I make routine visits to the hardware store. At least weekly, usually more. I’m at the craft store multiple times a month, and a regular at the fabric shop, art supply emporium, and every thrift store on the high street (Which, in my city, is actually called High St.)
Doing what? Well, finding supplies to make stuff, of course. I’m constantly sourcing materials to cut out, slice up, reconfigure, then glue or sew back together to make something else entirely.
John Austin, on the other hand, takes a different approach, and heads straight to the office supply store. He’s the author of the new book, Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal, released earlier this year. It’s the sequel to Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare, and the publisher, Chicago Review Press/IPG were gracious enough to share one the book’s amazing project, a double barrel rubber band pistol, made from items you can find in your office supply drawer. Which, you should open now and get going!
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal by John Austin. Text copyright 2011 – Chicago Review Press. Published by Chicago Review Press (distributed by IPG). Available in stores and online.