Here are 72 all-new scrollsaw projects, featuring original patterns and designs ranging in difficulty from simple to quite challenging. These unique stand-up puzzles, irresistible holiday decorations, and imaginative project designs are perfect for all skill levels. Creating these clever crafts is fun, relatively inexpensive, and requires only a few basic tools, making them perfect for…


No do-it-yourself should be without this complete guide to home heating and air conditioning systems. Drawing on James Kittle’s expertise, even novices will be equipped to install, troubleshoot, repair, replace, and maintain their systems safely. Kittle covers every aspect of home wiring, piping for gas and oil furnaces, and connecting air conditioning lines. Illustrated, step-by-step…


According to the US Geological Survey, there is a 100 percent chance of an earthquake today — Are you ready for the big one? As earthquakes have struck around the world with alarming frequency, millions have realized they are unprepared for similar catastrophes close to home. Online disaster plans and older books–heavy with seismic science…


This introduction to the slender craft of pencil carving shows how to make ordinary pencils come to life. Readers learn to whittle fascinating Santa pencils, Wood Spirits, Leprechauns and even an iconic Uncle Sam. Each complete project includes detailed instructions for whittling these skinny subjects, accompanied by dozens of step-by-step illustrations. The author provides important…


The Sense of an Interior is a fascinating exploration of domestic space and of the ways it determines how writers work. The book looks at four famous figures – Emily Dickinson, Sigmund Freud, Helen Keller, and Marcel Proust, and examines the relationship between their work and the spaces where they wrote.