Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in WoodBook - 2002
Rodney Frost's collection of playful mechanical contraptions will captivate anyone who operates them--and they'll entice the creative woodworker too, because these whirligigs are as much fun to make as to maneuver. The secret to these movable marvels: propellers and other action-filled parts made from wood or metal. Full-size schematics and drawings, plus detailed written instructions, will guide woodwokers smoothly through building, carving, and assembling such enchanting projects as Grandad's Night Out, a wild and wonderful gadget with a handsomely dressed figure that dances on a box; the Politically Incorrect Weather House (it contains a hygrometer to measure humidity); and Mr. Muscles & Little Ms. Threemore, two exercise buffs who work out!
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2002.
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Alternative Title: Making mad toys and mechanical marvels in wood