More Pleasure at the Seashore
SHOWN in the upper right corner is a simple and practical “non-skid” surf board with which you can bank and make turns. Two barrel staves are fastened at approximately a 25 degree angle to two substantial irons, which in turn are fastened to a heavy plank cut as shown in the illustration. The use of this surf board can easily be mastered in fifteen or twenty minutes.
Rig this roadster to an automatic reel that permits continuous rotary action.
By Wesley Pickard
WATCHING Junior spin around in his own motor-driven speedster is a thrill you won’t want to pass up. Powered by a 1/3-hp motor, the car is perfectly-safe in operation, and may be wired for driving in one of several ways. The simplest, of course, is merely to attach a long cord (about 60 ft.) to the motor, connecting it to the outlet nearest to your lawn.
Building Play Lot Equipment For The Kiddies Enjoyment
These playground projects solve the problem of keeping small children away from dangers of busy streets.
by Hi Sibley
KEEPING children off dangerous streets during the summer vacation months is a difficult task unless some means can be devised whereby their attentions are centered on the home or its surroundings. One way to accomplish this is through the construction of a backyard play lot, but even then you cannot expect to hold the children’s interest with merely a sandbox and a few toys. Slides and swings are part of the equipment necessary and need no explanation as to their construction.
Enlarger for Your Candid Camera
By Wayne Daniel Clegg
How many times have you looked into the window of a photo store, admired the expensive miniature enlargers and longed to be the proud possessor of one? But your pocket reveals your total financial resources—three precious dollars. With that money and a little time and energy, there is no reason why you cannot have a miniature enlarger just as attractive and efficient as a factory-made model.
Making A Power Loom
This automatic device will weave cloth. Its size may be changed to suit the individual builder.
By JAMES MILLER
WEAVING, as an industry or art, is so old that its origin is unknown. The most ancient example of weaving of which we know is a flax-like cloth found in the ruins of the Swiss lake dwellings, supposedly of the Stone Age.
Printing Photos on Any Material
KENNETH MURRAY TELLS HOW TO SENSITIZE CLOTH, CHINA, GLASS, AND METAL
IN A NEW YORK store window a demonstrator recently attracted crowds by making photographic prints before their eyes on a variety of materials. He daubed a little solution on the surface where the picture was to be placed and, as soon as it had dried, placed a negative over it, clamped it in position with a piece of glass and a rubber band or two, and exposed the picture to the light of a photoflood bulb for a short time.
Favorite tunes and tropical fish can be enjoyed at the same time when you build this novel combination unit.
By Colin J. Creitz
YOU’LL hear many pleasing comments from friends and neighbors when you invite them over to see this unusual looking phonograph-aquarium with its rattan trim, Formica paneled doors, and cabinet covered with lauhala cloth.
Chemical Engineering for Home Experimenters
By RAYMOND B. WAILES
HOW would you like to transform your home laboratory into a miniature factory for obtaining useful products from minerals, with yourself as its amateur chemical engineer? You can roast ores to obtain important metals, convert plain-looking stones into sparkling white crystals, operate a rotating kiln, and magically separate wanted minerals from unwanted ones by a flotation process.
Skim Over The Ice With… A SKATER’S SAIL
SKATE sailing might be described as the fastest pedestrian sport in the world except for jaywalking on the Hollywood Freeway. And until something comes along to top its 50 to 60-mile-per-hour maximum speeds, that claim will stand.
Smiling Dan The High-Diving Man
CAN you manipulate Diving Dan so that he will hit directly in the center of the tub when he does his spectacular high dive? There is fun for youngsters and amusement even for oldsters in this novel toy, which requires skill to operate with the greatest degree of success.