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Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


Revive Your Ride: Secrets from a Body and Paint Restoration Pro
Larry Lyles
1931993661
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Revive Your Ride is based on popular columns by the author in Auto Restorer® magazine, the premier publication for die-hard restoration enthusiasts.

From the Back Cover
"Fortunately for anyone who’s restoring a car or truck, Larry Lyles is not only a craftsman with body hammers, welders and spray guns, he’s also highly skilled with a pen. Reading this book is like visiting Larry’s shop and watching as he demonstrates various restoration procedures and thoroughly explains them every step of the way."—Ted Kade, Editor, Auto Restorer "Larry Lyle’s unique ability to present direct real world information is of great benefit to novice and advanced restorers alike…Revive Your Ride does not disappoint. With clearly descriptive photos and text, Larry...


Collecting Costume Jewelry 101
Julia C. Carroll
1574323806
June 2004
Paperback
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The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers
Margot Rosenberg
1567317723
December 2005
Hardcover
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Gunsmithing
Patrick Sweeney
0873497635
May 2004
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Mustang Restoration Handbook
Don Taylor
0895864029
December 1986
Paperback
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Inside the Jewelry Box
Ann Mitchell Pitman
1574323911
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Chevelle SS Restoration Guide, 1964-1972
Paul A. Hurd
0879385693
January 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Get all the details exactly right on engines, frames, suspension, exterior, interior, and more. Includes all the vital numbers to assure authenticity, including original parts numbers. Don't settle for less! Your Super Sport deserves the best. "Important features in this book include 350 photos and diagrams." Collector Car News.


How to Restore Classic John Deere Tractors
Tharran E. Gaines
0896586014
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Finally! A restoration guide with the kind of detail needed for a first-class job. "How To Restore Classic John Deere Tractors" is packed with hundreds of helpful full-color photographs, proven tips and techniques, and money-saving advice from restorers who know what works . . . and what doesn’t. This guide will walk you step-by-step through the complete restoration of your tractor from disassembly to engine rebuild, from electrical repairs to painting and final detailing. There’s even a handy section on parts sources. With Gaines’s guidance you’re well on your way to showing off your shiny "new" classic tractor! Say, you wouldn’t mind giving me a hand with this starter, would ya?


Antique Radio and Restoration Guide
David Johnson
0870696386
January 1992
Paperback
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Care and Repair of Furniture
Albert Jackson
0061137308
Oct 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

The essential step-by-step guide to buying, repairing, and finishing furniture

More than 700 full-color illustrations and photographs

Key skills and helpful hints for all experience levels

Tips on how to browse markets and check the condition of secondhand furniture

Basic upholstery and wood repairs for chairs, tables, and cabinets

Techniques for everything from restoring and replacing finishes to furniture preservation



Handbook of Doll Repair and Restoration
Marty Westfall
0517887355
August 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
The Handbook of Doll Repair and Restoration was a first when it was published in 1979. It is still a first--in its completeness and detail. This is a responsible book, subscribing to the view of true doll collectors: Do nothing to an antique doll that will compromise the authenticity and reduce its value. Whether a doll is a museum rarity, one of many common antique dolls, or a collectible, Marty Westfall's book will lead you through procedures to restore it. The exquisitely detailed step-by-step directions make it possible for collectors, dealers, even those who own just one or two treasured dolls, to make necessary repairs without reducing value.

The techniques that author Marty Westfall used from 1973 to 1979 and set down in this book are just as practical today. Her aim was to help the beginning...


Care and Repair of Antiques and Collectables
Albert Jackson
0061137324
Oct 2006
Paperback
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The Old Outboard Book
Peter Hunn
0071383093
May 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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The Water Log
"The Old Outboard Book is more than just history. It is a complete guide to one of America's fastest-growing hobbies." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Motor Boating & Sailing
"Love old outboard motors? Check out The Old Outboard Book." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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History of Architectural Conservation
Jukka Jokilehto
0750655119
January 2003
Paperback
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Review
'For anyone who might still doubt the existence of an overall European culture and its coexistence in permanent dialogue with national cultures, the history of restoration, as presented by architect Jukka Jokilehto, should be a convincing demonstration'
Paul Philippot, Director Emeritus of ICCROM and Universite Libre of Brussels

'An excellent review of attempts over a vast sweep of historical time to preserve our built heritage.'
Heritage Development

'This book is a thought provoking and illuminating read.'
EASA Newsletter

'This book is a scholarly work, based on archival research of original documents and the study of key restoration examples in countries that have influenced the international conservation movement. It includes conservation trends in Europe, the USA, India, Iran and Japan....


How to Restore Metal Auto Trim
Jeff Lilly
0760303312
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether youre restoring your vehicle for show or personal enjoyment, this book provides basic, step-by-step information for restoring and repairing metal trim pieces on your vintage car or truck. Plus information on all the necessary tools and materials essential for metal trim work repair, including what youll need, where to purchase items, and how to use the tools and materials. Covers the repair of stainless steel and aluminum trim, including decorative strips, fenders, bumpers, hub caps, wheel covers, and door and trunk handles.


The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New
Margot Rosenberg
0312300670
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Rosenberg and Marcowitz, owners of Manhattan's Dog Lovers' Bookshop, gently introduce readers to the pleasures and intricacies of book TLC, along with not-so-random asides about canines. Carefully, they detail both friends of books (no direct sunlight, clean cloths, and sturdy level shelves) and foes (dust, insects, and the like) as well as simple cleaning and repairing. Nothing is complex--Elmer's Glue, for instance, rates as one of the best panaceas. And nothing is rushed--"dogs teach patience," the authors counsel. Everything here is absolutely dedicated to an enduring love of the printed page, accompanied by reflections on collecting, borrowing/lending, and enjoying the society around books. Head, tail, and spine above most nonfiction how-to's, this modest book deserves attention far beyond the universe of...


The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New
Bern Marcowitz
0312326033
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
Rosenberg and Marcowitz, owners of Manhattan's Dog Lovers' Bookshop, gently introduce readers to the pleasures and intricacies of book TLC, along with not-so-random asides about canines. Carefully, they detail both friends of books (no direct sunlight, clean cloths, and sturdy level shelves) and foes (dust, insects, and the like) as well as simple cleaning and repairing. Nothing is complex--Elmer's Glue, for instance, rates as one of the best panaceas. And nothing is rushed--"dogs teach patience," the authors counsel. Everything here is absolutely dedicated to an enduring love of the printed page, accompanied by reflections on collecting, borrowing/lending, and enjoying the society around books. Head, tail, and spine above most nonfiction how-to's, this modest book deserves attention far beyond the universe of...


Restoring Antique Furniture: A Complete Guide
Richard A. Lyons
0486409546
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Profusely illuswtrated woodworking guide, brimming with expert tips and advice, covers proper care and use of tools, replacing lost hardware, strengthening fractured joints, and much more. Also includes step-by-step instructions for restoring an early rocker, repairing a table leg, replacing the swing rail on a gateleg table, and other projects. Illustrations of American Empire secretary, c. 1825; cherry chest of drawers, c. 1800–1820, a Shaker tilt-top table, c. 1810; and other pieces of restored furniture.

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