How to Conquer Hobbies
With One Hand
50 Tips and Tools to Make Things
ISBN 0-9668378-3-5, Trade Soft cover, 32 pages
Hobbies give you a balanced life. My model train hobby was a key part of returning to a fulfilling life
Read Stroke Smart magazine’s interview about my hobbies. Click here.
- You get a sense of accomplishment when you finish a project.
- Creative expression is too important to give up after a stroke..
- Hobbies take you away from your day-to-day problems
- I want you to be able to pursue your favorite hobbies. Building dollhouses, model trains & airplanes, painting, decorating your house, any kind of arts and crafts. My easy craft tips work for any hobby
Table of Contents
- 10 Reasons to Have a Hobby
- 5 Ways to Pick a Hobby
- A 2-Minute Tour of My Hobby
- 5 Essentials for Your Hobby Work Area
- 20 Tools for One-Handed Hobbyists
* Cutting and Shaping
* Painting and Gluing
- Shopping List
Includes 10 bonus tips!
Features 16 photos of tips and tools
Tools I use...
Since I can't hold a magnifying glass and work at the same time, I use magnifying goggles.
Since I only use one hand, I find a knife easier and more precise than a pair of scissors.
I also use the angle weights to hold open my checkbook and reference books (dictionaries and cookbooks), and to hold papers while I'm writing.
Special Shopping List Included...
Take this list and this book to your local arts and crafts or hobby shop to help you find the tools you need to build scale models, or hold, cut, paint, or glue any creative project!
"This little book is full of great ideas and product sources for the one-handed hobby enthusiast."
-Kathryn Levit, OTR
"I was impressed by the details...Very easy to read and very well organized."
-Gary Gondos, stroke survivor
"Thank you for your book and inspiration. Model railroading will be even more fun now!"
-Don Fucci, modeler