The Ax Book

Author: Dudley Cook
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
ISBN: 0911469168
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.

American Axes

Author: Henry J. Kauffman
Publisher: Masthof
ISBN: 9781883294120
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Reprint. Originally published: Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Greene Press, 1972.

The Axe Wielder s Handbook

Author: Michael Beaudry
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 0882907115
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Religion

In the Axe Wielder's Handbook, numerous photos and precise drawings combine with the text to create any axe wielder's how-to book of techniques that are of great value to all who want to enjoy the axeman's art. the application of these skills helps any axe wielder's job become easier and enjoyable. It's a compelling presentation of an art that is both ancient and modern.

The Wood Fire Handbook

Author: Vincent Thurkettle
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845336704
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: House & Home

'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!

Norwegian Wood

Author: Lars Mytting
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613128206
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Nature

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

Early Logging Tools

Author: Kevin Johnson
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764327402
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Over 330 clear color photos display the wide array of equipment once used to log high timber that are now eminently collectible, including axes, saws, filing tools, springboards, oil bottles, undercutters, wedges, marlin spikes, drag saws, and venerable chainsaws. Historical photos display towering giants of old growth forests where loggers toiled decades ago. An informative text provides useful information on cleaning and preserving the antique logging tools, descriptions of them, values, and a bibliography. This book will be treasured by all who share a fascination for logging as it was done by the lumberjack, bucker, and high climber.

How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles

Author: Sid Young
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760347973
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Everything you need to know to restore or customize your classic Japanese motorcycle. Whether you want to correctly restore a classic Japanese motorcycle or create a modified, custom build, you need the right information about how to perform the mechanical and cosmetic tasks required to get an old, frequently neglected, and often long-unridden machine back in working order. How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles is your thorough, hands-on manual, covering all the mechanical subsystems that make up a motorcycle. From finding a bike to planning your project to dealing with each mechanical system, How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles includes everything you need to know to get your classic back on the road. Japanese motorcycles have been the best-selling bikes in the world since the mid-1960s, driven by the "big four": Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. Of course certain bikes have always had a following - Honda CB750, 305 Hawk, CB400-4, Benly; Suzuki GT750, Katana, GS1000S; Yamaha XS650, RD400 Daytona, TZ; Kawaski H1, H2, Z1R - and these have now become the blue-chip Japanese bikes leading collectors to seek out more common (and now more affordable) alternatives. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in classic Japanese motorcycles, as well as prepping a bike to build a cafe racer, street tracker, or other custom build.

Old Ways of Working Wood

Author: Alex W. Bealer
Publisher: Castle Books
ISBN: 0785807101
Release Date: 2009-02-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A revised edition of a classic guide to woodworking methods that have been refined and developed over thousands of years. It teaches and preserves techniques and historical information that were lost when modern woodworking technology, dedicated to mass production, displaced the craftsman. Every woodworking operationâ??chopping, splitting, using the workbench, sawing, hewing, boring, chiseling, shaping, planing, turningâ??is described in detail. There is also information on the role of various tools in the evolution of wood products, the types and characteristics of wood, the preparation and maintenance of tools, collective tools of antique value, and instruction on the subtleties of the craft, from rabbeting to molding. The professional woodworker, the hobbyist, the collector, the antiques dealer, and the craft enthusiast will discover valuable information in this definitive work. It is reference, guide, and history all in one volume.This book contains over 200 line drawings by the author to illustrate age-old, yet fascinating, ways of working with wood. With chapters that describe the ways to fell a tree, methods for splitting wood, and more, along with a complete appendix and index, this is a great reference for anyone interested in the ways of wood working.

The Harrowsmith Country Life Guide to Wood Heat

Author: Dirk Thomas
Publisher: Camden House Pub
ISBN: 0944475302
Release Date: 1992
Genre: House & Home

A practical guide, explaining how to fell and split wood, clean a chimney, install a stove, and how to determine the viability of wood heat

The Scythe Book

Author: David Ward Tresemer
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
ISBN: WISC:89085200525
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Gardening

In the last few years, interest in the scythe has grown remarkably; and so have the sales of The Scythe Book. Now Peter Vido, who has written two outstanding articles for Small Farmer s Journal on the use of the scythe, has contributed an addendum for this book on the practical use of the scythe based on his own extensive research and experience."

Knife Tomahawk Throwing

Author: Harry K. McEvoy
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462902835
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Knife & Tomahawk Throwing helps keep alive these traditional arts of the old West. In these pages you will learn about the fundamentals of the sport and gain insight into some of the greatest professional knife throwers–the men who paved the way for the modern day thrower." — Bobby Branton, President of the American Knife Thrower's Alliance (AKTA) Harry McEvoy, foremost expert in the field of tomahawk and knife throwing and best-selling author of Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide, provides us with an exciting, in-depth look at the popular sport of weapon throwing. Meet the men who throw flaming knives at lovely ladies on a spinning target—and not scorch a hair; learn about the legendary "Skeeter" Vaughan, whose record-breaking throw saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. servicemen during World War II; and witness the courage of Tony Cascarella, who brought down a 275-pound wild boar with only three Bowie-Axe throwing knives. In addition, this book will clearly show you the skills involved in knife and tomahawk throwing—skills all the professionals first mastered before attempting the daring feats required when performing the "impalement arts." Also presented is an interesting history of throwing-knives, from the earliest times, through the development of the European daggers, and up to the knives used during the Vietnam War. Furthermore, you'll learn about many of the other throwing weapons of the world, including the martial arts weapons used by the Japanese ninja, and the deadly boomerangs of the Australian aborigines. Concisely written and illustrated with more than 50 photographs—including many of the "greats" in action—Knife and Tomahawk Throwing is a must for anyone interested in these fascinating sports. Chapters include: The Fine Points of Knife Throwing How to Build Targets Evolution of the Throwing Knife The Art of the Professionals The Saga of Skeeter Vaughn Tomahawk Throwing The Hunt of the "Hog Heaven" Boar The Other Throwing Instruments

Norwegian Wood Activity Book

Author: Lars Mytting
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 0857056573
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre:

Following the extraordinary international success of NORWEGIAN WOOD, the bestselling manual for chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way, THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK offers something for all the family, including: � Top Trunks � Spot the difference � Dot-to-dot and mazes � Cut out and colour the woodchoppers' clothing � Step-by-step guides to laying the perfect fire and building a round stack � And magnificent frozen landscapes THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK is an original gift for all seasons and the perfect fireside companion, to bring warmth and entertainment to armchair enthusiasts and active woodcutters alike.

The Woodburner s Companion

Author: Dirk Thomas
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
ISBN: 0911469249
Release Date: 2004
Genre: House & Home

As natural gas and oil prices rise, Americans are returning once again to the comfort and security of wood heat. Thousands have benefited from reading The Woodburner_s Companion, first published in 2000. Now the author has added new material and updated technical information where necessary. You can stay warm without going broke, and, as an added benefit, you can weather a mid-winter power outage in style! Dirk Thomas, experienced woodburner and chimney sweep, is the perfect guide to the ins and outs of the many ways available to burn wood for heat. Throughout, the emphasis is on woodburning safety. Even knowledgeable woodburners will gain from his detailed descriptions of woodburning installations, which are based on the latest codes and recommendations from the U.S. and Canada

Oh Ick

Author: Joy Masoff
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189121
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From the bestselling author of Oh, Yuck! and Oh, Yikes!, with over 1.25 million copies in print, here is an A-Z compendium of hands-on grossness. Featuring 114 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick! delves into the science behind everything disgusting. Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww!