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Get more out of every piece of wood!Every woodworker has a pile of wood scraps, rips and cutoffs. The Wood Stash Project Book shows you how to put this perfectly good material to use in fun and creative ways.You'll learn how to turn "leftovers" into great gifts using carving, turning and your favorite hand-tooling techniques. Step-by-step photos are included for each project, ranging from kitchen utensils and small sculptures to jewelry, letter openers, boxes and more.Learn how to turn your wood scrap into fun, finished pieces like these:Cherry-Wood VaseFaceted Wooden BeadsCherry Key CacheBandsawn Maple Change BoxCherry SpoonMixed-Wood Cutting BoardBasket for Cut FlowersThree-Tier Keepsake ChestSet of CheckersDesk ClockPorthole Picture FramesCherry ShelvesWalnut BoxFigured Maple BoxFigured Maple Spatula
No More Cluttered Closets!How would you like to create a storage or work area that isn't just a black hole behind some doors? Using basic to intermediate carpentry and cabinetmaking skills, you can make your closets what they should be - organized, orderly and well-utilized spaces. With step-by-step photos, captions, sidebars and tips, this book shows you how you can create your own custom closets quickly and easily.Projects include:Laundry room closetKids room closetSports closetWalk-in closetHome office closetSpare bedroom closetShared master bedroom closetHall closet
Build useful storage projects for every room in your home including the basement and garage!Who doesn't need more storage? With The Best of Danny Proulx's Storage and Shelving you will have the least cluttered, most organized house on the block. Whether you're an experienced woodworker or just beginning, you'll find advice and guidance for crafting sturdy, great-looking shelves and storage without spending a fortune on materials and expensive tools.Danny Proulx, master cabinetmaker, teacher and author of more than 10 woodworking books, has handpicked 15 of his best home storage and shelving projects for this one-of-a-kind book. He provides you with valuable insights on basic joinery and hardware applications that are the keys to a successful project. You'll also find clear project instructions and step-by-step photos for creating great furniture, including:Kitchen pantryTelevision armoireChild's storage bedStudent's work centerLow-cost storage shelvingCloset storageAnd several moreThe Best of Danny Proulx's Storage and Shelving will get you started building today! With Danny's expert instruction, you'll be able to transform your cluttered space into the beautiful, organized home of your dreams!
Doug Stowe's boxes are more than functional; they're inspired objects of beauty. Now you can recreate the same elegance in your own workshop with these 15 gorgeous boxes.Featuring a wide range of styles, these boxes embody the skill, artistry and innovation that has made Doug Stowe's work prized by collectors. From a simple ring box to an elaborate relief-carved jewelry box, you'll find, among others, these perfect pieces to suit your skills:Inlaid Walnut Ring BoxBracelet BoxLathe-Turned Ring BoxWedding Ring Music BoxWinter Woods BoxTriangle Ring BoxPin CabinetCherry Jewelry ChestTribute to American LindenReliquary & ReverenceTo help you craft each unique project, this guide includes step-by-step instruction, drawings, corresponding cutting lists, full-color photos and sidebars that detail the most difficult steps. Stowe also encourages you make each box your own by customizing his designs and selecting alternative woods and finishes.With Doug Stowe's guidance, you'll build more than boxes; you'll craft treasured heirlooms as precious as the objects you place inside of them. Take this guide and experience the satisfaction of creating simply beautiful boxes.
Your personal research assistantAnyone who works wood knows that the craft veers into math, biology and chemistry. You often have to compute some odd joint angle, calculate the amount of wood movement in a panel, choose appropriate metal hardware, or select the proper adhesive or finish for the job at hand, to name just a few examples.Fortunately, you no longer have to spend hours laboring over magazines and books for this kind of information. A quick look at the table of contents in this little compendium shows that it's crammed with exactly the kind of answers a woodworker needs to have on hand. It includes common geometry equations, math conversion tables, standard furniture dimensions, shelf load limit charts, a glossary of joints, properties of various woods, adhesives, finishes, and lots more. The best thing is that all the information is at your fingertips and easy to find, making this one of the hardest working little shop helpers you could hope to have.
Your Blueprint for Making Good Cabinetry and Good MoneyIf you've ever dreamed of making an honest living with your hands, then let Jim Tolpin show you how to become a professional cabinetmaker without losing your shirt - or your sanity.Thirty years ago Tolpin almost destroyed his custom cabinetmaking business because he committed every easy-to-make but hard-to-avoid mistake. He fixed his shop, his woodworking techniques and his business model so that instead of them making him crazy, they would make him a comfortable living.With the help of Jim Tolpin's Guide to Becoming a Professional Cabinetmaker you can follow the same successful and detailed path as you set up your own woodworking business (or make your existing business run more smoothly). Here's what you'll learn:Be as good at business as you are at woodworking. Structure your business correctly. Keep records that allow you to set accurate prices. Find new business and keep the old.Configure your shop, buy your tools and build your jigs so they earn their keep.Blend high-tech European cabinetry techniques with American furniture styles to make cabinets that are quick to build, easy to customize and a snap to sell to people in your market.
Turn your vision of the perfect woodshop into reality!Picture your ideal woodshop: tools neatly stored within the reach, plenty of space for lumber and materials, ample ventilation, lighting and electrical outlets. Everything you need, exactly the way you want it.Whether your woodshop is in the garage, basement, outbuilding, attic or even a closet, you can make the most of your space and bring your ideal woodshop to life. The invaluable advice, layouts and planning tips inside show you how.From space management and tool setup to noise reduction and dust control, Bill Stankus covers every subject in detail. He takes a logical approach to woodshop organization, showing you dozens of ways to achieve optimum efficiency for less time and money. In this completely revised edition, you'll learn how to:Plan your ideal woodshop--everything from lumber storage and ventilation to dust collection and lightingAvoid potential mistakes and injuries with safety-first checklistsMake your woodshop environment comfortable and cozyMaximize space with ideas for building mobile storage units and workstationsCreate useful storage space and the perfect workbenchCustomize your woodshop, while considering layout and budget issuesSeven examples of actual "ideal" workshops, with insights and ideas from the woodworkers who designed them, help illustrate every guideline and tip.You can begin transforming the space you've got into the shop you dream about--quickly, practically and effectively.
Fast FurnitureThe name says it all.Turn your woodshop scrap lumber into simple, inexpensive pieces of furniture that are both sturdy and attractive. Fast Furniture shows you how with 15 intriguing projects that defy all expectations, including a wide variety of tables, a bedspread valet, a desk, a mirror frame and more.None of these plans require complex furniture and cabinetmaking joints such as dovetails, dowels, miters or mortise-and-tenons. In these projects, you'll use flat sticks of different lengths cut with squared ends--no angles, curves or grooves. Author and woodworker Armand Sussman's project assembly methods are unique, both simple and straightforward--using only a few saw cuts and glue.You'll also find tips for getting started, timesaving tricks and special techniques that will make each project easy and trouble-free to construct. Additional advice on table-saw sled construction, assembly jigs, clamps, glues, glass use, sanding and finishing ensure that every project turns out just right. You'll start turning your woodshop leftovers into sleek, elegant furniture in no time at all.
Build a beautiful display case for your favorite collection!Danny Proulx makes building elegant, functional display cases easy for beginning and experienced woodworkers alike. He provides all the information you need to craft eleven extraordinary projects--perfect for showcasing your favorite collections or for giving as gifts to friends and family.With each design, Proulx teaches you a variety of invaluable construction methods and joinery techniques. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to create a gorgeous piece of furniture--one that will last for years to come.You'll acquire the skills and confidence you need to design and construct your own unique display cases for figurines, glassware, memorabilia and more--whatever it is you love to collect!Includes these 11 projects:Table Display CabinetTall Display CabinetWall-Mounted CabinetDivider-Wall Display CabinetChina Credenza and HutchContemporary Display and Storage CabinetCorner China and Display CabinetWine Display and Storage CabinetEntertainment and Display CabinetCurio CabinetMilitary Memorabilia Cabinet
Build toolboxes and workbenches tailored to suit your needs!Why spend countless hours and valuable dollars searching for storage solutions to fit your unique space, needs and wants? Now you can build the perfect toolbox and workbench to meet your specific requirements. Master craftsman Danny Proulx shows you how!Inside Danny Proulx's Toolboxes & Workbenches, you'll find clear, concise instructions and step-by-step photos for creating 13 solid, inexpensive projects. Proulx also provides expert advice and tips on making your workspace safer and cleaner.Make woodworking easier, more efficient and more fun with the toolboxes and workbenches of your dreams!Includes 13 easy projects to fit a variety of spaces and uses:Toolbox toteSimple workbenchFold-away work centerRolling tool cabinetTall storage cabinetsSimple sawhorsesRolling shop cartHand tool wall cabinetBase cabinet work centerCarpenter's toolboxCarver's tool chestMobile tool chestAdjustable worktable
In this new, expanded paperback edition of The Trouble with Europe, Roger Bootle Examines the impact of UKIP and the escalation of the EU's importance in British politics - in debates over immigration as well as the wider economic issues. Unpicks the debate over the free movement of labour - enshrined in the treaty of Rome. Examines ramifications of the Scottish Independence referendum on political institutions at all levels - both within the UK and EU. Will the UK soon become a federation, and would that light the way to a federal Europe? Analyses the continuing plight of the Euro, the spectre of deflation in the EU, and the outcome of the ECB's QE (quantitative easing) programme.
Pleasure is everything. It's what makes life worth living, even when it is just a fleeting thing, a brief moment... Nothing else matters. Moana and Iris are best friends; they share everything together, so when an invitation to the ball arrives, it is only natural that they attend together. Little do they know that the ball will open their eyes to a whole new world of pleasure, from which there is no coming back... When the girls eventually escape island life for England, they are blissfully unaware of the obstacles that will soon stand in the way of their relationship. As Moana faces competition for Iris' affections in the form of Thomas, she finds herself torn between trying to hold on to the woman she loves and a life of pleasure and discovery.
When Eloise's granddaughter, twenty-year-old Finley, comes to live with her, Eloise's abilities start to change -- things seem to be getting easier. Her load is lighter; rather than having to chase the people she needs, they are coming to her. She teams up with detective Jones Cooper to help a desperate father bring his daughter's killer to justice. Meanwhile, Eloise has her hands full with Finley, an enormously powerful but troubled psychic medium with bigger problems than she's willing to admit..
Zom-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims. The series combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting plot and hard-hitting and thought-provoking moral questions dealing with racism, abuse of power and more. As Darren says, "It's a big, sprawling, vicious tale... a grisly piece of escapism, and a barbed look at the world in which we live. Each book in the series is short, fast-paced and bloody. A high body-count is guaranteed!"
Nikki Maxwell really is Queen of the Dorks, from talent show disasters to BFF dramas, super-crush dilemmas to ice-skating fiascos. No matter how hard she tries, Nikki's life never runs quite as smoothly as she'd like!So, get ready to enjoy some of her best cringe-worthy moments in this dork-tastic bind-up, featuring POP STAR and SKATING SENSATION from the internationally bestselling DORK DIARIES series. And remember... always embrace your inner dork!
It's turn-of-the-century New York, a city bursting with new life as the old century's order makes way for the mercantile class. But in the Pinkerton household a nineteenth-century embarrassment remains. Alice Pinkerton. Alice isn't mad exactly, but she's not sane either. She is tolerated, free to wander about, free to accompany her family to tea parties - free to be treated like a simpleton. But in truth Alice's mind is razor sharp, honed by a restless imagination, years of reading and a profound contempt for her surroundings. Left alone to read, to think, she has devoured the world that brings her mind alive: Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Michelangelo, Whitman, Poe, they are her inspiration; Jane Eyre, Catherine Moreland, Desdemona her companions. As she moves through the witless world around her, observing its prejudices, its shallow culture and its vanity, it is society that prompts her observations, viewing all through the prism of the art that has sustained and nourished her lonely life.
'Dear Thrumpton, how I miss you tonight,' wrote George Seymour in 1944, when he was aged twenty-one. But the object of his affection was not a young woman, but a house -- ownership of which was then a distant dream.But he did eventually acquire Thrumpton, a beautiful country house in Nottinghamshire, and it was in this idyllic home that Miranda Seymour grew up. But her upbringing was far from idyllic, as life revolved around her father's capriciousness. The House took priority, and everything -- everyone -- else was secondary. Until, that is, the day late on in his life when George Seymour took to riding powerful motorbikes around the countryside clad in black leather in the company of a young male friend. Had he taken leave of his senses? Or finally found them? And how did this sea-change affect his wife and daughter?Both biography and family memoir, IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE is a riveting and ultimately shocking portrait of desire both overt and suppressed, and the devastating consequences of misplaced love.
Born in 1900 to a soon-to-be-widowed postmaster's wife in a small French village, Hélène Delangle's background offered no suggestion of the extraordinary life she was to lead. The first step was to leave the country behind and head to the city -- in this case, a Paris in the grip of an intoxicating 1920s blend of creativity and debauchery. She became a dancer, and then a stripper. But the demi-monde of gauze veils and admirers was not enough. A visit to the Actors' Championships, a uniquely French meeting of the theatrical world with the race-track, opened her eyes to the glamorous combination of machines and speed. Quickly establishing herself as a racer of uncommon talent and audacity, the beautiful woman now known as Hellé Nice -- Hellish Nice to her British fans -- then caught the attention of none other than Ettore Bugatti, founder of the marque with which her name will always be associated. And yet, despite the fame and the fortune she amassed in an unprecedented career, she died penniless and alone, an old woman in a crumbling Nice flat surrounded only by memories. THE BUGATTI QUEEN is the story of a great pioneer of motor racing who happened to be a woman. Re-creating her rollercoaster career with great verve and panache, Miranda Seymour brilliantly shows us a life now forgotten -- and makes it unforgettable.
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton - the faithless young naval lieutenant who abandons Madam Butterfly - was glimpsed fleetingly in Peter Rushforth's previous novel, Pinkerton's Sister. Now Ben steps out of the shadows and into the centre of the stage, a young man haunted by the desolation of his boyhood years, unable to show or respond to love. He's about to sail for Japan. But his imminent departure conjures up the life he and his sister have led, and the monstrous act for which he is most remembered: the rejection and destruction of a pure and loving heart. What happened to him then will mark his whole life. He is his own man, but he is also his sister's brother.Once again, in his mastery of language, his extraordinary imagination, his superb sense of time and place, Peter Rushforth has given the world a second masterpiece, ranking alongside, or surpassing, his earlier triumph.
'Totally and unmistakably the real deal' KEVIN BARRY 'A real stunner; a wild ride of a read' DONAL RYAN 'A gripping and often riotously funny tale' COLIN BARRETT 'A punchy, edgy, sexy, fizzing feast of a debut novel' JOSEPH O'CONNOR 'He was definitely dead, whoever he was. He wore a once-black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms. The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted, but it had been foxy before that. A tall man, a skinny rake, another string of piss, now departed. She hadn't gotten a look at his face before she flaked him with the Holy Stone and she couldn't bring herself to turn him over.' One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland's post-crash society. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father Tony, whose obsession with his unhinged next-door neighbour threatens to ruin him and his family. Georgie is a prostitute whose willingness to feign a religious conversion has dangerous repercussions, while Maureen, the accidental murderer, has returned to Cork after forty years in exile to discover that Jimmy, the son she was forced to give up years before, has grown into the most fearsome gangster in the city. In seeking atonement for the murder and a multitude of other perceived sins, Maureen threatens to destroy everything her son has worked so hard for, while her actions risk bringing the intertwined lives of the Irish underworld into the spotlight . . . Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland's twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family.
When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse... It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
LAST RESORT is the twenty-fifth novel in Quintin Jardine's ever-popular Bob Skinner series, and sees the Edinburgh cop back as never before. After thirty years of service, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner faces the possible end of his police career, at its pinnacle. A quiet trip to Catalunya to contemplate his future soon takes on a different flavour when Skinner is approached by an old friend, media owner Xavier Aislado, with an unusual request. One of his business's brightest talents, Hector Sureda Roca, has vanished without a trace. Now it's up to Skinner to track him down. But as he conducts his search it soon becomes clear that another manhunt is also in progress, and that he himself is the target. While his daughter Alex fights that battle on the home front, his search for Sureda takes one sinister turn after another, until he is faced with the toughest question of all. Is natural justice sometimes the only answer?
A new emperor, Aurangzeb, sits on India's glittering Peacock Throne - the throne he seized from his father while the old emperor still lived. He has paid for it with blood: during the brutal civil war he hunted down and killed his brothers. Now he must return the Moghul Empire to the true path and achieve new glory. But the exercise of great power is isolating. With enemies everywhere, who should he trust? Certainly not his sons. He must rely on himself and the knowledge that there are more ways to subdue a man than on the battlefield.But as the years pass memories haunt him - memories of a father who never loved him and a mother who lies in the Taj Mahal; of murdered brothers and of sons and daughters locked in sunless prisons. He tells himself that everything he has done has been necessary - moral, even. But how will his God judge him?
Emma Hannigan, much loved author of The Summer Guest, will delight fans of Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly with her big-hearted novels of Ireland. 'A writer who understands exactly how women think' Cathy Kelly Clara Conway is a woman with secrets. But consequently, Clara's family is falling apart. Her son Max emigrated to the US years ago and she has yet to meet her teenage granddaughter, Nathalie...because Max and his mother no longer speak. Meanwhile Clara's daughter Ava is fighting for a piece of happiness. When Clara unexpectedly reaches out to Nathalie and her niece comes to visit, Ava's thoughts turn to Max, the brother she loved and lost. The brother whose abrupt disappearance left the Conway family heartbroken. When Nathalie finds a pile of torn, faded letters, she unlocks the door to Clara's past. Can Nathalie's time with her grandmother start to right some very old wrongs? And can Clara find a way to reach out to Max and thereby begin to heal the whole family once more? After all, some secrets are meant to be shared...
The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season. The Playfair Cricket Annual 2014 includes coverage of the 2013 season, including the LV= County Championship, Clydesdale Bank 40 and the Friends Life t20. It also has a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches; county records and 2013 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; test match scores and averages (March 2012-February 2013). Women's Test match and limited-overs international records also feature, as well as a register of probable New Zealand and Australian touring teams and series records.