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Building Beehives For Dummies

Building Beehives For Dummies Lowest new price: $10.79
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Author: Howland Blackiston
Brand: Howland Blackiston

The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment

Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories.   For each design the book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardware and fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together.  There are over a dozen plans in all, including the traditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designs for elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board, the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive top feeders, and more. The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book. 

Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned ol’timer, Building Beehives for Dummies provides you with the information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories). You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how to maintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy, where to locate your hive, and much more.

  • Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within a beehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your colonies
  • Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighbors happy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional laws and regulations
  • Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun and profit

In today’s world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics and sustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you and your bees will appreciate and benefit from.

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Essential Guide to the Steel Square: How to Figure Everything Out with One Simple Tool, No Batteries Required

Essential Guide to the Steel Square: How to Figure Everything Out with One Simple Tool, No Batteries Required Lowest new price: $10.17
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Author: Ken Horner

Every woodworker owns a steel square, but few know all they could do with it!

  • A handy reference for any curious carpenter, woodworker, or serious do-it-yourselfer
  • Unlock the secrets of the steel square, an indispensable time-honored hand tool
  • This simple tool can quickly solve common construction problems involving angles, arcs, circles, & squares
  • No batteries are required to answer geometry and layout questions for any project
  • Contains practical advice, simple rules of thumb, and skill-building exercises
  • Includes hundreds of clear illustrations and diagrams
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    The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter

    The Ax Book: The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter Lowest new price: $14.11
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    Author: Dudley Cook
    Brand: Brand: Alan C. Hood n Company, Inc.

    The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.

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    • Used Book in Good Condition

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    Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters (Dover Books on Architecture)

    Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters (Dover Books on Architecture) Lowest new price: $8.68
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    Author: D. C. Beard
    Brand: Dover Publications

    This excellent hands-on guide by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America contains a wealth of practical instruction and advice on how to build everything from a bark teepee and a tree-top house to a log cabin and a sod house. No professional architects are needed here; and knowing how to use an axe is more important than possessing carpentry skills.
    More than 300 of the author's own illustrations and a clear, easy-to-follow text enable campers to create such lodgings as half-cave shelters, beaver mat huts, birch bark shacks, over-water camps, a Navajo hogan, and a pole house. Additional chapters provide information on how to use an axe, split and notch logs, make a fireplace, and even build appropriate gateways to log houses, game preserves, ranches, and other open areas.
    An invaluable book for scouts, campers, hikers, and hunters of all ages, this guide and its fascinating collection of outdoor lore "still has intrinsic value," said Whole Earth Magazine, and will be of keen interest to any modern homesteader.

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    • Shelters Shacks and Shanties The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters

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    Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins: Taunton's BLP: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)

    Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins: Taunton's BLP: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton's Build Like a Pro) Lowest new price: $9.95
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    Author: Andrew Wormer
    Brand: Dekorne, Clayton

    Learn how to get tight miters and crisp details when casing doors and windows, running baseboard, and putting up crown molding. Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins shows you how to get professional results with all of your common trim projects. Among the latest in Taunton's Build Like a Pro series, Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins is filled with trade secrets and tried-and-true methods from carpenter and author Clayton DeKorne's 25 years in the industry. Detailed instructions with hundreds of photos and drawings can help you overcome challenges like out-of-square walls, floors, and ceilings. You'll also learn how to design and build custom built-in bookcases and cabinets to enhance any room in the house.

    This book brings you:

    • professional tips and trade secrets for installing trim with precision
    • advice on common trim projects, including window and door casing, baseboards, crown molding, and wainscoting
    • detailed instructions for built-in bookcases and cabinets

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    • ISBN13: 9781561584789
    • Condition: New
    • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

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    Woodburning Project & Pattern Treasury: Create Your Own Pyrography Art with 75 Mix-and-Match Designs

    Woodburning Project & Pattern Treasury: Create Your Own Pyrography Art with 75 Mix-and-Match Designs Lowest new price: $13.89
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    Author: Debbie Pompano
    Brand: Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

    A fresh take on the craft of woodburning focusing on the drawing, lettering, and design elements that when learned will add dimension and composition to any pyrography project.

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    • Used Book in Good Condition

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    The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving

    The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving Lowest new price: $7.99
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    Author: Charles Beiderman
    Brand: Charles Beiderman

    "An excellent book for all carvers." — The Mallet
    "A woodcarver is one who can take a scrap of wood, breathe life into it with patient, skilled hands, and make it a warm object of lasting beauty. That is creativity," say award-winning craftsmen Beiderman and Johnston in this well-organized and highly instructive guidebook that tells you everything you need to know to create attractive woodcarvings.
    Especially written for the novice, it shows how to produce realistic animals, flowers, and humorous figures in a variety of forms: in the round, in relief, and as line carvings. A wide spectrum of more than 60 project patterns offers practical plans and ideas for carvers at all levels of expertise.
    The authors provide a detailed yet easy-to-follow introduction to carving tools and how to use them. There are also helpful hints to guide beginning carvers through difficult stages of carving, and expert advice on painting and finishing, woodcarving as gifts, how to exhibit and enter carvings in competition, and much more. You'll even find a whole chapter devoted to carving birds.
    Abundantly illustrated with over 200 photographs and detailed line drawings, this first paperback edition of The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving will be welcomed by any would-be woodcarver seeking a thorough, reliable, and crystal-clear introduction to the age-old art of carving wood.

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    • The Beginner s Handbook of Woodcarving With Project Patterns for Line Carving Relief Carving Carving in the Round and Bird Carving

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    Making Wooden Gear Clocks

    Making Wooden Gear Clocks Lowest new price: $8.35
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    Author: Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking &
    Brand: imusti

    Making a piece of wood move is fun, but making it tell time is truly amazing! Inside this book youll find ingenious plans for creating awesome wooden machines that actually move and keep time. These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop. Wooden gear clocks are not only fascinating to watch, but can be surprisingly accurate timepieces. Just dont expect atomic precisionafter all, theyre modeled on 17th-century technology! But as you build these clocks youll use all of the basic principles that still govern mechanical clocks today. Seven well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, and full-sized patterns are attached to the book in a handy pouch. With a little perseverance youll soon be ticking along happily with your own wooden clockworks. All you have to do is build them, wind them up, and let them runno batteries required.

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    • Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc

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    The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches

    The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches Lowest new price: $19.71
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    Author: Christopher Schwarz
    Brand: Schwarz Christopher

    The follow-up book to Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use

    Complete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building nine workbench formsInstruction on improving existing workbenches for better workholding and an improved woodworking shop.

    The Workbench Design Book not only shows how to design a workbench―it also discusses and presents nine specific designs plus critiques of 10 additional workbenches, with suggestions for making any bench work most effectively for the kind of work the user does. The 9 workbench plans have a range suitable for all workshop needs, from handwork to power tools. A discussion of workbench design rules teach what's effective and why in a multitude of workshop situations. Additional workholding options―from shop-made jigs and commercial bench dogs to vise hardware―are also provided.

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    • The Workbench Design Book The Art Philosophy of Building Better Benches

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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: $9.95
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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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    • Used Book in Good Condition

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