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USA Best Selling Books by Alan Bridgewater from Amazon USA

Building Doors & Gates: Instructions, Techniques and Over 100 Designs
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All about building entrances to the home. Detailed charts for identification of parts and joints, steps for constructing and hanging, exercises for perfecting building skills, and dozens of designs.
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By: Stackpole Books.   1999-01-01

Carving Totem Poles & Masks
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“Excellent....Presents 20 possible projects ranging from masks and ceremonial items to dishes, charms, spindle whorls, bowls, and boxes. The descriptions and illustrations are simple and direct in this technique manual so that students can easily understand the process...exceptionally useful.”—Journal of the West. “Here’s a treat for carvers.”—Woodwork.
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By: Sterling.   1991-12-31

Making Wooden Mechanical Models
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Complete with materials lists, diagrams and photographs, this book provides woodworkers with plans for 15 handsome and clever machines with moving parts.
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By: Popular Woodworking Books.   1995-10

Easy-to-Make Decorative Kites: Step-by-Step Instructions for Nine Models from Around the World
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Flying a beautiful kite is exhilarating and all the more thrilling and rewarding when the kite soaring in the sunshine is your own creation!
This exciting practical guide helps even new kite makers to experience the adventure of constructing and flying nine original kites based on traditional designs from around the world. Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams take you through the process of assembling, testing, decorating, and flying each of the kites. Finished kites must be aerodynamically sound, but the authors allow plenty of leeway in construction: "In kite making, precise measurements are less important than balance, proportion, and symmetry." And although materials are specified for each design, the easy-to-follow directions allow for a variety of lightweight, durable substitutions.
Beginners and children will want to start with the simple, universally familiar European Diamond Kite. But neither the intricate, unusually shaped Oriental kite nor the scientifically sophisticated, efficient High-Tech Box Kite is very hard to make. The spectacular Guatemalan Sun Kite is a high flier that sings as it soars, the result of four easy-to-make "buzzers" that vibrate in the wind. Designed to be flown at night and illuminated with flashlights, the intriguing New England Ghost Kite is an excellent "swooper." Each design has a unique flying style: the Chinese Yuan flies well in a light-to-moderate wind while the High-Tech Box requires a good stiff breeze; the Chinese Dragonfly and Oriental Butterfly are low, steady fliers, and the Guatemalan Sun and Korean Warrior are showy high fliers. All are magnificent examples of a 2,000-year history of kite flying.

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By: Dover Publications.   1986-01-01

Outdoor Water Features: 16 Easy-to-Build Projects For Your Yard and Garden
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Bring life and movement to your outdoor living space with the sparkle and cool serenity of water. Alan and Gill Bridgewater show you how to add ponds, pools, cascades, waterspouts, and more to your garden or yard. With step-by-step instructions for 16 easy projects that include a classic wall-mounted fountain spout, a Japanese-style bamboo water pump, and even a container bog garden, you’ll soon be building a stylish water feature that’s perfectly suited to your landscape. 
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By: Storey Publishing, LLC.   2001-01-10

Outdoor Woodwork: 16 Easy-To-Build Projects for Your Yard & Garden
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There's more to a cultivated country spread or city terrace garden than the plants. People increasingly see their gardens as outdoor rooms, and they want to furnish and decorate them as attractively and comfortably as any other part of the home. Who doesn't dream of having coffee on the garden bench, eating lunch at a handmade picnic table, or snuggling with a lover under an arbor in the moonlight or in a gazebo during a thunderstorm?

Readily available, easy to work with, and inexpensive, wood is the ideal material for creating stylish and practical garden features. And you can often use low-cost, rough-cut wood straight from the sawmill for rustic, outdoor projects.

OUTDOOR WOODWORK offers 16 functional and attractive projects for the garden, including fences and gates, benches and chairs, decking, sheds, arbors, pergolas, trellises, planters, picnic tables, and a child's playhouse and treehouse. Each project has clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams accompanied by full-color photographs showing the finished piece in its garden setting. Expert advice on staining and varnishing ensures that wooden garden features will stand up to the outdoor elements for years to come. This book is ideal as a reference for beginners and as a sourcebook of inspiration for more experienced do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

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By: Storey Publishing, LLC.   2002-01-01

Making Marble-Action Games, Gadgets, Mazes & Contraptions: Designs for 10 Outlandish, Ingenious and Intricate Woodworking Projects
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    In the spirit of zany contraptions, pinball, and bubble-gum machines, Alan and Gill Bridgewater present ten wildly complex marble-action woodworking projects that are as entertaining to make as they are to play with. Contraptions such as the Marble Deceleration Honeycomb Maze, Perpetual Random Number Shuffler, and Marble Rotator Finger-Touch Tumbler Labyrinth can each be constructed easily in a weekend, but in finished form will baffle those who dare to dally with them. Step-by-step instructions with accompanying photos and detailed plans make construction easy. Metric conversions included.

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    By: Stackpole Books.   1999-06-01

    Power Tool Woodcarving
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    “The book will help readers mightily....The projects outlined are clearly laid out, the instructions for them easy to follow. The projects...are multicultural, too, for they include an African art object, traditional American art objects, a Native-American art object, a French art object, and, yes, even an Icelandic art object.”—Booklist. Bonus: The ratings of various manufacturers’ models, and helpful descriptions of tool types are included.
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    By: Sterling.   1994-06-30

    Stonework (Weekend DIY)
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    Stone has a tremendous appeal and has been used for years for its strength, durability and versatility, in a wide range of garden features. Anyone with a basic knowledge of tools and enthusiasm for the subject can construct durable and beautiful stonework pieces. This text is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and construct a wide range of features, from a simple path to a bench with arch detail. With the weekend DIYer in mind, each of the 15 step-by-step projects is easy to construct and requires little DIY expertise, from paths and patios to planters, rockeries and seats. An introductory chapter covers essential information on tools, materials and techniques, including mixing mortar and concrete, cutting stone and making foundations. There is guidance on using different materials such as flagstones, limestone, slate and cobbles, as well as reconstituted paving slabs and decorative edgings. The projects provide ideas and practical guidance for a wide variety of garden structures.

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    By: New Holland Publishers Ltd.   2003-01-01

    Carving Masks: Tribal, Ethnic & Folk Projects
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    Next time you're looking for something Different from your usual practical or nostalgic carving project, turn to these fascinating, enigmatic masks, with their power to heal, curse, frighten, or trick, and their use for dancing, mourning, losing inhibitions, or preparing for war. Each of the 12 projects has been carefully researched to offer a range of carving styles. Full-color photos of the finished masks in their original authenticity are accompanied by over 200 scaled working drawings that show essential views, hands-on tool illustrations, and how-to close-ups of procedures and stages.
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    By: Sterling Pub Co Inc.   1996-09


     

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