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Paracord Projects For Camping and Outdoor Survival

A simple strand of paracord can save your life. Find out how in this book! Whether you’re camping, hiking, or simply on a walk and find yourself in an emergency situation, cordage is one of the most useful and important items a person can have. From creating fire with paracord to its medical uses, author Bryan Lynch shares his expert knowledge on over 60 projects pertaining to paracord, as well ...

How to Send Smoke Signals, Pluck a Chicken & Build an Igloo

Curious to know what to do if you get caught in an avalanche? Ever wondered how to stop a runaway horse? Want to impress people by predicting the weather or telling time without a clock (or an iPhone app)? How to Send Smoke Signals, Pluck a Chicken & Build an Igloo is filled with 75 wilderness skills, from practical to potentially useless. Told with a sense of humor and a lot of interesting ...

Pyrography Style Handbook

A must-have resource for any beginner or intermediate pyrographer, this is a comprehensive guide to all of the major styles used in pyrography. Including 31 finished samples and line art, author and respected pyrography artist Lora Irish provides step-by-step instructions for each art style, from silhouettes, engraving, and cross hatching to pointillism, realism, pencil shading, and texture ...

Leather Pyrography

For absolute beginners or passionate wood burners that are curious to work on a new medium, this book by pyrography teacher Michele Y. Parsons is a must-have, detailed guide to leather pyrography. Containing six projects for a bookmark, key fob, journal cover, and more, as well as step-by-step instructions and photography, you’ll learn a completely new way to burn! Understand different types of ...

Carving Undercover Santas

He’s always watching, but ever wonder how? Carving Undercover Santas features 7 step-by-step projects with patterns for carving Santa in disguises during his off-season, plus a gallery of 6 additional designs. From a Chef and Park Ranger Santa to a Lifeguard and Basketball Coach Santa, make St. Nick part of your décor all year-round!

Carving Small Characters in Wood

Making tedious techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with personality. With step-by-step directions and photography, you’ll be able to learn and appreciate this form of miniature character wood carving. Starting off with basic lessons then slowly progressing into greater, more detailed challenges, ...

Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes

Put your wood carving skills to practical use! This must-have book features 13 wood carving projects with step-by-step instructions and photography for creative and elegant walking sticks. Including projects for both intermediate and advanced wood carvers, painting and finishing instructions are provided, as well as helpful information on types of wood used, methods for joining a head to a ...

Joy of Chip Carving

The final book from the leading icon in US wood chip carving, Wayne Barton offers his expert instruction and inspiration based on a lifetime of study, understanding, practice, and achievement. Detailing his philosophies and methodologies on line and design, how to layout, carve, and finish, and even including his highly sought-after Barton Capitals and Foliated Alphabet templates that have never ...

Woodworker's Handbook

The complete reference handbook for DIY home woodworking, this is an absolute must-have guide for beginners and even experienced craftsmen. Every tool you’ll ever need is laid out with guidance on how and when to use it, from gauges and shaping tools to clamps, drills, and more. Every technique you’ll ever use is described and detailed, from constructing to finishing. You’ll know what type of ...

Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing, 2nd Revised Edition

Whether you have beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing can help you get the job done! With more than 500 color step-by-step instructions, photographs, and detailed drawings, this authoritative DIY guide will show you everything you need to know, from simple repairs to full restorations! Learn what ...

Scroll Saw Baby Animals

From baby pandas and piglets to bear cubs and lion cubs, this book has over 50 scroll saw projects and patterns that focus on young animals found in the zoos, woods, jungles, and oceans of the world. Providing basic information on using a scroll saw to creating puzzle animals, there even a few simplified projects with pieces large enough that are safe for children to play with!

Making Your Own Bush Knife

From outdoor excursions to everyday use at home, bush knives are practical tools with many uses. Now, you can make your own! Great for beginning knifemakers, learn how to select the steel, forge it, quench it, and grind it into a usable knife. Author, outdoorsman, blacksmith, and knifemaking instructor Bradley Richardson describes the techniques of both stock removal and forging, and how to ...

Blacksmith's Craft

The iconic, must-have guide for modern handcraft artisans, Blacksmith’s Craft has been teaching the fundamentals of blacksmithing since 1952 for good reason. The first in its series, this facsimile volume of the seminal British textbook includes 37 foundational lessons, crisp photography, descriptive captions, and all the timelessly essential knowledge a beginner needs to practice and become a ...

Wrought Ironwork

In succession with Blacksmith’s Craft and a facsimile edition of the original 1953 instruction manual, Wrought Ironwork is a practical and essential guide with a focus on technique for the modern smith. With 33 step-by-step lessons and coordinating photography for making a variety of scrolls – from ribbon-end scrolls to beveled scrolls – water leaves, and wavy bars, and eventually onto the ...

Decorative Ironwork

In succession with Blacksmith’s Craft and Wrought Ironwork, Decorative Ironwork is a facsimile edition of the original 1963 instruction manual for intermediate to advanced blacksmiths. Apply all previous techniques learned to forge and form the designs of 7 decorative iron grilles through detailed, step-by-step instruction and photography. Once completed and mastered, this book will arm you with ...