Man Crafts

Man Crafts

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

Book - 2009
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As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the US 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 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 ax 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,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ♭2009
ISBN: 9781618371645
Characteristics: 176 pages :,illustrations

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