Descriere: There are plenty of books on taxidermy, but none covers small game with the learning and depth of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SMALL GAME TAXIDERMY. Drawing on generations of experience, the author covers all aspects of the art. From proper field care and tanning to crafting life-size mounts, this book will help any individual to approach master status. Chapters cover topics like basic base building, making a life-size bobcat mount, and more. The author relates a lifetime of invaluable tips on the subtle arts of the ear and mouth--when to choose open and when to choose closed--and why field care is where good taxidermy starts. Whether the reader is pursuing taxidermy as a hobby or a profession, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SMALL GAME TAXIDERMY will prove an invaluable guide.
Margaret B. Krohn, Phyllis W. Schwebke
"How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur" is a practical, detailed guide to the techniques of sewing with skins and furs. From pre-sewing operations to finishing touches, here are illustrated instructions for every step in creating luxurious garments.
Author Amy Karol brings stitchers a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including 30 projects so adorable and cool theyll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread. Playful, modern projects, which include pillows, aprons, and purses, help novices master sewing skills while providing immediate sewing gratification and confidence. Potter Craft
Mastini Frank, Frank Mastini
In Ship Modeling Simplified, master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don't need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a model. What you need is an understanding coach. Mastini leads readers from the mysteries of choosing a kit and setting up a workshop through deciphering complicated instructions and on to painting, decorating, and displaying finished models--with patience and clarity, not condescension. He reveals dozens of shortcuts: How to plank a hull "egg-shell tight"; how to build and rig complicated mast assmeblies without profanity; how to create sails that look like sails. . . . And along the way he points out things that beginners usually do wrong--beforehand, not after they've taken hammers to their projects. Ship Modeling Simplified even includes an Italian-English dictionary of nautical terms, the key to assembling the many high-quality Italian kits on the American market. Model building is fun, and not nearly as difficult as some experts would have you believe. Here is everything you'll ever need to get ...