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Looking for a stocking stuffer that you or the giftee will use for years to come? Want to only spend $16 bucks or less? Check out the Pocket Reference collection at the Maker Shed store. These little books are like “Pocket Googles” but you can actually find something with them! No network connection required either! Perfect for the workbench, the school desk, the craft table. I’ve kept one with me for years, these also appear on the MythBusters when they need to look up something. Super handy and there’s even a “MAKE” edition….

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Thomas J. Glover Pocket Reference
We kept asking ourselves, “If there was just one tool that no Maker should be without, what would it be?” This may just be the “tool” we’d pick. This great little book is a concise all-purpose reference featuring hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants & conversions, and it still fits in your shirt pocket! Packed with mathematical formula, tables, standard conversion ratios, scientific facts, technical specifications, electric wire size vs. load, resistor color codes, Morse code, sun & planet data, earthquake scales, nail sizes, geometry formulas, currency exchange rates, carpentry, automotive, physical science, water friction losses, charts for battery charging, lumber sizes & grades, floor joint span limits, insulation R values, periodic table, and as they say, much, much more! It’s no wonder The Pocket Ref was featured in MythBusters! All the reference information anyone needs on virtually any subject is right at the fingertips in this handy pocket-sized guide. Its tables, charts, drawings, lists, and formulas will be especially useful for contractors, students, travelers, electronics hobbyists, craftspeople, and engineers and technicians in virtually every field.
Price: $12.95

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Handyman In-Your-Pocket Reference
Finally, the building and maintenance reference book you have been looking for! This amazing new shirt pocket reference is designed specifically for handymen, maintenance people, engineers, scientists, industrial workers, contractors, and builders. It contains 768 pages of facts, tables, and vital information AND it fits in your shirt pocket!
Price: $12.95


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Measure for Measure Pocket Reference
The Most Comprehensive Conversion Factor Book in the World! This book sets a new standard for accurate, user-friendly conversion factor references. Specifically designed for engineers, scientists, teachers, students, maintenance, construction and industrial workers.
Price: $14.95


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PC Pocket Reference
The concise PC computer reference for the novice and seasoned professional! This great book has been around since 1991, yet each successive annual edition contains more and new, up-to-date reference information for PC computers. The new 13th Edition is 4″ x 6″ size and 1088 pages. Contains new information you cannot easily find any where else!
Price: $15.95


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Woodworkers Pocket Ref
Sized for a shop apron, this handy reference is packed with tips and answers to all of your woodworking questions in an easy to read and quick to find format. Answers you’ll find inside:

  • Characteristics of Popular Woods
  • Types of fasteners and their uses
  • Basic types of joints and their strengths
  • Shop math and formulas
  • Common hand and power tools and their uses
  • How to choose a workbench and setup a workshop
  • Putting an edge on a cutting tool
  • and much more!

Price: $14.00


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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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