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
It all starts with a meandering line -- that you embellish with freehand machine quilting designs. The only limit is your imagination.
This PDF edition of Meandering Magic combines the designs and... More > variations from my original books (Meandering Magic, published in 2005 and More Meandering Magic, published in 2007).
The introductory material has been edited and updated, and all of the original designs from both books are included. Note that there are NOT any new designs in this edition, it is simply a repackaging of the print books which are no longer available for purchase.< Less
Issue 3 is intended as a guide for gamers to understanding the role of the British and Commonwealth forces in Northwest Europe during 1944-45. The issue features a high-level campaign overview... More > illustrated with full colour maps, a complete breakdown of all divisions and independent brigades of the 21st Army Group, a study of the Canadian infantry battalion organization, an analysis of how British soldiers are portrayed in wargames, a listing of all AFVS used by 21st Army Group with types, variants, and roles explained. Also an article on nationalities in the ASLSK with a scenario set during Operation CHARNWOOD. The issue should appeal to fans of Combat Mission, ASL, Flames of War, or any tactical game system who struggles in differentiating between the multiple types of British tanks and AFVs, wants to put the smaller skirmishes into the larger context of the battles and campaigns that shaped the war in Europe, or who wants to know more about the divisions and brigades that made up the 21st Army Group< Less
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
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
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
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
A Corvair for Dummies book! If you are under 40, odds are you have never heard or seen a Corvair! Learn how to repair the most common restoration issues for the Chevrolet Corvair, 1965-69. Step by... More > step procedures on critical issues. Learn the history about America's only rear engine, air cooled engine car.< Less
This book teaches you how to design and build your own sports car - from scratch! With this design guide, and your choice of FWD drivetrains, you will learn how to create your own dream car.
This... More > guide describes the entire process of designing a sports car: setting goals, research, design, and construction, of a tube-frame, carbon fiber body, mid-engine powered car of your own design.
(This is a design guide for creating your own unique mid-engine sports car; it does not contain plans.)< 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
"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
The Condensed Code of Operating Rules provides a concise set of rules to operate model railroads. This rulebook is a necessity for anyone operating a North American model railroad in the... More > 1940’s, 1950's or 1960's era. The Condensed Code are in use by hundreds of model railroaders across North America and the world.
Based on prototype railroad’s widely-adopted Consolidated Code of Operating Rules, the Condensed Code has eliminated rules that are rarely, if ever, applicable to a model railroad. This new "Edition of 1951" backdates the previous editions of the Condensed Code by adding rules covering Form 31 train orders as well as many other minor enhancements.
The Condensed Code of Operating Rules covers topics such as signals (whistle, hand, fixed signals and markers), superiority of trains, train orders, and ABS and CTC signaling. Not covered are track warrant and Direct Traffic Control systems of operation. Included in the same book are train dispatcher rules.< Less
This is a step-by-step guide for rug hookers who wish to create miniature wool portraits from snapshots. Chapters include color essentials, organization of materials, photo preparation, design... More > transfer, crafting the piece, and a snapshot gallery of miniatures created by April DeConick.< Less
This book is for anyone who is curious about Birmingham Roller pigeons, or for the beginner fancier who has questions about the keeping, breeding and flying the birds. Written by veteran Rollerman... More > Graham Dexter, you can expect 50 clear, helpful answers to 50 of the most asked roller questions.< Less
From the book “Naked Mentalism” and presented as a standalone effect, the Fully-Scripted Naked Book Test is a book test like no other. Designed to emulate the powers of a genuine psychic,... More > there’s no physical component: no handling, no gaffs, nothing to write down, peek or burn. Nothing. Simply walk up to a stranger reading anything written in English, ask them to select a word in a fair test of your ability. You reveal the concept the word embodies and the word itself. You can even do it over the phone. The script itself can be learned and used as is, or you can improvise to suit your own style and approach. The data for the model underlying the Fully-Scripted Naked Book Test is presented as an appendix to enable you to do just that.< Less
Ebook: Full size patterns for clothes to fit 18 inch American Girl, Corolle, Gotz, Precious Day Dolls; 14-17 inch baby dolls like Bitty Baby, Gotz Maxi Muffin and Zapf Baby Born; and 16-18 inch dolls... More > like Sasha, Kathe Kruse play dolls, and Magic Attic. Directions throughout the text are given in both centimeters and inches. Full size patterns ready to cut out and use, sewing instructions, and photos of finished outfits. Click on preview to see doll costumes. 46 page ebook.< Less
Electronics is a world seldom visited by most magicians or mentalists, and yet top-flight performers regularly use electronics in their acts to create miracles that fool not just audiences but also... More > others in the business. In this first volume of “Electronics for Magicians” I introduce a cast of electronic components and show that they’re simple to understand. I then show you how to combine them into useful modules, and finally I present several full projects. Fascinating but above all practical, “Electronics for Magicians” will spark your magical creativity in ways and directions you never thought possible – while leaving all the dull theory behind. "I love it and you can quote me on that" - Paul Brook< Less
E-book: This e-pattern design with full size dress pieces is inspired by the bridesmaid dresses in the wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine. The dress will fit your 18 inch full body... More > dolls like American Girl, Gotz, Corolle and other similar dolls. Also included are directions to sew a petticoat and crinoline to give fullness to the skirt. Fully illustrated with photos. 15 pages.< Less
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
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
Are you a carver looking for a fun new carving experience—with a twist? Whether you are new to sweet potato carving or an experienced artist looking to master new techniques, Twisted Taters is... More > your invitation to fun and satisfying crafting. Yam carving is fun and easy—and it just got better. Steve DuBridge takes this art form to a new level. Using detailed, step-by-step guidance, he takes you through four projects, providing tips, pointers, and insight along the way. He also includes an extensive gallery that can be used as a springboard for your next carving adventure! For years, carvers have had to accept the frustration of seeing their creations turn moldy and decay. With the Twisted Taters method, this is no longer the case. Your creation dries in just a few days, developing marvelous texture and twisted features that are strangely human. With the tips and techniques offered here, you can take this fun and easy hobby to a new level!< Less