Man Crafts

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

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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 were 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 124.46 x 175.26 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • Hearst Communications
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • b/w throughout, includes illustrations
  • 1588167933
  • 9781588167934
  • 345,348

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