Leather Tooling, Fly Tying, Ax Whittling, and Other Cool Things to DoBook - 2009
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, c2009.
Call Number: 745.5 MAN
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Popular mechanics : man crafts