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Ductigami: The Art of the Tape

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by Joe Wilson
     
 

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It's back -- with more tape and more projects: 18 projects using the do-it-yourselfer's not-so-secret weapon.

NASA has a written policy that requires every space shuttle mission to carry at least one roll of "the gray tape." Duct tape now comes in designer colors, and for the color-shy there's a transparent version. The once-humble tape has hit the

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It's back -- with more tape and more projects: 18 projects using the do-it-yourselfer's not-so-secret weapon.

NASA has a written policy that requires every space shuttle mission to carry at least one roll of "the gray tape." Duct tape now comes in designer colors, and for the color-shy there's a transparent version. The once-humble tape has hit the big time, and now there are duct-tape clubs, competitions and websites. In the words of Red Green, head possum on the PBS-syndicated The Red Green Show, "Spare the duct tape, spoil the job."

In this instructive, entertaining and downright funny how-to book, Joe Wilson shows how to rip, cut and fold ordinary duct tape to make 18 amazing projects, including:

  • Wallet
  • Barbecue apron
  • Lunchbox
  • Tool belt
  • Cell phone holder
  • Baseball cap
  • TV chair caddy
  • Raingear for pets
  • Toilet roll cover
  • Halloween masks.

Ductigami is more fun than a crossword puzzle, more useful than a welder's certificate, and more durable than a rechargeable battery. With duct tape it's easy to create a remarkable personal gift for any occasion.

Editorial Reviews

Dayton Daily News
Great gifts for carpenters, waitresses or cooks... Patterns and illustrations accompany written instructions for these wacky, cheap and effective creations.
— Kimberly Garrett
Montreal Gazette
Few know more about ductigami than Joe Wilson, a comedian with far too much time and tape on his hands
— Bill Brownstein
Toronto Sun
[Review of 1st edition:] Clever art work and step-by-step instructions accompanies each quirky creation.
— Vena Eaton
Orange County Register
[Review of 1st edition:] Let's face it, duct tape holds the world together. Now there's a new book that takes duct tape above and beyond its duties.
Arizona Daily Star
There's no end to what you can accomplish with this book in your sticky, crafty little hands.
— Kristen Cook
Mahoning Valley and Brumbull County Parent
This funny how-to book is perfect for the handyman (or woman)... even great for kids.
Metro Vancouver
Perfect for the crafty weird aunt in the family.
— Penelope Graham
Doctor's Review
Art for sticky fingers... the only ductigami project Wilson hasn't yet considered: underwear.
— Annarosa Sabbadini
Brava
Develop a creative side with the sturdy, useful cousin of origami: ductigami. "Works of art" might stretch the truth a bit, but duct tape creations are entertaining and surprisingly practical. How about a shower curtain made out of duct tape? Sure, why not?!
Toronto Sun - Vena Eaton
[Review of 1st edition:] Clever art work and step-by-step instructions accompanies each quirky creation.
Dayton Daily News - Kimberly Garrett
Great gifts for carpenters, waitresses or cooks... Patterns and illustrations accompany written instructions for these wacky, cheap and effective creations.
Montreal Gazette - Bill Brownstein
Few know more about ductigami than Joe Wilson, a comedian with far too much time and tape on his hands
Arizona Daily Star - Kristen Cook
There's no end to what you can accomplish with this book in your sticky, crafty little hands.
Metro Vancouver - Penelope Graham
Perfect for the crafty weird aunt in the family.
Doctor's Review - Annarosa Sabbadini
Art for sticky fingers... part historical, part how-to, his book outlines 18 weekend projects... the only ductigami project Wilson hasn't yet considered: underwear.
Featured Title
Duct tape is possibly the most useful single object in the entire world outside of the wheel and Swiss army knives. Joe Wilson, a modern design visionary if ever there was one, shows us how to rip, cut and fold duct tape to make 18 amazing projects, including a wallet, a barbecue apron, a lunchbox, a tool belt, a cell phone holder, a baseball cap, raingear for pets, a toilet roll cover and Halloween masks. We all need a lunch box constructed from duct tape. If NASA insists that every Space Shuttle mission carries at least one roll of duct tape then you need this book to satisfy your creative urges. Buy Ductigami: The Art of the Tape - make something wonderful and gray.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550464290
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Edition description:
Revised and expanded edition, with new projects
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,279,561
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Wilson is a duct-tape master and all-around entrepreneur who has been profiled in scores of North American newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Detroit Free Press. He is frequently interviewed on radio talk shows and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Ductigami: The Art of the Tape 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
NannySG More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my niece who loves making crafts with duct tape. It is funny and creative but the photos are too mature in nature. This book is fine for adults but not little kiddos!
S_Schell More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 12 year old who has a new obsession with duct tape. She fell in love with the purse instructions and made one in an afternoon. The pictures are really funny and the instructions are simple enough for a 12 year old to follow...makes a great gift along with some rolls of colorful duct tape!
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Tinkertoyz More than 1 year ago
I got this as a gag gift for my Mother who SWEARS duct tape will fix anything! She got the biggest kick out of this book :) I bought 6 rolls of the "magic" tape to go along with it. A Wonderful gift for someone who has a scene of humor!!! Thanks B&N :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is awesome!! I'm in the duct tape arts myself...tennis racquette cover is my biggest and best creation yet!