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Silver Valley Scarf By Roberta Murray
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Knit this delicate lace scarf using any lace weight yarns. Pattern is based on the old Shetland pattern "Print Of The Wave". It is knit in one piece - the border is knit along with the body... More > of the scarf. Requires approximately 600 yards of lace weight yarn (apprx 3000 yards per pound), and 3.25 mm needles.< 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
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!!
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
Cheap Homestead Land and Making a Living By LaMar Alexander
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This is the chapter on how to find cheap homesteader land that provides a guide for finding land, links to cheap land deals, and how to select land. Also included is a guide to starting a homestead... More > business, internet business and using multiple streams of income. These plans are printable. For all the plans order 'Off the Grid'.< Less
Tri Loom Weaving By Barbara Herdman
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A guide to weaving on a triangular frame loom. Instructions for Continous Yarn weaving,Cut Thread weaving,Continuous Bias weaving,Twill,Leno Lace,Fringes,Edgings,Beading,Joining Tri's,a fill in... More > weave,and how to build a loom are included plus much more. Illustrated with 286 black and white how-to photos.< Less
Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse By Lisa Louise Cooke
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Here's the dirty little secret about tablets and the iPad: they are not laptops. Once the genealogist accepts that truth they can untether themselves from the restraints of that mindset and embrace... More > what I call the "Tablet Mindset." And in Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse you will learn how to unleash your iPad's potential for family history on-the-go! These pages are packed with the tools you need to get the most out your tablet: • An in depth look at over 65 apps that are ideal for the genealogist • 32 Fabulous Tips and Tricks that will make you a power user • See it for yourself with recommended online videos Do you have a tablet other than an iPad? No problem! Comparable apps available in Google Play are included. And the Tips and Tricks section will give you clues as to features to look for on your brand of tablet.< 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.
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
6 or Less: How to Really Do Something With Six Components or Less By Thomas Scarborough
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5TH EDITION PDF (recommended). Never in the field of electronic design was so much owed by so many to so few components. “Many of the designs, though simple, are very cleverly thought out,... More > creating some fun results” (Somehow Simple Electronics). 180 electronic projects in 7 major categories, in large Crown Quarto format. This new edition mainly adds stock designs such as oscillators and filters – and a few more specials, as seen in the Contents preview.< 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
Tri Loom Weaving By Barbara Herdman
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A guide to weaving on a triangular frame loom. Instructions for Continous Yarn weaving,Cut Thread weaving,Continuous Bias weaving,Twill,Leno Lace,Fringes,Edgings,Beading,Joining Tri's,a fill in... More > weave,and how to build a loom are included plus much more. Illustrated with 286 black and white how-to photos.< Less
Dory Plans By Fraser Wheaton
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Do-It-Yourself plans to build a 16' Grand Banks Dory. Includes amazing digital pictures and complete step-by-step detail. No previous experience required.
The Pocketbook By Curtis Kam
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Previously only obtainable through a lifetime of experience, the information in The Pocketbook is nothing less than the hard-won secrets and insights that distinguish a duffer from a finished... More > performer. Perfectly portable, The Pocketbook is designed to be both travel log and guidebook on your journey through the most challenging terrain in the world of magic, sleight-of-hand with coins. No tricks explained, only magic.< Less
Diderot on Chasing Tools and Workshop By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This is a reproduction of Diderot's famous French Encyclopaedia from 1751. There are three pages, a title page, a descriptive key page to the images and a page that has an engraving of a chasing and... More > damascening workshop along with a plate showing chasing tools and chisels as well as some typical workshop tools. After the reproduction comes a new section: the translation of the workplace descriptions and the tool key into English, with the proper English chasing terms used for the tools. A variety of tools are named.< 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
Gold Applications: A Technology Review By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper documents the results of a research project for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. It describes fusion applications (gold painting), doublée, Keum-boo, depletion gilding... More > (tumbaga, guanin), inlay and overlay procedures and it discusses fire gilding. Control factors for free compositional choice are defined and demonstrated. That is, the information is treated as a way of creating patterns and pictures by inlaying gold and other materials into metal surfaces. 44 pages. B/W diagrams.< 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
Building A 4-Shaft PVC Loom By Dave Holly
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Building A 4-Shaft PVC Loom contains detailed plans to build a fully functional 4-shaft weaving loom using mainly PVC pipe. The loom can weave a full 24 inches wide. The cost of materials is but a... More > fraction of the price of a new, furniture-quality wooden loom. With the exception of a Reed and Heddles, all of the construction materials may be found at home supply stores like Lowe's, Sears Hardware, and Home Depot. Loom making is fun! Start your project today.< Less
The Pourpoint of Charles de Blois By Tasha Kelly
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A pattern and instructions for recreating the Charles de Blois pourpoint, an extant garment from 14th-century France.
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.
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.
Collector's Guide to Winross Models By Jeffrey Simmons
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This is collector's guide to the 1/64th scale advertising models produced in Rochester, NY by the Winross Company. These small diecast models are collected around the world and there is even a... More > collectors club dedicated to their history.< Less
A Love Story of Impossible Bottles By Kathy Brown
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A Love Story of Impossible Bottles (Second Edition) is author Kathy Brown’s gift to her husband, Chris A. Brown, who tragically died in a skydiving accident on July 7, 2012, at the age of... More > fifty-two. A special and unique person with many interests and talents, Chris was the master of the art of impossible bottles and the original owner and founder of the website insidethebottle.com. This book is based upon a beautiful concept: Impossible Bottles, all of which hold some special memory. According to the author, the bottles described in this book symbolize a person’s heart. We don’t easily let everything come in, but when someone or something is special and dear to us, it stays in our hearts like the memories captured in those bottles.< Less