The American Boy’s Handy Book: PART ONE

The American Boy’s Handy Book: PART ONE (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is Part One of this wonderful, classic collection of projects from yesteryear for adventurous boys (and girls) to make and do all year long. This is an absolute American classic, and is still in print today in a huge thick volume of over 500 pages. (It is so big, we’ve had to split it into two parts for easier downloading.) The Handy Book is filled the stuff of dreams for generations of red-blooded kids who have been fascinated by the projects it presents, and eager to try them for themselves. Warning: Some of these old-time projects are not for the faint hearted, and could potentially be hazardous… but we’ll leave it to you to moderate your kids’ enthusiasm over what is in this book. In Part One, the author guides us through projects for Spring and Summer, including: building kites, kite fighting, unique ways to fish, building an aquarium, knots, water telescopes, boat building, wooden toys, hunting, even taxidermy! Heavily illustrated.

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10 Comments

  1. KB says:

    May 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Link doesn't work!  Sure hope it gets fixed – my boys would love this. Thanks!

  2. M says:

    May 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Jim,
    My pdf only goes to pg 69–we're getting the rest tomorrow? Or is it going all week? Either way, I'll be here!

  3. JimE says:

    May 9, 2011 at 8:16 am

    M, this file has 229 pages. You got a partial download, probably because it is quite a large file (7 megs) . See our "Problems?" tab on tips for fixing this.

  4. Alexia says:

    May 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

    thanks!!

    this is going to be a hit at our house! :-)

    and yes, the link works now… and I did get all 229 pages. so thank you again!

    The Acha Family!

  5. M says:

    May 12, 2011 at 7:50 am

    "Twas my poor conection. Downloaded again on Tues. and got 'er fine. Thanks for all you do for us!

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