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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra The Complete Guide To Chip Carving

Machine Mart Xtra The Complete Guide To Chip Carving

 

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Description: A beginner’s guide from the world’s most renowned chip carver! Wayne Barton—author of Chip Carving and Art of Chip Carving—presents what is unquestionably the finest guidance ever for the novice. He has been the driving force behind the craft’s resurgence and his technical knowledge, design skills and ability to instruct remain unequalled. One by one, with the aid of colour photographs, he covers tools and materials, the best woods, holding and sharpening chip carving knives and laying out and transferring patterns. Borders, grids, rosettes, free-form design, positive image design and lettering all receive separate, in-depth chapters, as does Barton’s special, time-tested hints.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly

Machine Mart Xtra Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly

 

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Description: Inventive and unique, this dynamic collection of woodworking projects teaches the basic skills needed to make exciting, action-packed toys. From rapid-fire nickel launchers and ball-and-socket robots to a monkey-toss gumball machine, each project includes a colour photograph, a tools and materials list, a full diagram, woodworking plans and instructions for using the finished product. Covering all the methods necessary for creation - selecting wood, drilling and shaping, making wheels and axles, and decoration - these constructions are simple enough for children and parents to complete together, all in an afternoon's time.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Great Book of Woodburning

Machine Mart Xtra Great Book of Woodburning

 

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Description: Nationally-known artist, Lora Irish, reveals her secrets in this complete woodburning resource. Beginner and advanced pyrographers alike benefit from the 30 original traceable line patterns and the clear step-by-step instructions. An inspiring full-colour gallery illustrates the beauty of her finished projects. Inside The Great Book of Woodburning You'll Find:-Exercises to Master Temperature, Stroke, Texture and Layering-Methods to Judge Depth of Colour and Tonal Values-Chapters on Equipment, Surface Selection and Finishing Techniques.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Do It: Home Plumbing

Machine Mart Xtra Do It: Home Plumbing

 

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Description: The modern home requires a complex system of water supply, drainage and waste disposal. An understanding of these is vital for any DIY homeowner and really expands the horizons of the home improver. This comprehensively illustrated, authoritative book is written in a clear, accessible style, comprehensively explaining each aspect of domestic plumbing installation, fittings and equipment. Beginners will find it demystifies the subject and more experienced home improvers will value it as a resource and reference.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Do It: Home Wiring

Machine Mart Xtra Do It: Home Wiring

 

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Description: Home improvers and DI Yers can expand their horizons with this authoritative guide to domestic electrical installation, fittings & equipment. The modern home is more machine than building, with complex systems of electrical installation and equipment. An understanding of these is vital for any DI Yer and really expands the horizons of the home improver. This comprehensively illustrated, authoritative book is written in a clear, accessible style and explains each aspect of domestic electrical installation, fittings and equipment. Beginners will find it demystifies the subject and more experienced home improvers will value it as an indispensable resource and reference.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Simply Wood

Machine Mart Xtra Simply Wood

 

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Description: For those who consider the scroll saw a tool limited to cutting your grandpa’s average Christmas ornament or puzzle, think again. This sometimes overlooked tool can produce amazing artwork and the projects from designer-turned-woodworker Roshaan Ganief just might do for scroll-sawing what Apolo Ohno has done for speed-skating – make people love it. Simply Wood includes 40 projects for lighting accessories, wall plaques, jewellery and office accessories that are simply put, cool. The designs are contemporary and reflect the taste of today’s young, fresh homeowners. Themes include cubic, botanical, Celtic and Eastern designs. Readers can even make a collection of items from the theme they like most. And the author provides several alternate designs for each project, allowing crafters to reflect their own unique tastes. For readers new to woodworking, Ganief provides a Getting Started chapter in which she discusses the materials readers will need, how to use the scroll saw and how to safely achieve desired results. Step-by-step instructions and colour sequence photos guide readers from start to finish. Anyone who loves décor with a chic, modern flair will absolutely want to add these gorgeous pieces to their homes.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Router Tips & Techniques

Machine Mart Xtra Router Tips & Techniques

 

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Description: Bob Wearing shares his resourceful constructions and devices for simplifying a myriad of woodworking tasks to make the job faster and easier - all using the router. He includes vice jaws for routing, trimming keys and dovetails, a parking block for the router, a router setting gauge, multiple mortices with the router, cleaning off dowels and tenons, cross halving joints, making a line of holes, and fielding and bevelling.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Finishing a House

Machine Mart Xtra Finishing a House

 

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Description: Roe Osborn’s first book, Framing a House, tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical and it’s important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down floors and running trim. Each chapter begins with the question: Should I tackle this step myself? The pros and cons of hiring someone are then discussed. Applicable both for new construction and remodels and with 400 photographs and 20 drawings, this book shows DI Yers how to make a house their own.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Bird, Bee & Bug Houses

Machine Mart Xtra Bird, Bee & Bug Houses

 

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Description: " Transform your garden into a wildlife haven busting with life by learning how to provide supplementary nesting sites to a host of creatures. Bird, Bee and Bug Houses explains all you need to know about how to create the perfect nesting place for a wide variety of species including birds, bats, butterflies, lacewings, ladybugs and rare solitary bees. Essential pollinators, predators and seed-spreaders, the habitats of many of these species are under threat from intensive farming and the spraying of harmful chemicals. But, we can help them by building these safe havens in our gardens. Only a few basic woodworking skills are needed to create these unique and quirky houses. A range of materials (some recycled or scavenged) and finishes are used in order to make sure they are as attractive as they are practical. All the basic techniques, tools and materials needed to create your bird, bee or bug house are explained and each project has a detailed exploded diagram with cutting list. Each section of the book has detailed information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits and nesting requirements." Perfect for those interested in wildlife and gardening".

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated: Power Carving Manual

Machine Mart Xtra The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated: Power Carving Manual

 

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Description: Featuring 16 projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, crafters will learn all about the various benefits of carving with power tools and how to master this technique. Additional information about power units, hand pieces, carving burs, materials shopping and maintenance advice, as well as the particular techniques associated with each type of tool is included. Additional lessons are given on detailing more intricate pieces, such as bird feathers and animal fur. Illuminated by colour photography, each project includes step-by-step instructions and original pattern designs for a black bear, an oak leaf pin, a buck with antlers, an assortment of birds, a house sign and a folk art Santa Claus. The popular wood artists that contributed projects to this resource include Frank Russell, Jack Kochan, David Sabol, Lori Corbett, Ed Priby, and Bill Janney.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Designing and Building Chairs

Machine Mart Xtra Designing and Building Chairs

 

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Description: " Learn to build comfortable, long-lasting chairs. Chairs are ubiquitous, found in every home, office, and building. Almost all are commercially made since many woodworkers shy away from making chairs, or even stools. Granted, there are not too many square parts to most chairs, and compound angles are somewhat intimidating. But the articles in this book, reprinted from Fine Woodworking magazine, should help dispel any questions or fears you may have about chair building. Not only can you build them, you can make them better than the average commercially made models".

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra The New Best of Fine Woodworking: Small Woodworking Shops

Machine Mart Xtra The New Best of Fine Woodworking: Small Woodworking Shops

 

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Description: A good shop is a place where you want to be - a safe, well-lit space where work flows efficiently from machine to bench to finishing area. This book offer ideas and solutions on everything from designing your floor plan for workflow to the nitty-gritty of picking the right tools.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra The New Best of Fine Woodworking: Spray Finishing and Other Techniques

Machine Mart Xtra The New Best of Fine Woodworking: Spray Finishing and Other Techniques

 

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Description: Improved finishes and tools have put spray finishing within the reach of any woodworker. In this book, expert woodworkers and professional finishers share their advice on how to get a flawless spray finish, from how to choose and use equipment to preparing finishes for spraying. In addition there are articles on other non-traditional finishing methods such as rubbing out finishes with auto body compounds, spraying paint, and making the most of new water-borne finishes.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases

Machine Mart Xtra Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases

 

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Description: Everyone needs more storage for books and other media. That's why building shelving is so popular among woodworkers, whether the project is a simple shelved built-in or a high-style bookcase. While building a basic box is fairly easy, constructing a stylish piece that that will hold substantial weight takes some design savvy. In this collection of recent articles from Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding, accomplished craftsmen contribute their advice on building sturdy and attractive bookcases and shelves and also provide instruction for the special design requirements of built-ins and entertainment centres. The 16 projects, in a wide array of styles, offer enough variety to suit any taste and skill level.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Router Jigs & Templates

Machine Mart Xtra Router Jigs & Templates

 

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Description: This book will show you everything you need to know to get the best out of thisr tool. Bailey takes you through the basic set-up and the fundamental techniques; explores the difference between freehand and table routing; and looks in-depth at the practical uses for functional jigs and templates. The techniques can be learned quickly and easily, giving you the confidence to create your own impressive pieces of work. Includes 8 practical projects that vary in difficulty.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Carving Architectural Detail in Wood - Reissue

Machine Mart Xtra Carving Architectural Detail in Wood - Reissue

 

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Description: This is probably the first detailed guide to one of the most important of traditional woodcarving skills, now reissued. Wilbur takes the reader, step-by-step, from the basic building blocks of classical design to the practicalities of carving enriched mouldings, volutes, rosettes and capitals. A thorough primer in the vocabulary of classical ornament, this book will be indispensable to cabinetmakers and furniture restorers as well as carvers.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Turning Green Wood

Machine Mart Xtra Turning Green Wood

 

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Description: An inspiring introduction to the art of turning bowls and goblets from freshly felled, unseasoned wood. There is information on how to harvest and store timber, how to cut it into workable sizes and how to make best use of the grain. O’ Donnell also gives advice regarding tools and materials and offers a selection of projects for you to try yourself.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Complete Woodfinishing

Machine Mart Xtra Complete Woodfinishing

 

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Description: An updated and expanded edition of the highly successful definitive guide, featuring new up-to-date safety information and additional full-colour photographs. It covers all types of finishing, traditional and modern, and the methods of darkening, lightening, staining and colouring wood. Includes information on stripping and restoring finishes - both interior and exterior.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Woodturning Design

Machine Mart Xtra Woodturning Design

 

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Description: In this inspiring book, Derek Hayes investigates the process and practice of design in woodturning. Design is rarely a priority for the beginner woodturner and most turners in their early work begin by concentrating on technique rather than shape or form, which can prove counter-productive. While aiming to instill confidence in appreciating, criticising and selecting sources of inspiration, Derek doesn’t tell you what is good or bad, but rather questions why we may find one turning attractive and another ugly. He looks closely at design elements, sketching, proportion, pattern, open forms, enclosed forms, the foot, the rim, using wood, decoration and colour; with instructive diagrams and photographs that will guide the reader to a better understanding of design. Readers are encouraged to question and fine-tune this understanding and experiment with ways of applying the approaches of other designers to their own work. Where inspiration is found is not important, but how we transform what is seen into something which is definitely our own is what matters. Each chapter starts with a photographic example of what Derek sees as good design in a medium other than woodturning. The pieces are not ‘deconstructed’ to justify his choice, but are there to serve as a reminder to the turner, as David Ellsworth has said, ‘...to look for design choices with critical awareness’.

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View product details for the Machine Mart Xtra Wood Identification & Use

Machine Mart Xtra Wood Identification & Use

 

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Description: More than 200 timber species are described in this lavishly illustrated, compact edition of Terry Porter’s best-selling book. There are handsome colour photographs of each species, and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements and typical uses. A further 200 species are listed in brief, and there is a comprehensive index. Aimed squarely at the individual or small-scale user, whether professional or amateur, the book includes woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning and carving.

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