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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
A Clay Christmas Menagerie By Devi Keller
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Make the holidays extra special with hand-made ornaments of oven-bake clay! Find step-by-step instructions to make ten unique animal ornaments, including a panda, polar bear, mouse, owl, arctic seal,... More > blue bird, reindeer, penguin, fox, and elephant. Add accessories like a santa hat and scarf, and surprise your friends and relatives this Christmas with an unforgettable, hand-made ornament.< Less
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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
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
Making a Chain Chasing Tool By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper explains how to make a chain tool, a class of chasing tool which lets you make organized, regular rows of round dents for borders, frames, bands and decorative repeated marks. Different... More > shapes are possible, and the registration bumps on the tool let you automatically extend a decorative line or row, otherwise very hard to do with chasing tools. More complex patterns can be placed between the registration bumps allowing complicated rows of marks. The same idea can make rope-like lines of marks. Tool steels, sources and hardening and tempering are addressed. Chain tool information is not available elsewhere. Includes 30 black and white step-by step photos.< Less
Slot Car Magazine - November 2018 Issue 46 By Marc Abbott & Ric Woods
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In this slot-tastic issue, my building skills, or lack thereof, were once again put to the test. It’s quite an interesting experience, building up a kit that we have been sent by a generous... More > manufacturer. When I say “interesting”, I actually mean “frightening”, because there is always some chance that a disaster will occur and we’ll end up with an unhappy manufacturer as well as thousands of racers all round the world thinking (or knowing) they would have done it better. I think I may have got away with it again, but having said that, I haven’t seen any feedback yet… I hope you enjoy this issue and aren’t too baffled as to why two old men got so excited about some cars from an old and long-forgotten TV series.< 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
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
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
Beautiful, Kind and Gifted By Jamesha Bazemore
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Journals and notebooks created and illustrated by Jamesha Bazemore
Pretty Brown Girl By Jamesha Bazemore
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Notebooks and journals created and illustrated by Jamesha Bazemore.
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King By Jamesha Bazemore
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Journals and notebooks created and illustrated by Jamesha Bazemore.
Lovey By Jamesha Bazemore
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Journals and notebooks created and illustrated by Jamesha Bazemore.
Handsome By Jamesha Bazemore
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Nappturally Ever After By Jamesha Bazemore
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The Craft of Upholstery By Ken Knowles
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A how-to book illustrating the craft of upholstery. Written by a second generation upholsterer who explains both automotive and furniture upholstery techniques. Each project is described from start... More > to finish along with step by step photographs.Also included are chapters on fabrics, tools , supplies and yardage estimates.< Less
Building a 4-Shaft PVC Loom By Dave Holly
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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
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 VCO Chip Cookbook By Thomas Henry
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A complete guide showing how to design linear and exponential VCOs for electronic musc using the 566, 8038, and XR-2206 function generator chips. Written by synthesizer DIY guru, Thomas Henry, The... More > VCO Chip Cookbook contains over 100 pages of tips, analysis, and schematics to help you build your own VCO circuits with confidence!< Less
Piano Stories - Vol.1 By Steven Bear
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Beautiful piano solos for the intermediate to advanced piano player. Every piece tells a little story. Composed by Steven Bear. Sheet music book. 123 p.
The Pourpoint of Charles de Blois By Tasha Kelly
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Patterns and instructions for recreating the Charles de Blois pourpoint, an extant garment from 14th-century France.
Midlana - Second Edition (Coilbound) 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 extremely common, with more choices, better availability, and a larger aftermarket than front-engine rear-drive engines. 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. NOTE: This is the spiral-bound edition.< Less
Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure By Mike Evans
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Hubris is a weird fantasy setting that uses the awesome Dungeon Crawl Classics rules! In this book you will find 10 territories filled with tables and charts to generate interesting locations and... More > encounters, new occupations, 4 new classes, 5 new playable races, 3 new spells, 4 new patrons, including 3 patrons spells for each, 11 new and terrible gods, 14 tables and charts for a GM to use to aid them in their game or create interesting/fun situations, two new adventures to kick off a campaign, and 51 new enemies (including enemies that are unique thanks to random generation). Hubris is hackable! Each territory can be used as the GM wills! Need a desert, swamp, or frozen tundra for your game? Use what's in Hubris!< Less