Lance Akiyama

Duct Tape Engineer

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Learn to create furniture, bags, outdoor items, and more using duct tape and simple tools and materials, with no special engineering skills needed.
Start with duct tape basics that will aid in assembly: Learn cutting and tearing methods and taping techniques (yes, there's more to it than slapping it down). Discover how to make sturdy duct tape sheets that can be cut and shaped. Using easily accessible tools and supplies like a utility knife and heavy-duty cardboard boxes, try your hand at making a desk and desk chair. Grab some foam and make a backpack, or create a custom hammock. Build a geodesic dome, and go truly epic with a giant pyramid catapult.
Every project includes step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams and photos. Don't miss Lance Akiyama's tips and suggestions for supplies, project variations, and material substitutions. Follow the solid construction techniques and you'll ensure that these DIY projects will become favorite classroom activities and family projects.
Among the projects are:A lightweight bed frame and full-size dresser with working drawersOutdoor pieces like a hammock and garden swingA heavy-duty toolbox with pockets galore, and a stylish two-color messenger bagBallistics, including a slingshotA kayak!
These projects are real, they work, and are super fun. Roll up your sleeves and let the engineering begin!
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478 printed pages
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