Ideas for February 2019

Spring is round the corner and you may be thinking about taking up a new hobby...

Book Reviews

Fancy trying something new then here is just a selection of of books that could help you to decide.

Guys knit - the instruction manual for the man with nothing to prove by Sockmatician

This manual will not only be to provide a beginners' guide to anyone who thinks they'd like to give knitting a go, but also to challenge the perceptions of who knitters are - to break apart those dusty stereotypes, and show, once and for all, that knitting is in no way a gendered pastime, but is instead, a universal hobby for anyone interested in working with their hands, and creating warm and practical things to wear, share or even sell. Full of colour step-by-step photos, along with QR code links to videos - this manual will explain everything the beginner needs to know.

Practical weekend projects for woodworkers - 35 projects to make for every room of your home by Phillip Gardner and Andy Standing

It's tough to find a great woodworking project that you can finish in just one weekend. But with the straightforward, step-by-step projects in this book, weekend woodworkers can stay busy for months!

Make your own amazing mechanical toys by Michael Screen

This practical book is a guide to making five kinetic, mechanical marvels. It combines basic mechanical principles with shaping and fitting components crafted from timbers and manufactured boards. Step-by-step instructions explain each project so that a simple push or pull action will magically bring the design to life.

A little history of archaeology by Brian M Fagan

The stories of some of the most notable archaeologists and their discoveries are conveyed across forty brief and exciting chapters, emphasising the plunder, surprise, expertise and danger that has caused the occupation to repeatedly capture the public imagination.

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Article posted on 6 February 2019

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