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Ullagami Volume 1 By Guy Petzall
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Pop-up Kirigami templates complete with instructions and full-color photographs.
The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report By Charles Lewton-Brain
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Essential for jewelers, professionals, schools, small studios, factories, students. This book reviews issues of studio safety and discusses strategies for recognizing risks in the jewelry workshop,... More > and for reducing hazards by using substitution of materials or processes. The premise is that any reduction in risk improves safety conditions for the goldsmith and artist. Plenty of examples and safety anecdotes with extensive citations and references. A workshop tour gives you a new approach to learning about safety issues and procedures, with safety and health concerns listed by the jewelry procedures and tools used, and a good index. A required text by New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), The New Approach School (Virginia) and the Paris Texas Jewelry Training Program. 222 pages ISBN 0-9698510-4-9< 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
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
Drawing People (ebook) By Joumana Medlej
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Everything you need to know to draw the human figure in all its liveliness and diversity, illustrated in full color. Chapters: Introduction: Cultivating Your Drawing Skills // Drawing the body... More > (comparative face and body anatomy for men and women, muscle diagrams, hands and feet, notes on balance and foreshortening) // Emotions and facial expressions (a study of a sample of 60 expressions with additional notes on posture, etc) // Flexibility (understand how and where the body bends) // Aging the face and body, detailed for men and women // Catalog of human features (eye/hair/skin color, nose/eyebrow/eye/breast shapes, body types) // Guide to human types (detailed anatomic and facial characteristics of over 50 ethnotypes, from Ainu to Zulu, with notes on mixed types – the only such guide in existence). FOR PAPERBACK SEE http://bit.ly/dwgppl< Less
The Elecraft KX-Line PDF Version By Fred Cady - KE7X
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This edition has been formatted for electronic publication and reading. It contains all material found in the printed edition except an index and complete table of contents. No part of this book may... More > 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 book includes the operational details of the amazing KX3 transceiver, the KXPA100 100 watt amplifier and tuner, the PX3 panadapter and the KX3-2M/4M VHF transverter module. These additions provide us with an all-mode, 100 watt transceiver for 160 through six meters, plus an all-mode two- or four-meter (for non-US amateurs) radio. There are schematics and diagrams for those who are visual learners, plus there are greatly expanded text explanations for those who learn best by reading. Hands-on learners will enjoy working through exercises designed to illustrate the KX3’s many features< Less
The Banana of Life: Peeling Away the Mysteries of Reed Making for the Bassoon By Rian Craypo
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A comprehensive exploration of reed making for the bassoon in the style of Norman Herzberg and Benjamin Kamins. Author Rian Craypo has been Principal Bassoon of the Houston Symphony since 2007.
Metal Shapers By Kay Fisher
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Metal Shapers are a unique tool used by machinists. By todays standards they are obsolete yet there are many amateur machinists and some professionals who still use these wonderful machines. Over a... More > period of 16 years there have been over 140 articles published in the shaper column of the NEMES Gazette (The newsletter of the New England Model Engineering Society). This book contains all those columns republished and in some cases updated and corrected.< 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
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
HOW to DESIGN, BUILD and TEST SMALL LIQUID-FUEL ROCKET ENGINES By Leroy Krzycki
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A classic text for experimental and "amateur" rocket scientists, engineers, and technicians. Written especially for people who want to build their own rocket motors, from scratch, this is... More > a superior "how to do it in your garage or workshop" kind of book. We know of no other similar texts. As the author says: "With proper design, careful workmanship, and good test equipment operating in a safe manner, the amateur can build small liquid-fuel rocket engines which have hours of operating life. The purpose of this publication is to provide the serious amateur builder with design information, fabrication procedures, text equipment requirements, and safe operating procedures."< Less
Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This Classic book is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths. Cheap tool making, conversions and unexpected sources for tools are all... More > described. Sections include shop machines, tools, setting tools, soldering and more. Will save you hundreds of dollars in the jewelry studio. Lots of line drawings, lists and reviews of sources round out the book. A good table of contents and index make finding information easy. This was the first bench tricks book published in English in 40 years and led the interest in Bench Tricks in the jewelry/metals field. 80 pages. 82 line drawings. $34.95< 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
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
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
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
The Ravell'd Sleeve | The Journal of The Couture Knitting Workshop By Catherine Lowe
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"Couture knitting translates the principles of haute couture into an approach to hand-knitting that effects a fundamental rethinking of the traditional technical and design vocabularies of the... More > hand-knitter ... The result is a different and unique approach to hand-knitting that is reflected in the designs themselves, in the techniques used to execute the designs, and in the way the characteristics of the knitted fabric come to play as critical a role in the conception of the garment as either the details of its design or the techniques used to execute this design." Thus, Catherine Lowe introduces her renowned concepts of couture knitting to her readers. Now available in this new format, "The Ravell'd Sleeve" revises and brings together in a single volume the four issues of Lowe's acclaimed journal in which she explores the practice and techniques of couture knitting.< Less
French Genealogy From Afar By Anne Morddel
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How to research your French ancestors using the Internet, explained by the author of the French Genealogy Blog.
Cabaret Mechanical Movement: Understanding Movement and Making Automata By Gary Alexander
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"I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Cabaret Mechanical Movement book - it explained some complex ideas around Newtonian mechanics in an erudite and highly readable way without spraining my... More > mind." - Ben Russell (Curator of Mechanical Engineering - Science Museum London). This book takes the would be maker from light mechanical theory through the basic mechanisms to tips on constructing simple moving toys, sculpture or automata. Examples come from the world famous collection of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, with over 200 B&W Illustrations but no detailed plans - you need to use your own imagination! Sold over 12,000 copies since 1998. Chapters: Who, What, Why?, Some Principles, Levers, Shafts, Cranks, Cams, Springs, Linkages, Ratchets, Drives & Gearing, Control, The Checklist, Bibliography, Index. Published by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a museum that pops-up globally to delight its visitors with witty examples of the automata makers art. Find out more about CMT here: http://cabaret.co.uk< Less
The Systematic Mixing Guide By Ermin Hamidovic
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The Systematic Mixing guide is the book to kick start your journey toward absolute mix professionalism within the pop, rock & metal genres. Practical and direct information, conveying... More > professional techniques, is guaranteed to give you the sort of mixing insight that would traditionally take years to develop as a studio intern. These are the same techniques that have taken the author from being an industry newcomer, to one of the most highly sought after engineers in the country & abroad. "The Systematic Mixing Guide is immense in its scope, leaving no mysteries unrevealed and no myths still standing. If you want an incredibly detailed and categorical guide to mixing, look no further." -- Adam "Nolly" Getgood, Guitarist/Producer (Periphery, Architects, Devin Townsend Project)< Less
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 b&w 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 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
Hinges and Hinge Based Catches for Jewelers and Goldsmiths By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book analyzes jewelry hinges and hinge-like mechanisms in a manner never done before in a single volume. It has become a classic, and is our best seller. Along with history, generics, classes of... More > hinges, construction and 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 hinges, alternative, cast hinges and solving design problems. Good index and table of contents. 112 pages, over 200 line drawings.< Less
Patinas For Small Studios 1 By Charles Lewton-Brain
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Describes safer, easier patination methods for metals involving easily obtainable household and even kitchen chemicals to produce blues, greens, browns, blacks, grays and reddish tones on metals.... More > 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. Fuming is addressed. Paint types which emulate patinas are mentioned. Sealing options are described. Application methods and options for pattern development and surface control are described. 45 pages. Revised in 2018. This is the revised third edition.< 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