MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

The Big Box of Monster Garage

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It's hard to find a set of books that appeals to geeks, car junkies, TV cable fans, and connoisseurs of good design, but this is exactly what Motorbooks has achieved with its How to Customize Damn Near anything, How to Weld Damn Near Anything, and How to Custom Paint Damn Near Anything. These are how-to books with attitude, as illustrated by the "damn near anything" references and the hot graphics sprinkled throughout.

This boxed set based on the Discovery Channel show is touted as being a "must-have holiday gift for all the DIYers in your life." And they're pretty much right on the mark. Everyone from 10-year-olds to 80-year-olds - and especially if they're male - will get into checking these out.