Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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

Book - 2009
Rate this:
As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the U.S. 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 for the first time 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 axe 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.

 

Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781588167934
1588167933
9781618371645
1618371649
Branch Call Number: 745.5 P819
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Popular Mechanics Press
Alternative Title: Man crafts

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top