Sunday, June 10, 2007

Book: Creative Kinetics: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood

It's almost to good to be true. Rodney Frost has not one, but two books on automata-making due to be released this year. As with, Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood, I don't have much information yet.

From the publisher:
Artist, inventor, and longtime author Rodney Frost is known for wacky, whimsical woodworking books that encourage readers to experiment. With his newest, most creative volume yet, he provides an introduction to the wild and whimsical world of kinetic art—art that moves. Using plenty of informative sidebars and dynamic illustrations, Frost teaches the basic techniques in his own inimitable style, beginning with easy, fun projects like weather vanes and mobiles powered by air currents alone. Then it’s on to simple toys you manipulate with strings, and art mechanized by levers, cranks, cams, and cogs. Far from a routine woodworking book, Creative Kinetics will inspire even the least craft-minded reader to pick up some scissors and turn a tuna can into a propeller or cardboard into a jumping-jack.

Check out or pre-order Rodney Frost's Creative Kinetics: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood

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