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Storey's curious compendium of practical and obscure skills : 214 things you can actually learn how to do.

Storey Publishing, (issuing body.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635861914
  • ISBN: 1635861918
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The How-To Experts at Storey Publishing."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (paged 338-341) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome -- Build a Fire Pit for Outdoor Roasting -- Smoke Meat on the Stove -- Make More Houseplants for Free -- Build a Self-Watering Container for Houseplants -- Make a Terrarium -- Stitch Leather -- Make a Leather Belt -- Mount a Horse -- Dismount a Horse in an Emergency -- Predict the Weather by the Clouds -- Navigate by the Sun, Moon, and Stars -- Make Probiotic Pickles -- Make Sauerkraut -- Make Tempeh -- Grow a Straw Bale Garden -- Grow Vegetables in Bags -- Grow Upside-Down Vegetables in a 5-Gallon Bucket -- Dye Your Hair with Herbs -- Make Toothpaste and Hair Conditioner -- Learn about Nature by Drawing It -- Make Prints from Nature -- Weave a Paper Basket -- Make Paper in a Tin Can -- Make a Pop-Up Paper Lantern -- Make a Flowerpot Smoker -- Bake Bread in a Flowerpot -- Tell the Difference Between a Sheep and a Goat -- Milk a Goat -- Make Greek Yogurt -- Make Farmhouse Cheddar -- Restore a Forgotten Fruit Tree -- Growing a Fruiting Espalier -- Carve a Wooden Spoon -- Braid a Rug -- Know Your Honey Bees -- Put Together a Beehive -- Extract Honey -- Make Medicinal Honey -- Make a Water Filter from a 2-Liter Bottle.
Make Toothpaste and Hair Conditioner -- Learn about Nature by Drawing It -- Make Prints from Nature -- Weave a Paper Basket -- Make Paper in a Tin Can -- Make a Pop-Up Paper Lantern -- Make a Flowerpot Smoker -- Bake Bread in a Flowerpot -- Tell the Difference Between a Sheep and a Goat -- Milk a Goat -- Make Greek Yogurt -- Make Farmhouse Cheddar -- Restore a Forgotten Fruit Tree -- Growing a Fruiting Espalier -- Carve a Wooden Spoon -- Braid a Rug -- Know Your Honey Bees -- Put Together a Beehive -- Extract Honey -- Make Medicinal Honey -- Make a Water Filter from a 2-Liter Bottle -- Make a Still for Collecting Water -- Grow a Garden to Help You Sleep -- Make a Tincture to Ease Aches and Pains -- Make Antifatigue Essential Oil Drops -- Read Your Weeds for Pature Management -- Use Weeds to Treat Bites and Rashes -- Make a Reusable Dish Cover -- Make Bees Wax Candles -- Store Potatoes Seven Ways -- Store Winter Vegetables -- Give a Full Body Massage -- Give a Foot Massage -- Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- Sheer a Sheep in 10 Steps -- Make 4 Little Projects from Scraps of Felted Wool -- Make Pot Holders from Recycled Sweaters -- Rewire a Table Lamp -- Re-Cover a Lampshade.
Make a Still for Collecting Water -- Grow a Garden to Help You Sleep -- Make a Tincture to Ease Aches and Pains -- Make Antifatigue Essential Oil Drops -- Read Your Weeds for Pature Management -- Use Weeds to Treat Bites and Rashes -- Make a Reusable Dish Cover -- Make Bees Wax Candles -- Store Potatoes Seven Ways -- Store Winter Vegetables -- Give a Full Body Massage -- Give a Foot Massage -- Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- Sheer a Sheep in 10 Steps -- Make 4 Little Projects from Scraps of Felted Wool -- Make Pot Holders from Recycled Sweaters -- Rewire a Table Lamp -- Re-Cover a Lampshade -- Make Beer the Easy Way -- Pour a Beer for Great Foam -- Build a Raised Garden Bed -- Build a Garden Dolly from a Golf Cart -- Bake Gravy Cookies for Your Dog -- Teach Your Dog to Weave Through Your Legs -- Set Up a Dog Agility Course -- Darn Socks -- Patch Clothing -- Unclog a Drain Without Chemicals -- Thaw Frozen Pipes -- Fix a Burst Pipe -- Make Compost in Four Easy Steps -- Build a Movable Compost Bin -- Make Compost with Worms -- Identify Animal Tracks -- Spot Common Signs of Wildlife -- Speak Chicken -- Catch a Chicken -- Bathe a Chicken -- Make Body Butter -- Make a Super Skin Salve.
Make Beer the Easy Way -- Pour a Beer for Great Foam -- Build a Raised Garden Bed -- Build a Garden Dolly from a Golf Cart -- Bake Gravy Cookies for Your Dog -- Teach Your Dog to Weave Through Your Legs -- Set Up a Dog Agility Course -- Darn Socks -- Patch Clothing -- Unclog a Drain Without Chemicals -- Thaw Frozen Pipes -- Fix a Burst Pipe -- Make Compost in Four Easy Steps -- Build a Movable Compost Bin -- Make Compost with Worms -- Identify Animal Tracks -- Spot Common Signs of Wildlife -- Speak Chicken -- Catch a Chicken -- Bathe a Chicken -- Make Body Butter -- Make a Super Skin Salve -- Make Herb-Infused Oil -- Understand the Anatomy of a Timber Frame -- Build a Homestead in (and from) the Woods -- Grow the Most Vegetables Possible -- Can Your Bountiful Harvest -- Blanch and Freeze Vegetables -- Dry Herbs -- Make Herbal Vinegar -- Yoke and Hitch and Ox Team -- Move a Pig -- Move a Cow -- Make a T-Shirt Quilt -- Make a Cardigan from a T-Shirt -- Make Quick Strawberry Jam -- Dry Fruit -- Test the Freshness of an Egg -- Identify 10 Popular Chicken Breeds -- Field Dress a Deer -- Scout for Deer -- Clean a Fish -- Shuck an Oyster -- Dig Clams -- Knit a Hat without a Pattern.
Summary, etc.:
"With dozens of visual tutorials, this rich compendium will educate and inspire new hobbies and experiences"-- Provided by publisher.
Knowing how to do things for yourself is more than just rewarding-- it's the bedrock of a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle. From building a fire pit for outdoor roasting to fixing a broken windowpane, building a chicken coop, or making a tincture to ease aches and pains, the step-by-step how-to knowledge in this book takes you on a journey of discovery. The projects in the book are derived from hundreds of Storey titles published over the past four decades. -- adapted from back cover, Welcome! [page 7], and perusal of book.
Subject: Life skills > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology > General.
Life skills.
Life skills > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
Illustrated works.
Handbooks and manuals.
Illustrated works.

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Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills : 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do
Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills : 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do
by How-To Experts at Storey Publishing
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Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills : 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do


Have you ever wondered how to capture a swarm of bees? Predict the weather by the clouds? And just how do you darn a pair of socks, anyway? Anyone curious about the myriad ways people have taught themselves to make, grow, and build things will find everything they've ever wondered about in this colorful, inviting volume. With dozens of useful and intriguing visual tutorials selected from Storey's extensive library of how-to books, you can learn how to carve a turkey, create a butterfly garden, set up a dog agility course, keep a nature sketchbook, navigate by the stars, and more. Whether you plan to "do it yourself" or just love reading about how things are done, this rich compendium will educate, fascinate, spark conversation, and inspire new hobbies and experiences.