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Dazzling Designs By Jen Selinsky
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'Dazzling Designs" is a coloring book containing original drawings and poems by Jen. While these drawings are larger than the ones featured in most adult coloring books, this is the author's... More > intent.< Less
How to Build a Simple Top Bar Hive By Philip Chandler
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Easy-to-follow instructions to make a simple, functional top bar hive for beekeeping the natural way. Compiled by the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper, this book will get you started in beekeeping at... More > the lowest possible cost! Packed with clear photographs and diagrams, almost anyone can build a top bar hive in a weekend - even if you have never done anything like this before. This is the introductory-level hive-building book you need to get started in 'natural beekeeping' - and check out the author's web site at for more free and low-cost information.< Less
Essential Cards By Tangram Channel
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Containing 36 enjoyable cards and 2 Tangram puzzles too, this DIY activity project has all that you need to have fun with Tangrams. Each card includes 7 Tangram patterns on one side and their... More > solutions on the reverse side. The complete set consists of 252 challenging patterns. The Tangram Essential Cards eBook is an ideal first step for getting children interested in making things, and in experimenting with color and form. So this eBook is also a brilliant resource for a teacher to use to teach kids some basic principles of crafts. Included in the PDF file: - 36 printable Tangram cards (6,7cm X 16,3cm) - Step-by-step instructions on how to make the cards In addition, this document also contains 2 printable Tangram puzzles to start playing right away with the cards. Tangram Essential Cards are an exciting way for pupils and teachers to enjoy the ancient Chinese art of Tangram.< Less
Going Home - Mark Knopfler By Gaetano Scalfidi
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Trascrizione per pianoforte come la suono su youtube // Piano transcription as I play it on youtube
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
Homespun Caplet By Ken Jones
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This light, airy caplet is great for those chilly Summer nights and Fall days! Quick and easy, made in one piece, no sewing!!
Contemporary Paper Bindings By Karen Hanmer
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Skill-building guide to bookbinding techniques, tools, and materials plus glossary and extensive bibliography. Chapters on tools, supplies, ergonomics, signature preparation, endsheets, sewing,... More > spine-lining, and working with case-weight papers precede complete instructions for ten paper binding structures. “Contemporary Paper Bindings is a terrific book for beginners as well as seasoned binders. Prominent binder and teacher Karen Hanmer wrote it both to instruct independent bookbinding students and to help artists and librarians teach bookbinding. The text generously shares her expertise. Its clear instructions are enhanced by numerous photographs and line drawings, plus abundant examples of sewing techniques, exposed spines and paper cases as well as excellent lists of supplies, tools and best practices. CPB is a must for photographers, printmakers, painters — hell, anyone — interested in creating their own books.” Miriam Schaer, book artist and educator, author of The Presence of their Absence< Less
The Book of Maps: Crochet Patterns for Adventurers By Kristina Jones
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A crochet book of corner to corner patterns that combine to create an exquisite map.
The Soap Making Handbook Vol 1 By Tina Moenck
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This book is also an ebook available at my website This book is comprised of many years of experimenting and researching to save you time and money in the learning process.... More > I designed this to be a resource guide for experts as well as a guide for beginners. I go over how to make your own recipes in detail, along with step by step picture tutorials in cold process soap, hot process soap, and liquid soap. You can also join my Facebook group called "Soap Making and Business Coaching". Please check out the preview to see the table of contents to see everything that's covered in the book.< Less
How to Puzzle Cache (Spiral Bound Edition) By Cully Long
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FACED WITH A MAP FULL OF BLUE QUESTION MARKS AND NO IDEA WHERE TO START? Geocaching novices and pros alike are often daunted by puzzle and mystery caches. Ciphers, enigmatic photos, nonsensical text,... More > or just a blank page -- it often isn’t clear what the CO wants or expects you to do, and even less clear how any of it will lead you to a cache. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU ASK -- AND ANSWER -- ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. 300 pages of lessons, tips, tricks and hints for dealing with even the trickiest puzzle caches, plus step-by-step techniques that start with examining the cache page and lead you through codes, ciphers, steganography, math, music, and dozens of other common puzzle cache types will have you on the trail in no time.< Less
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Porsche 356: The Engine Handbook: An Engine Assembly Guide By Cole R. Scrogham
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The Porsche 356 Engine Assembly Handbook is a self guided tour through the unique engine that started it all for Porsche. Cole Scrogham steps the reader through very practical steps using photos and... More > instructions to assembling a 356 engine, giving lots of helpful hints along the way including details all the way down to the proper fastener type and plating. This book is for the novice and experienced restorer alike and written by one of the foremost 356 experts in America. Several naunces of the 356 engine are explored, including performance modifications and details that will help any owner keep their German jewel running in top condition for decades to come!< Less
The Elecraft K3 and P3, 3rd Edition By Fred Cady - KE7X
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This book covers the details you need to effectively operate the Elecraft K3 and P3. If you are thinking about buying a used Elecraft K3, this book will help you review the options that may be in... More > your proposed purchase. Many options are still available. Some are no longer available, usually due to components being no longer available, and some can be replaced by newer K3S modules. We briefly describe these and cover in more detail the popular KXV3B Transverter and Receive Antenna Interface and the KIO3B I/O Interface while comparing them with their K3 predecessors. If you all ready have a copy of “The Elecraft K3 – Design, Configuration, and Operation, 2nd Edition”, you might consider purchasing “Upgrading the K3 with K3s Components”. If you want all your information in one place, this is the book for you. You might also consider “The Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier and KAT500 Tuner” if you are going to add these to your basic K3 and P3 station.< Less
Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book By Karen Hanmer
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Complete instructions to craft a girdle book, a medieval binding structure featuring a long extension of leather, which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Includes numerous illustrations,... More > a tool list and an extensive bibliography. This is an advanced level structure for those who already have experience with traditional binding. The girdle book model will be constructed with a combination of ancient and modern techniques and materials. Features include a text block sewn on double raised supports, wooden boards shaped all around with special attention given to the inside spine edge to match the profile of the text block’s natural shoulder, spine linings extending beyond the text block and attached to the inside of the boards, text block laced onto boards and laces pegged in, sewn endbands also laced into the boards, covered in pliable leather, corner tongues, strap and pin closure, corner bosses, vellum foredge markers, leather extension terminates in a decorative knot.< Less
The Vorontsov-Velyaminov Catalogue of Interacting Galaxies (Part II) By Alvin Huey
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The Vorontsov-Velyaminov Catalogue of Interacting Galaxies (Part II) – This interactive catalogue consists of 497 objects created in 1976 as Boris continued his work on interactive galaxies. ... More > The list starts with VV 356 and ending with VV852. Many of these objects require a fairly large telescope (16"+)< Less
The Art and Skill of Radio-Telegraphy By William Pierpont
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A manual for learning, using, mastering and enjoying the International Morse code as a means of communication. This fully revised fifth edition includes much additional content.
Biblio Tech By Karen Hanmer
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Biblio Tech outlines key features of twelve book binding structures and provides numerous references for further study. The descriptions of each binding are enhanced with numerous illustrations.... More > Bindings include tacketed, Ethiopian, medieval, leather fine binding, boarded, split board, simplified, German case, nonadhesive paper case, crossed structure, sewn boards and scaleboard.< Less
Condensed Code of Operating Rules, Edition of 1951 By Stephen Karas, Robert Hanmer
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The Condensed Code of Operating Rules provides a concise set of rules to operate model railroads. This rulebook is a necessity for anyone operating a North American model railroad in the... More > 1940’s, 1950's or 1960's era. The Condensed Code are in use by hundreds of model railroaders across North America and the world. Based on prototype railroad’s widely-adopted Consolidated Code of Operating Rules, the Condensed Code has eliminated rules that are rarely, if ever, applicable to a model railroad. This new "Edition of 1951" backdates the previous editions of the Condensed Code by adding rules covering Form 31 train orders as well as many other minor enhancements. The Condensed Code of Operating Rules covers topics such as signals (whistle, hand, fixed signals and markers), superiority of trains, train orders, and ABS and CTC signaling. Not covered are track warrant and Direct Traffic Control systems of operation. Included in the same book are train dispatcher rules.< Less
Fold-Forming Paper (Classic version) By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This is the original classic paper that started the fold-forming scene. Fold-forming or foldforming is a system of sheet metal forming which emphasizes forming using the metals characteristics. Forms... More > are derived from the natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. The system is internationally recognized as a new approach to working metal. It is extremely efficient and rapid. Tools are simple: fingers, hands, anvil hammers, mallets, and rolling mills. The paper has a theoretical introduction and step-by-step recipes for quickly working sheet metal. 49 pages, over 70 B/W line drawings. This was the precursor to the full color 2008 book "Foldforming" by Lewton-Brain.< Less
Keum-Boo: Hot Burnished Gold Foil By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book teaches how to easily hot burnish gold foil permanently onto silver objects, and raw sheet for soldering and building patterned jewelry with. It is a very rapid, easy method of adding the... More > buttery richness of 24k gold to your silver and gold objects. This incredibly simple designing technique was re-introduced to the West from Korea in the 1980’s. It lets you make pictures and patterns using pure 24k gold foil placed onto other metals as well, including steel, platinum, palladium, 14K, 18K and other gold alloys, aluminum and even copper. Step-by-step photos show how to make your own gold foil, hot burnish onto silver, platinum. Also discussed are how to calibrate a hot plate and use liver of sulfur. The white electrum alloy for keum-boo is described.< Less
Gold Applications for Enameling By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper details how to inlay gold and other metals into copper to create patterned sheet to construct with and enamel over with transparent enamels. The step-by-step example shown uses a spiral... More > iron binding wire to indent a thick copper slab. Gold is fused into the indentation and the excess removed. When rolled out this produces beautiful gold inlay to enamel over. The paper also details how to do paper die printing, a lovely addition to any metal surface. This technique was publicised by Lewton-Brain in chapters in the magazine Glass on Metal, and in Karen Cohen's book on enameling "The Art of Fine Enameling". This paper addresses one section of the 'Gold Applications under Enamels' paper in detail and depth. 18 pages, BW diagrams.< Less
Patinas for Small Studios (Classic paper) By Charles Lewton-Brain
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Patinas for Small Studios by Charles Lewton-Brain This classic paper describes safer, easier patination methods for metals involving easily obtainable and even kitchen chemicals to produce blues,... More > greens, browns, blacks, grays and reddish tones on metals. Cupric nitrate patination, which gives a wide ranges of controllable green, blue, black and brown color options on a number of metals, is extensively discussed. Paint types which emulate patinas are mentioned. Application methods and options for pattern and surface control are described. 35 pages< Less
Small Scale Photography: How to Take Great Shots of Your Work By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This text gives excellent lessons on how to set up a home or studio photo booth to take professional-quality photographs and images of your jewelry or small objects such as ceramics, glass, fossils... More > and so on. Taking your own quality images saves money and time. The system (not counting the cost of camera and tripod) costs less than $70.00 to set up. How to build a drop shadow photo booth,lighting, miniature spotlighting, composition, backgrounds, surface understanding and image creation are covered. PR techniques are taught and sources are listed. The ideas shared in this set can save you hundreds of dollars in professional photographic fees and time. While written in 1997 and discusses film use all the studio set up and image making information is good for digital images. 90 pages, lots of clear diagrams and drawings. ISNB 0-9698510-2-2< Less
Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book analyzes hinges and hinge-like mechanisms in a manner never done before in a single volume. It has become a classic for jewelry making. Along with history, generics, classes of hinges,... More > guiding principles, sections include: design, tube making, hinge pins (force-fit, riveted, upset, tapered, cotter type, tubing, square, threaded, stud), hinge types (basic, thick-walled, locket, bracelet, box, block, cold-rolled, tab, cast and milled), lubrication, catch systems, hidden, alternative, cast hinges and solving design problems. Good index and table of contents. Covers more information about hinges than any book in English. 112 pages, over 200 line drawings..< 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