The Art of Fixing Things, principles of machines, and how to repair them: 150 tips and tricks to make things last longer, and save you money.

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You may not have realized it yet, but survival is now the new normal for many families. There was no nuclear war, super disease, or mutant virus, just years of junk products that has left many of us broke and dependent on others. This is the book you must read before you read any other 'how-to' guide to repairing cars, household appliances, garden machines, and farm equipment, or doing home improv...

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"... a reader-friendly guide ..instructions are clear and are often supplemented with well marked photo descriptions. ...the perfect reference manual to have at home."

--Gulf Islands Driftwood October 12, 2011

"A Terrific Book
We found a pretty good book containing over 150 tips and tricks entitled "The Art Of Fixing Things." The paperback publication's cover boasts of tips on home repair, car maintenance, appliance repair as well as a tool
guide. It's all true. ... photographs simplify the understanding of each tip....when we finished reading it we wanted more tips."


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Paula Wild, Comox Valley Record. November 29, 2011 --"On the House" ( California home improvement show) October 23, 2011

"The Art of Fixing Things is so easy to understand that even I'd feel confident about fixing something with it to refer to. The book's a keeper for our household and I'm sure it'll be dog-eared in no time." --Review

"...contains more than 150 useful ideas you can use to fix things, save money, possibly impress your spouse, and document to your inquisitive youngsters why you do certain things certain ways."

"The book even mentions two of my favorite tools -- heat and the vice grip....The farm handyman will wonder if the book contains a section on fixing things with baling wire. It does, in tip 136." --FarmProgress.com Publishers of 18 farm magazines in the U.S. November 2011.

"A useful and entertaining guide to saving money, it's packed full of advice your dad or granddad would appreciate, and there are lots of dirty, well-used
tools in the photos."
--The Chronicle, Congleton U.K. December 15, 2011

From the Author:

This book is based on my 55 years experience fixing things.

It is written for the complete beginner, and I am especially interested in young people learning that stuff will actually last longer than 3 years, and in many cases can be easily repaired.

I published it in black and white to keep the cost down.

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