Woodworking For Dummies

Woodworking For Dummies Author Jeff Strong
ISBN-10 9781118053294
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience? Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and how-to photos.

Woodworking For Dummies

Woodworking For Dummies Author Jeff Strong
ISBN-10 0764539779
Year 2003-10-31
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience? Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and how-to photos.

Home Improvement All in One For Dummies

Home Improvement All in One For Dummies Author Roy Barnhart
ISBN-10 1118069862
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Put on your grubbies, get out your tools, and get ready to tackle home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof instructions in this guide that combines the best of nine For Dummies home improvement books in one comprehensive volume. Whether you’re an accomplished do-it-yourselfer or a novice, the easy-to-follow instructions, complete with photos and illustrations, will guide you through: Basic home maintenance and improvement projects from the foundation to the roof, including windows, doors, and electrical repairs and replacements Painting and wallpapering Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, including installing cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and appliances Carpentry, woodworking and flooring Plumbing, including unclogging fixtures and fixing leaky faucets Want to spruce up bedroom? Spiff up the kitchen? Shore up the porch? Build stairs? Replace creaky doors and drafty windows? Make the most of your space? Inside or out, major renovation or minor repair, the how-to is all right here. Think about it—if you do just one project yourself instead of calling a plumber, electrician, painter, handyman, or other service person, you’ve saved far more than the cost of this book! And you’ll have it on hand to guide you through the next project!

DIY For Dummies

DIY For Dummies Author Jeff Howell
ISBN-10 0470975393
Year 2010-09-02
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This hands-on guide will help you prepare for and manage simple home repairs and improvements. Jeff Howell (the Sunday Telegraph's DIY columnist) and a host of other experts guide you through the trials and tribulations of DIY, helping you to carry out a range of projects - from fixing a leaky tap to hanging wallpaper - safely, cheaply and with minimum disruption. The full-colour drawings illustrate the step-by-step techniques and the lay-flat binding is perfect for on-the-job DIY advice. DIY For Dummies covers: PART I - Planning Your Home Improvement Projects Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Your DIY Adventures Chapter 2: Being Safe and Prepared Chapter 3: Working with (And within) a Budget PART II - Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement Chapter 1: Repairing Walls and Putting Up Shelves Chapter 2: Windows Don't Have to Be a Pane Chapter 3: Doors: An Open-and-Shut Case Chapter 4: Roofs and Walls Chapter 5: Dealing with Damp Chapter 6: Electrical Repairs and Replacements PART III - Painting and Wallpapering Chapter 1: Planning Your Painting Project Chapter 2: Preparing Surfaces for Painting Chapter 3: Painting, Finishing, and Cleaning Up Chapter 4: Choosing Wallpaper and Preparing Walls Chapter 5: Hanging Wallpaper PART V - Carpentry, Woodworking, and Flooring Chapter 1: Flooring: Keeping a Leg Up on Foot Traffic Chapter 2: Drilling, Driving, Fastening, and Gluing Chapter 3: Understanding the Carpentry Process Chapter 4: Finishing Wood PART VI - Plumbing Chapter 1: The Plumbing System in Your Home Chapter 2: Heating, Ventilating, and Insulating Your Home Chapter 3: Plumbing Materials and Tools Chapter 4: Unblocking a Sink or Bath Drain Chapter 5: Unblocking and Fixing a Toilet Chapter 6: Fixing a Dripping Tap

Building Beehives For Dummies

Building Beehives For Dummies Author Howland Blackiston
ISBN-10 9781118460009
Year 2012-12-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardware and fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together. There are over a dozen plans in all, including the traditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designs for elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board, the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive top feeders, and more. The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book. Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned ol’timer, Building Beehives for Dummies provides you with the information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories). You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how to maintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy, where to locate your hive, and much more. Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within a beehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your colonies Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighbors happy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional laws and regulations Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun and profit In today’s world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics and sustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you and your bees will appreciate and benefit from.

DIY and Home Maintenance All in one For Dummies

DIY and Home Maintenance All in one For Dummies Author Roy Barnhart
ISBN-10 0764570544
Year 2005-10-31
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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Dust off your tool box and get ready to get ready to tackle simple home repairs and improvements with the idiot-proof instructions in this hands on-guide. Let Jeff Howell and a host of other experts guide you through the DIY maze. This fun and easy-to-understand book shows you how to do everything from refurbishing a kitchen to fixing a leaky tap – all without breaking the bank. DIY and Home Maintenance All-in-one covers: Planning Your Home Improvement Projects Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement Painting and Wallpapering Bathroom and Kitchen Refurbishing Carpentry, Woodworking, and Flooring Plumbing

Fiddle For Dummies

Fiddle For Dummies Author Michael John Sanchez
ISBN-10 9781118930236
Year 2014-11-10
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.

Woodworking Simplified

Woodworking Simplified Author David R. Stiles
ISBN-10 1881527980
Year 1996
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Chapters Pub Limited
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Offers instructions for nineteen simple woodworking projects, and discusses basic tools and the proper way to use them

Archaeology For Dummies

Archaeology For Dummies Author Nancy Marie White
ISBN-10 9780470457818
Year 2008-11-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.

Carpentry For Dummies

Carpentry For Dummies Author Gene Hamilton
ISBN-10 0764551752
Year 1999-09-15
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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Finding a carpenter who does quality work—at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion—can be a real challenge. For little jobs you can spend more time searching for a carpenter than you would doing the job yourself, if you only had some basic tools and carpentry skills. Over the years, the ability to handle small carpentry jobs can save you a great deal of money. Perhaps more important, you can make small repairs before they turn into big ones. With a set of basic carpentry skills you can also make a lot of little improvements that you might not have if you had to hire someone to do the work. If you would like to develop a basic understanding of carpentry and the tools of the trade, Carpentry For Dummies can help. Whether you have little or no experience with carpentry tools, repairs, or home improvements, this book can show you how to handle a project from the first cut to the final finish. Carpentry For Dummies is divided into four parts to help you easily find the information you need. You’ll start off on the right foot by becoming familiar with structures such as foundations, floors, and roofs. With step-by-step illustrations throughout the book, you’ll also discover how to use a variety of tools and techniques as you take on different projects in and around your house. Carpentry For Dummies also deals with other topics, including: Finding a good lumber or hardware store, and choosing the right materials for the job Mastering the finer points f measuring, marking, and gauging to make sure everything fits perfectly Boning up on sanding, sealing, and staining basics Playing it safe with power tools and potentially toxic chemicals With pointers on choosing the right materials, finding the best way to put them together, and working safely, Carpentry For Dummies is your ideal reference for basic carpentry.

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies Author Jeff Strong
ISBN-10 9781118968031
Year 2014-09-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro: Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

The Complete Book of Woodworking

The Complete Book of Woodworking Author Tom Carpenter
ISBN-10 0980068878
Year 2008-10-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Landauer Books
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Since its first printing this title had sold close to 500,000 units. It continues to be on the planograms in both Lowe’s and Home Depot stores as one of their top sellers. This book contains more than 1200 step-by-step drawings and illustrations, shop set-up and safety. 40 projects with complete plans. How to use tools. How to make joints. A must for every woodworkers library.

SketchUp For Dummies

SketchUp For Dummies Author Aidan Chopra
ISBN-10 9781119336228
Year 2017-03-02
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Design almost anything in 3D with SketchUp Whether you've dabbled in drawing in 3D or are interested in learning the basics of design, SketchUp For Dummies makes it fast and easy to learn the ropes of a powerful, user-friendly tool to bring your design ideas to life. From creating a basic 3D model to showing off your work via 3D print or animation, this all-access guide pulls back the curtain on using SketchUp to do anything from redesigning your house to mocking up the next great invention. With an emphasis on usability, SketchUp has found very wide success as a tool even non-designers can use to make basic drawings. And now, thanks to the insight and expert tips from former SketchUp product director Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls, this easy-to-follow guide makes it more accessible than ever! Create buildings and components Alter the appearance of your model Tour your designs via SketchUp Get quick tips on troubleshooting If you're a designer with sketchy computer modeling skills, SketchUp For Dummies is the trusted reference you'll turn to again and again.

Home Winemaking For Dummies

Home Winemaking For Dummies Author Tim Patterson
ISBN-10 0470681136
Year 2010-10-25
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An informative, fun guide to making your own wine It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine. With detailed tips on creating many varieties -- from bold reds and demure whites to enchanting rosés and delightful sparkling wines -- this guide is your ultimate winemaking resource.

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies Author Sean McManus
ISBN-10 9781118905005
Year 2014-11-03
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Master your Raspberry Pi in a flash with this easy-to-follow guide Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to this exciting technology, fully updated to align with the Rev 3 board. Veteran technology authors provide expert insight and guidance that get you up and running fast, allowing you to explore the full capabilities of your Raspberry Pi. The clear, concise style makes this guide easy to follow for complete beginners, providing step-by-step instruction throughout the setup process and into systems administration and programming. Updated information includes coverage of Noobs, PiStore and making music with SonicPi, in addition to basic Raspberry Pi operations and features. Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you everything you need to know to get the most out of your device. Even if you've never ventured beyond e-mail and web browsers, this guide will give you the skills and confidence you need to take advantage of everything the Raspberry Pi has to offer. Find out how to install the operating system and connect to other devices Install, use and remove software like a pro Learn basic Linux systems administration Program with Scratch, Python and Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi has awakened a whole new generation of hardware geeks, hackers and hobbyists, and now it's your turn to join their ranks. Learning how to fully use your new technology is the first step, and Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ideal companion guide.