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One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Lowest new price: $5.90
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Author: Sam Keith

This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company.   Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.

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50 Things to Do with a Penknife

50 Things to Do with a Penknife Lowest new price: $11.70
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Author: Matt Collins

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned whittler, this practical guide to the age old yet newly popular art of whittling will delight, inspire, and instruct you. Featuring projects that cater to a range of skill levels—including a pen/pencil holder, chess pieces, a slingshot, spoon, whistle, chopsticks, fishhook, bookmark, and more elaborate carvings like a horse's head and whale—50 Things to Do with a Penknife is the perfect combination of cool craftsmanship with savvy survival-skill projects. Detailed step-by-step illustrations make this book ideal for the creative adventurer with-a-knife in your life!

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Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more

Crafting with Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and more Lowest new price: $6.37
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Author: Becky Lamb
Brand: Lamb Becky

CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, UPCYCLED PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST WIDELY AVAILABLE RECLAIMED WOOD

Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Packed with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions for over 25 DIY projects, this book shows how to build, paint, and finish unique gifts, decor, and furniture, including:

• Cute jewelry organizer
• Rustic coffee table
• Chic wine bar
• Family chalkboard
• Inspiring word art
• Handy step stool

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  • Crafting with Wood Pallets Projects for Rustic Furniture Decor Art Gifts and More

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Carving Faces Workbook: Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow (Fox Chapel Publishing) (Detailed Lips, Eyes, Noses, & Hair to Add Expressive Life to Your Woodcarvings)

Carving Faces Workbook: Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow (Fox Chapel Publishing) (Detailed Lips, Eyes, Noses, & Hair to Add Expressive Life to Your Woodcarvings) Lowest new price: $11.38
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Author: Harold Enlow
Brand: Harold L Enlow

Pull up a seat next to Harold's carving bench as he teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression while sharing decades of carving tips and techniques! Learn from Harold Enlow, one of America's foremost caricature carvers:

  • How to carve faces such as Cowboy, Santa, Wood Spirit, Witch, Ugly Faces, & more
  • How to render highly-detailed features like eyes, lips, nose, hair, & ears
  • How to add life and expression to your carvings
  • Clear, easy-to-follow instructions
  • Detailed patterns
  • Masterful tips & techniques gathered over decades of carving
  • Each project is done in small steps that guarantee success

Follow along as the legendary Harold Enlow, a founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America, teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression.

Enlow shares his masterful woodcarving tips and techniques that make his carvings stand out in this information-packed book. You'll learn to carve a female face, a cowboy face, a Native American face, a Santa face, and more. Best of all, you'll discover Enlow's secret to success: Learning how to render highly detailed eyes, lips, nose, hair, and ears before moving on to carving a complete face.

Inside this workbook, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow instructions and detailed patterns for carving a variety of faces. Each project is done in small steps that guarantee success.

For anyone who wants to learn to carve faces that stand out in a crowd, this is a must-have addition to your woodcarving library!

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  • Carving Faces Workbook Learn to Carve Facial Expressions and Characteristics with the Legendary Harold Enlow

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Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional Techniques (Woodcarving Illustrated Books) (Fox Chapel Publishing)

Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional Techniques (Woodcarving Illustrated Books) (Fox Chapel Publishing) Lowest new price: $19.95
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Author: Chris Pye
Brand: Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

A comprehensive guide for those who want to learn carving, this manual provides a handful of lessons, including how to choose the best woods, safe tool handling tips, making cuts, and executing a variety of techniques.

With the help of Chris Pye, you'll learn to carve:

  • Four types of molding
  • A beautiful koi project in three levels of relief carving
  • A realistic baseball cap in-the-round
  • A charming wren in-the-round

The first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know.

Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual is akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver. You'll learn what to look for in a workbench, the importance of commissioning your carving tools—there's more to it than just sharpening!—and how to make exacting cuts and execute a variety of techniques.

Like any good instructor, Pye includes practice exercises to make you comfortable with the tools and techniques so you can build your skills and carve with confidence. Pye's conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high, and pierced relief, and in-the-round.

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The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (Big Book of ... Series)

The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (Big Book of ... Series) Lowest new price: $15.51
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Author: John Nelson
Brand: Brand: Lark Crafts

Every woodworker will want to own this colorful, information-packed, mammoth resource for weekend crafting. It's filled with 150 classic projects, and features an introductory section that walks readers through the various planning stages. It's all covered: selecting the right wood, working with patterns, gluing, and finishing. Novices can effortlessly make simple mirrors, shelves, clocks, and jewelry boxes, while those with slightly more advanced skills can try the small cupboard, blanket chest, or side table. For outdoors, there are whimsical weathervanes, whirligigs, plants stands, and trellises. Some of the sweetest items are just for kids, such as animal pull toys, wheeled cars, puzzles, a winged rocking chair, and vintage-style doll accessories. Every project include finishes or surface decoration options, plus drawings and patterns.

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Build Stuff with Wood: Make Awesome Projects with Basic Tools

Build Stuff with Wood: Make Awesome Projects with Basic Tools Lowest new price: $13.03
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Author: Asa Christiana
Brand: Taunton

Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has little to no tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a few portable power tools (cordless drill, jigsaw, etc.), build a bunch of cool projects with that basic kit, and then add skills and tools as you go. For example, adding a small router to your arsenal allows you to gracefully round edges on tables and shelves; buying a simple doweling jig opens up the world of joinery. In all, 14 fun projects will be presented, all built with just a few woodworking tools and off-the-shelf lumber.

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The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture

The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture Lowest new price: $15.58
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Author: Christophe Pourny
Brand: Workman Publishing

Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture―from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques―ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, among many others―with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch. Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.

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  • Artisan

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The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips

The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips Lowest new price: $17.53
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Author: Tom Carpenter
Brand: Brand: Landauer Corporation

The ultimate step-by-step guide to essential woodworking skills, techniques, tools, tips and tricks.

  • More than 40 fabulous projects
  • For woodworkers of all levels
  • Detailed plans for home accessories, home furnishings, outdoor projects and workshop projects
  • More than 1,200 full-color, step-by-step illustrations, photos and diagrams
  • Shop set-up and safety
  • How to use tools, make jigs and joints
  • Applying finishes
The Complete Guide to Woodworking features detailed plans for 40 stunning projects for woodworkers of all levels, plus more than 1,200 step-by-step illustrations. It also includes expert information on setting up a workshop, safety, how to use and look after tools, and much more. For beginners and experienced woodworkers alike, this is the ultimate step-by-step guide.

From the principles of basic design to essential woodworking techniques to a gallery of 40 complete plans for fabulous woodworking projects, this thorough and attractive book gives all the information you need to become a master woodworker and have a houseful of fine furnishings to show for the effort.

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Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition: Learn to Master Your Scroll Saw in 25 Skill-Building Chapters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Ultimate Beginner's Guide with Projects to Hone Your Scrolling Skills

Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition: Learn to Master Your Scroll Saw in 25 Skill-Building Chapters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Ultimate Beginner's Guide with Projects to Hone Your Scrolling Skills Lowest new price: $10.09
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Author: John Nelson
Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

Use this ultimate beginner's scroll saw guide to hone your scrolling skills to perfection!

  • 25 practice exercises to build your skills
  • Step-by-step cutting instructions and patterns
  • Essential information on blades, accessories, equipment, materials and procedures
  • Learn scrolling techniques like stack cutting, relief, inlay, compound, segmentation, and more
  • Objective guide to today's best scroll saws

Author John Nelson has taught hundreds of students how to quickly and safely use the scroll saw to make practical and beautiful projects. Now it's your turn!

This book is like having an experienced scroller in your shop, looking over your shoulder to tell you step-by-step how to get great results from your scroll saw.

You'll find everything you need to know here, boiled down to the best and simplest methods. Practice a specific technique in each of 25 skill-building chapters, and then use that skill to make an attractive project. As you progress, each chapter builds upon the previous skills you've already learned. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be ready to tackle any scroll saw project with experience and confidence.

Begin with the basics of cutting straight, curved, and jagged lines, and then progress to more advanced techniques like stack cutting, relief, inlay, compound, segmentation, and more. Project patterns include die-cut stationery, a fish silhouette, a butterfly with interior cuts, a hummingbird ornament, and a collapsible wooden basket.

This new third edition provides an objective guide to all of the scroll saw models available in today's market, updated to include information on new scroll saw manufacturers.

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  • Fox Chapel Publishing

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