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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 KX3 - Portable By Fred Cady - KE7X
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This 6” x 9” Portable Version-sized book is exactly the same as the 8.5”x11” version. It’s smaller form factor allows it to be more easily taken on portable... More > expeditions. This book follows the general approach taken by the KX3’s big sibling’s book: The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration, and Operation. There are many schematics and diagrams for those who learn best by reading. Hands-on learners will enjoy working through exercises designed to illustrate the KX3’s many features. Chapter 1 describes the KX3 receiver to see if the roofing filter is needed. Chapter 2 helps you configure your KX3. Separate chapters are dedicated to operating CW, SSB, DATA, AM, and FM. Chapter 8 contains a variety of hints on how to use filtering and noise reduction techniques. It includes an in-depth explanation of AGC and an "Oops, why is it doing that?" section. This book DOES NOT cover the KXPA100 amplifier, the KXAT100 tuner, or the KX3-2M two-meter transverter. Another volume is planned for these.< 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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