Following the success of “Guitar Thesaurus: The Complete Guide To Scales, Chords, Arpeggios”, “Guitar Thesaurus Vol.II: Advanced Scales” stands as the perfect addition to its... More > predecessor. By popular demand, the author Stefanos Nikas decided to write a second guide that would include all these rare, exotic and traditional scales, which are extensively used by more advanced players wishing to create unique sounds. So here it is! More than 60 new scales to choose from, including Bebop, Japanese, Hungarian, Neapolitan scales and more. Many of these scales are collected in a book for the very first time! If Vol.I was a must-have for every guitarist, Vol.II is what the player needs in order to achieve what he always desired: a distinct and personal sound.< Less
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
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.
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
This is a book for grownup quilters. It’s a book for the many accomplished quilters who are not looking for yet another project book with pages of detailed elementary instructions on how to... More > make someone else’s quilt. Rather, it’s intended for quilters who are seeking ideas and inspiration for their own work. In my quilt related travels, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many such veteran quilters.
This book was also developed to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of my Beaver Island Quilt Retreats (BIQR). Quilters who come to these retreats come with the expectation that they will be provided with an abundance of ideas which will help them design their own original work. The new works in this book were made specifically to provide ideas and inspiration to support the 2008 BIQR theme of making abstract quilts in solids.< Less
Tom Mann is easily one of the most talented weathering artist in Model Railroading.
He has been sharing his work with the MRR'ing community for several years via Internet forums and magazine... More > articles.
If you are interested in weathering, Tom Mann, has written a book that will help you get started and take you through the steps towards creating some very unique models.
Using Tom's methods, you'll learn how to transform your shiny fleet of plastic cars into realistic looking
representations of the trains you see in pictures and the real world. You'll discover talents you did not know you had, enhance your existing weathering skills with new ideas and best of all...you'll have fun.
- Basic Weathering Skills
- Weathering with Salt
- Using an Airbrush
- How to Bring Out That Detail
- Advanced Techniques< Less
Beyond the basics of How to Raku, you will learn how to:
-Raku in your electric kiln -Fire in reduction, when, and why. -The “No Lid” reduction method -Control the amount of Copper color... More > -Load your kiln for the best results -Convert an old electric kiln into a gas Raku kiln -Keep pieces from breaking -Make joints that survive a Raku firing -Use almost any clay for Raku -Fire with Smokeless Raku techniques -Keep your propane tank from freezing up -Read a recipe and “know” what the glaze will do -Make a glaze less runny -Prevent your glazes from being contaminated and ruining your pieces -Quickly tests dozens of glazes -Raku without glaze -Fire and reduce very large or very small pieces -Easily get rid of that black “stuff” -Use a blowtorch to fix “ugly” pieces -Refire a piece get better results -Tong removal techniqeues -Ideas for “functional” Raku -Make Raku water-tight for use as vases, water fountains, etc. -Basics of Naked and Horse Hair Raku -Started Glazes to Try
… And MORE!!< Less
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
When it comes to your tracing your family tree online, you need the right tools to get the job done! In The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, renowned genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke help... More > you stuff your genealogy toolbox with FREE state-of-the-art Internet tools that are built to search, translate, message, and span the globe. You’ll travel outside the genealogy community and straight to the folks who dominate the online world: Google.
The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox includes:
Google Search: Put an end to fruitless searches forever
Google Alerts: Your personal genealogy research assistant
Gmail: Never lose another email
iGoogle: Create a genealogy research dashboard
Google Books: The world’s history at your fingertips
Google News Timeline: Get the scoop on your ancestors
Google Translate: Open the world of foreign language documents and websites
YouTube Videos: Your family history in action
Google Earth: Rock your ancestor’s world!< Less
COIL-BOUND VERSION. 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 //... More > Drawing the body (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 EBOOK SEE http://bit.ly/dwgpple< Less
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
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
Piecework and patchwork quilting were taught to 'The Four of Us' by Sandi Fox of California textile renown. The women became close friends and, in turn, taught the craft at Mormon Handicraft in Salt... More > Lake City, Utah for almost three decades. Their legacy continues throughout the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys where they helped enrich the lives of many women. Joy Knowlton, Carol Bitner, Carol Morgan, and Beth Ann Neville taught skills and made friends with hundreds of women as they worked to create a body of handwork unequaled in the intermountain west. Work in this book focuses on the author's mother, Joy Knowlton.< Less
Sometimes you don’t know what your story is until you start to tell it. When my teacher, Ann, passed away suddenly nine months into my beginner knitting class, followed by my dad and then my... More > mom, the book I was planning to write — a lighthearted collection of Ann’s knitting tips and techniques — turned into something much deeper. As I followed the yarn where it led me, I discovered the ways in which my life was intertwined with Ann’s, and, in the process, I began to uncover my own true story.
“Tattoo this on your eyelids! This book is really really good....It’s got everything going for it; funny stories, heart warming anecdotes, awesome information about how to take care of your knits, and a mass of other little facts and details that range form interesting to ‘ohmergawd how did I not know this???’,” writes Theo DeAndrea
“This book is without a doubt one of the most wonderful reads….Thanks to Reba, not only did Ann teach her class at the Y, but now us as well,” says “MySistersKnitter.”< Less
Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' – including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is... More > in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box.
Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment.
In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can make a decent job of putting up a shelf, you can build yourself a fully functioning hive that bees will be proud to call home.
By the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.< Less
This book follows the general approach taken by the KX3’s big sibling’s book: The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration, and Operation. This 6” x 9” Portable Version-sized book... More > is exactly the same as the 8.5”x11” version. It’s smaller form factor allows it to be more easily taken on portable expeditions.
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
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
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
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
This eBook teaches how to prepare and verify scale drawings of a historical aircraft. This guide may be interesting for both "3D" and traditional modelers. It is an excerpt from larger... More > publication, but also a complete book on its own. To learn more about “Virtual Airplane” and get free trials, visit *>> www.airplanes3d.net< Less
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
A basic guide to building electric motorcycles, this book gives you the lay of the land, an outline the basic principles and practices of electric vehicles and electric motorcycle conversions, and... More > point you in the direction of some good resources and good advice. ...from Fossils to Flux will get you started down the path, and help you know where to find the signposts to guide you along the way.< Less
There you have it at last! The most complete guide for scales, chords and arpeggios until now! In over 100 pages you will find EVERYTHING that you 'll EVER NEED in order to sound like your favorite... More > guitar players. With a wide collection of scales, chords and arpeggios, demonstrated in easy-to-remember shapes through the neck, this groundbreaking method is what every guitarist always wanted but could never have. GUITAR THESAURUS is not only a true dictionary of every pattern used in today's music but it also includes an invaluable section about how you can use all these shapes to create music and become a better musician.< Less