Jewelry from the Scrap Pile
Relying strongly on a fusion type alloy, a Cleveland man turns discarded pieces of metal into fast selling jewelry that is both durable and beautiful.
WILLIAM R. MURPHY
Photographs by Paul
Considine Don Dilley likes to amuse his friends when they drop in at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by taking them back to his one-man factory in the kitchen, and making them a piece of costume jewelry in three minutes flat.
Invention Clinic – How To Be an Inventor
BY JOSEPH H. KRAUS.
Big Money from Little Ideas
Few inventors appreciate the hardships that have gone into making even the simplest invention a success.
Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party
Four gala parties, planned down to the last festive detail and guaranteed to show the children the time of their young lives.
THE INSTITUTE • Willie Mae Rogers, director
FOODS AND COOKERY • Dorothy B. Marsh, director
Carol Brock, hostess editor Erva Jean Vosburgh, Ellen H. Connelly, associate editors Mary Eckley, Virginia V. Voboril, assistant editors
Doesn’t it seem like those straps would have a pretty good chance of strangling the baby if it ever slipped?
THOUGH transportation problems are improving, it still remains difficult to park Junior whilst marketing or running
other errands. The above idea, swiped from our red brothers, takes care of the problem. Pad a blanket on the board before lacing the baby in place in a second blanket folded under him.
Building a BARREL STAVE Bob
IT IS not necessary to have a steel runnered sled to attain great coasting speed on a snowy hill. A bobsled can be built of an ordinary 2×12 inch plank and barrel staves which will pass anything on any hill, especially in deep snow. Besides the material just mentioned all that will be needed are a few pieces of 2×4 and a couple of carriage bolts.
If the other gifts were interesting and I posted them, you can find them on the page for this issue.
Make Christmas Gifts in Your Home Workshop
THIS year more than ever before, when pockets don’t contain so many pennies for Santa Glaus, the project of building Christmas presents in the home workshop carries a special appeal. On these pages two interesting gift ideas are presented, and your attention is also called to articles on pages 95, 102, 113, 122, 129, 130 and 137 of this issue, which present a variety of ideas suitable to every type of audience.
From Ten Parts You Can Build Twenty Model Planes
By EDWIN T. HAMILTON
THIS single-stick airplane model of ten simple parts is so designed that it can be converted into twenty different types of flying models. It opens new fields for the model enthusiast to conquer. Through building it, the beginner can master a variety of construction methods while actually expending the time and material necessary to make only one model; and the expert can adapt the principles for use on any pet model of his own. To the best of the writer’s knowledge, the model is the first of its type.
Swinging Arm Dolls Bring Extra Revenue
FOR the person who desires to earn extra income in spare moments, these swinging-arm dolls will bring in some welcome revenue. The originator used three patterns, a sailor and the “Dutch Twins,” which proved very popular when put on display along a main highway.
New PUZZLE TRICK Taxes Dexterity
IF YOU are an ambitious home shop fan, desirous of turning bits of time and materials into cash, this grooved puzzle will fill the bill. It consists of a disc of wood with three grooves of varying diameters, and a center compartment. Somewhere in these recesses are three 5/16″ steel balls.