Pass the hammer to a new generation! This kid-friendly guide covers the essentials of carpentry, including the proper way to drive a nail, the safe way to drill a hole, and the importance of measuring. You’ll be amazed at how fast your miniature carpenter acquires the skills to complete 15 projects that include game boards, play sets, lemonade stands, birdhouses, equine sawhorses, and more. Young crafters will be ready for the woodshop in no time.
This fantastic book is a follow-up to Proulx’s How to Build Classic Garden Furniture. Readers will find more great projects, ranging from simple weekend designs to intermediate level projects that require more investment in time and materials.Readers will find all the detailed steps they need to build these great outdoor projects without using a shop full of tools–perfect for the weekend woodworker and do-it-yourselfer. Projects range from flower planters, chairs and garden benches to loveseats, swings and tables, suitable for any backyard deck, patio or garden. All the projects are fresh, useful and innovative–sure to please both the builder and the user.* Packed with clear, close-up photography with captions to illustrate construction procedures* Includes 15 exciting projectsDanny Proulx is a successful contractor, specializing in custom-kitchen remodeling and construction of decks. He is also the author of Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, How to Build Classic Garden Furniture and Smart Shelving and Storage Solutions. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
The kid-friendly way to learning coding with Python
Calling all wanna-be coders! Experts point to Python as one of the best languages to start with when you’re learning coding, and Python For Kids For Dummies makes it easier than ever. Packed with approachable, bite-sized projects that won’t make you lose your cool, this fun and friendly guide teaches the basics of coding with Python in a language you can understand. In no time, you’ll be installing Python tools, creating guessing games, building a geek speak translator, making a trivia game, constructing a Minecraft chat client, and so much more.
Whether you don’t have the opportunity to take coding classes at school or in camp―or just simply prefer to learn on your own―Python For Kids For Dummies makes getting acquainted with this popular coding language fast and easy. It walks you step-by-step through basic coding projects and provides lots of hands-on tasks that give you a sweet sense of accomplishment when you complete them. What’s not to love about that?
Navigate the basics of coding with the Python language
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If you’re a pre-to-early-teen looking to add coding skills to your creativity toolbox, Python For Kids For Dummies is your sure-fire weapon for getting up and running with one of the hottest programming languages around.
For a woodworker, there’s nothing more satisfying than building a project that adds beauty and function to a busy home: the stunning cutting board used every night in the kitchen, the elegant and helpful end-table next to the bed, or the handsome coffee table that proudly serves in the living room. Ultimately, it’s the handmade pieces of furniture that become the family heirlooms for generations to come. With Handmade Furniture by Rafael Nathan, a professional cabinetmaker and the editor of Australian Woodworker Magazine, woodworkers of all skill levels will discover 21 beautiful projects that will be a welcome and proud addition in any room in the house. Ranging from boxes and trays to tables and cabinets, the stylish yet straightforward projects require only a limited number of hand and power tools and will enhance a woodworker’s joinery abilities as they progress from biscuits and dowels to dovetail and mortise and tenon joints. With the thoroughly documented, expert step-by-step instructions, and the helpful cutting lists, illustrations, and photographs, woodworkers from new to old are guaranteed to successfully build handmade furniture that will last a lifetime.
Charles Limbert was one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts furniture movement, and also one of the most unique. His beautiful pieces combined curves, splayed sides and negative space with the more common straight lines of Arts & Crafts furniture, producing designs that were highly prized. Both the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park and the Mission Inn in Riverside, California, feature his work. And today, his original pieces bring thousands of dollars at auction.