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Practical Mechanics for Boys By J. S. Zerbe
eBook (PDF): $2.99
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J. S. Zerbe's Practical Mechanics for Boys presents a complete education in every dimension of no-nonsense, hands-on shop work that is written in approachable language appropriate to both the novice... More > and the seasoned craftsmen. In addition to chapters exploring a variety of tools and their use, the process of designing, laying out and completing projects, fundamental devices like lacings, gears, valves and clutches, the properties of materials (elasticity, torsion, conductivity, etc.), and the basics of drafting and mechanical power, the author also shares insights on the process of becoming an inventor – turning ideas into objects, building models and prototypes, securing a patent and more. Over 100 original illustrations. Also contains 16 handy tables, dozens of formulas for making your own glues, cements, polishes, etc., and a glossary of more than 300 important mechanical terms.< Less
Carpentry for Boys By J. S. Zerbe
Paperback: $13.95
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Written in simple, easy to understand language, and illustrated with more than 300 detailed drawings, J. S. Zerbe's 1914 classic Carpentry for Boys remains to this day the single most comprehensive... More > volume ever published for boys on the subject of good, old fashioned hand tool woodworking. With chapters on tools and their uses, how to grind and sharpen tools, laying out work, using the compass and the square, making joints, building roof trusses, the best woods for beginners, wood turning (complete with instructions for building your own simple turning lathe!), the proper use of stains and much, much more, Carpentry for Boys is an invaluable resource for budding carpenters of every age. While written for boys, adults just getting started in the "King of Trades" are sure to find approachable, yet genuinely useful instruction in these pages as well. Includes a glossary of nearly 200 woodworking terms.< Less
Electricity for Boys By J. S. Zerbe
eBook (PDF): $2.99
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Every red-blooded American boy is fascinated by electricity, dreaming of all the creatures of imagination it might be made to power - robots, vehicles, radios, toys. After a certain age (10-12 years... More > or so), many "boy scientists" and "boy inventors" move beyond mere imaginative play to hopes of truly understanding this invisible force of nature and taming it to their own creative purposes. J.S. Zerbe's 1914 classic Electricity for Boys is the ideal guide for the older boy who is ready to take the next step in learning. Through a series of hands-on projects that include making a battery, voltmeter, burglar alarm, telegraph, telephone, microphone and much, much more, the author explains everything a budding boy electrician, scientist or inventor needs to know in plain language that is fully illustrated by 200 detailed, original drawings. Contains an extensive glossary defining hundreds of electrical terms.< Less
Carpentry for Boys By J. S. Zerbe
eBook (PDF): $2.99
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Written in simple, easy to understand language, and illustrated with more than 300 detailed drawings, J. S. Zerbe's 1914 classic Carpentry for Boys remains to this day the single most comprehensive... More > volume ever published for boys on the subject of good, old fashioned hand tool woodworking. With chapters on tools and their uses, how to grind and sharpen tools, laying out work, using the compass and the square, making joints, building roof trusses, the best woods for beginners, wood turning (complete with instructions for building your own simple turning lathe!), the proper use of stains and much, much more, Carpentry for Boys is an invaluable resource for budding carpenters of every age. While written for boys, adults just getting started in the "King of Trades" are sure to find approachable, yet genuinely useful instruction in these pages as well. Includes a glossary of nearly 200 woodworking terms.< Less
How to Do It!: A Hands - On Introduction to the Essential Woodworking, Electrical and Mechanical Skills Every Handyman, Craftsman and Inventor Needs By J. S. Zerbe
eBook (ePub): $5.99
This lavishly illustrated collection gives clear instructions for "how-to-do" everything from properly using and maintaining tools, to designing, drafting and accomplishing projects on... More > every scale (up to and including building, roofing, wiring and burglar-proofing a house!), to becoming an inventor, and following the step by step process required to carry a new idea all the way from first imaginings to working prototype to patent-protected product ready for the marketplace. Combining three vintage WWI era "How To" guides - Carpentry for Boys, Electricity for Boys, and Practical Mechanics for Boys - HOW TO DO IT! brings practical, hands-on woodworking, electrical and mechanical skills, not just to boys, but to adult would-be handymen (and women!) everywhere. With more than 400 pages of approachable instruction, and over 500 original illustrations, J. S. Zerbe's HOW TO DO IT! is the ultimate "How-To" manual for beginning "do-it-yourselfers" of any age.< Less
How To Do It!: A Hands-On Introduction to the Essential Woodworking, Electrical and Mechanical Skills Every Handyman, Craftsman and Inventor Needs By J. S. Zerbe
Paperback: $29.95
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This lavishly illustrated collection gives clear instructions for "how-to-do" everything from properly using and maintaining tools, to designing, drafting and accomplishing projects on... More > every scale (up to and including building, roofing, wiring and burglar-proofing a house!), to becoming an inventor, and following the step by step process required to carry a new idea all the way from first imaginings to working prototype to patent-protected product ready for the marketplace. Combining three vintage WWI era "How To" guides - Carpentry for Boys, Electricity for Boys, and Practical Mechanics for Boys - How To Do It! brings practical, hands-on woodworking, electrical and mechanical skills, not just to boys, but to adult would-be handymen (and women!) everywhere. With more than 400 pages of approachable instruction, and over 500 original illustrations, J. S. Zerbe's How To Do It! is the ultimate "How-To" manual for beginning "do-it-yourselfers" of any age.< Less
Carpentry for Boys By J. S. Zerbe
eBook (ePub): $1.99
(1 Ratings)
Written in simple, easy to understand language, and illustrated with more than 300 detailed drawings, J. S. Zerbe's 1914 classic CARPENTRY FOR BOYS remains to this day the single most comprehensive... More > volume ever published for boys on the subject of good, old fashioned hand tool woodworking. With chapters on tools and their uses, how to grind and sharpen tools, laying out work, using the compass and the square, making joints, building roof trusses, the best woods for beginners, wood turning (complete with instructions for building your own simple turning lathe!), the proper use of stains and much, much more, CARPENTRY FOR BOYS is an invaluable resource for budding carpenters of every age. While written for boys, adults just getting started in the "King of Trades" are sure to find approachable, yet genuinely useful instruction in these pages as well. Includes a glossary of nearly 200 woodworking terms.< Less

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