MBK Kite Books

The Complete Catalog

You have probably come across the big kite books on making Dowel and Skewer based designs by now. Many books on individual kites are also available. Plus some titles which venture into other areas of single-line kiting.

The complete catalog is listed below, with all the How To... titles listed first. Feel free to browse around.

Shhh... this is a library remember!





The MBK Book Bundle

OK, if you are not a complete 'kite nut' like me, you might want to skip this section. ...

e-book - The Big MBK Book Bundle.

Still here? Good!

As my books have accumulated, it has made sense to offer all my kite-making material plus the miscellaneous titles in...

The Big MBK Book Bundle

The price is just a fraction of the total cost of buying all the e-books separately.

This is a wise and frugal choice if you will be making kites for years to come.





The Two 'How To' Compilations

The main purpose of these two books is to provide all of this site's kite plans and instructions in a more convenient form than live web pages. There's more though... I hope you enjoy the bonus kite designs in each book too!

eBook - Making Dowel Kites - Low Cost, High Flying Fun!

Making Dowel Kites
"Low Cost, High Flying Fun"

eBook - Making Skewer Kites - Fun For Every Generation

Making Skewer Kites
"Fun For Every Generation"





Making Individual Kites

If you want to 'try it in case you like it', buying an inexpensive set of instructions for a single kite design of your choice might be the way to go. Some of these include a BONUS design that is twice the size (4 times the sail area) and yet packs down to the same length as the Dowel version. Here they are...


eBook - Making The MBK Dowel Sled Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Sled Kite


eBook - Making The MBK Dowel Barn Door Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Barn Door Kite


eBook - Making The MBK Dowel Sode Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Sode Kite


Making The MBK Dowel Roller Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Roller Kite


eBook - Making The MBK Dowel Diamond Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Diamond Kite


eBook - Making The MBK Dowel Rokkaku Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Rokkaku Kite


eBook - Making The MBK Delta Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Delta Kite


Making The MBK Dowel Dopero Kite - For Light Winds

Making The
MBK Dowel Dopero Kite


Some more Dowel designs...

The Dowel Box Kite - Moderate Wind Version

The Dowel Box Kite - Fresh Wind Version



Can't Read Your eBook?

The PDF file format used by my books is good for downloading and printing off text and pictures from the Internet. So, the 'book' is actually a file stored on your computer or tablet. All you need is the free and easy-to-use Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

PDFs are designed for easy magnification of the print size if desired, for on-screen reading, and easy selection of pages to print out. When you do a print-out, the content is nicely formatted on each page. Unlike just trying to print straight from a website!

By securing a full printout in a simple binder you can make a handy addition to your collection of kite books. Make a start on your own kiting library today!





More Kite Books...

For your convenience, all the 'ask Tim' questions and answers from 2011 and 2012 have been categorized and compiled into an e-book! The detailed and clickable Table of Contents lets you get straight to any material of interest...

All About Kites.


Here's a handy little tutorial that guides a non-artist through the process of drawing great clip-art images onto a large kite sail!

MBK Clip-Art Tutorial.


And another book that pulls together all our experiences at the Adelaide International Kite Festival over a 3 year period. Lots of photos and commentary...

The Adelaide International Kite Festival.


And how about a book of short stories. All about seeing kites waft skywards in a bubbles of warm air...

Climbing Kites - 10 Selected Thermal Tales.

 

What's New!

  1. Flight Report:
    Out With The Backup Kite: 2-Skewer Sode

    Oct 22, 14 12:31 AM

    After getting be-calmed yesterday, today was looking much better for seeing what the little paper Sled could do on a generous length of polyester sewing thread.

    However, down at the reserve, the gusty…

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