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  • Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual by Albert Jackson
    Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual (English, Hardback) Albert Jackson, David Day

    A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible.

    $34.73 $44.75
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  • Lathework by Harold Hall
    Lathework (English, Paperback) Harold Hall

    This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text.

    $9.31 $21.00
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  • Woodland Workshop by Ben Law
    Woodland Workshop (English, Hardback) Ben Law

    Woodland Craft author Ben Law explains what makes a good workshop, outlines the key tools and shows how to make devices from scratch.

    $27.59 $35.00
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  • The Complete Guide to Joint-making by John Bullar
    The Complete Guide to Joint-making (English, Paperback) John Bullar

    Strong, appropriate and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly requires intelligent planning, accurate marking out and a sufficient degree of care in the cutting, fitting and final assembly. This book demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing and cutting woodworking joints.

    $18.24 $24.95
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  • Screw-cutting in the Lathe by Martin Cleeve
    Screw-cutting in the Lathe (English, Paperback) Martin Cleeve

    A fully comprehensive survey of the use of a lathe for all forms of screwcutting in all thread forms, imperial and metric. Calculations, gear trains, conversions, etc are all explained and also set out in tabular form.

    $9.61 $14.00
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  • Simply Stairs by Mark Milner
    Simply Stairs (English, Paperback) Mark Milner

    Accurate and detailed step-by-step guidance on the design and construction of a wide range of timber staircases The only book that both describes and demonstrates every technique, skill and project Features the 'Rise & Going Calculator' - a colourful, easy-to-read chart which aids stair calculations

    $31.31 $34.95

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  • Easy Wood Carving for Children by Frank Egholm
    Easy Wood Carving for Children (English, Paperback) Frank Egholm

    Wood carving is the perfect outdoor hobby for adventurous children. Teach them how to make toys, games and even jewellery with more than fifty fun whittling and wood carving projects, each fully-illustrated with easy-to-follow instructions.

    $12.05 $14.95
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  • Period Property Manual by Ian Rock
    Period Property Manual (English, Hardback) Ian Rock

    Britain has a wonderfully rich stock of period houses - everything from medieval cottages to Georgian townhouses and Edwardian mansions. But many of these historic properties are now at risk

    $25.78 $30.61
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  • The Mini-lathe by David Fenner
    The Mini-lathe (English, Paperback) David Fenner

    This book is a complete course on using and improving the new generation of budget lathes. It explains everything from setting up and 'tuning' the machine for best performance to using accessories and carrying out tasks.

    $8.48 $15.50
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  • The Home Blacksmith by Ryan Ridgway
    The Home Blacksmith (English, Paperback) Ryan Ridgway

    "The author, a home blacksmith, tells the history of blacksmithing, offers a primer on the principles of moving metal, and gives step-by-step instructions for 40 blacksmithing projects that include tools for the home and farm"--

    $17.22 $19.99
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  • Pyrography Workbook by Sue Walters
    Pyrography Workbook (English, Paperback) Sue Walters

    Aimed at woodworkers interested in wood-burning, this title contains three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners. It teaches how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, colouring, and finishing a project.

    $15.67 $19.95
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  • Home Plumbing Manual by Andy Blackwell
    Home Plumbing Manual (English, Hardback) Andy Blackwell

    At some point a homeowner will be confronted by their plumbing: a dripping tap, a flood of biblical proportions, a freezing cold house, a new dream bathroom or the latest gas bill. This Haynes Manual covers it all and is bang up-to-date, dealing with real taps that often dont have washers (but still drip) right through to the latest green technologies and gadgets that could save a fortune....

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  • Remodelista: The Art of Order by Julie Carlson
    Remodelista: The Art of Order (English, Hardback) Julie Carlson, Margot Guralnick

    At last, a visual home organization guide that teaches readers how to create spaces that are at once uncluttered and stylish, purposeful and personal, from the team behind the popular website Remodelista.com.

    $17.49 $24.95
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  • Intarsia Woodworking Projects by Kathy Wise
    Intarsia Woodworking Projects (English, Paperback) Kathy Wise

    Displays an artistic style of woodworking that focuses on nature, the outdoors, and nostalgic scenes. This book includes designs such as: holiday animals, a classic rose, colourful lovebirds, a lighthouse scene, and a farm scene. It includes a "getting-started" section that provides hints on which types of wood and blades to select.

    $13.48 $19.95
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  • Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting by Albert Jackson
    Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting (English, Paperback) Albert Jackson

    A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the number one guide to home wiring and lighting, now in handy paperback format. Contains comprehensive and up-to-date information on the new electrical regulations.

    $14.04 $16.75
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  • Japanese Woodworking Tools by Toshio Odate
    Japanese Woodworking Tools (English, Paperback) Toshio Odate

    A complete guide to the tools used by a shokunin, or master Japanese craftsman, this book is ideal for both beginning and professional woodworkers.

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  • Metalworker's Data Book by Harold Hall
    Metalworker's Data Book (English, Paperback) Harold Hall

    Contains a comprehensive range of mathematical data which is required in the metalworking workshop and by those designing a wide range of engineered items, tools and machines. This book provides in a single concise volume that is otherwise only available by reference to many different sources.

    $9.02 $14.00
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  • Making Small Workshop Tools by Stan Bray
    Making Small Workshop Tools (English, Paperback) Stan Bray

    Making twenty-two simple but useful adjuncts to the tool kit for bench and lathe use, none taking any more than 3 to 4 hours or involving special materials, yet each able to save considerable time in use as well as aiding accuracy. With working drawings, photographs and sketches etc.

    $8.96 $14.00
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  • Fresh Clean Home by Wendy Graham
    Fresh Clean Home (English, Hardback) Wendy Graham

    Learn how to make your home smell as fresh as a daisy with these eco-friendly, money-saving, germ-busting recipes. Using a base of essential oils and natural ingredients, these cleaning products are easy to make, are kinder to your skin and to the environment, while being as effective as any shop-bought solution.

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  • Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition by John A. Nelson
    Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition (English, Paperback) John A. Nelson

    A beginner's guide to the scroll saw. It features 25 skill-building chapters, each culminating in a relevant project. It helps you 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.

    $13.68 $16.99
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