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SAILOR'S CRAFTS

by Bill Beavis

SAILOR'S CRAFTS

by Bill Beavis

Published 1981 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London.

ISBN - 0047970049

  Price £9.00 including UK Postage

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BOOK CONDITION and DETAILS:

Brown cloth bound book with bright giolt lettering to spine in at least NEAR FINE condition.

Dust wrapper is whole and in NEAR FINE condition. Just a sugestion of fadind to the spine area. A near perfect example.

122 pages: 195 mm. x 252 mm. x 15 mm.

Weight unwrapped 530 grm. - Weight wrapped for postage <750 grm.

Postage prices correct from April 2013 until RM hike up the price again!

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JACKET FLAP BLURBS

Sailor's Crafts

Sailor's Crafts by Bill Beavis: A small scan of the front of the wrapper.

Traditionally, sailors are among the most resourceful of craftsmen. With limited materials, few tools and cramped working conditions they have always shown their skills in making a wide variety of genuinely useful sailing accessories.

In Sailor’s Crafts Bill Beavis furthers this tradition with a fascinating collection of projects to be made either on deck at sea or, at a pinch, on the dining room table at home. Whether you are interested in making your own cleats, designing a Bosun’s chair or simply learning how to tie a decorative star knot, this book provides all the instruction you will need.

In writing the book Bill Beavis has unbeatable qualifications, drawn both from his own considerable experience as a seaman and also from the fact that he as himself constructed each of the projects he describes. The book is written in simple terms and is enhanced by over 100 drawings and 38 photographs.

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List of Contents

Sailor's Crafts by Bill Beavis: A small flash photograph of the front of the wrapper showing the general appearance and condition.

CONTENTS: In six sections as follow

PRACTICAL
Wooden cleats, Wooden blocks, Custom built pulpit, Radar reflector, Range finder, Hand leadline, Chip log, Teak gratings.

ROPEWORK
Heaving line, Rope fender, Rope fender—an alternative, Knife lanyard, Pilot ladder, Bosun's chair, Net making, Fith net hammock, Rope mats.

MODELS
Half model, Ship in a bottle, Egg box model, Silhouette model in a frame, Sailing man's wind vane.

DECORATIVE
Coachwhipping and other ornamental covers, Rope handles and toggles, Laminated chart table top, Decorative nameboards and such.

CANVAS WORK
Sea bag, Ditty bag, Wind scoop, Canvas bucket.

FOR THE FUN OF IT
Submarine which dives, Bespoke sailing cap, Rope sole sandals, Viewing bucket (and another project), Dish swab, Table mats, Knot board, Chart lampshades, Rope cuff links, Lee-Ho the lion.

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Background adapted from the cover of Nicholas Thmas's 'ISLANDERS'"