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Care & Restoration

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  • Antique Restoration and Craft Woodwork

    by Kevin Dwyer

    A thorough look at antique restoration and craft woodwork. These days I mostly manufacture and sell online, there seems to be a keen interest in the historical nature of the subject and products. If anyone buying the book has a specific question or would like a PDF version then get in touch. Kd. ... Read more

    $4.04 AUD

  • Kintsugi

    Embrace your imperfections and find happiness - the Japanese way

    by Tomás Navarro

    Discover how to embrace the imperfect with Kintsugi. Apply this ancient principle to your life and you will learn how to repair yourself, rebuild your life and love your flaws.Japanese Kintsugi masters delicately patch up broken ceramics with gold adhesive, leaving the restoration clearly visible to others. Psychologist Tomás Navarro believes that we should approach our lives with the same ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Beginner's Guide to Japanese Joinery

    Make Japanese Joints in 8 Steps With Minimal Tools

    by Jin Izuhara

    If you want to make Japanese joints, without spending money on expensive tools then read on...Are you a weekend carpenter that wants to make traditional Japanese joints?Do you want to apply Japanese ingenuity of design to everyday furniture and give them a special character?Do you want to do so without spending a lot of time or money?For centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide

    by Don Danenberg

    Now MBI Publishing Company’s two top-selling boating titles—written by one of the world’s top authorities on the subject of antique wooden boat restoration—are available in one volume. In this comprehensive restoration guide for owners and enthusiasts of wooden powerboats of all makes and models built from the early 1920s through the 1960s, author Don Dannenberg covers all major woodworking ... Read more

    $49.16 AUD

  • Intermediate Guide to Japanese Joinery

    The Secret to Making Complex Japanese Joints and Furniture Using Affordable Tools

    by Jin Izuhara

    Are you a weekend hobby carpenter with a passion for creating high-quality pieces, but not quite the equipment budget to match?Would you like to know how to create Japanese joints using common tools?Japanese joinery is an ancient carpentry skill developed in a time before mass production when ingenuity and character of design still mattered. Now, you can revive this ancient art and introduce it to ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • Man with a Van

    My Story

    by Drew Pritchard

    SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'When I see something old, that I think is beautiful, special, valuable, it's not about the money. It's about being in another time and place.'Star of TV's Salvage Hunters, Drew Pritchard will go to the greatest lengths for the best deals. He discovered the casts Lord Elgin made of his infamous marbles in a school garage, and broke the bank to buy the tool box Malcolm ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Best Car Detailing

    by Robert L. Moore

    Read This Guide To Car Detailing, Detailing Business, Detailing Classic Car, Detailing Tips, Techniques and More!   ... Read more

    $3.15 AUD

  • Early Motorcycles

    Construction, Operation and Repair

    by Victor W. Page

    series Dover Transportation
    When this comprehensive volume of practical information was first published in the 1920s, hundreds of thousands of motorcycles were already in use. Written by a talented automotive and aviation pioneer, the profusely illustrated, easy-to-read book was one of the first exhaustive studies done on motorcycle operation and repair, offering advice on everything from mufflers and automatic oil pumps to ... Read more

    $46.00 AUD

  • The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century

    by Richard Polt

    The connoisseur's guide to the typewriter, entertaining and practicalWhat do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters—the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, ... Read more

    $25.84 AUD

  • The Jane Austen Collection

    by Jane Austen

    Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide

    by F. J. Britten

    Widely regarded as one of the most famous and useful encyclopedias on watch- and clock-making, this eleventh edition of the regularly updated guide was first published in 1907. This is the final edition Britten completed before his death in 1913, and it is full of classic information on tools, repairs, terms, and definitions. Britten’s book is the only place to get invaluable information on watch- ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics

    by Susan Buys and 1 more

    The Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics brings together the wide range of current information relevant to the practising conservator. The book opens with a discussion of the fundamental nature of the ceramic medium, information which is of primary importance when selecting treatments or considering preventive conservation measures.Details on techniques are given in a series of chapters ... Read more

    $178.63 AUD

  • The Care of Fine Books

    by Jane Greenfield and 2 more

    The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage, Jane Greenfield has created a succinct yet complete resource for anyone who wants to preserve and protect their fine books.Whether you are a collector, a librarian, or a conservation professional, you ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Conservation of Easel Paintings

    by Joyce Hill Stoner and 1 more

    series Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology
    Conservation of Easel Paintings, Second Edition provides a much-anticipated update to the previous edition, which has come to be known internationally as an invaluable and comprehensive text on the history, philosophy and methods of the treatment of easel paintings.Including 49 chapters written by more than 90 respected authors from around the world, this volume offers the necessary background ... Read more

    $71.49 AUD

  • Abbott's American Watchmaker

    An Encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith

    by Henry G. Abbott

    Back in all its original prestige Abbott’s American Watchmaker and Jeweler remains the ultimate resource for watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. No aspect of the trade goes uncovered in this distinctly American approach to these ancient processes, organized to be the perfect introduction to learning the tools, parts, and their uses, handed down for many generations.Here you’ll find hundreds of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Manual of Mending & Repairing Antiques

    by Charles Godfrey Leland

    Originally published in London 1896. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. A thorough knowledge of the art of repairing, mending, or restoring various objects and ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Essai sur la restauration des anciennes estampes et des livres rares - Traité sur les meilleurs procédés à suivre pour réparer, détacher, décolorier et conserver les gravures, dessins et livres

    by Alfred Bonnardot

    series Savoirs & Traditions
    « Je résolus en 1838 de réunir un grand nombre d’estampes relatives aux anciens monuments et aux événements historiques de la ville de Paris ; or ces estampes, moins remarquables en général par l’art que sous le rapport de l’intérêt historique, se présentaient souvent à moi sous une apparence bien pitoyable, ce qui m’imposa la nécessité de m’exercer dans un art nouveau. Il me répugnait de confier ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Fine Shotguns

    The History, Science, and Art of the Finest Shotguns from Around the World

    by John M. Taylor

    In Fine Shotguns, expert John M. Taylor offers a global view of shotguns using photographs and descriptions of guns from the United States, Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and Italy. Here are all types of shotguns: single barrel, double barrel, combination guns, hammer shotguns, paired shotguns, special-use guns, small-bore shotguns, shotgun stocks or shotguns with metal finishes, and ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Managing Archives

    Foundations, Principles and Practice

    by Caroline Williams

    series Chandos Information Professional Series
    Managing Archives provides a practical guide to archives management. It has three main target audiences: those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training; those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance; and students who are currently studying for a professional ... Read more

    $77.21 AUD

  • The Clock Repairer's Handbook

    by Laurie Penman

    Laurie Penman has written an indispensable guide for both the absolute beginner and the experienced clock enthusiast. The Clock Repairer’s Handbook provides information on how to repair and maintain a clock’s delicate mechanics and teaches the basics of clock repairing through detailed, easy-to-follow instructions and more than three hundred instructive diagrams and illustrations. Advice and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Collect Value Divest

    by Elizabeth Stewart

    Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, a seasoned appraiser, shares her secrets of the art and antique marketplace. Learn what appraisers don’t want you to know—all the tools to assess value, beauty, provenance, and quality.These real-life cases and rich images instruct on all the Do’s and Don’ts; how, what, and where to collect, the next big thing; clues to identification and worth; online tools for value; how ... Read more

    $6.83 AUD

  • Mission Furniture (Part 2) (Illustrated)

    How to Make It

    by H. H. Windsor

    series Renowned Classics #2
    This book is one of the series of Handbooks on industrial subjects beingpublished by the Popular Mechanics Company.Like Popular Mechanics Magazine, and like the other books in thisseries, it is "written so you can understand it."The purpose of Popular Mechanics Handbooks is to supply a growing demandfor high-class, up-to-date and accurate text-books, suitable for homestudy as well as for class use ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Materials for Conservation

    by C V Horie

    Materials in Conservation is the definitive introduction to the properties of materials used in conservation. The continual struggle of conservators to ameliorate the deterioration of objects has led to increasing use of synthetic polymers. These materials are part of the sophisticated technology that has been developed to augment and often replace traditional materials and methods. Conservators ... Read more

    $151.79 AUD

  • Textile Conservation

    by Frances Lennard and 1 more

    Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice demonstrates the development in the role and practice of the textile conservator and captures the current diversity of textile conservators’ work.The book focuses on four major factors which have influenced development in textile conservation practice since the 1980s: the changing context, an evolution in the way conservators think about objects, the ... Read more

    $53.56 AUD