In the age of men, one must face myriad challenges: epic quests, imminent danger, the evil gaze of Sauron . . . okay, so maybe not. But wouldn't life's day-to-day challenges be easier if one were to take a cue from the diminutive hobbit? With The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook as your guide, you'll be ready to brave the difficulties, discomforts, and occasional orcs you may encounter.Become acquainted and form fellowships with the peoples of Middle-earth: elves, dwarves, wizards, Ents, and moreLearn about the dangerous creatures that lurk in the lands beyond the Shire: orcs, wolves, and dragonsUse hobbit tactics of running away, hiding, and disappearing (with or without the use of magical rings)Discover the proper etiquette for the delivery and solving or riddles
So put another log on the fire, cut another slice of seed-cake (is it time for elevenses already?) and curl up with The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook. You'd never consider going on a nasty adventure, but it's always best to be prepared, right?
Beginning woodworkers (or experienced woodworkers who are looking for a weekend project) can accomplish these builds quickly.Each project requires minimal woodworking experience and only hand and portable power tools--no need for expensive equipment.These projects use only readily available materials that are easily found at your local home center, saving you lots of time and a few headaches.Within these pages you'll also find a helpful training manual for choosing and using recommended tools--it's the perfect guide for building your skills as a woodworker.Learn to build a variety of tasteful and functional items for the home including furniture, shelving and storage.
"How to Build Bookcases & Bookshelves" features a wide range of shelving projects from simple and contemporary to the more ornate, along with projects for smaller book accessories to personalize a reading space.
Within these pages you'll find:Plans for 13 bookcases in a wide range of styles including Arts & Crafts, Shaker and Mid-Century ModernAdditional book-themed projects including a magazine rack and a desktop sliding book rackIdeas and techniques for building stronger shelvesWhether you need a small bookcase to accentuate a corner of your home or a fl oor-to-ceiling set of built-in shelves for your study, let this book be your guide to enhancing your book collection with the kind of handmade shelving it deserves.
Mastering casework--essentially making boxes--allows you to create a wide variety of furniture from cabinets to bookcases to blanket chests.
Within these pages, you'll find insight into various approaches to casework including face frames, frameless constructions and joinery options from simple to advanced. You'll learn the most used joinery techniques including rabbets, dados, dovetails and mortise-and-tenon. You'll gain insight into making boxes of all sizes from carcases to drawers, and hone your skills through 9 step-by-step furniture projects ranging from simple wall cabinets to beautiful chests of drawers.
When you get right down to it, so many furniture forms start with building a box. This book is your guide to mastering this fundamental aspect of furniture making.