The Long Earth - (7.7/10) The earth's resources are running low, space is getting tighter, there are more people than ever, and there is no relief in sight. Until an open source device, the Stepper box - powered by a potato no less, is released and suddenly kids are disappearing left right and centre. Enter … Continue reading The Long Series (Earth, War, Mars) – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (See post text)
This book, the second in the series begun in Panacea, continues on directly after the events in the first book. However, I found this story just a little too formulaic. It was a good read, as the characters were strong (as the authors characters always are) but there was too much similarity to the first … Continue reading The God Gene – F Paul Wilson (7/10)
What if? It's the core of every good story ever told. So what if a cure came to light that could be 'the' cure all - a panacea? Thus Paul F Wilson's novel launches into an engaging tale that spans the globe, uncovers good guys and bad, has its paladins and pariahs, and leads to … Continue reading Panacea – F Paul Wilson (8/10)
Michael Dunbar's classic work, revised and updated is the resource you need to understand woodworking hand tools. This book is designed for those interested in restoring tools to a functioning state and along the way tuning them to get the best from them. His easy style and highly readable text and valuable images and drawings … Continue reading Restoring, Tuning and Using Classic Woodworking Tools – Michael Dunbar (9.5/10)
One of the best books found on the art of using hand tool. Lots here for anyone interested in getting to grips with woodworking hand tools. This one will be an addition to the library in the future.
Another book found during my research into metalworking for modellers. This book is the standard by which all other books on tools and techniques should be measured. The simple and straightforward manner of presentation, the description of the tools and techniques made for an enjoyable read. Tools were described and you were provided with how-to's … Continue reading Jewellery Maker’s Field Guide, Tools and Essential Techniques – Helen I Driggs (8.5/10)
I've been looking into the craft skills needed to produce and work with different metals specific to modelling. Among the books I've found during my search this one was the easiest to understand for the newbie and was laid out in a logical, growth of skills oriented manner. Each skill task building on the one … Continue reading Simple Soldering – A beginner’s guide to making jewellery – Kate Ferrent Richbourg (7.5/10)