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Fine Woodworking Techniques 1
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Fine Woodworking Techniques 1

By Fine Woodworking Magazine editors

Newton, Conn.: Taunton Press. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1982. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. 0918804027 . HC/DJ - fine/good. 5th printing, 1982. Hardcover itself is clean and unmarked, with little to no wear. B/w illustrations. Dustjacket has age tanning and several small edge tears, small chip from spine bottom, flap flap is clipped. 180 pages of methods, tools and materials for serious woodworkers, selected from the first seven issues of Fine Woodworking magazine. Includes: choosing wood, workbenches, gluing, carving tools, mortise and tenons, finishing, shaper knives, marquetry, polishing, drying lumber, turning bowls, carcase joints, building a dry kiln, dovetail joints and several other topics. (1095-0514) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to most locations. Contact us for exact quote) .

$24.50

Carving Spoons - 2nd Edition  Welsh Love Spoons, Celtic Knots and  Contemporary Favorites
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Carving Spoons - 2nd Edition Welsh Love Spoons, Celtic Knots and Contemporary Favorites

By Shirley Adler

Fox Chapel Publishing. Near Fine. 2003. Second Printing. Softcover. 9781565232273 . Second edition, spiralbound softcover. Very nice condition. Pages clean and unmarked, minimal wear overall. Front cover has a protective clear sleeve which has some scuffing, however front cover underneath is pristine. Rear cover has some light soiling and date written on bottom corner. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Carving Spoons, Revised Second Edition, is your introduction to the fascinating world of these hand-crafted objects of utility and sentiment. Classic in simplicity of form, spoons can be carved in an endless assortment of shapes ranging from primitive to contemporary. In many cultures, love spoon designs also carry specific meanings for courtship, marriage, and even how many children you desire! Spoons make fun simple projects that develop your carving creativity and self-expression. Shirley Adler will get you started making beautiful spoons to keep for yourself or give away. All you need are a few small scraps of wood and some basic tools. With a little carving, you can elevate the humble wooden spoon from a utilitarian object to a love token or work of art. • 45 patterns with dozens of mix-and-match designs• Step-by-step guide to carving your first spoon• Learn to carve beautiful Welsh love spoons and Celtic knots• Tips on tools, sharpening, safety, wood, sanding, and finishing• Inspiring color photo gallery of finished spoons. (273os,0514) .

$39.95

The White Line - Wood Engraving in Canada Since 1945

By G. Brender A Brandis, Danuta Kamocki

Erin, Ont.: The Porcupine's Quill. Good. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0889841179 . Ex-library book, but still in good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear to edges and corners, light scuffing, age tanning to rear cover. Wood engraving in Canada since 1945. A selection of artists and images from a retrospective exhibition of the same name curated by G. Brender a Brandis, biographies prepared by Danuta Kamocki. (325os, 4-14) .

$14.95

Stickmaking Handbook
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Stickmaking Handbook

By Jones, Andrew & Clive George

U. K.: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 186108126x . Ex-library book in good used condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Light soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages, and some spotting to a few pages near rear of book, otherwise clean and intact. Light scuffing to covers. Illustrated in colour and b/w. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; “Based on the authors’ classic Stick Making: A Complete Course, this concise introduction is made for the beginner. From cutting and seasoning sticks to decorating and dyeing, every aspect of this traditional craft is covered. Learn safe heating practices on a thumbstick; try out coloring techniques; and use alternative materials like ram’s horn along with wood. A color gallery shows off sticks, crooks, and canes. ”—Chip Chats. (315osl, 0711) .

$6.50

The Craft of Stickmaking
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The Craft of Stickmaking

By Leo Gowan

Crowood Press. Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 1861263759 . Ex-library book, but still in good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are intact and clean other than some small stains inside front cover, a little moreso inside rear cover. These appear to be a type of glue residue. No pages are stuck together. Overall wear is otherwise very light. Illustrated. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 96 pages; The traditional craft of stickmaking is "popular" in the truest sense—the necessary skills can be acquired without too much difficulty, the tools are minimal, and the materials are readily available. This complete guide, which will appeal to novice and craftsman alike, ranges from the basic techniques through to the carving of intricate handles. Covering a wide variety of raw materials and types of stick, The Craft of Stickmaking is illustrated throughout with clear photos and drawings. Leo Gowan, a professional stickmaker, is also the author of Stickmaking. (350osl, 0211) .

$6.95

The Art of Making Elegant Jewelry Boxes,   Design & Techniques
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The Art of Making Elegant Jewelry Boxes, Design & Techniques

By Lydgate, Tony

Sterling. Very Good. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 0806942878 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light scuffing and light wear to edges of laminate. Includes 30 projects, personally chosen as a favorite of the creator. Each one is explained by the designer, along with detailed instructions, a color photo of the finished work and line drawings for assembling the parts. (520) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 144 pages .

$9.95

A WOODCARVER'S PRIMER
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A WOODCARVER'S PRIMER

By Upton, John; Tangerman, E. J.

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.. Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 080698788x . 1985 reprint. Pages clean and unmarked, all intact. Cover has some scuffing, light edge rubbing, edgewear, old price sticker on rear. Learn to carve from master wood carver John Upton. Includes: types of wood to use; tools; setting up the work area; designs and techniques; complete projects with over 225 photos; glossary of technical terns. (370-0sl) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 156 pages .

$5.50

The Relief Woodcarving Design Handbook
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The Relief Woodcarving Design Handbook

By W. F. Judt

Grande Prairie, AB: W. F. Judt. Very Good. 1988. First Edition. Plastic comb binding. B0012JPE86 . Self-published 1988. Plastic comb spiralbound. Very nice condition. Pages clean and unmarked, printed on one side only. Cover has light wear at corners and slight soiling of cover and outer edge of pages. Main Headings: Design principles; Borders; Theory behind the use of Bevels; Good Bevels vs. Bad Bevels; Figure and grain as design components; Landscape as a design component; Background options; Text as a design component; Methods for producing accurate drawings; Layup of wood; Finishing alternatives and Sources for design ideas. (386-osl? ) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 42 pages .

$13.95

THE PEN TURNER'S WORKBOOK  Step-by-Step Instructions for 9 Projects
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THE PEN TURNER'S WORKBOOK Step-by-Step Instructions for 9 Projects

By Gross, Barry

Fox Chapel Publishing. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1565232151 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and tight, cover has light scuffing and light wear to edges. Profusely illustrated in colour. 74 pages. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 74 pages; In-depth instruction and creative ideas for both the novice who has never made a pen and the experienced turner looking for a fresh approach are detailed in this book. From choosing a mini-lathe and turning tools to mastering pen turning basics, and from choosing woods and alternative materials to marketing finished work, everything woodworkers need to know to complete a practical and beautiful custom pen is detailed. Step-by-step instructions are provided for making a variety of pens, including a box elder comfort pen, a bird’s eye maple rollerball pen, a maple burl click pen, a Lacewood Cigar Pen, a pen out of polygem, and a roller-ball-style pen made out of wood and corian. Each step is accompanied by a color photograph and instructional caption. (423-osl) .

$35.00

THE ART OF WOODCARVING
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THE ART OF WOODCARVING

By Colletti, Jack J.

Prentice Hall. Very Good. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0130492477 . Ex-library book, but still in good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear to harcover and jacket. Pages are all intact with occasional light soiling/spotting. B/w illustrations. 138 pages175 drawings & photos. The author is a master draftsman and craftsman with many years of teaching experience. In this book, he helps you master the tools and techniques of this challenging art form.... (475) ; 8vo .

$8.05

REALISTIC DECOYS: Carving, Texturing, Painting & Finishing

By Keith Bridenhagen & Patrick Spielman

New York: Sterling. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0806979089 . Scarce Title. Oversize softcover, ex-library with plastic laminate cover, usual markings. Minor wear overall, interior clean & tight. B/w & colour illustrations. How to produce lifelike decoys..bluebill, canvasback, merganser, mallard..close to 300 photos (many in full-color) , anatomy, types of ducks, markings, feathers. A goldmine for the fan of this artform. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall .

$11.95

COMPLETE GUIDE TO WOOD CARVING
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COMPLETE GUIDE TO WOOD CARVING

By E. J. Tangerman

New York: Sterling. Good. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0806955325 . Ex-library book with usual ex-lib type markings. Moderate edgewear, paper worn off corners, small tears to spine ends, light scuffing/soiling. Interior clean and tight, hundred of b/w illustrations. "With over 50 years of experience behind him, E. J. Tangerman, the famous dean of master woodcarvers, has taken the finest projects from nine volumes of his work to create this all-encompassing guide for the woodcarver. A how-to book from start to finish....comprehensive. " [915]; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall .

$11.95