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Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns

Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern Pack

Author - Bob Gilsdorf & David Wakefield
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Make wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood, with step-by-step projects and full-sized patterns attached to the book in a handy pouch.

Well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, with full-sized, pull-out 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 noisemakers 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!

Make wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood with the step-by-step projects and full-sized patterns inside Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets!
  • 15 clever projects including a rubber band gun, wooden gear machine, varied automatons, & more
  • Full-size pattern pack attached to the back of the book in a handy pull-out pouch
  • Beginner-friendly to advanced projects so you'll be sure to find something new and fun to make, no matter your skill level
  • Make a wooden machine with your own two hands that actually moves
  • Learn from woodworking experts like Clayton Boyer, Bob Gilsdorf, Dug North, Richard Packer, & David Wakefield

Inside this book you'll find ingenious plans for making wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood.

These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop! 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. Learn from woodworking experts like Clayton Boyer, Bob Gilsdorf, Dug North, Richard Packer, David Wakefield... and many more!

The shop-tested designs for 15 clever contraptions include:
  • Rapid-Fire Rubber Band Gun
  • Interactive Wooden Gear Machine
  • Mad Scientist Frankenswitch
  • Two-Track Marble Racer
  • Amazing Automatons
  • Wooden Ratchet Noisemaker
  • ...and many more!
More Information
Weight 1.025000
Pages 96
Size 8.5" x 11" x .30"
Author Bob Gilsdorf & David Wakefield
Author Bob Gilsdorf, David Wakefield, Dug North, Editors Of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
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This book is compiled from all the best projects found in the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine.

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.

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.

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