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The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration and Operation 2nd Edition By Fred Cady
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This second edition of The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration, and Operation adds details of the operation of the P3 Panadapter with the SVGA option. Like the first edition, it has more radio... More > operational details than the K3 Owner's Manual. It describes some of the more interesting and important advanced features of the K3 and gives help with data mode operations and computer interfacing. It is much larger than the Operator's Manual so it can provide more detailed explanations, diagrams, and quizzes. There is an introductory guided tour of the K3's receiver and transmit circuit diagrams. It has extensive text explanations for those who learn by reading, diagrams and figures for the visual learners, and exercises for the hands-on learners.< Less
110 Creations for Kids: A Sewist's Notebook By Beth Byrge
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Today’s sewist has many sources of inspiration. So how do you track all your projects? How do you remember that dress you thought of while shopping for fabric? Based on the popular original,... More > 110 Creations for Kids is for all those parents and grandparents who love sewing for children, but could use a little more organization. Child-sized figure drawings are provided for both boys and girls. Make a sketch, then fill in the details of your supplies. Quickly circle your accent ideas and make notes on sizing. When you have completed your fabulous garment, remind yourself what to do next time to make it even better. With space for 110 of your creations, you also have a place to write your Wish List, Project List, and a pattern Catalogue. Multiple measurement charts are provided for tracking those ever-changing child sizes. The spacious 8.5x11 size and spiral binding make note-taking easy. Never again go to the fabric store with a messy shopping list! Quickly reference what you need and have more time for creating.< Less
Erickson Glass - A Book for Collectors By Jeff Ulrich
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Based on a nice and informative collection of several salesman catalogs from the Erickson Glass Works of Bremen, Ohio. 102 pages of many shapes and sizes along with the numerical designation of most... More > of the pieces, sorted into sections grouped by number and type of piece for easy reference. Also included are several newspaper and magazine article reprints about Carl Erickson and the Ericson Glass Works. There is lots of information here that is very useful if you collect this increasingly rare, but underrated glass.< Less
Naked Mentalism By Jon Thompson
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After extensive testing by experienced performers, the wait is finally over. This book represents a new departure in the field of mentalism. The techniques it contains will enable you to perform... More > impromptu, without the usual tools, techniques and compromises. You could, if you wish, perform naked to prove there’s no subterfuge. Track a spectator's thought process as she makes choices, harness psychological forces, turn misses into hits, perform book tests for complete strangers (even over the phone), but above all, replace the intuition of the psychic with solid models of the world that give hit rates far higher than the real thing can ever hope to achieve. Click on the title for back cover quotes and preview... Price reduced to celebrate the launch of Naked Mentalism II< Less
Dory Plans - Engine By Fraser Wheaton
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Do-It-Yourself plans to build a 16' Grand Banks Dory for use with a transom mounted engine. Includes digital picture technology and step-by-step detail. No previous experience required!
The Cosplayer's Prop and Armor Compendium Volume Four: Accessories By Teresa Dietzinger
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Have you ever wanted to create nice, professional-looking props and accessories, but were afraid you'd have to spend a ton of money on materials or work with dangerous tools and chemicals? Well,... More > worry no longer, award-winning cosplayer, Amethyst Angel, has written a primer detailing her armor and propmaking methods, developed over years of practice and experimentation and incorporating many easy-to-learn skills. Don't have a workshop full of power tools and years of experience molding and casting things? You don't need them! You CAN learn to create eye-popping jewelry, masks, accessories and more using durable, lightweight materials like styrene, craft foam, wonderflex and paper mache. Her books will show you how!< Less
Wonderful Stitches: 320 Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint By Diane Schultz
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This classic needlepoint reference is finally available again, and this time in a full color edition. Wonderful Stitches contains a lavishly illustrated collection of 320 decorative stitches ranging... More > from small, exquisite diaper patterns, such as ginghams and roses to more elaborate, multicolored, fancy stitch motif combinations. Also included is an original, simple method of stitching that can duplicate the triangles and squares used in hundreds of early American patchwork quilt designs. Another unusual section of stitches simulates lace, as well as some blackwork, a 17th century technique done on elaborately embellished costumes of the period. The final chapters not only continue the collection but reveal how borders are created as well as how to create an endless array of new original patterns. This is a must have for any stitcher's library. < Less
Naked Mentalism II By Jon Thompson
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This book takes the 27-page priming section from the previous volume and expands it into a full second book. At its core are the 66 priming categories along with notes about their individual... More > properties. The majority are in print here for the first time. There’s also a full description of why various priming techniques work, extensive advice on their use (including how to reveal a difficult spectator’s unspoken, discarded options – in the order she has them), a section of full effects, and an extensive appendix of extra data. Also described is the powerful and flexible Pragmagram technique, used to create revolutionary effects such as the Naked Book Test. When combined with priming, this allows you to deliver seemingly genuine precognitive insights into the spectator’s thoughts before she has them. Please read the online preview and back cover for a flavour of the content of this book and what people say about it.< Less
City Repair's Placemaking Guidebook 2nd Edition By City Repair
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City Repair is a small grassroots non-profit that supports and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. This guidebook provides a detailed overview of... More > creative community placemaking and how to start making your community a better place. Every neighborhood – indeed, every street – is different in terms of history, environment, project possibilities and constraints. This Guidebook begins where most American communities find themselves: socially isolated, yet relatively stable. If you are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood where people are already engaged in community building, then start wherever it makes sense. Keep in mind, however, that even the most socially active neighborhoods include people who feel disempowered and might benefit from the initial steps of the placemaking process. This guide is not a “recipe” for placemaking. These ideas are here for your reference and are meant to be a springboard for your imagination!< Less
The Rod Newkirk Collection By Rod Newkirk
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Rod Newkirk joined the K9YA Telegraph staff in September 2004 with the publication of his story, “A QSO with CRØOK.” That first, short article about a legendary Chicago gangster... More > and his predilection for Morse code set the benchmark for the 44 articles to follow. With his background in radio as both vocation and avocation Rod’s stories for the K9YA Telegraph span decades, careers and continents: from Chicago’s north side to wartime Pacific isles, from prairie farmstead to Pentagon and from state police radio operator to longtime DX editor at QST. Within these pages you will find wit and humor, drama and pathos, character studies, razor-sharp reminiscence of amateur radio’s “golden age” and some novel antenna designs With that, we introduce Rod Newkirk and his inimitable writing style to yet another generation of amateur radio operators. For more venerable hams, here is a new collection of Rod’s stories to enjoy, remember and treasure.< Less
Illustrated Manual of American Watch Movements By E & J Swigart Company
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Illustrated Manual of American Watch Movements This is THE reference book that has been the standard for decades. This version has been cleaned up and has digitally processed white pages removing the... More > age the most of the books in circulation. Enjoy adding this brand new classic reference book to your horological library.< Less
Watch Repair 101 College Course Notes By Mike Barnett
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Notes on watch repair from a course offered in a community college
110 Creations: A Sewist's Notebook By Beth Byrge
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Today’s sewist has many sources of inspiration. So how do you track all your projects? How do you remember that dress you thought of while shopping for fabric? Enter A Sewist’s Notebook.... More > Born from the author’s own need to track ideas from start to finish, this notebook will help you be organized. Make a sketch, then fill in the details of your supplies. Quickly circle your accent ideas and make notes on sizing. When you have completed your fabulous garment, remind yourself what to do next time to make it even better. With space for 110 of your creations, you also have a place to write your Wish List, Project List, and a pattern Catalogue. There is even a chart to note when you last changed your needle. The spacious 8.5x11 size and spiral binding make note-taking easy. Never again go to the fabric store with a messy shopping list! Quickly reference what you need and have more time for creating. Visit the author online at www.110creations.com.< Less
110 Creations: A Sewist's Notebook By Beth Byrge
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NEW! Now in a smaller 6 inch by 9 inch format! Today’s sewist has many sources of inspiration. So how do you track all your projects? How do you remember that dress you thought of while... More > shopping for fabric? Enter A Sewist’s Notebook. Born from the author’s own need to track ideas from start to finish, this notebook will help you be organized. Make a sketch, then fill in the details of your supplies. Quickly circle your accent ideas and make notes on sizing. When you have completed your fabulous garment, remind yourself what to do next time to make it even better. With space for 110 of your creations, you also have a place to write your Wish List, Project List, and a pattern Catalogue. There is even a chart to note when you last changed your needle. The spiral binding makes note-taking easy. Never again go to the fabric store with a messy shopping list! Quickly reference what you need and have more time for creating. Visit the author online at www.110creations.com.< Less
Grid-Down Communications, Volume 1 By Sparks
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Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques and various radio communications systems for grid-down scenarios.
Peoples Choice Judging Guide To Car Shows - Second Edition By Anthony Palmieri
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At a public car show, spectators often have a chance to vote on what they view as the winning car usually called “Peoples Choice” award. Most people have a special make or model of car... More > that is their favorite, however, caution must be exercised to not let that cloud the judging decisions. This guide will provide some general guidelines on things to consider when being a spectator at a car show and picking that best in class, best in show, or other winning category. For the car owners, some of this information may be obvious to you, but there are some not so obvious tips that could help you beat out the competition! Have they already read this book? You should read it to make sure that you are maximizing your car show winning experience! There is also a handy points checklist that you can use making it even easier not to overlook any details along with numerous color photographs as examples of what is described.< Less
Gold Applications for Enameling By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper describes methods of creating surface designs using gold alloys on copper to provide patterned surfaces for use under transparent enamels. Includes gold fusion surface applications, fusion... More > overlay, incised overlay and inlay techniques as well as the use of resists for gold application, doublée (fusion laminates) and keum-boo. Together these form a system for surface design that offers a broad palette of marks and control sufficient to allow great surface detail and accurate translation from drawing to finished work as well as painterly approaches. A version of this paper was published in the magazine Glass on Metal in the spring of 1998. This is the original paper on the subject. 18 pages, B/W diagrams.< Less
Unexpected Sources for Chasing Tools and Punches By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper details ways of quickly finding and making punches and chasing tools for repousse work. Jewelers, silversmiths and others can use these special tricks and sources for getting punches and... More > stamps. Odd Ebay categories and everyday hardware store tools can be used as chasing tools for jewelry making. Great Tips and ideas! This article is an enlarged version with new images of a free article at the Ganoksin Project. Go to http://brainpress.com/Ganoksin.html#Articles to see other similar free articles by Lewton-Brain. 9 pages.< Less
Preventing and Avoiding Fire-scale when Jewelry Making By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This short paper describes ways to avoid the dreaded fire-scale, a hard to remove purplish discoloration or 'bloom' which occurs on sterling silver when it is heated. This information is important... More > for jewelers and silversmiths, as firescale can be a serious problem on high polished work. This article is an updated version of a free article at the Ganoksin Project. Go to http://brainpress.com/Ganoksin.html#Articles to see other similar free articles by Lewton-Brain. Four pages.< Less
Artistry Set on Stone By Suzi Chua
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Indulge in the wonderful art of rockpainting with over 40 lessons. With easy to follow instructions and over 1,000 detailed photos as visual guide, Artistry Set On Stones contains an assortment of... More > lessons sorted in different subject categories and difficulty levels. Number of Pages : 211 What is covered in Artistry Set On Stones : - Brushes and Techniques - Picking suitable stones - Chinese Zodiacs : Pig, Short-Haired Chi Hua Hua, White Rabbit, Dragon, Ox, Rat, Rooster, Sheep, Snake, Brown Horse, Monkey, Tiger. - Dogs : Puppy, Saint Bernard Pup, Collie Pup, Boston Terrier, Dashchund with Puppies. - Food : Potato and Omelete, Kiwi Fruits and Baby Carrot, Strawberries, Sliced Cake, Sushi, Chocolates, Cookies, Mini Tarts, Chocolate Cream Buns, Rolls. - Wildlife : Lady Bugs, Turtles, Crabs, Deer, Panda Bear, Brown Rabbit, Bear, Owl, Proboscis Monkey. - Fun and Easy subjects : Shells, Baby Angels, Baby Animals, Door Stoppers, Animal Faces.< Less
Canterbury Bracelet By Nancy Peterson
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Canterbury bracelet is a quick to make bracelet that works up in just a few hours. It is made using the ladder and net weave stitches. Detailed diagrams are included in the pattern as well as... More > written instructions.< Less
14X14 Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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This is the 14x14 cabin plans from my book 'Off the Grid'. It includes detailed step-by-step construction plans, pictures, material list, and resource guide. Also included are the 3D sketchup files... More > for the 14x14 and a 12x16 cabin that are modifiable. For all the plans order 'Off the Grid'< Less
ALL 6 SOFT BODY PATTERNS for Reborns - 32 sizes/configurations - Excellence in Reborn Artistry™ By Jeannine M. Holper
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ALL 6: SOFT BODY PATTERNS to Reborn Vinyl and Silicon Vinyl Dolls Full Color Pictures - 32 sizes / Patterns / Configurations / Style Combinations Stable Soft Body Patterns – Fits Most... More > Berenguer Dolls 1: Non-Jointed Soft Body Full Limbs – 10 sizes 2: Jointed Soft Body Full Limbs – 9 sizes 3: Oval Soft body ¼ Partial Limbs-4 popular sizes Oval Soft Body Patterns – Fits Many Silicon-Vinyl Dolls 4: Artist Dolls like Baby Emily & Alex – 4 sizes 5: Artist Dolls like Sheila Michael – 4 sizes 6: Jointed Oval Soft body Pattern Full Limbs- 4 popular sizes combinations< Less
Grid Down Communications Volume 1 By Sparks
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Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques and various radio communications systems for grid-down scenarios.
The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration and Operation Second Edition: Electronic PDF By Fred Cady -- KE7X
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This edition of The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration and Operation Second Edition has been formatted for electronic publication and reading. It contains all material found in the printed edition... More > without the printed version index and complete table of contents. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author. Purchasers may make physical and backup copies for their own use but may not distribute it in any way. This edition adds details of the operation of the P3 Panadapter with the SVGA option. It describes some of the more interesting advanced features of the K3 and gives help with data mode operations and computer interfacing. It is much larger than the Operator's Manual so it can provide more detailed explanations, diagrams, and quizzes. It has extensive text explanations for those who learn by reading, diagrams and figures for the visual learners, and exercises for the hands-on learners.< Less