Practical Projects for the Handy Man…

Practical Projects for the Handy Man…

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Keeping with this weekend’s theme of old Maker books – Practical Projects for the Handy Man from Popular Mechanics 1913 – The book contains over 700 practical projects (and over 800 illustrations) with instructions for making kites, steam engines, cameras, toasters, swimming pools, lanterns, sundials, hammocks, model boats, and much more. Ingenious writes – “It’s an amazing collection of Popular Mechanics projects…Amazon claims that it’s out of print (but potentially available) and I encountered my first copy in a Cracker Barrel.” Link.

I scored one on Ebay for $10 (total!) – here are some others

8 thoughts on “Practical Projects for the Handy Man…

  1. gene_kaufman says:

    oh man! i was THISCLOSE to posting about this book – i saw a ton of them at one of those “BOOK SALE” stores that creep into town overnight and stick around for a couple of weeks. they had a number of different titles in this series there, but most were about pig or horse farming.

  2. Doom_Goat says:

    i have another book in the same series about inventive and DIY farm devices

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