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Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood
« on: January 14, 2010, 10:58:45 AM »

Making Mad Toys & Mechanical marvels in wood
by Rodney Frost
Sterling Publishing
trade paperback
ISBN# 1-4027-4812-4

As with the book yesterday, this is another fun one and since most of the people on this forum include wood working among their talents.
And weather vanes, whirligigs and kinetic art have come up. This seemed to be a natural.

With basic tools, and even a more basic knowledge of wood working. One can follow along or head off in their own direction in the toy vein.

In this one he goes into the making of propellers and pantanenome's (all winds) whether of wood or metal, and then jumps into some of the simple things from days gone by that will have people fascinated. Filled with lots of movement. And color, the book is loaded again with his detailed drawing, and colored photos of the projects and finished items.

There are a couple that would lend themselves to being made from metal. As a companion to his other work. They can be on your shelf for that rainy day idea block, or just something for the completely different.

Again the eye candy factor is also high!
Again check the remainder books sellers as they have been sold @ reduced prices

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