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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
Grid Down Communications By Sparks , Sparks31
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Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques and various radio communications systems for grid-down scenarios.
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
Origami Inspired Fun & Festive Hat Patterns for Upcycling Feed Sacks By J. F. Johns, C. A. Johns
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Inspire your life with the vivid images of natural beauty found on woven polypropylene feed sacks. Upcycled feed sacks are an excellent fabric for Origami inspired products. The fabric is stiff... More > enough to create exceptionally crisp seams and pleats. We have created 12 easy Origami inspired hat patterns to encourage everyone to recycle their feed sacks into fun pieces of wearable art. These patterns take advantage of Origami folding techniques and the folds can be secured with staples or minimal sewing. All of the patterns use a 15 inch square of feed sack fabric as the basic pattern piece. These are a great size for children and small adults. For larger adults, use a larger Origami square of feed sack fabric. Experiment with your feed sack fabric to find the most interesting image layout for the Origami inspired patterns. All you need to get started is a few woven polypropylene feed sacks. Use your imagination to add custom touches and trims to the patterns. And remember to have fun!< Less
Grid-Down Communications By Sparks31
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Provides an overview of communications monitoring techniques and various radio communications systems for grid-down scenarios.
Maleficium By Paul Prater
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This is Paul Prater's book of bizarre magic routines. It also includes poetry and photography. What have people said about the book? "Paul Praters "Maleficium" is not only a... More > beautifully produced book, it's an excellent collection of direct and entertaining routines of the bizarre genre. I really enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it." --Bob Cassidy "I am very impressed and am on my third reading now. Please consider purchasing Paul's books- not just for his effects but for his thinking and tips."--John Howard< Less
Origami Inspired Clutch Purse Sewing Patterns for Upcycling Feed Sacks By J. F. Johns, C. A. Johns
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Inspire your life with the vivid images of natural beauty found on woven polypropylene feed sacks. Upcycled feed sacks are an excellent fabric for Origami inspired products. The fabric is stiff... More > enough to create exceptionally crisp seams and pleats. Upcycling feed sacks into useful products will reduce the amount of non-biodegradable feed sacks in our landfills. We have created 12 easy Origami inspired clutch purse patterns to encourage everyone to recycle their feed sacks into beautiful and practical custom works of usable art. All you need to get started is some basic sewing skills and a few woven polypropylene feed sacks. Use your imagination to add custom touches and trims to the patterns. And remember to have fun!< Less
Watch and Clock Repair For Beginning and Intermediate Students By Mike Barnett
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A two year course in watch and clock repair with most of the emphasis on watch repair. Profusely illustrated and hands-on in nature. An excellent course to have found and saved from disappearing.... More > Relatively modern as it's from the 1970's.< 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 independent mix engineers in the country & abroad.< 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, steganopgraphy, math, music, and dozens of other common puzzle cache types will have you on the trail in no time.< Less
Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics By Seth Nagelberg
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This book is intended for exploring model making and mold making for ceramics. Beginners will find clear step by step instructions to make this process easy to understand. Advanced makers will find... More > methods and tips that will take their work to the next level. Seth Nagelberg demonstrates that there is never a one size fits all solution and shows more than one way to mix plaster, shape plaster models and make plaster molds. Learn how to use your molds for slip casting and press molding your designs. Take your process from one-offs to small batch manufacturing.< 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
Midlana By Kurt Bilinski
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Midlana takes the logical next step in the evolution of the traditional Lotus replica, by incorporating a front-wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain and mounting it mid-engine, while retaining the original's... More > retro styling. A mid-engine configuration provides better acceleration, better braking, and better cornering than its front-engine equivalent. FWD drivetrains are now extremely common, with more choices, widespread availability, and a larger aftermarket than most traditional drivetrains. And, many builders are already familiar with FWD drivetrains; Midlana opens the door to using drivetrains that they already have and understand. Midlana contains full plans, including: wheel and tire choices, drivetrain selection, options, seats, shocks and springs, construction techniques, chassis and suspension fabrication, cowl and dash layout, electrical, fuel, and coolant system construction, shifter fabrication, windscreen mounting, parts and sources, final assembly, and registration.< 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.
MAKING COMICS; The MickMacks Meatbucket Way By Jarrod Elvin
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If you like comic books and are interested in starting out to make your own, but never quite knew how to go about it, then this book is for you! MAKING COMICS; The MickMacks Meatbucket way is a... More > compilation of the lesson handouts from MickMacks Meatbucket comic school, started by Jarrod Elvin in 2012. it takes you through each aspect of creating your own independent black and white comic books from scratch, from pre production to self publishing and everything in between!.< Less
Learn Watch Repair At Home With The Home Study Course Of The Wisconsin Institute of Horology By Mike Barnett
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NOW IN SOFT COVER! This over 400 page watch repair course was developed so that you can learn mechanical, vintage watch repair at home, at your own pace. The structured course is complete and... More > assumes the student has few or no mehanical skills and takes the student from no watch repair skills to being educated highly educaed in watchmaking. This text also makes a great reference guide. Developed and revised many times over a 30 year span, the course is as relavent as it was when first authored in the first half of the 20th century. It is a classic instructional book that many watchmakers have in their horological library.< Less
DC Prop Builders Handbook Vol1 By Brent Ross
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From the award winning creators of the DC Cemetery comes the DC Prop Builders Handbook. This book is the Home Haunters dream instruction manual for learning background techniques for fabrication of... More > your own props as well as the step by step instruction in creating 22 of our designs. The book features simple easy to understand text, tons of pictures and diagrams, and parts lists (and suppliers) to aid you in the construction of our prop designs. The props included in the book are the Skeletal Organist, Pipe Organ, Stump Jumper, Rocking Chair, Two different Coffins, Ghost Heads, Pneumatic lifter, Pneumatic Extender, Cemetery Gate Columns, Mausoleums, Gargoyles, Mold Making instructions, Fog Chillers, and many others. The book also has a section on basic pneumatics as well as a haunt "necessities" section for even more assistance with everyday haunt applications.< Less
DC Prop Builder's Handbook Volume 2 By Brent Ross
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From the award winning creators of the DC Cemetery comes the second edition of the DC Prop Builders Handbook series. The DC Prop Builders Handbook Volume 2 features 150 pages of extremely descriptive... More > instructions to create another 10 of our unique designs. These designs include the following: Heavy Duty Lifter, Pneumatic Extender (scissor lift/extender), Drop Panels, Un-Dead Coffin (and erector mechanism), Thrashing Corpse, Thrashing Doors, The Mourner, Lightning Window, Air Cannons, & Pneumatic Web Shooter. The second edition was in the makings for nearly two years, so no expense was spared in detailing every step. We’ve added more pictures, a multitude of diagrams, and step by step instructions to walk you through every questionable construction step. In addition we added an in depth introduction to computer control and pneumatics, so not only will you have the instructions to build the prop, but the knowledge of its internal workings and means of control.< Less
Building Martin-style Acoustic Guitar Kits By Bill Cory
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For a Preview and FREE Excerpts, see www.KitGuitarManuals.com ... Sorry, no preview available on Lulu. This is the manual Martin kit builders need! The C.F. Martin Guitar Company has made great... More > guitars for 175 years. ... They also sell acoustic guitar kits that any guitar enthusiast can build. Martin kits are different from others, and procedures on them must be done correctly. But Martin doesn't provide a good manual with the kit. Now, though, there is a dedicated manual. Guitar builder Bill Cory has built a number of Martin-style kits (out of 20+ acoustic kits), and his comprehensive manual totally describes and illustrates the entire process in clear photos and text. If you want a GREAT VALUE for your money, you can purchase a COMBINED PDF (350 pages) of this book AND the "Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitar." It is printable, so you can just print the pages you need to. It is available ONLY as a PDF and ONLY at Bill Cory's website, KitGuitarManuals.com.< 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
Spiral Bound: Complete Guide to Building Kit Acoustic Guitars By Bill Cory
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Opens and Lays Flat: Full size (8 1/2 x 11), over 450 photos, 240 pages. This is the only book anywhere that compares and reviews kits from the major suppliers, and explains the general... More > process of building a guitar. These quality kits offered by C.F. Martin & Co., Stewart-MacDonald, Luthiers Mercantile Int'l, and others, are the best way to begin building. They build very nice guitars, too! The author has BUILT these kits. All the major kits are illustrated and objectively reviewed in this comprehensive, impartial book. You'll find a wealth of building information and tips to help you build your first or later kits, build special tools and jigs, etc. Even if you are not a woodworker, you can build a quality instrument that matches those from many respected guitar factories. (See, hear Wayne Henderson play one: http://www.nichebooks.com/WayneHenderson_on_CoryKit.mov .)< 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
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