined to take a predominant place in any room setting. Larry takes the reader/craftsman step-by-step through the process of creating a tiered clock. The techniques learned along the way can be applied to any number of furniture forms, many of which are shown in the gallery. Every step is illustrated with a full color photograph and a precise description of the processes involved. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 240 color photos Pages: 64
Model : 2426 Manufacturer : Book
  Making Willow Furniture: Three Women Share their Art by Bim Willow

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Making Willow Furniture: Three Women Share their Art by Bim Willow

Making Willow Furniture: Three Women Share their Art by Bim Willow. Among the leading rustic furniture makers are a number of talented, creative women. Taking nature's materials they create the quintessential "green" furniture and practical items for home or garden. Veronica Chenier of Ontario, Cassilda Brown of Alabama, and Jo Kilmer of North Carolina, share their work in this book, offering step-by-step instructions for three projects. Learn to build a lampshade, a gothic-back chair, and a ladder-back chair. Each project is documented from beginning to end with color photographs and detailed captions, so readers have a clear guide to creating the furniture in their own workshops. Size: 8 1/2"x11" Illustrations: 300 color photos Pages: 80
Model : 2494 Manufacturer : Book