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A unique guide to practical mechanical design principles and their applications In Making Things Move, you'll learn how to build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from art installations to toys to labor-saving devices. The projects include a drawing machine, a mini wind turbine, a mousetrap powered car, and more, but the applications of the examples are limited only by your imagination. A... more...

Design and construct furniture that works. A visual source of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. 100 classic furniture pieces are captured in highly detailed, exploded drawings.

UNLEASH YOUR INNER MAD SCIENTIST! This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety... more...

Patterns and instructions to create action toys with wheels that spin and pistons that pump—all designed to make movement and sound, as well as excitement and fascination. “An absolute marvel of a book. There is not a single page in the entire book that does not impart something of value to the reader and builder.”—Woodwork.

Carving is an area of woodworking that has wide appeal and can start as simply as whittling figures with a pocket knife. Since the cost of entry is so low, many people are willing to give it a try. But some people are put off by the conflicting information about what tools to buy, how to sharpen them, and by the bewildering range of carving styles. This book, with its common-sense approach to tools and sharpening, and its broad survey of the many... more...


What does the title mean? It is the idea that we can approach any electrical or electronic (and mechanical) fault using a basic logical or probability-based investigation to observe and correctly identify the significant indicators that will eventually lead us to the failure or failures. This is no different from the Detective Books you read or TV Shows you watch where the hero used a logical approach (while all those around him just ran around willy... more...

With clear step-by-step instructions, origami lovers can create decorative boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Includes instruction booklet and origami paper.

. After mastering traditional water-spouting gargoyles and classic grotesques, a pattern gallery of rowdy characters and functional projects—including a gargoyle cane-topper, a green man door knocker, a crouching imp, and a screaming keystone grotesque—provide new challenges for experienced carvers. A directory of where to find surviving gargoyles around the world complements fascinating information on the symbolism, legend, and lore of each... more...

This deilghtful book shows how to make thirty two origami (folded paper) models that really fly. All designs are made simply by folding squares or rectangles of paper (and even dollar bills!) without cutting, gluing, taping, or weighting.Included are:Manta RayBlackboard BomberAstro TubeFlying BatMach III JetDollar Bills GildersSwooping HawkOrigami KiteFlying NunSSTGliding SwanMaple SeedMonoplaneSeagullDelta JetPenta-FlingerFlying FishArt Deco Wing and... more...

Readers will achieve a uniquely stylish look by choosing from a wide range of spellbinding supernatural characters as the main focus of the beaded pieces. Over 20 stunning jewelry projects including magical chokers, bracelets and earrings are featured and each piece is perfect for day or evening wear. The projects feature a variety of popular beading methods including wired beads, bead embroidery and bead stitching which appeal to both new and... more...