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BLACK & DECKER THE BK OF HOME

BLACK & DECKER THE BK OF HOME

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The most complete book on the market for homeowners, the BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To, Updated 2nd Edition offers current, full color step-by-step photographic instruction for thousands of home repair and home maintenance jobs.

Written and compiled by the knowledgeable editors at Cool Springs Press--recognized experts in DIY home improvement and maintenance with more than thirty years of experience in home improvement and hundreds of best-selling books under the BLACK+DECKER brand--this is DIY instruction you can trust.

BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-to, Updated 2nd Edition is the ultimate reference for maintaining any type of home, from a small apartment to a mega mansion. This book is the most essential tool in any homeowner's belt, providing expert know-how on how to repair almost anything in easy, accessible instruction.

This A-to-Z encyclopedia offers precise how-to instructions and clear photos on every page. With an expanded index that is incredibly intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won't spend precious time wading through stuff you don't need to know.

Finding first-rate information on home care has never been easier, and all the most common tasks around your home are covered--including:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Walls
  • Windows and doors
  • Cabinetry
  • Insulating
  • Heating and cooling
  • Roofing and siding
  • And that's just scratching the surface. Just about any repair or remodeling project you can imagine is right here, at your fingertips.

    EVERY TOOLS A HAMMER

    EVERY TOOLS A HAMMER

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    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "An imperative how-to for creativity." --Nick Offerman

    Adam Savage--star of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech--shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

    Every Tool's a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It's an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it's also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.

    Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break-ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop's worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer--don't wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don't have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever's handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance--making is messy and filled with screwups, but that's okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid--it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it's a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric-tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue--mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.

    This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.

    I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and--most of all--enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

    FOR PROS BY PROS VERY EFFICIEN

    FOR PROS BY PROS VERY EFFICIEN

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    Here's your chance to become a more efficient carpenter. Larry Haun has been a production framer for more than 35 years and a teacher of apprentices for more than 20. In this book, Haun shows you, step by step, all the techniques he uses to frame a basic house, from laying down the sills to cutting the rafters. You'll learn about:

  • cutting and installing posts and girders
  • joisting and sheathing fluently
  • laying out, cutting, assembling, and raising walls
  • framing gable roofs, hips and valleys, and truss roofs
  • building various types of stairs
  • There is an opening chapter on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber, and materials, and additional information throughout the book on safety and site-built tools. The Very Efficient Carpenter is no less than a complete course in basic framing.

    LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES & TINY S

    LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES & TINY S

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    Expand the sharing movement to your community with Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds--your complete source for building tiny sharing structures, including plans for 12 different structures, step-by-step photography and instructions, inspirational examples, and maintenance.

    Around the world, a community movement is underway featuring quaint landscape structures mounted on posts in front yards and other green spaces. Some are built for personal use, as miniature sheds for gardeners or as decorative accent pieces. More commonly, though, they are evidence of the growing trend toward neighborhood organization and community outreach.

    This movement has been popularized by Wisconsin-based Little Free Library (LFL), whose members currently include 75,000 stewards seeking to build community togetherness and promote reading at the same time by sharing books among neighbors. LFL has inspired builders to use similar structures to share things like CDs, food, garden tools, and seeds in the community.

    Produced in cooperation with Little Free Library, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is the builder's complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, and 12 complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics. In addition, author and professional carpenter Phil Schmidt includes information on proper installation of small structures and common repairs and maintenance for down the road.

    Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds even includes information on how to become a steward, getting the word out about your little structure once it's up and running, and tips for building a lively collection.

    Community togetherness has never been so at the fore of our consciousness--or so important. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool on the road to helping you build community in your neighborhood.
    SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR THE 21ST

    SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR THE 21ST

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    Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge and his son, James.

    We can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and be more self-sufficient. For some, that might mean heading to the countryside to live off the land. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: cutting back on plastic or food waste, growing vegetables, preserving meat and fish, preparing jams and chutneys, baking sourdough bread, making your own plant-based milk, or keeping a chicken or two.

    Dick and James Strawbridge know what it's like to make these changes. Between them, they've lived on a smallholding, in a terraced house, and even a chateau. In this updated edition of Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century, they share everything they've learned and give you the tools you need for a more rewarding and environmentally conscious life.

    WDWK

    WDWK

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    Master key carpentry skills, from simple joinery techniques to fine woodworking, all explained in clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs.

    Tools - Understand how to use hand, power, and machine tools, and choose the right wood for every job.

    Techniques - Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to master all key woodwork techniques, from joints to finishing.

    Projects - Put your skills into practice to create well-crafted and practical objects, from a wine rack to a chest of drawers.

    This book shows you the main woodworking techniques step by step - from basic through to more advanced types of wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration - and explains all the essential woodworking tools. It gives you a directory of more than 100 hard and softwoods and their properties so that you can choose the right wood for the job.

    Then, put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects, which have detailed plans and instructions and are arranged in order of complexity. Make a simple chopping board or wine rack as small weekend projects, or try more advanced woodworking ideas such as a linen chest, dresser, or chair.

    Woodworking is a complete illustrated woodworking course, giving you everything you need to know.