Clear step-by-step instructions for everything you would have learned in shop class: woodwork, metalwork, wiring, and general home repair and maintenance, from how to hang a picture to how to replace a window pane. A stylish and easy-to-use home reference guide for today's DIYers, homeowners, new adults, and anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient at home.
Did you remember your goggles?
There used to be a time when pretty much every high school offered Shop class, where students learned to use a circular saw or rewire a busted lamp- all while discovering the satisfaction of being self-reliant and doing it yourself. Shop Class for Everyone now offers anyone who might have missed this vital class a crash course in these practical life skills. Packed with illustrated step by step instructions, plus relevant charts, lists, and handy graphics, here’s how to plaster a wall, build a bookcase from scratch, unclog a drain, and change a flat tire (on your car or bike). It’s all made clear in plain, nontechnical language for any level of DIYer, and it comes with a guarantee: No matter how simple the task, doing it with your own two hands provides a feeling of accomplishment that no app or device will ever give you.
1) BRING BACK SHOP CLASS! There's a reason we're nostalgic for the old Shop curriculum: these are skills we wish we had but many of us were never taught! These 83 projects cover everything you would have learned in shop class - from woodworking to home repair to mechanical and electrical projects - with clear, step-by-step illustration and instructions.
2) A PERFECT GIFT FOR THE NEW GRAD OR NEW HOME-OWNER: Originally published (along with the content of Home Ec) in the oversized The Useful Book, this content is now packaged in a smaller, impulse-friendly book offering good, old-fashioned information (and PACKED with illustration!) with a modern, hip feel with appeal to the new adult... or one who may not be new but is still learning!
3) THE NEW SELF-SUFFICIENCY TREND: The recent pandemic has inspired new interest in taking care of one's home by oneself to avoid the cost and exposure of outside workers. This book includes step-by-step instructions for home tasks from painting a room to refinishing furniture to fixing a leaky washing machine, as well as how-to info on projects like building a bookshelf, wiring a lamp, rotating your car's tires, and even slashing your electricity bill.
Age: 12 years and up
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches