"The first book of its kind. A selection of over five hundred photographs of arguably the rarest and most spectacular plants on earth, photographed in their natural habitats over the past 80 years by a global cadre of obsessed cactus aficionados made up of both the amateur and the professional. These explorers' relentless drive to find and document succulent plants in some of the most remote landscapes on earth has created an extraordinary collective body of photographic work, one which has rare
"Dylan by Schatzberg Coffee Table Book features exclusive photography of musician Bob Dylan. In 1965, photographer Jerry Schatzberg, already well-established in the field due to his fashion and portrait photography for various publications, such as Vogue, Esquire and Life, listened to Bob Dylan for the first time. Schatzberg would eventually do nine more photo shoots with Dylan from 1965-6, arguably the singer's most creative period, and capture the (now) Nobel laureate during one of the most pi
"Cocktails with a Literary Twist. Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shoreand you deserve a drink! A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, the Graphic Image Tequila Mockingbird Leatherbound is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipespaired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novelsthe
"Here's drinking with you, kid. We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you're the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there's a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you. Gone With The Gin Leatherbound is like a classic cocktail, with its iconic, vintage appeal. Mixed media illustrations by award-winning Danish artist Poul Lange feature vintage bottle labels, postcards, and magazine images. The illustrations are match
Considered to be the greatest American novel by one of America's finest writers. Published first in England in 1884 and then the following year in the U.S, This book follows the colorful Huckleberry Finn, whom we first met in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, on his continuing exploits along the Mississippi River. Bound in the finest leathers, this book is a classic that will be cherished for years to come.
You'll get some time in outdoors when you make the Shou Sugi Ban table from the July/August issue of Woodworker's Journal - that's where you do the Japanese charring technique - as well as when you set it up afterward. Looking for other exterior finish options? Check out Michael Dresdner's Finishing Thoughts column. Back indoors, we've got projects like a Mission style Window Bench, a Waney-Edged Box with a stunning lid and Woodturning's Small Hollow Forms. Plus, discover what you do - and don't - know about your drill/driver. You'll find it all in the July/August issue of Woodworker's Journal. Shou Sugi Ban Side Table: A tried-and-true Japanese finishing technique chars wood to protect it from insects, rot and the elements - a great way accent the top and legs of this outdoor table. Limbert Window Bench: A reproduction of an Arts and Crafts era piece uses angled joinery to add visual interest. The upholstered cushion is optional. Waney-Edged Box: A box's simple lines showcase the natural edge of the wood used for the lid. Plus, learn about regulations now affecting that species - and all the rosewoods. Tool Tutorial: The drill/driver is a standby tool, not just for woodworkers, but for homeowners, DIYers - just about everyone. Learn more about this basic from Chris Marshall, including why you care about amp/hours and whether you need a hammer drill or impact driver. Woodturning: Ready to move beyond the basics of spindle turning? Small, hollow forms are a fun next step - plus, these vessels can make great gifts. Finishing Thoughts: What do you put on your projects when they're going to live outside? Michael Dresdner walks you through the options for exterior finishes.
We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build the attached table for our Bar Height Adirondack Chairs (the table is included as an option in our Bar Height Adirondack Chair plan, #56771, sold separately). Rather than searching through bins at the hardware store or searching for multiple items online, our kit makes it as simple as one click, for one low price. Spend less time shopping and more time woodworking! All fasteners are made of stainless steel for maximum resistance to the elements.
We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build our Adirondack Chair (#49259, sold separately). Rather than searching through bins at the hardware store or searching for multiple items online, our kit makes it as simple as one click, for one low price. Spend less time shopping and more time woodworking! All fasteners are made of stainless steel for maximum resistance to the elements.
We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build one of our Bar Height Adirondack Chairs (#56771, sold separately). Rather than searching through bins at the hardware store or searching for multiple items online, our kit makes it as simple as one click, for one low price. Spend less time shopping and more time woodworking! All fasteners are made of stainless steel for maximum resistance to the elements.
We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build our Adirondack Side Table and Foot Stool (#52483, sold separately). Rather than searching through bins at the hardware store or searching for multiple items online, our kit makes it as simple as one click, for one low price. Spend less time shopping and more time woodworking! All fasteners are made of stainless steel for maximum resistance to the elements.
We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build one of our Adirondack Benches (#48773, sold separately). Rather than searching through bins at the hardware store or searching for multiple items online, our kit makes it as simple as one click, for one low price. Spend less time shopping and more time woodworking! All fasteners are made of stainless steel for maximum resistance to the elements.
Making your own birdhouses and feeders is a rewarding way to attract birds and enhance any garden. An invaluable book for both woodworkers and birdwatchers. Woodworking experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater have teamed up with ornithologist Stephen Moss to produce a range of boxes and feeders that are specifically tailored to the nesting and feeding habits of the birds you want to attract. Information on siting, appropriate food, types of nesting boxes, and the birds you can expect to see, is featured alongside everything that you need to know about tools, materials, and construction techniques. Features: 17 practical projects, appropriate for all skill levels Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and concise step-by-step instructions Helpful hints on siting and construction, attracting birds, feeding, nesting, and predators Suitable for novice and experienced woodworkers alike Birdhouses, Boxes & Feeders for the Backyard Hobbyist Preview
Everyone needs more storage-whether for household items and kitchenwares, books and other media, or just plain stuff. That's why built-ins and cabinets are so popular among carpenters and woodworkers, whether the project is a simple shelved built-in or a high-style cabinet. Following on from the success of the best-selling Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases and Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins, this all new collection of 24 articles from recent issues of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines delivers expert advice for designing and building built-ins, shelves, and cabinets. Built-ins Cabinets & Shelves Preview
A great finish can make even a simple project look terrific. A bad finish can ruin the most well-built, sophisticated piece of furniture. Finishing Wood helps ensure success by bringing together the best information on a rich variety of finishing techniques. It covers traditional clear finishes like shellac and French polish, as well as various coloring techniques like pigmented lacquers, dyes and stains, milk paint, and "crackled" paint. Also included is timeless information on preparing the surface before finishing. Whether you use a brush or a spray gun, you'll find plenty of helpful advice inside. Finishing Wood Preview
For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure, quality, or efficiency, or in combination with machines, woodworkers can trust the information in Woodworking with Hand Tools, a collection of 35 articles from the experts at Fine Woodworking magazine. Features: Expert craftsmen explain how they choose, sharpen, and use a variety of hand tools Advice on tool maintenance, techniques for getting the most from the tools, and projects made using hand tools Clear photographs, drawings, and step-by-step instructions-an excellent resource for anyone who works with wood Woodworking with Hand Tools Preview
Learn to Turn is an ideal book for beginners to the craft of woodturning. You'll find it to be an approachable, enjoyable guide that will have you putting your skills to work at the lathe in no time. Inside, you'll learn the basics of lathe and tool selection, turning technique, and the fundamentals of sharpening, sanding, and finishing. This revised & expanded 3rd edition also includes a range of 12 step-by-step projects, a special troubleshooting section with easy solutions for common mistakes, and an inspiring gallery of completed works. Features: Author Barry Gross is a recognized woodturning artist and professional woodturner Learn lathe and turning tool selection, plus turning, sharpening, sanding, and finishing fundamentals 12 easy step-by-step projects, plus a troubleshooting section and an inspiring gallery of completed works
This revised and expanded second edition provides complete working shop drawings for 61 Craftsman furniture pieces. Robert W. Lang, author and master cabinetmaker, measured authentic antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each project, this big book gives today's woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the information needed for workshop success. 61 classic pieces not available anywhere else, including: Beds and nightstands Bookcases Bureaus Cabinets and wardrobes Chairs and rockers Chests Desks and tables Dressers Footstools and stools Sideboards Wall shelves Craftsman Hardware Robert W. Lang is executive editor of Popular Woodworking magazine, a contributor to Fine Woodworking, and author of several woodworking books. For more than 30 years, he has been the go-to source for complete working shop drawings of Arts & Crafts furniture pieces designed by Gustav Stickley and his associates early in the twentieth century. Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, Second Edition Preview
The May/June issue of Woodworker's Journal has projects that will help you scratch that itch to get outside in the springtime: a quick-to-build Tabletop Fire Pit for your backyard gatherings and a Folding Bike Rack that has your wheels at the ready. Make an adjustment in your shop with the Router Lift Installation instructions, and learn about the shop standby tool with an overview of the table saw. Pick up some green wood drying tricks in Woodturning, and the technique for applying oil and varnish finishes in Finishing Thoughts. Tabletop Fire Pit: Get aglow about the outdoors with this easy-to-build tabletop fire pit, plus expand your woodworking skills to a new material as you route an aluminum plate for the fire pit top. Installing a Router Lift: Rob Robillard, the Concord Carpenter, walks you through a shop installation of Rockler's cool new Pro Lift Router Lift into his his table saw's extension table. Tool Tutorial: For many woodworkers, the table saw is the shop's go-to tool. Learn from tool expert Sandor Nagyszalanczy about what this versatile tool can do, the features you'll find, safety setups and usage tips. Woodturning: Can you speed up the drying time for green wood bowl blanks? Maybe … Woodturning expert Ernie Conover looks at the pros, cons and methodology of three techniques for faster or improved drying time. Delaware Chair: Kerry Pierce's classic post-and-rung chair takes advantage of story sticks and jigs to mark off turned elements and make repetitions - for this chair or others - much easier. Folding Bike Rack: Easy-to-build storage for your two-wheeler keeps it ready to go in the garage or the back of the pickup, and folds down when not in use.
Whether you're a scroll saw beginner or a seasoned expert, the 20 projects on this CD-ROM will put your skills to work, and throw you enough curveballs to keep things interesting. Expert blade navigator Carole Rothman will walk you through the best techniques, with plenty of tricks to get things right. An overview article provides a primer on fundamental techniques, followed by in-depth articles from Woodworker's Journal for each individual project. Full-color photographs, detailed drawings and clear explanations ensure success at every turn. Projects include a compound cut flower box, scroll saw nameplate, decorative shelf, cherry jewelry box, seascape clock, marquetry project, scroll saw blade caddy and much more.
Find projects for your home, your shop and your summer excursions in the July/August issue of Woodworker's Journal. A Prairie Style Box and an Odds and Ends Cabinet can both fulfill a variety of functions, while our Picnic Basket - with wheels! - is ready to hit the road. A Portable Mini Workbench can follow you outside, too. Our regular columnists give you even more info, with Michael Dresdner introducing you to techniques for six different texturized finishes, and woodturner Ernie Conover helping you create a precise measuring spoon with both spindle and faceplate turning. Picnic Basket: Pack up the picnic basket for a summertime outing! This version is traditional with a twist: author Sandor Nagyszalanczy achieves the woven wood look without the need for steam bending, and adds wheels and a pull-out handle for easier transport of all your outdoor eating supplies. Jigs & Fixtures: A Portable Mini Workbench provides a work surface for small spaces or easily transports outside. Laura Kampf shows you how to build this handy helper. Prairie Style Box: Equally at home holding jewelry or other trinkets, this architecturally styled box has beveled edges on the lid, lift and legs. Surfboard Coffee Table: The elliptical top of this Mid-Century style accent resembles a surfboard. Learn to work with mixed materials - an aluminum base supports the wooden tabletop - while creating this beachy accent for your home. Odds and Ends Cabinet: Screws, other small fasteners … all sorts of odds and ends. You know you have them, and they're taking up space in your shop. This cabinet provides you with a place to put them - and introduces you to a blade that provides a new way to make interlocking miter joints. Today's Shop: Need to make a bevy of box joints? Chris Marshall gives you an up-close and personal look at the purchase options out there for manufactured box joint jigs.
With the help of this book, you'll learn to turn that salvaged pallet wood into useful, attractive furniture and decorative items. Craftsman Chris Gleason combines solid woodworking know-how with hip design sensibility to reveal the astonishing potential of the common skid. Some of the projects celebrate the rustic character of the source material, while others refine the wood like fine furniture. Both indoor and outdoor projects can be found, including a birdhouse, toolbox, and even a ukulele.
Whittling is a simple art form that can done nearly anywhere, and with a minimum of tools and materials. This handbook shows you how to get started for very little cost. You'll learn all the fundamental techniques to get the most from this simple, yet pleasurable pastime. Full-color photographs show each step in the process of making a wide variety of items, progressing from simple to more intricate. All you need is a knife, a stick of wood and some stick-to-itiveness. The first seven chapters provide an outline of the tools and materials, followed by easy-to-understand instructions for 20 fun projects, including forks, whistles, spoons, back scratchers, perching birds and dog head stick handles.
Carving and Painting Noah's Ark, by Betty Padden, walks you through the process of creating your own charming, three-dimensional representation of Noah's Ark, complete with Mr. & Mrs. Noah, 20 animals, and some fun accessories. Whether used as a delightful children's toy or a piece of art on the mantel, it will surely be handed down for many generations. Betty Padden reveals her professional tips, including easy, layered techniques for transforming a complex project into smaller, simpler carvings. A bonus pullout pattern pack is provided with full-size patterns for the Ark, animals, characters, and some fun accessories. Enjoy step-by-step instructions, paint guides, easy paint blending techniques, and plenty of color photos.