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CONVERT IT

Michael Brown & Shari Prange
Paperback

Price: $24.95

This hands-on guide for converting a gas-powered car to electric has all the information you need to choose a donor car and successfully make the conversion. It also includes how to drive, charge and …

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This hands-on guide for converting a gas-powered car to electric has all the information you need to choose a donor car and successfully make the conversion. It also includes how to drive, charge and maintain your electric car.

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HYBRID CAR BLUEPRINT


Blueprint

Price: $25.00

How to build your own hybrid electric car using a 1970s-era vehicle as the starting point. Advanced mechanical skills required. Originally printed in 1980.

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How to build your own hybrid electric car using a 1970s-era vehicle as the starting point. Advanced mechanical skills required. Originally printed in 1980.

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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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HAHSA OUTDOOR WOODBURNER PLAN

DARBY
Plan

Price: $40.00

This build-it-yourself outdoor furnace keeps the dirt, soot, smoke and firewood outside. Includes a materials list and 29 pages of building instructions and diagrams.

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This build-it-yourself outdoor furnace keeps the dirt, soot, smoke and firewood outside. Includes a materials list and 29 pages of building instructions and diagrams.

DISCLAIMER
It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this plan you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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JORDAN POND BENCH & TABLE PLAN

OGDEN PUBLICATIONS
Plan

Price: $9.95

Build a bench and garden table with these easy-to-follow instructions. Designed so even inexperienced woodworkers can build them, this bench and garden table are easy to cut and assemble from standa…

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Build a bench and garden table with these easy-to-follow instructions. Designed so even inexperienced woodworkers can build them, this bench and garden table are easy to cut and assemble from standard lumber, without complicated joints. The plan for this easy DIY project includes construction drawings, instructions and a materials list.

DISCLAIMER
It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this plan you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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The Natural Plaster Book

Guelberth & Chiras
Paperback

Price: $29.95

This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on three natural plasters-earthen, lime, gypsum and natural finishes. Extremely well-illustrated with drawings and photos, this book teaches the…

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This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on three natural plasters-earthen, lime, gypsum and natural finishes. Extremely well-illustrated with drawings and photos, this book teaches the principles of plastering and plaster techniques, and describes the tools you'll need for a successful plaster job.

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TUB-STYLE MECHANICAL CHICKEN PLUCKER PLAN

Herrick Kimball
Plan

Price: $19.95

If you have chickens to pluck, you'll want to build this tub plucker. To use a tub plucker, you simply drop one or more scalded birds into the tub, turn it on, and watch them spin around while their f…

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If you have chickens to pluck, you'll want to build this tub plucker. To use a tub plucker, you simply drop one or more scalded birds into the tub, turn it on, and watch them spin around while their feathers disappear. This book tells you everything you need to know to easily build your own, inexpensive Whizbang Plucker.

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THE SELF-SUFFICIENT LIFE AND HOW TO LIVE IT: Revised Edition

John Seymour
Hardcover

Price: $35.00

This is the key reference to living off the land. Packed with practical information and tried-and-tested tips, author John Seymour's visionary handbook explains how to reap the harvest, respect the la…

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This is the key reference to living off the land. Packed with practical information and tried-and-tested tips, author John Seymour's visionary handbook explains how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It teaches all the skills needed to live independently: harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more.

This new expanded edition includes 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which Seymour, the father of the back-to-basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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THE BACKYARD BEEKEEPER

Kim Flottum
Paperback

Price: $24.99

The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and c…

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The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of beekeeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.

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HOW TO BUILD ANIMAL HOUSING

Carol Ekarius
Paperback

Price: $24.95

This 241-page book helps you evaluate the housing needs of your animals and provides dozens of adaptable plans for sheds, coops, hutches, multipurpose barns, windbreaks and shade structures, as well a…

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This 241-page book helps you evaluate the housing needs of your animals and provides dozens of adaptable plans for sheds, coops, hutches, multipurpose barns, windbreaks and shade structures, as well as plans for essential equipment.

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THE BACKYARD LUMBERJACK

Frank & Stephen Philbrick
Paperback

Price: $18.95

Skilled lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick show you how to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. This is your complete guide to bringing in wood, from felling the tree, to splitting and drying t…

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Skilled lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick show you how to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. This is your complete guide to bringing in wood, from felling the tree, to splitting and drying the wood, to stacking and burning. The father and son duo will give you detailed instructions on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting and stacking, and even include fun facts on burning wood.

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