Book Review: Practical Pole Building Construction

Book Review: Practical Pole Building Construction
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In Practical Pole Building Construction the author has given the extra dimension of original plans for a lean-to barn, horse barn, hillside house, garage/wood shed, mountain pole cabin, and a coastal house.

Pole building construction saves money, time, labor, and materials because it involves limited grading, no excavation, flexibility on site, and few materials. Continue reading “Book Review: Practical Pole Building Construction”

Book Review: Basic Construction Techniques for Houses and Small Buildings Simply Explained

Basic Construction Techniques for Houses and Small Buildings Simply Explained
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Basic Construction Techniques for Houses and Small Buildings Simply Explained is a great manual for the new builder.  I like it because it easily explains how to build things in simple language.

It has helped me tremendously in my desire to build my own homestead.  By following traditional building methods my outbuildings go up easier, faster, are stronger, and work better. Continue reading “Book Review: Basic Construction Techniques for Houses and Small Buildings Simply Explained”

Book Review: The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual

Book Review: The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual
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The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual is a book allows do-it-yourselfers to try building their own .50 Caliber rifles.

DIY gunsmiths have been demanding the book since the best-selling Home Workshop .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle videotape first came out. In this companion book, Bill Holmes uses easy-to-follow foldout drawings and precise dimensions to take you step-by-step through the process of designing and constructing your very own .50-caliber rifle easily and inexpensively. Continue reading “Book Review: The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual”

Book Review: Kiln Construction

Book Review: Kiln Construction
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Kiln Construction can be a daunting prospect, with the potential for numerous missteps along the way.

This book aims to give confidence to those who seek to build their own kilns. Kiln Construction is a user-friendly guide that offers a thorough grounding in the basics of construction and also in-depth examinations of three kiln types—gas, oil, and woodfired—with diagrams and photos showing every step in the process. Continue reading “Book Review: Kiln Construction”