The almost forgotten craft of shifting large weights with brains instead of engines. Beginning with practical rules for moving like "Get the Ming vase out of the Room. All the way out," and "What goes up comes down heavier." This is a fascinating description of applied physics in the real world. If you move engine blocks, concrete mooring sinkers, or nothing heavier than this book from table to lap, you'll enjoy the encouraging narrative and the precise drawings. Not everyone moves coffins with marbles or sheet steel with baseballs, but you might very well find an idea to help you move Uncle Harry's monstrous bathtub out of the basement, or a reluctant oak stump out of the yard.
Recommended for ages 10 and up because it has interesting diagrams. However most purchasers of this book are adults that have projects in mind.
by Jan Adkins
48 pp., softcover
10 x 7"
ISBN # 0-937822-82-5
As one who generally shuns asking others for help I learned a few ideas and concepts that I'm sure will reduce my chances for self injury. The book has the appearance of being an "elementary" level, but it delivers information on history, science, and the human anatomy, and practical advice that would be useful for a person of any age.
Just like his pieces in Woodenboat magazine, it was informative, crisp, and clever. Loved every page of it!
Moving Heavy Things
Bought this for my husband. He really enjoyed reading it, and actually thinks it will be helpful to him in his “projects.”
Lots of ideas and insights for moving heavy things, without the benefit of cranes and forklifts that are available at work.