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Don't spend big bucks on your knife shop! You don't need to spend a fortune to start making fantastic knives. Noted knifemaker Wayne Goddard provides outstanding step-by-step instructions for making your own tools, finding the right steel and forging, grinding and heat-treating knives on a budget. Wonderfully illustrated with full-color photography, Goddard's book guides you through the knifemaking process from start to finish and even includes a budget breakdown showing everything you need is...more...

This advanced study of steel reveals forging secrets that for centuries have been protected by guilds. Never-before-seen instructions, diagrams and photos explain the tricks behind using Japanese mokume gane, differential heat treating, power hammers, and other techniques to make kukris, wavy blades, spears and swords that bear the master's mark....more...

An adult LEGO fan's dual quest: to build with bricks and build a family There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so...more...

Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations to emerge from the bladesmith’s forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, author of The Complete Bladesmith, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to final assembly of the completed blade. Learn basic patterns and stunning, complex designs....more...

Collectors, shooters and handloaders look to "Cartridges of the World" to further firearm performance and expand their own designs. In its 11th edition, this definitive guide to cartridges delivers the latest in commercial, military, international and wildcat cartridge development. This book includes: expert descriptions of cartridges from collectibles to genius hot-rod modified models; ballistics and load data to aid shooters in modifying and identifying cartridges; and additional full colour...more...

- Step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide readers through the basics of reloading- Provides important safety tips on the hobby- Covers benchrest loading techniques, ballistic software, competition and hunting loads, materials and equipment selection and more...more...

Whether it's needlepoint or woodworking, collecting stamps or dolls, everyone has a hobby, or is told they need one. But why do we fill our leisure time with the activities we do? And what do our hobbies say about our culture? Steven Gelber here traces the history and significance of hobbies from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1950s. Although hobbies are often touted as a break from work, Gelber demonstrates that they reflect and reproduce the values and activities of the workplace by...more...

This book is a complete step by step reference for building, tuning, and repairing black powder rifles, pistols, and revolvers. It also has a great historical introduction on the frontier gunsmith, with sections on tools and safety. ...more...

The Big Miss is Hank Haney’s candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance: at tournaments, on the practice range, over meals,...more...

This text uses the collections of the Royal Armouries to show the weapons and armours used by the men who fought for King or parliament between 1642 and 1651. The arms and armour of each different type of soldier is described in detail, and their use and effectiveness in battle is fully discussed, with many quotations from contemporary manuals and memoirs....more...

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