The Original Boys Handy Book

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Timmy writes –

First published in 1882 this timeless bestseller by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America is chock-full of cool projects, games and crafts for every season of the year.

Filled with black & white illustrations and schematics, this guide for American boys, is organized by season and is full of instructions, suggestions and advice about kites, fishing, knots, telescopes, tents, soap bubbles, animals, snowball warfare, puppets, kaleidoscopes, whirligigs, costumes, decoys–even fireworks!! The emphasis is on building things yourself, and to that end it is an extremely valuable handbook for our increasingly passive society.

*found it at barnes and noble in the clearance / limited copies section, picked it up for $9 well worth it if you ask me :)*

The Original Boys Handy Book – Link.


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