What better way to while away your time than to whittle? Whittling Handbook, gives the first-timer the perfect introduction to the simple, yet pleasurable woodcarving pastime. Colorful photographs show each step in the process of making a host of items with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. The handbook guides the user through the basics for simple projects then progresses to more intricate items. The first seven chapters explain the tools, knives, and wood needed as well as how to start and what to have in your toolbox.
Fall into New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Sequence in this complete e-book edition that includes: The Amulet of Samarkland, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate, and The Ring of Solomon. Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But after a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates him in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel seeks his revenge through magic. He pores over texts and works to perfect his skills to summon the 5,000 year old djinni Bartimaeus-but Nathaniel may have bitten off more than he can chew, and soon finds himself in a situation more dangerous and deadly than he could have ever imagined. These four spellbinding tales -- The Amulet of Samarkland, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate, and The Ring of Solomon -- invite readers into a brilliantly imagined world that they'll never want to leave.
Do you find yourself drawn to wooden art carved with knives and wishing that you can create all the amazing projects you see each day? Do you want a step by step guide on how to get started with whittling to carve out awesome projects in no time? If so, then read on… Have you ever picked up a piece of wood and had that sudden moment where it is as though your mind opened up and you had a rush of inspiration on how to turn that wooden piece into something beautiful? If you have had these feelings, or you are simply interested in wood carving but do not know where to start, there’s good news for you. Wood carving can sometimes seem overwhelming. With all the hardware required, maneuvering of wood and high skills deployed to create amazing artworks out of wood, it can sometimes look like a too daunting task for you to approach. But what if there was a way for you to satisfy your desire to create stunning pieces out of wood without having to go through the long and tedious process of cutting, drilling holes, and fighting with heavy machinery? The way around this would be to get started with whittling. Although not as elaborate as full-blown wood carving, whittling is a process of creating amazing artworks and utilities out of wood, with the aid of smaller tools that are easily obtainable. This implies that with some patience, attention to detail, a whittling knife, and some time, you will be able to create simple woodwork that is both beautiful and useful to you. This book throws more light into the subject of wood whittling. As an ancient practice dating back to a very long time ago, whittling has evolved, and there is so much more that you can achieve with just your whittling knife and all the factors that have been mentioned above. Within the pages of this book you will; 1. Gain a better understanding of what whittling is all about and how it evolved. 2. Understand the therapeutic benefits of engaging in the art of whittling. 3. Be familiar with the tools you need to have a successful whittling project and how these tools are handled for the best results. 4. Gain insider secrets on the tips and tricks of executing successful whittling projects. 5. Be exposed to 20 whittling ideas that will help bring out your artistic and creative side to life. 6. Be privy to some of the most frequently asked whittling questions that will provide you with a deeper insight and further guidance into the art of wood carving with knives. …And a whole lot more! This book offers a crash course for beginners into the art of whittling. Even if you had no idea of the craft, by the time you are done with the knowledge within these pages, you should be up and ready to complete your first whittling project. It is not that difficult to create all those amazing woodwork you have wanted to create all this while with knives. With the knowledge hidden in this book, you are well covered. To access the wealth of knowledge in this book, simply get your copy RIGH NOW
e-artnow presents to you the greatest Christmas novels, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the unique poetry of the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White The Christmas Hirelings The Blue Carbuncle An Exciting Christmas Eve The Spirit of Christmas…
The whittler extraordinaire, Chris Lubkemann, is back with 31 fun and rewarding new whittling projects in his latest guidebook, Big Book of Whittle Fun. These detailed, photo-illustrated projects are quick and easy to make. Chris offers clear instructions for creating a wide variety of useful and entertaining objects with almost no expense or training, and gives tips and techniques that make whittling accessible and enjoyable for both novices and experienced carvers. With helpful advice on choosing wood, basic whittling techniques and safe knife sharpening, you'll be able to make practical projects like recipe holders and whimsical objects like a rooster. Many playful sports and game-oriented projects are also included such as tic-tac-toe and a bowling set complete with a lane and pins. You'll find the projects in this book truly make whittling fun.
This unique collection of Martha Finley's most beloved children & young adult books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Elsie Dinsmore Series Elsie Dinsmore Elsie's Holidays at Roselands Elsie's Girlhood Elsie's Womanhood Elsie's Motherhood Elsie's Children Elsie's Widowhood Grandmother Elsie Elsie's New Relations Elsie at Nantucket Two Elsies Elsie's Kith and Kin Elsie's Friends at Woodburn Christmas with Grandma Elsie Elsie and the Raymonds Elsie Yachting with the Raymonds Elsie's Vacation Elsie at Viamede Elsie at Ion Elsie at the World's Fair Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters Elsie at Home Elsie on the Hudson Elsie in the South Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War Elsie's Winter Trip Elsie and Her Loved Ones Elsie and Her Namesakes Mildred Keith Series Mildred Keith Mildred at Roselands Mildred and Elsie Mildred's Married Life, and a Winter with Elsie Dinsmore Mildred at Home: With Something About Her Relatives and Friends Mildred's Boys and Girls Mildred's New Daughter Other Novels Edith's Sacrifice Ella Clinton Signing the Contract and What it Cost The Thorn in the Nest The Tragedy of Wild River Valley Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well-known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years.
A delightful guide to a stress-free holiday season filled with mindfulness, joy, self-care, and festive magic. What if the month of December were soothing instead of stressful? Now you can celebrate a new kind of holiday season—one where you radiate calm and cultivate delight. Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year leads you out of the darkness of winter and back to the enchantment of an authentic and attainable Christmas season filled with merry gatherings, thoughtful gift-giving, and meaningful observations of annual traditions. Covering the time period from late November to early January, this joyful guide embraces all the festive holiday build-up and then welcomes the new year in a holistic, nurturing way. Author Beth Kempton gently encourages you to prioritize your holiday hopes and take a slower, more mindful approach to your celebrations. Kempton also offers helpful suggestions for making the most of winter, and recommends using this quiet time to dream new dreams, set goals, and aspire toward a beautiful year ahead. Filled with personal stories, tips, and advice for staying calm and connecting with others, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year provides a cozy retreat from the pressure of striving for perfection. Instead of starting the New Year exhausted, in debt, and filled with regret, you will rejoice in the memories of the season feeling rested, rejuvenated, inspired, and calm.