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W. Ben Hunt Books


This web page is dedicated to a master craftsman who was an inspiration to me when I was a young Boy Scout. William Ben Hunt was an author, artist, craftsman and outdoorsman. I thought I share some of information about his books on crafts, outdoor projects and Indian Lore. For many years Ben Hunt's projects appeared in Boy Scouts of America's "Boys Life Magazine". In the old days Boys Life had a monthly feature called "Slide of the Month" published by "Whittlin Jim", who was actually Ben Hunt. Slide of the Month showed you how to create neckerchief slides (also known as woggles by foreign Scouts). Ben made detailed drawings and notes on how to make one of his beautiful slides.

Over the years Ben published many books where he shared the skills he learned. Below I've tried to assembly a listing of his books and what they contain. Some of these books are out of print and others can still be purchased. With the information provided here you could try to check these books out of your local library and begin to learn some of the skills that Ben so clearly illustrates for you.

If you'd you know of any other Ben Hunt books not listed here then please use our Guest Book to tell us about them and we'll add them to this listing. Thank You.



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TITLE: American Indian Beadwork
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt and J. F. Burshears
PUBLISHERS: Bruce Publishing Company, New York (First Edition)
Simon & Schuster
Macmillan Pub Co.,New York, New York, U.S.A
Collier Books, N. Y
Fireside Book (Reprint Edition)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1951 (First Edition)
1971
1996 (Reprint)
ISBN: 0020117000
0684829444
BINDING: Hardcover and Softcover
PAGES: 64 (Size 10.9" x 8" x 0.2")
DESCRIPTION: This is an original classic book on Native American Indian beadwork. It gives detailed instructions on various beading stitches as well as making and using a bead loom. It has 50 black and white photos of actual Indian beadwork, plus color pages with 132 authentic Indian bead patterns that you could use in your own creations.

TITLE: Ben Hunt's Big Indiancraft Book
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee
DATE PUBLISHED: 1969
ISBN: ASIN: B0006C04AS
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 187 (Size 6.75" x 10")
DESCRIPTION: Compiled From Indian & Camp Handicraft & Indiacraft

TITLE: The Complete How-To Book of Indiancraft
68 Projects for Authentic Indian Articles from Teepee to Tom-tom
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: Wiley
Walter Bernard Collier
DATE PUBLISHED: 1973 (1st Edition, 1st Printing)
ISBN: 002011690X
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 192 (Size 0.5" x 7.8" x 10")
DESCRIPTION: Many detailed step-by-step drawings and text covering 68 How-To-Do-It-Yourself Projects including Teepees, Indian Crafts, Rawhide Tanning, Buckskin Moccasins, Conchas, Beadwork, Headdresses, Ceremonial Lances, Masks, Carving, Whittling, Peace Pipes, Bows and Arrows, Kachina Dolls, Shields, Totem Poles, Snowshoes, Basket Weaving, Drums, and more.

TITLE: The Golden Book of Indian Crafts & Lore
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster
DATE PUBLISHED: 1954
ISBN: ASIN: B0006ATY4C
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 111
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Whittling with Ben Hunt
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company
DATE PUBLISHED: add text
ISBN: ASIN: B0006AVYH2
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 160
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Ben Hunt's Big Book of Whittling
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Publishing Company, New York
DATE PUBLISHED: 1970
1974 (2nd Printing)
1977 (3rd Printing)
1978
ISBN: 0025574302
ASIN: B0007BPP2K
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 182
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Contemporary Carving and Whittling
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company, Wisconsin
DATE PUBLISHED: 1967
ISBN: ASIN: B0006BQU02
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 110
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: The Complete How-to Book of Indian Crafts and Lore
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: Goldencraft (1974)
Collier Books
DATE PUBLISHED: 1973
1974
ISBN: 0307605817 (1974)
ASIN: B0006CBBNW
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 187
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Ben Hunt's Big Indiancraft Book
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: add text
DATE PUBLISHED: add text
ISBN: add text
BINDING: add text
PAGES: add text
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Indian Silversmithing
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: Bruce Publishing Co. Milwaukee (1st Printing)
Collier Books, New York
DATE PUBLISHED: 1952 (1st Printing)
1960
1971
1972 (3rd Printing)
1976 (9th Printing)
ISBN: 0020116802
1199316555
BINDING: Hardcover (1st Printing) and Softcover (Later Printings)
PAGES: 160 (9.75" x 12")
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: American Indian Survival Skills
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: Meredith Press/Outdoor Life Books, New York
DATE PUBLISHED: 1991 (1st Edition)
ISBN: 0696111217
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 288 (Size 11.2" x 8.2" x 0.8")
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: The Flat Bow
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company (1936)
DATE PUBLISHED: add text
ISBN: ASIN: B0006ANB6Y
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 64
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Lettering of Today
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt and Edwin Cornelius
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company, New York
DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 (2nd Edition)
1941 (4th Printing)
1949 (7th Printing)
ISBN: ASIN: B0006ANTZ2
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 80
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Sixty Alphabets
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company (1935)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1935
ISBN: ASIN: B0006AN0ZQ
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 120
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: 101 Alphabets
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company (1958)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1958
ISBN: ASIN: B0006AVOHC
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 183
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Ben Hunt's Whittling Book
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company
DATE PUBLISHED: 1945
ISBN: ASIN: B0006AQJJU
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 127
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: More Ben Hunt whittlings
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHER: The Bruce Publishing Company
DATE PUBLISHED: 1974
ISBN: ASIN: B0006ARDJK
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 107
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Getting to War
Predicting International Conflict with Mass Media Indicators
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt and Edwin Cornelius
PUBLISHER: The University of Michigan Press
DATE PUBLISHED: 1997
ISBN: 0472107518
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 320 (Size 9.3" x 6.3" x 1.2")
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: How to Build and Furnish a Log Cabin:
The Easy-Natural Way Using Only Hand Tools and the Woods Around You
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: Macmillan General Reference, Indianapolis, Indiana and New York, New York
Collier Books
John Wiley & Sons, New York
DATE PUBLISHED: 1974
1975
1979
1996
ISBN: 0020016700
002557440X
BINDING: Softcover
PAGES: 166
DESCRIPTION: The classic handbook on this subject that was first published in 1939 and updated again in 1974. It is one of the best step-by-step guides to building pioneer style log structures and log furniture.

TITLE: Rustic Construction
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: Meyerbooks (Revised Edition 1995)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1995
ISBN: 0916638227
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 82 (Size 9.2" x 6.2" x 0.5")
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Building a Log Cabin
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: The Bruce Publishing Company
DATE PUBLISHED: 1947
ISBN: ASIN: B0006AR3R2
BINDING: add text
PAGES: add text
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: The Golden Book of Crafts and Hobbies
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: Simon and Schuster (1957)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1957
ISBN: add text
BINDING: Hardcover
PAGES: 111
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Fifty Alphabets
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: The Bruce Publishing Company (1931)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1931
ISBN: ASIN: B0006ALMX8
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 96
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Let's Whittle
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: Bruce Pub. Co (1962)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1962
ISBN: ASIN: B0006AXDP8
BINDING: add text
PAGES: 96
DESCRIPTION: add text

TITLE: Kachina Dolls
(Popular Science Handbook Series)
AUTHOR: W. Ben Hunt
PUBLISHERS: Milwaukee Public Museum (1958)
DATE PUBLISHED: 1958
ISBN: ASIN: B0007HWOT6
BINDING: add text
PAGES: add text
DESCRIPTION: add text



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