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The Three Volume Compendium of Lampshade Making


This book contains a detailed guide to the materials, frames and tools necessary to successful lampshade making. Complete with a wealth of information and detailed images, this text is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in embracing the exciting world of lampshade making as a new hobby. Chapters contained herein include: 'Materials', 'Sheepskin or Decorative Parchment', 'Parchment—Oiled', 'Old Deeds', 'Real Vellum', 'Buckram', 'Flock Paper', 'Trimmings', 'Pleated and Hole-Punched Parchments', 'Tools and Equipment', and 'Wire Frames'. This book has been elected for modern republication in the hope that its lessons shall continue to be of use for future generations, and we are proud to republish it here complete with a new introduction to the subject.

The Carpenters, Joiners, Cabinet Makers and Gilders' Companion

F. Reinnel

“The Carpenter's and Joiner's Hand-Book” is a classic guide to carpentry and cabinet making, covering a wide range of aspects and elements. Written in clear, simple language and profusely illustrated throughout, this handy volume will be of considerable utility to carpenters and others with a practical interest in wood work. Contents include: “General Direction for Seasoning and Preserving Timber”, “Charring Timber”, “Another Method”, “A Composition for Weather Boarding, Paling, etc.”, “A Superior Composition”, “Polish for Wainscot Work”, “Oil for Wainscot Work”, “Polishing Oil for Mahogany”, etc. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in cabinetmaking, wood finishing, and carpentry in general. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on wood finishing.

Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts

Alice Hörnecke

Christmas is an ideal time to get in the spirit of the season by creating festive decorations and gifts with a personal touch. This delightful collection of 43 unique papercraft projects will get everyone in a festive mood with its decorative suggestions for the home and the holiday table, Christmas tree ornaments, handmade gifts, and much more. The book abounds in photos, templates, and easy-to-follow instructions for everything from a beautiful origami wreath to cut-out snowflakes, place-setting accessories, gift-wrapping accents, and an Advent candle holder. Each project is accompanied by helpful tips as well as a list of materials and measurements. The splendid variety of options make this the perfect guide and resource for papercrafters at every level of experience. 

COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars

Matt Avery

Retrace the history of how Don Yenko and other performance-minded individuals used a loophole in GM's COPO program to create the ultimate Camaros, Chevelles, Novas and more, despite a corporate racing ban. Chevy muscle car aficionado and author Matt Avery scoured archives and tracked down owners and personnel involved in the program to deliver a comprehensive story and complete guide to the COPO cars. The COPO muscle car and racing program produced a storied and remarkable journey, and Avery captures all these facets in this entertaining and revealing history. While few knew about this back-channel program at the time, it is now recognized as the origin of GM's top muscle cars. Dedicated Chevy racers and car owners were determined to compete head to head with Mopar and Ford at the racetrack and on the street. But in order to do so, they needed to circumvent the corporate racing ban and resolve the restriction of 400-ci engines in intermediate vehicles. The COPO program was designated for fleet vehicles such as taxicabs, but at the peak of the muscle car wars, it was used to build the ultimate high-performance Chevy muscle cars.Don Yenko became the COPO muscle car program champion. He ordered the Corvair through the COPO program and created the Corvair Stinger to mount a SCCA road race campaign. From these humble beginnings, the road map for creating the ultimate Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas was established. Factory Camaro V-8s came equipped with the 350 small-block or 396 big-block, which had to compete with the Mustang Cobra Jets and Mopar Wedge and Hemi cars. In response, building the big-block Camaro through the COPO program was devised. At the factory, Camaros were fitted with the 396 engines and shipped to dealers where the 427s were installed in the cars. From 1967 to 1969, the factory and dealers installed eight different 427 engines, including the all-aluminum ZL1 427. Later on, others used the road map to build COPO Novas and Chevelles to similar spec with similar results. The COPO performance car program did not end with these muscle cars. Yenko even ordered several hundred Vegas through the COPO program, so they could be fitted with turbochargers and raced in SCCA competition.

The Definitive Pontiac GTO Guide: 1964-1967

David Bonaskiewich

Bring the history, equipment, and options of the 1964-1967 Pontiac GTO into sharp focus with this in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide.Pontiac expert and long-time writer David Bonaskiewich reveals the hardware under the sheet metal: the V-8 engines, manual and automatic transmissions, rear differentials, interior options, color codes, and so much more. In the early 1960s, Pontiac was remaking its image and needed a bold, sporty, and exciting new model to attract young buyers. Under the guidance of Pete Estes and John DeLorean, the engineers at Pontiac decided to stuff a 389-ci V-8 into the intermediate-sized Tempest to create the GTO. The GTO produced immense performance and quickly became a sensation. Pontiac had a high-performance street car that could light up its tires and outperform the vast majority of cars on the road. As a result, the GTO served as a blueprint for a generation of muscle cars to come.The GTO set the standard for muscle car performance that the other manufacturers chased, and this legendary car steadily evolved and improved during its production run. The 1964 GTO offered a unique performance package over and above the Tempest. An optional 389 Tri-Power and stout 4-speed with dual exhaust delivered massive performance, while stiffer suspension, a limited-slip differential, and heavy-duty cooling system kept the car under control. By 1967, the Pontiac GTO was arguably one of the most attractive models ever with a wide range of engines and high-performance hardware.If you’re looking for the comprehensive story of the GTO and its powertrain options, paint codes, interior appointments, and operational equipment, you’ve found it.

Cobra Jet: The History of Ford's Greatest High-Performance Muscle Cars

Rob & Diego Rosenberg Kinnan

Relive Ford's glory days in the muscle car era in this stunning new volume covering the popular and powerful Cobra Jets!<p>Ford's 'Total Performance' racing program in the early 1960s was the first stone turned in the task of repurposing its image to the youth market. The introduction of the Mustang increased that exponentially, but even in 289 Hi-Po form, it was no match for the Pontiac GTO or other muscle cars. Neither was the 1966 Fairlane GT or subsequent 390 Mustang the following year. But when the 428 Cobra Jet Mustang debuted at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, that image evolved from wholesome to fearsome!<p>Cobra Jet Mustangs downed all comers and took the vaunted Super Stock Eliminator crown while introducing a new weapon under the hood. By the next model year with the revolutionary shaker hood on Cobra Jet-equipped Mach Is and the striking snake adorning the sheet metal of the midsize Cobra, Ford's image makeover was complete. The demise of the muscle car era didn't signify the end of the Cobra Jet, as Ford continued the performance reign with the 351 Cobra Jet. <p>The legacy left by Mustang, Cougar, Torino, Cyclone, and Ranchero 428, 429, and 351 Cobra Jet-powered vehicles is indelible. <i>Mustang Monthly</i> editor Rob Kinnan and muscle car expert Diego Rosenberg bring this history back to life in an all-encompassing book that is the first to specifically feature all Cobra Jet cars, including the purpose-built drag cars of today! <i>Cobra Jet: The History of Ford's Greatest High Performance Cars</i> will hypnotize you as the first and complete history of Ford's most famous engines during the era's peak.

Chevrolets of the 1950s: A Decade of Technical Innovation

David Temple

Look back at Chevrolet's breakthroughs in the 1950s, including technological innovations and the development and introduction of the iconic Corvette and 1955-1957 Bel Air.Automotive historian and veteran author David Temple takes you behind the scenes to reveal how these technologies were designed, manufactured, and installed on Chevrolet's fine portfolio of cars: the Corvette, Bel Air, Nomad, Impala, and many more. As the 1950s dawned, General Motors focused its industrial might on producing revolutionary rather than evolutionary cars with the ultimate goal of becoming the clear market leader in the automotive industry. To accomplish this goal, the company consistently released innovative automotive technology. During the decade, Chevrolet introduced the small-block V-8, the Powerglide automatic transmission, air-conditioning, power steering, and many other amenities that made the cars faster, safer, and more comfortable.Inside General Motors, many dedicated and talented leaders were determined to make Chevrolet cars the best on the market. Vice President of Styling Harley Earl and his team designed the 1953 Corvette concept car for the Motorama show. After receiving numerous accolades, it was rushed into production. Earl used his design acumen and creative vision as he led his team to style the 1955-1957 Bel-Air. Zora Arkus-Duntov worked tirelessly and transformed the Corvette from a touring car into a genuine sports car. Ed Cole and his engineers overcame many challenges to develop the compact, efficient, and powerful Chevy small-block V-8, which continued in production for decades. Chevrolets of the 1950s retraces the design, development, and production of these cars, but it also covers innovative vital components that were installed in them. If you have been looking for the scoop on arguably GM's greatest decade, the models, and the technology it produced, you have found it.

Underwear And Lingerie - Underwear And Lingerie, Part 1, Underwear And Lingerie, Part 2


Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Bamboo Work

Paul N. Hasluck

First published in 1901, this book contains a comprehensive guide to making various things out of bamboo, including tables, chairs, cabinets, and more. “Bamboo Work” is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in woodwork and hand making furniture, and it would make for a great addition to DIY collections. Contents include: “Bamboo: It's Sources and Uses”, “How to Work Bamboo”, “Bamboo Tables”, “Bamboo Chairs and Seats”, “Bamboo Hall Racks and Stands”, “Bamboo Music Rack”, “Bamboo Cabinets and Bookcases” “Bamboo Window Blinds”, “Miscellaneous Articles of Bamboo”, etc. Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1854 – 1916) was an Australian engineer and editor. He was a master of technical writing and father of the 'do-it-yourself' book, producing many books on subjects including engineering, handicrafts, woodwork, and more. Other notable works by this author include: “Treatise on the Tools Employed in the Art of Turning” (1881), “The Wrath-Jobber's Handy Book” (1887), and “Screw-Threads and Methods of Producing Them” (1887). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

A Picture Book of Dolls and Dolls' Houses


This vintage book is a pictorial catalogue of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dolls and dolls' houses, republished here in a modern edition with its original pictures and text. Containing authentic photographs and details of origins, this little volume will be of utility to doll enthusiasts, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on dolls.