REA's new Hobbies & Crafts series will instruct and inspire hobbyists from the novice to the expert. These unique how-to books provide comprehensive treatment of materials, tools, and techniques. They are the ideal references for creating beautiful and lasting projects. Each book is divided into two sections. The first section discusses the history of the craft and the essential tools for creating and building the projects. The second section consists of dozens of beginner and advanced projects with fully illustrated designs and plans. The hobbyist will acquire a working knowledge of materials, a higher level of control over work and tools, and an understanding of basic design principles.