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Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern Pack Paperback – Illustrated, December 6, 2016
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From the Back Cover
Woodworking in Motion
These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop! Inside you'll find ingenious plans for making 15 wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood. Well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, with full-sized patterns attached to the book in a handy pouch.
Projects range from a Rapid-Fire Rubber Band Gun and a Wooden Padlock Treasure Chest, to whirligigs and classic automatons for cowboys, ballerinas, cats, ships, and more.
Create fun games and toys for the whole family, and discover the secrets of kinetic sculpture to build your own interactive wooden gear machine.
Shop-tested designs for 15 clever contraptions, including:
- Rapid-Fire Rubber Band Gun
- Interactive Wooden Gear Machine
- Mad Scientist Frankenswitch
- Two-Track Marble Racer
- Amazing Automatons
- ...and many more!
INCLUDES FULL-SIZE PULL-OUT PATTERN PACK
About the Author
This book is compiled from all the best projects found in the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine.
Fox Chapel Publishing publishes illustrated non-fiction books, magazines, patterns, and videos for craft, hobby, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy woodworking, needlework, pyrography, home and garden, cooking, outdoor recreation, coloring, Zentangle(R), kids crafts, and more. Fox Chapel publishes two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and more than 1200 book titles. Our imprints include Design Originals, IMM Lifestyle Books, Creative Homeowner, and Heliconia Press. Publishers Weekly has named Fox Chapel Publishing a "Top 10 Fastest Growing Independent Publisher" four times since 2006.
Bob Gilsdorf is a third-generation woodworker who is active in the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Young Life organizations. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
David Wakefield is the author of Toymaking Basics, How to Make Animated Toys, and Making Dinosaur Toys in Wood. He has been creating toys in southeastern Ohio for 35 years.
- Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (December 6, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1565239016
- ISBN-13 : 978-1565239012
- Item Weight : 14.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #98,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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