Popular Mechanics Man Crafts: Leather Tooling, Fly Tying, Ax Whittling, and Other Cool Things to Do  -
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Popular Mechanics Man Crafts: Leather Tooling, Fly Tying, Ax Whittling, and Other Cool Things to Do

Hearst / 2015 / Hardcover

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Man Crafts is for men looking for some projects that can be completed using a coping saw. Originally published by Popular Mechanics in a series of booklets geared toward U.S. servicemen returning from W.W. II, this book has everything you'll need to create several crafts including:

  • pipe rack
  • book covers
  • advertisement posters
  • knotted belt
  • picture frames
  • bird houses
  • and many more

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Hearst
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 X 0.83 (inches)
ISBN: 1618371649
ISBN-13: 9781618371645

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Publisher's Description

As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the US Army turned to Popular Mechanics to help them find new and lucrative occupations. A series of ten pamphlets was created, teaching skills that were “fun to do and profitable too.”

Reprinted here in a single volume, and featuring all of the original artwork, these mini instructional courses will entertain men of all ages—even if their workbench is really the living room coffee table! From leather crafts and bookbinding to block printing and cartooning, there's a hobby to be found here for anyone. More ambitious readers may consider learning coping saw techniques, or even ax crafts, which entail making rustic furniture and fixtures using a single hatchet. As charming today as it was industrious then, the book is packaged in a vintage style that authentically captures the “can-do” spirit of the era.

Author Bio

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs, and influences nearly ten million curious minds that read the magazine every month. The magazine features breakthroughs in the latest innovations in science and technology.

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