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Housemending: 2

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McCormick, whose Against the Grain: A Carpentry Manual for Women demystifies basic carpentry, here offers a reassuringly simple and useful guide to mundane but inescapable home repairs: leaky faucets, broken window-sash cords, peeling paint, stuck doors and the like. She cheerfully reveals the small mysteries of the physical world: what to do, for example, when there's not enough room to hammer a nail straight on (drive it in at an angle, a process called toenailing) and why ordinary screws don't screw in when one wants them to (drill a pilot hole first; or better yet, use pointed drywall screws). McCormick uses lay language, explains the proper, safe use of common and unusual tools, and provides hints on how to get help at hardware stores and lumber yards. There are abundant, clearly rendered and detailed line drawings and a short glossary for quick reference. McCormick is a professional carpenter and contractor who teaches house-building and carpentry.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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As something of a pioneering woman in the male-dominated carpentry trade, McCormick writes with conviction of the "empowerment" that comes with knowing how to fix things. Relating such knowledge to an understanding of how things work, McCormick places great emphasis on the powers of observation. While Housemending covers the same basics as other do-it-yourself manuals, i.e., tools and their use, wiring, plumbing, painting, emergency repairs, and so on, it does so with exceptional good sense and an eye for descriptive detail. For its many insights plus the tricks of the trade it generously shares, this is a worthwhile addition to any public library's how-to collection. Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll. Lib., Dryden, N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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