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Author: Matte Resist
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : [Microcosm Pub.], ©2009.
Series: Microcosm, #76071.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"I dream of a better world," writes zinester andHow and Why author Matte Resist in the intro to his new book. He continues, "To me DIY culture is about grabbing a little piece of that dream." What follows over the course of the next 176 pages is Matte doing what all dreamers must do-waking up from his dream, opening his eyes, and confronting what roadblocks and hurdles lie between him and his goal. Matte dus this by  Read more...
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Resist, Matte.
How and why.
Bloomington, IN : [Microcosm Pub.], ©2009
(OCoLC)462928176
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matte Resist
ISBN: 9781621063476 162106347X 9781621062592 1621062597
OCLC Number: 852955684
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Bicycles. Why I ride ; Bed frame bike trailer ; Bed frame sidehack ; Shopping basket bike basket ; Bicycle repair stand ; Nikolas's homemade generator bicycle ; Front wheel drive recumbent bicycle ; How to convert to a single speed ; Converting to fixed gear ; Winter biking ; Make a neck sock ; Improvised rim strips --
Home & garage. Buying a house ; Bed frame shelf ; Live mouse trap ; Bucket mouse trap ; Building with salvaged materials ; Organizing small parts ; Quick release bench mounted tools --
Gardening. Grow your own food ; Where to put your garden ; Raised beds ; Soil ; Composting ; Worm composting ; Build a worm bin bench ; Companion planting ; Seed germination test ; Companion plants ; Pest control chart ; Making vertical space ; Deciding what to grow ; Garbage can potatoes ; Seed saving ; Why to save seeds ; How to save seeds ; Make your own seed packets ; Seed starting ; Newspaper pots ; Harvesting rain (and keeping the basement dry) ; Installing vinyl gutters ; Installing metal gutters ; Making a rain barrel ; Connecting barrels ; Make a bung remover ; Build a greenhouse --
Educating your children. Education ; Socialization ; Learning styles ; Homeschooling laws ; Getting started ; Curriculum ; Natural unschooling & Charlotte Mason ; Costs of homeschooling ; Book list --
Musical instruments. Introduction ; Build a canjolele ; How to use a chisel ; Fret layout ; Ukulele chords ; Build a cigar box guitar ; Installing fret wire ; Make a piazzo pickup ; Wind a guitar pickup ; Build a mountain/Appalachan style banjo ; Tuning a banjo ; Bike spoke kalimba ; Rake tine kalimba --
Everything else. Convertible cart/table ; Above as a kid's trailer ; Folding camp chair ; Fabric book covers ; Watch repair ; Stencil making ; Making cd sleeves ; Wooden ear plug ; Bike tube bungee cords ; Soda pop can solar panel ; Pallet bed loft ; Dumpster shopping.
Series Title: Microcosm, #76071.
Responsibility: by Matte Resist.

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"I dream of a better world," writes zinester andHow and Why author Matte Resist in the intro to his new book. He continues, "To me DIY culture is about grabbing a little piece of that dream." What follows over the course of the next 176 pages is Matte doing what all dreamers must do-waking up from his dream, opening his eyes, and confronting what roadblocks and hurdles lie between him and his goal. Matte dus this by laying down chapter upon chapter of blueprints for a better world. A sequel to our do-it-yourself handbook Making Stuff and Doing Things, How and Why gives us detailed, engaging, easy-to-use info on bicycles, home and garage, gardening, educating children, musical instruments, and the all-inclusive "everything else" section. If you dream of taking back your life and building a better world, How and Why might be your new best friend.

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