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This book shows you the main woodworking techniques step by step - from basic through to more advanced types of wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration. It explains all the essential woodworking tools, including hand tools, power tools, and machine tools. It gives you a directory of more than 100 hard and soft woods and their properties so that you can choose the right wood for the job. Then, put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects, which have detailed plans and instructions and are arranged in order of complexity.
Practical Jewellery-Making Techniques
Each chapter is packed with unique ideas on how the jewellery maker can make tasks simpler, quicker or less expensive, and produce beautiful pieces. There are instructions for adapting and making your own problem-solving tools and jigs from everyday items, and tips on identifying potential pitfalls in a project and avoiding costly mistakes. Practical and in a step-by-step format, this book includes over 50 projects, all fully illustrated, and detailed explanations of tools and working techniques.
A working manual for artists, the book brings together elements of practice from historic masters including Leonardo, Claude Lorraine and Monet as well as Turner. This is a book for anyone aspiring to learn from any master, explaining the practice and philosophy of traditional apprenticeship from the point of view of diverse models. Even to those who may never paint, Turner's Apprentice offers a tantalizing glimpse of the thrill of painting and learning, and an inspiring tool for art appreciation.
Sew Step by Step
Discover how to read patterns and adapt them to different body measurements, and find the right fabric for every project with an easy-to-use guide to different materials. Follow fully illustrated guides to more than 200 key techniques, including how to insert collars, sleeves, and pockets into garments, and how to customize them with delicate finishing touches, including applique and quilting. Easy to use and fully illustrated, Sew Step by Step gives you the confidence you need to design, create, and mend with your sewing machine.
Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 flexible sewing patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply - by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understandable, concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to create a unique style with ease and confidence.
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