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Chairmaking and Design

Chairmaking and Design

  • Author: Jeff Miller
  • Publisher: Stobart Davies
  • ISBN: 9780854421558
  • Category: Chair design
  • Page: 208
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An award-winning designer and builder demonstrates the key design elements behind all chairs and provides jig designs for simple construction.

Windsor-chair Making in America

Windsor-chair Making in America

From Craft Shop to Consumer

  • Author: Nancy Goyne Evans
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 1584654937
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 475
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Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans's elegantly written and extensively illustrated Windsor-Chair Making in America presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry. Of the book's five chapters, three deal extensively with the craft shop. Evans discusses everything from structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornament, both painted and stenciled. A chapter on marketing explores the booming Windsor-chair trade in the American coastal South and the islands of the Caribbean, furniture distribution to local, overland, and overseas markets, and general methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings. Students and interpreters of American material culture and life will find here an abundance of new material organized and presented to provide comprehensive insights into craft life and product distribution in America. Evans's book should have pride of place in the libraries of collectors, curators, practicing and amateur furniture craftsmen, and anyone interested in early American studies trades, folk art, and pre-industrial technology. This book includes an extensive index, detailed maps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions.

Beds

Beds

Outstanding Projects from One of America's Best Craftsmen : with Plans and Complete Instructions for Building 9 Classic Beds

  • Author: Jeff Miller
  • Publisher: Taunton Press
  • ISBN: 9781561582549
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 186
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Provides step-by-step instructions for nine bed projects, including a Shaker-style bed, a Craftsman-style bed, and a sleigh bed

Fine Woodworking

Fine Woodworking

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Woodwork
  • Page: N.A
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Participatory Design

Participatory Design

Principles and Practices

  • Author: Douglas Schuler,Aki Namioka
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351425773
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 334
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The voices in this collection are primarily those of researchers and developers concerned with bringing knowledge of technological possibilities to bear on informed and effective system design. Their efforts are distinguished from many previous writings on system development by their central and abiding reliance on direct and continuous interaction with those who are the ultimate arbiters of system adequacy; namely, those who will use the technology in their everyday lives and work. A key issue throughout is the question of who does what to whom: whose interests are at stake, who initiates action and for what reason, who defines the problem and who decides that there is one. The papers presented follow in the footsteps of a small but growing international community of scholars and practitioners of participatory systems design. Many of the original European perspectives are represented here as well as some new and distinctively American approaches. The collection is characterized by a rich and diverse set of perspectives and experiences that, despite their differences, share a distinctive spirit and direction -- a more humane, creative, and effective relationship between those involved in technology's design and use, and between technology and the human activities that motivate the technology.

American Furniture

American Furniture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Furniture
  • Page: N.A
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The Foundations of Better Woodworking

The Foundations of Better Woodworking

How to use your body, tools and materials to do your best work

  • Author: Jeff Miller
  • Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
  • ISBN: 9781440321016
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 192
  • View: 3664
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Woodworking with Mind, Body, and Senses What's the secret to producing beautiful furniture that you and your family will treasure for generations? It starts with the fundamentals--those essential, yet often overlooked principles upon which all of your skills should be based. In The Foundations of Better Woodworking, craftsman, teacher and noted woodworking author Jeff Miller clearly lays out these basic concepts, helping you understand: How proper body position and mechanics improve your ability to cut precise joins, as well as add efficiency and safety. Just what it means to cut a line. How the wood works, so you can avoid such problems as tear out, splitting and warping--whether you use hand tools, machinery or both. How woodworking tools actually cut and work, so you learn to use them more easily, effectively and accurately. Follow the advice in this book and you'll build the foundation for making significant advances as a woodworker. Your time in the shop will be more rewarding, and your results more satisfying.

Absolute Sudoku

Absolute Sudoku

  • Author: Masha Zager
  • Publisher: Indy Tech Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780790613291
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2669
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Containing 240 puzzles, including puzzles with words and letters, this book features Sudoku puzzles along with explanations of how to solve Sudoku puzzles, tips, techniques and tricks.

Furniture for All Around the House

Furniture for All Around the House

  • Author: Niall Barrett,Kim Carlton Graves,Masha Zager
  • Publisher: Taunton Press
  • ISBN: 1561588539
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 282
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A year-end collection of the best recipes from Fine Cooking--appetizers, soups, sandwiches, pastas, all manners of main courses, a multitude of side dishes, and a host of fabulous desserts, organized by course and ingredient. Also includes the kitchen how-to technique sequences the magazine is known for, as well as useful tips, short-cuts, and other handy kitchen advice.

Central New Jersey Chairmaking of the Nineteenth Century

Central New Jersey Chairmaking of the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: William Henry MacDonald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chairs
  • Page: 59
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