Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has only a few tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a basic toolset (a circular saw, chopsaw, cordless drill, jigsaw, and a few hand tools) and then add tools as you go. Step-by-step projects are presented showing what you can build with that tool (plus the basic toolset). For example, adding a router to your tool arsenal allows you to gracefully round edges on tables and shelves; buying a simple doweling jig opens up the world of joinery. As well as power tools, hand tools are also introduced. In all, 14 fun projects will be presented, all built with just a few woodworking tools and off-the-shelf lumber.
We live in a world filled with chaos. From terrorism abroad to anger and violence in our streets. From corruption in government and leadership to evil and wickedness in our own backyards, it’s no wonder why so many people live gripped with fear. The good news? God has the solution, and He’s seen this before. In Build Your Ark, author Bob Genisot casts a modern light on the familiar story of Noah, a bold adventurer who overcame impossible odds and defied the world’s logic to become God’s chosen instrument in rescuing humanity. Learn how bold obedience in the storm can rescue you from the storm.
As a child, John Brooks loved to build models and sail with his grandfather. When most teenagers were at the prom, John was changing jibs in the Indian Ocean, halfway through a 35,000-mile, two-year cruise. He began building boats in commercial yards at 19, while studying boat design and building his own boats. John worked for many years honing his craftsmanship on fine yachts, small boats, custom furniture, and a harpsichord. He has been a instructor at the WoodenBoat School in Maine since the mid-1990s, teaching glued-lapstrake boatbuilding, fine interior joinery, and carving. Ruth Ann Hill grew up on the coast of Maine. A writer, boatbuilding assistant, naturalist, and graphic artist, Ruth is the author of Discovering Old Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: An Unconventional Guide and a contributing editor for Maine Boats & Harbors magazine. John and Ruth started their business, Brooks Boats, in 1991. They design and build glued-lapstrake boats in West Brooklin, Maine-and get out to enjoy their handiwork in its proper element whenever they can.
I am 39 years old now and I began writing this book in 2008. I have an honor’s degree in Childhood and Youth Studies from Exeter University and over ten years’ experience working with young people in schools and within the care system in the UK. My story is about my life growing up in the care system and then trying to build a good life for myself. I hope it might help young people living a similar situation to remain hopeful for their futures. I hope that adults working with young people will find my book insightful and hopefully it will guide them in their working practice as well as change the way they view the young people they work with and their families. I have been very lucky in that I have gone on to do some good things and build a loving family of my own, although I won’t pretend this was easy. Having to unlearn the things I had learned as a child and not just replicate them was hard work but worth every bit of sweat and every tear. I live in a small Somerset village in the UK with my family. I work with the Somerset Youth Offending Team and with children who have emotional and behavioral difficulties, many of whom are in or have been in residential care at some point. I have written this book for many reasons but mainly because growing up I didn’t believe that I could have a good life. I honestly thought that good things weren’t meant for the likes of me. I was wrong, and I want to give every child the chance to read about how I discovered this. I did manage to break the cycle and I believe that we can all have a good life. It just might not come knocking at your door. I want those that work with young people to believe in them, every child and young person needs to believe that life is what we make it, not what others have predicted for us.
The Minecraft phenomenon has exploded into a worldwide sensation, delighting seasoned video gamers as well as newcomers of all ages. This open-world game of building with textured blocks, exploration, crafting, resource gathering, and combat encourages unlimited creativity, which explains its vast appeal. With each new update, Minecraft offers an increasingly rich feature set-Mastering Minecraft from BradyGames introduces players to this global blockbuster and teaches them to master its charming world!