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    • ISBN:9781781576441
    • Publication date:02 Aug 2018
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Desk Wars

Make secret weapons from stationery with 30 models to build yourself

By John Austin

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Build a secret agent arsenal with stationery found around the office.

'Cubicle farms are full of enemy combatants begging to be taken out.' WIRED

Achieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively with Desk Wars - perfect for do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts. Follow fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to build 30 miniature secret weapons and surveillance tools from stationery, transforming common household items into uncommon gadgets and sidearms.

Assert dominion over the desktop with these cunning contraptions:

>>> Paper-Dart Watch
>>> Pen Blowgun
>>> Mint-Tin Catapult
>>> Rubber-Band Derringer
>>> Toothpaste Periscope
>>> Bionic Ear
>>> Cotton Bud .38 Special
>>> Paper Throwing Star
>>> 44 marker magnum
>>> And more!

Biographical Notes

John Austin worked as a senior toy designer in the Boy's Research and Development Department at Hasbro Toys and has worked on popular brands like; Transformers, Star Wars, Iron Man, Spiderman, Jurassic Park, Tonka and GI. Skilled in 3D computer modelling, illustration, and creative thinking, he brings many of these talents to the creation of his book projects, as well as ever-increasing market awareness for each individual product he works on. He has also personally pitched projects to Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network.
John graduated in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and keeps busy working on contract product development, more books and other entrepreneurial endeavours. Also the author of Cubicle Warfare and Prank University.

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  • ISBN: 9781781576380
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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