Screw It!: Traditional Male Skills That Everyone Should Know

Screw It!: Traditional Male Skills That Everyone Should Know

by Aubrey Smith


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Have you ever wondered how you’d survive without a man to attend to the odd jobs around the house? Have you ever wished you knew how to put up a shelf or check the oil in your car? And, more importantly, not have to call a man around to help? Then this is the book for you!

From changing a car tire and checking brake fluid and coolant to building a campfire, Screw It! features traditionally male skills to help you learn invaluable information. Divided into sections focusing on vehicle maintenance, the home, the garden, and the great outdoors, each task is concisely explained and accompanied by beautifully illustrated instructions.

Never again will you need to rely on men! This essential guide will help you become a completely self-sufficient and independent woman in today’s world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510733985
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 12/18/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Aubrey Smith is an author and an illustrator. His first book, How to Build a Robot (with your dad), was published in 2012. His wife, Sarah Williams, is the author of Darn It!: Traditionally Female Skills That Every Man Should Know

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 10

Tool Time 14

Kitting Yourself Out 17

The Home 30

Putting up a Board and Bracket Shelf 32

Shelving an Alcove 38

Hanging a Picture 45

Fixing a Leaking Tap 51

Sealing a Bathtub 57

Tiling 64

Replacing a Pane of Glass 75

The Garden 82

Making a Compost Bin 84

Planting a Tree 89

Pruning a Tree 98

Cooking on a Charcoal Barbecue 103

Camping 108

What to Take 110

Pitching a Tent 121

Building a Campfire 126

The Motor Car 132

Checking the Oil 135

Changing the Air Filter 140

Checking the Coolant 142

Checking the Brake Fluid 144

Changing a Flat Tire 147

Bicycle Maintenance 154

The Repair Kit 156

Routine Maintenance 160

Checking for Chain Wear or "Stretch" 163

Mending a Puncture 166

Replacing the Chain 175

Brake Maintenance 179

Bibliography 185

Index 187

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