Cover image for Dude crafts : the man's guide to practical projects, backyard ballistics, and glorious gags / Mike Warren.
Title:
Dude crafts : the man's guide to practical projects, backyard ballistics, and glorious gags / Mike Warren.
ISBN:
9780760357781
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
Physical Description:
191 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Fine food & spirits -- Baby flask -- BBQ branding iron -- Beer advent calendar -- Bottle bandolier -- Bottle loft -- Car cuisine -- Dishwasher lasagna -- The hide-a-beer -- Jigsaw martini shaker -- High fashion -- Coin ring -- Custom bleach-spray t-shirt -- Everyday-carry tie -- Timing belt -- The great outdoors -- Booze-bottle ice sheath -- The gentleman's golf club (or ski pole) -- Paracord whip -- Polar-bear tubes -- Swedish torch -- Cutting-edge design -- Automatic showerhead soaper -- Barbie bottle opener -- DIY paint sprayer -- High-voltage Lichtenberg wood burning -- Suction-cup shower holders -- Swiss army keys -- Tape organizer -- Tennis ball mouth holders -- Wire-coil caddy -- Wrench coat hooks -- Stylish living -- Candle bottle toppers -- Concrete-balloon candle holders -- String lamp -- Toy car shooters -- Kintsugi -- Magnetic ceiling storage -- Single-flower vase -- Vinyl record bowls -- Whiskey-bottle light -- Wine-bottle glasses -- For men of letters -- Book safe -- Dinosaur pencil sharpener -- Invisible bookshelf -- Tablet book cover -- Highbrow comedy -- Car-exhaust horn -- Air freshener grenade -- Fire breather -- Fun with polyacrylate -- Head in a jar -- Office-chair air horn -- Office-supply crossbow -- Spilled coffee -- Rainy-day graffiti -- Better living with PVC -- Air horn -- Balloon slingshot -- Battering ram -- CO2 mortars -- Tennis-ball cannon -- Tool clips -- Tool holder -- Tool troughs -- Tool rack.
Abstract:
60 projects showing readers how to do things like craft an iPad cover from an old book, re-purpose an electric jigsaw into a martini shaker, fashion a Swiss army knife for your keys, or outfit an unsuspecting co-worker's office chair with an air horn. Each project is accompanied by a parts list and step-by-step photo instructions-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

Dude Crafts is loaded with more than 50 slightly twisted, but somehow useful, projects that will keep crafty men out of trouble (or, sometimes, in it).

Whether making life easier with ingenious hacks or providing self-amusement, the 50 projects presented in Dude Crafts are sure to get any guy's creative wheels turning. These DIY projects will get you on the path to developing your own creations, and impressing your friends.

You'll learn how to: Craft an iPad cover from an old book Build a metal forge out of a busted microwave Cook a meal in the dishwasher Re-purpose an electric saw into a cocktail blender Fashion a Swiss army knife for your keys Outfit an unsuspecting co-worker's office chair with an air horn Each project is accompanied by a parts list and step-by-step photo instructions to get you building; often by hacking subpar stock goods or upcycling discarded objects into functional works of art and conversation pieces. No matter how off-kilter the project may appear on the surface, it's sure to payoff as a useful tool , an art piece , the punch line to a practical joke or, best of all, a combination of all three .

Whatever the motive--to solve a problem, to play a joke, or for self-entertainment-- Dude Crafts will get dudes off the sofa and into the workshop!


Author Notes

Mike Warren is a designer and inventor based in San Francisco. His work combines electronics, woodworking, and reuse. His open-source work is carefully documented to inspire and encourage others to remix his projects and share the results. Warren won The New York Times Innovation Whiteboard in 2012 for his umbrella light (an illumination device retrofitted into the shaft of an umbrella to indicate location to others in the dark) and was the favorite selected by James Dyson. Warren is also the author of a maker book for young adults, 23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2 , among other titles, and served as the technical editor for the young adult fiction Dewey Mac, Kid Detective . His work has been featured in Popular Science , The New York Times , Wired , BoingBoing, Vsauce, and elsewhere. He is currently a designer for Instructables and Autodesk, where he shares DIY tutorials.