For Handy Boys, 1911
Plans for Work and Play with Many Ideas for Earning Money. With nearly six
hundred illustrations and working-drawings..."
by A Neely Hall
reprinted by Lindsay Publications
"Practical Plans for Work and Play with Many Ideas for Earning Money. With
nearly six hundred illustrations and working-drawings..."
Neat books for boys... and for old men who dream of being a boy again...
This is about snow castles, soap box racers, a home workshop and much more.
And beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs.
Chapters include the home workshop, tools and home-made shop equipment,
elementary manual training, wood finishing, working-drawings, easily made
furniture, handy contrivances for the house, a boy's room in an attic, box
and barrel furniture, cigar-box toys and gifts, clockwork toys, brass craft,
a boy's wireless telegraph outfit, stunts for a boys' vaudeville show, moving
pictures, a snow battleship, a coaster and a bob-sled, model aeroplanes,
a boy's auto-airship, camping equipment, a home-made punt (boat), a home-made
sharpie (boat), pushmobiles and other home-made wagons, bird-houses, houses
for pets, a castle club-house and home-made armor, and a boy's band of home-made
I'd like to meet any kid who even tried to build half the projects since
this book was first published in 1911. This is loaded with great ideas but
you'll have to modify some of the plans. Where are you going to get old-time
cigar boxes, or wooden barrels, or clockworks?
But this is a plans book. And a mere skim through the pages was all that
it took to convince me that it was worth reprinting. I think you'll agree.
It's a bit expensive, but it's a big book and a short press run t'aint
Get one. It'll fill your brain with ideas, or memories. Great gift. (especially
for yourself...) 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 softcover 437 pages.