How to be Handy [hairy bottom not required]: Build Money Saving DIY Skills, Create a Unique Home and Properly Look After Your Stuff (Paperback)

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Do you want to be handy and live a more practical life?

Then this book is for you. Because it's a different kind of DIY book, one which will take you far beyond trying to blindly follow step-by-step instructions, to where you can stop faking it, and actually make it. To actually be practical; to be handy.

Using Ian's simple R.E.L.E.A.R.N method you'll 'relearn' how you look at DIY; to see the world through 'practical eyes'. Relearn how you observe, listen, feel, and smell everything and what it all means. Plus, you'll know how and where to find the information you need to fill any gaps and create workable solutions for your DIY projects.

You'll learn how to use a few simple tools to easily transform your home, using your own head, hands, and heart to create something wonderful, fix something you treasure, maintain something you want to keep forever or build something just for fun.

There's more than 30 years of experience from a professional builder and handyman, packed into this easy to follow method which explains how handy people like Ian tackle practical tasks, (especially the new and unknown), learning 'just enough' to get the job done.

Once you experience the physical world like a handy person does, you'll think like a handy person and then you'll be able to do anything. Seriously; anything you set your mind to.

Is this book right for me?

If you want to learn how to DIY and live a more practical life, be good with your hands, be good with tools, be knowledgeable about practical things, able to deal with breakdowns, make improvements or even build stuff from scratch; then YES If you've never done DIY before, make this the first book you read. If you've already started, it'll show you how to build and improve the skills you have.

Here are the Chapter headings...
  • Developing Practical Knowledge
  • Developing Practical Skills
  • Preparation and Plans
  • Buying Stuff
  • Tools, Tools, and Even More Tools
  • Fixings and Fasteners
  • Assembling & Installing (Flat Packs)
  • Maintaining Stuff
  • Repairing Stuff
  • Dismantling & Demolishing Stuff
  • Improving Stuff
  • Making New Stuff
  • Health and Safety
  • Appendices and Glossary
Be a DIY superstar and... Develop your 'handiness' and practical know-how. Plan your projects including the best places to buy materials. Use tools, materials, fasteners, and hardware properly. Easily assemble and install new flat pack stuff. Maintain your stuff and repair breakdowns. Dismantle and demolish stuff you want to remove. Make improvements to your home and garden to fit your lifestyle. Build stuff from scratch using your new skills.

Good luck with your own DIY endeavours and work safe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9788293249054
ISBN-10: 8293249056
Publisher: Handycrowd Media
Publication Date: August 20th, 2017
Pages: 448
Language: English

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