Made by Dad

67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff

Author: Scott Bedford

Publisher: Workman Publishing


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 336

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The Snail Soup Can Decoy to keep the candy stash safe. The Customizable “Keep Out” Sign to deter meddlesome siblings and parents. A Bunk Bed Communicator made from cardboard tubes (“Psst! Can you keep the snoring down?”). Clever, whimsical, and kind of genius, here are 67 unique projects that will turn any dad with DIY leanings into a mad scientist hero that his kid(s) will adore. No screens, no hi-tech gadgetry. Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys with a sly sense of humor that kids love. Scott Bedford, a creative director by day and Webby Award–winning blogger by nights and weekends, wields an X-ACTO knife, magic marker, and prodigious imagination to create endlessly delightful projects for his two sons. He knows that kids like contraptions and gadgets, things that are surprising—a chair that appears to be balanced on eggshells. Things that are complex—a multilevel city, with buildings, tunnels, and roads, built from old boxes around the legs of a table. And especially things with humor—the Snappy Toast Rack, made to resemble a crocodile’s gaping mouth. The projects are shown in full-color photographs, and the instructions are illustrated in detailed line drawings that exude personality. Some are quick and simple enough to be done in a coffee shop; others are more of an afternoon project— yielding hours and hours of rich, imaginative playtime.

Made with Dad

From Wizards? Wands to Japanese Dolls, Craft Projects to Build, Make, and Do with Your Kids

Author: Chris Barnardo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 807

Releasing in time for Father's Day, Made With Dad features fifty unique, fabulous projects for fathers to make with their children. Projects include everything from samurai swords to pocket-size dolls, wizard wands to paper zoos. All projects can made from affordable, easy-to-find items—often regular household ones already owned. Full-color photographs, line drawings, and detailed instructions provide an easy, visually lush, and family—friendly manual. This is a book for fun and bonding, one boys, girls, and adults will enjoy. It will allow families to create objects to play with everyday or display in their rooms, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Bear Branch University

A Story of Education in a One-Room School in the 1930's

Author: Edwin R. Chubbuck

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 196

Dinner, champaign, a little violin music in the background, and a pair of specially customized chromed guns is what Dominic Carrera's perfect night out would be. International assassin, womanizer, egomaniac, and loner are only a few words to describe this man. Growing tired of the boring and non-challenging missions that's been assigned to him, Dominic yearns for the dangerous jobs that would give him the only thing his doesn't have...excitement. It is only when the company he works for turns the table and makes the hunter the hunted, does he finally get the excitement he needed. Aided by his ANGEL, his contact within the AGENCY, Dominic finds himself on a fast paced race for survival against one of the most Black Cell organizations that the government doesn't know about. Ashley Mathews couldn't ask for anything else out of life...except for one thing. Young, attractive, and married to a gorgeous woman, Ashley Mathews lives his life as a newly successful writer and is loving every moment of it. His world, however, is turned inside out as dreams, and visions of horror and death begins to over run his life and drives him to the brink of insanity. It is only when his wife, Elise, tells him of her pregnancy, is he fully able to grasp reality and discover that his demons are REAL!!! Two men living two different lives. One is being hunted down by his employers while the other is being hunted down by the demon in his dreams. Both men are up against forces that have brought raging storms into their lives. Find out the connection between these two very different men in the fast paced, adrenaline pumping book called RETURNING RAYNE!!!

There Was Always a Cat

Memories of My Early Life-The Cats I've Loved and Who Have Loved Me

Author: Beryl Walker

Publisher: Balboa Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 774

Born in 1929, Beryl Walker (nee Pereira) enjoyed a rich but sheltered childhood in rural New South Wales. It was a time when family and church meant everything, and the trials of war brought out the best in the community. "There Was Always a Cat" captures life as a child of the Great Depression, as well as the joys and sorrows of a lifelong connection with cats, with gentle wit and poignant honesty.

Mill-Village Boy

Author: H. Ray Pettit

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 106

This book has no involvement with any of the Fowler families worldwide. Intimate Thoughts the debut novel from Star Fowler will make you laugh, cry and leave you wondering how does the leading character Ebony have the time and energy to accomplish all that she does. Ebony is a young woman who is determined to change the negative chain that has plagued five generations in her family. From as far back as the 1920's their mothers did not raise the women in her family and she is set on a quest not to allow this to happen to her daughters. She in turns put forth every possible effort to make a better life for them.

Through the Opening Door

My Pioneering Journey in Mainstream Journalism

Author: Nona Baldwin Brown

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

View: 386

I also began to recognize the Depressions effect on everyday life, including my familys. I learned not only to be thrifty, but more importantly that I would probably have to work for a living after I graduated In this, I was probably ahead of the economic curve, as I wondered how my Vassar courses would prepare me to earn a living after graduation. - 1937 Adventurous, practical, and resolute, pioneer journalist Nona Baldwin Brown has led an accomplished life, with a high-profile, globe-trotting newspaper career spanning more than three decades, including World War II, labor unionization, the civil rights movement, and the Kennedy era. Written with astonishing clarity and depicted by well-preserved photographs, her memoir illuminates not only her inspiring success in a mans world but also the ideological tides of the twentieth century.

A Difficult Par

Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 508

The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses. New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame. Jones believed that every hole should be “a difficult par but an easy bogey.” As gifted as he was at golf design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur. Golf Digest’s annual rankings of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses have regularly featured about fifty Jones designs, paving the path for his two sons, Robert Jr., and Rees, whose work would carry on their father’s tradition. Hansen examines Jones’s legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the fraternal rivalry of Jones’s distinguished sons.

A Match Made by Baby

Author: Karen Rose Smith

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 460

Family in Training? Only an emergency could bring on-call pediatrician Kaitlyn Foster to Adam Preston's house. But the man who opens the door—with a crying infant on his shoulder—is a world away from the globe-trotting bachelor whose kisses still burn in her memory. And he's in desperate need of her baby expertise! Adam can't believe the Mommy Club volunteer is the gorgeous blonde who's been haunting his fantasies for almost a year. The baby doc couldn't have come at a better time. The environmental scientist is used to traveling to remote corners of the world, not acting as stand-in father to his two-month-old niece. But Kaitlyn's already working her magic on both of them. Is Adam finally ready to put down roots with the woman who's carved a permanent place in his heart?

Ford Flexes Back

Author: Kenneth Wentland

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 588

The story about a team who figured out how to build the perfect vehicle, without building a single vehicle, using digital computing technology.

My Dad's Army

An unconventional memoir by Rookie edited by Duncan Rooke

Author: Duncan Rooke

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 582

‘Rookie’ was the signature used by cartoonist/caricaturist Ronald Rooke (1915-1990) and the name by which he was universally known to family and friends. He left a memoir of his wartime experiences which Duncan, his son, has edited for the wider public he felt it deserved. The memoir is one man’s unconventional, eye-witness account of the Second World War and the experiences which made a lasting impression on his life. It is a frank, fast-moving, ‘no frills’ story which takes the lid off real life in the British wartime army. It is written with the values, attitudes and vocabulary of its generation and without today's political correctness. The memoir begins shortly before the official declaration of war and takes the reader through pre-war tensions and anxieties to conscription, initial drill and regimentation and officer training. The story continues with the preparations for the invasion of Normandy, D-Day itself, the Battle of Normandy and the allied push through northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands to Germany. “This, though, is not the usual war history,” says Duncan Rooke. “It is highly differentiated from other accounts by its lack of heroics, its candour and the pervading smell of war that comes through the pages. It also bears the imprint of a now-lost generation.” My Dad’s Army will appeal to readers with an interest in the Second World War, as well as those with a general interest in military history.