Miller's Collectibles Handbook 2014-2015 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full color, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers information on what those in the know look for - how to recognize that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece, or why now is the moment to buy Roseville pottery. Meanwhile, in-depth closer look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewelry. Judith Miller and Mark Hill compile the guide that no dealer, collector, or auctioneer should be without. Every image is changed for every new edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends.
The Independent Farmstead
By Dougherty, Shawn
With in-depth information on electric fencing, watering, and husbandry for ruminants, poultry, and pigs, plus butchering, dairying, and more
"If we work hard, we sleep well."
Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow's Ear, the state of Ohio designated it "not suitable for agriculture." Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food.
Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing -- employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations -- have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family's needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow's Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food -- "the best you ever tasted" -- is elucidated for others to use and build upon.
In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces. Within these pages, the Doughertys discuss how to:
Find and improve poor, waste, or abused land and develop its natural water resources; Select and purchase the appropriate ruminant for regenerating your farmstead; Apply fencing strategies and pasture management basics; Implement basic, uncomplicated food processing, including large and small animal butchering and cheese making; and Integrate grass, gardens, and livestock to minimize or eliminate the need for off-farm inputs.
As the Doughertys write, more and more people today are feeling "the desire for clean, affordable food, unmodified, unprocessed, and unmedicated and the security of local food sourcing for ourselves and our children." The Independent Farmstead is a must-have resource for those who count themselves as part of this movement: both new and prospective farmers and homesteaders, and those who are interested in switching to grass-based systems. Best of all it's the kind of rare how-to book that the authors themselves view not as a compendium of one-size-fits-all instructions but as "the beginning of a conversation," one that is utterly informative, sincere, and inspiring.
Chelsea Green Publishing
Good Earth Art
By Kohl, Maryann F
Featuring more than two hundred projects, this guide offers ideas for painting and drawing, sculpture and mobiles, collage and printing, weaving and crafts, and handmade art supplies, all to emphasize recycling and natural materials.
Chicago Review Press
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Tablesaws
By Anthony, Paul
A complete visual guide to using the tablesaw from the most basic techniques to the most advanced. One of the most important tools in any woodworking shop, tablesaws are available in a tremendous variety of styles and prices. The latest addition to Tauntons invaluable Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking series is the sharpest reference available, covering all the essential tablesaw techniques from the most basic cut to the most advanced joint. Every process is illustrated with step-by-step full-color photographs. This no-nonsense comprehensive shop-companion examines everything from ripping and crosscutting to cutting coves and multi-sided shapes, always keeping safety at the forefront. Anthony also provides a wealth of ideas and designs for extremely useful jigs.
By Doorley, Rachelle
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab.com - hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more. For children two and up.Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don't see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring. This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.Children gravitate toward sensory experiences (playing with slime) , figuring out how things work (taking toys apart) , and testing the limits of materials (mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown) .
The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations
By Turner, Judith
The Sewing Bible is a step-by-step practical guide to help people learn some basic sewing skills to help them alter their own clothes. Starting with the most common and easiest alteration, shortening trousers, and working towards the most technically challenged, shortening the sleeves on a lined jacket, this ultimate guide will take you through the steps using over 400 illustrations to give you get a clear outline of what is required. Chapters are broken up into: * Introduction * How to use this book * What you will need * Trousers -taking up, taking in, letting out, replacing zip * Jeans - taking up, taking in, replacing zip * Dresses, Gowns and Skirts - taking up, hem lengths, types of hems, taking in * Jackets - taking up, taking in * Shirts and Tops - taking up, taking in * Types of Seams * Imperial and metric explained * Helpful hints and tips (Judith Turner).
By Noll, Terrie
This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for carpenters and woodworkers to keep near their workbench or toolbox for quick access.The design of this book allows it to lay open flat, which allows for easy and frequent reference, and the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers.The Joint Book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for creating edge and scarf joints, lapped and housed joints, mortise and tenon joints, miters and bevels, dovetails, dowels and biscuits, and provides detailed descriptions of fasteners, hardware, and knockdown joints. This book is the perfect companion for any woodworker interested in improving their joint-making skills.
Chartwell Books; Spi edition
The Essential Sampler Quilt Book
By Edwards, Lynne
Discover a beautiful celebration of the sampler quilt from one of the world? s best-loved quilters. This book offers 40 blocks with full step-by-step instruction and diagrams, perfect for beginners and those quilters wishing to expand their repertoire. The beautiful photographs of sampler quilts plus Lynne Edwards? friendly teaching style make this a reference work you? ll treasure. Techniques include machine- and hand-piecing, traditional patchwork and appliqu? .
David & Charles
By Rosen, Ali
Bring It! is the ultimate source for potluck, picnic, or dinner party-worthy dishes that combine simple prep with big taste!
The word "potluck" may inspire memories of church dinners and mystery covered dishes. But today's potlucks are essentially outsourced dinner parties, which make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Inside Bring It!, you will find dozens of impressive-looking recipes that come together easily, and are perfect for carrying to any occasion.
Author Ali Rosen has put a long career in the food world to use, drawing on chef and restaurant secrets for easy dishes that will have friends begging for the recipe. Must-have dishes include:
Â· Pimento Cheese and Crab Dip
Â· Snap Pea Salad with Parmesan and Bacon
Â· Pistachio and Anchovy Pasta
Â· Short Ribs with Quick Pickled Shallots
Â· S'mores Bars
Each recipe includes a note called "How to Bring It," for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. Flavors are designed for maximum impact, but won't take hours to cook, or require special ingredients. Have dinner with the neighbors, sit down to a picnic in the park, or bring a dish to the school luncheon. They come together easily, hold well, and travel beautifully. They'll have you rethinking the potluck.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition
By (towson, Black & Decker Corporation
Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams!Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That's why there's a new edition of the bestselling Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks, incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design. Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance.Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage.
Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.
Wear This, Toss That!
By Goodman, Amy E.
It costs us not to look our best Dressing poorly costs us interviews first impressions money and a whole lot more But you can look good all the time asserts Amy E Goodman the magazine maven and style expert whos a regular on NBCs Today show Her one-stop fashion and beauty book cuts through the information overload to teach you how to dress to impress whatever your age lifestyle or sizewhile staying true to yourself and your budget Who can afford clothes and makeup that dont fit or flatter Since every piece needs to count Amy uses snappy clear comparisons to show how to regain control of your wardrobe and beauty shelf by simplifying your choices Cleverly organized like a womans closet wear this toss that outlines the pieces of clothing and accessories plus beauty basics every woman must own Then Amy builds beyond the essentials walking you through your closet rack by rack shelf by shelf and drawer by drawer telling you what to wear and what to toss By sorting through the items you already have and taking inventory of what you need you can build upon what you own and finally create the winning total look youve always dreamed of Amy provides immediate style answers for real women weartoss items Over product suggestions You-heard-it-here-first steals and deals On-sale items to avoid regardless of price Styling tips for every body type The ultimate shoe guide youll never question which footwear is right again save-me products to rescue you from any fashion emergency Filled with candid tips from pro stylists and designers along with Amys unfiltered guidance wear this toss that will inspire you to invest in yourself shake off the wardrobe blahs and wake up your looks from head to toe Step into your closet Do you have A ruffled tank that sweetly frames your faceor a blouse with overpowering ruffles A long cardigan that graces over your curves or a super drapey wrap that resembles a blanket A pencil skirt that lands just above your knees or a bell skirt that bunches at your middle A cropped straight-leg pant with a flat front or wrinkled baggy cargo pants A shade of red lipstick that says bombshell or one thats says Im trying too hard If any of these questions make you cringe then wear this toss that is your go-to guide Its for women of any size age or lifestyle who realize they just dont like the clothes accessories or makeup theyre wearing and want to make a change Almost instantly youll learn what works whats got to go and why.
Great Book of Woodworking Projects
By Johnson, Randy
Shop tested expert advice for woodworkers on how to build 50 attractive and functional woodworking projects for all areas of the house from storage for the kitchen and the outdoors, to furniture and heirlooms. An ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home, this book has plans for projects that can take a few hours, or up to a weekend to complete.
By Scott, Jonathan
"Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo's good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want--on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won't see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner"--Amazon.com.
McCall's® Essential Guide to Sewing
By Binder, Jutta Kuhnlekarin Roser Brigitte
Sterling Publishing-Sixth Springs Books McCalls Essential Guide To Sewing. A richly illustrated reference for tools, materials and techniques for the novice to pro sewer! Instructions vary from altering a garment to home decor. This book contains 100 answers from frequently asked questions along with other essential how-to techniques. Glossary of terms included. Authors Brigitte Binder, Jutta Kuhnle and Karin Roser. Softcover, 320 pages. Published year 2014. ISBN 978-1-936096-72-5. Imported.,
8.3 x 0.9 x 11 inches