Working Alone

Working Alone Author John Carroll
ISBN-10 1561585459
Year 2001
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press
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" ... Innovative tips and techniques ... to handle nearly every aspect of home construction alone, from foundation layout to raising walls to building decks."--Cover.

Essential Guide to the Steel Square

Essential Guide to the Steel Square Author Ken Horner
ISBN-10 1565233425
Year 2007
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
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Ideal for solving virtually every geometric and layout problem, this guide to the steel square blends practical advice with skill-building exercises designed to help readers get the most out of this amazing tool. Unlocking the secrets of this versatile device, professional advice covers a wide range of topics—including making measurements as fine as one-hundredth of an inch, finding the center of a circle, and building stairs—making this guide a must-have reference for woodworkers, carpenters, tool collectors, and anyone interested in the history of tools.

A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses

A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 9781600854026
Year 2011
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press
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Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and proudly net a finished product in less time than imagined.

Renovating Old Houses

Renovating Old Houses Author George Nash
ISBN-10 0942391659
Year 1992
Pages 343
Language en
Publisher
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"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget".--The Old House Journal.

Habitat for Humanity how to Build a House

Habitat for Humanity  how to Build a House Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 1561585327
Year 2002
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press
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Professional woodworker Paul Anthony has gathered the best examples of workshop accessories, shop aids, and storage solutions and provides plans and instructions for building them. A perennial woodworking favourite, shop improvement is on every woodworker's mind.

What Your Contractor Can t Tell You

What Your Contractor Can t Tell You Author Amy Johnston
ISBN-10 0979983800
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Construction Mgmt Services
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A comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home operates on the belief that homeowners can't know what goes into a plan unless someone tells them, which is based on the premise ... if homeowners knew even 10% of what the professionals know, they could avoid 90% of the problems. Original.

Roof Framing

Roof Framing Author Marshall Gross
ISBN-10 091046040X
Year 1984
Pages 475
Language en
Publisher
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Summary: This is a guide to framing any gable, Dutch, Tudor, California, gambrel, shed, or gazebo roof -- including irregular roofs that can stump even experienced roof cutters. This book takes you through every measurement and every cut on each type of roof so you can understand exactly what's required. The author explains how to use an inexpensive hand-held calculator to figure any common, hip, valley, or jack rafter length in seconds -- including rafters on irregular roofs and rafter pitches or lengths that aren't in any rafter table.

The Very Efficient Carpenter

The Very Efficient Carpenter Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 156158049X
Year 1992
Pages 213
Language en
Publisher Taunton
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Discusses tools, plans, codes, permits, and materials, and demonstrates how to frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs, as well as build stairs

Measuring Marking Layout

Measuring  Marking   Layout Author John Carroll
ISBN-10 1561583359
Year 1998
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Taunton
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Covers the ten rules of measuring and marking, explains what tools are needed, and provides simple techniques for accurate marking and measuring.

Housebuilding

Housebuilding Author R. J. DeCristoforo
ISBN-10 080695521X
Year 2003-03-01
Pages 653
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Revised & Expanded Edition. Codes, Permits, and Inspections. before you Build.

Running a Successful Construction Company

Running a Successful Construction Company Author David Gerstel
ISBN-10 1561585300
Year 2002
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press
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A guide to running a construction company that provides tips and information on creating operating procedures, improving worker skills, using computers, keeping the right forms and paperwork up to date, competitive bidding, and other topics.

Quiet

Quiet Author Susan Cain
ISBN-10 9780307452207
Year 2012-01-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Singlehanded Sailing

Singlehanded Sailing Author Andrew Evans
ISBN-10 9780071836548
Year 2014-09-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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"It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Singlehander Andrew Evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather