OK Skinnay! Lookut Our Rolley Coaster
IT’S a far cry from the Bronx to Coney Island. Besides, Coney Island costs money. The children in the neighborhood of Crotona Park, New York City, therefore, have made a scenic railway all their own. It is better, they think, than all the Coney Island rides put together, and they have had the fun of making it as well as riding on it.
New Water Sports
NO ONE in your beach party will be bored for want of something to do if you have several of these fun-making gadgets at hand. For example, there’s, racing with the circular craft shown above, called a “Coracle” after ancient European fishing boats. This tricky craft will provide no end of sport because of the difficulty in making it follow a straight course.
This Horn Fish “Swallows” Your Cigarette Ashes
Appropriately dubbed a horn fish, this novel desk ornament is made almost entirely from a cow’s horn. Its gaping mouth can be used as an ash tray or to hold paper clips. The mouth is formed by sawing the end of the horn as indicated and the waste piece is saved for the dorsal fin and the tail.
Housewife Builds FM Stereo
Busy mother of two builds her first electronic kit
By JEFF TRACY and LEE SPENCER
SOMEBODY SAID, “ANYONE CAN BUILD A kit nowadays.” I don’t even remember who said it. I had stopped by the neighborhood firehouse to check a monitor, and one of the firemen had built a shortwave receiver in his spare time. He thought it was pretty great; but one of the others figured it was no big deal, and said so.
Plastic Baby Grand
A smart looking cigarette or jewelry box anyone can make.
BY FRANK McCARTY
THOSE tiny plastic baby grand cigarette and jewelry boxes displayed in jewelry shop windows are not difficult for the inexperienced craftsman to make and the total cost will be only the price of a square foot of Lucite or Plexiglas plus a small tube of model airplane cement.
Silk-Screen Stenciling… A Profitable Hobby
HOW POSTERS, GREETING CARDS, DECORATED MATS, AND ART WORK CAN BE REPRODUCED IN QUANTITY WITH SIMPLE HOMEMADE EQUIPMENT
By J. I. Biegeleisen.
YOU can hardly go through an ordinary day without coming across many articles printed by silk screen. Tablecloths, glasses, trays, book jackets, posters—these are but a few examples of the variety of decorative materials made possible with the silk-screen process.
Two Beds Built in the Space of One
A COMPACT DESIGN FOR SMALL QUARTERS
FOR the summer cottage or cabin, or even a small city apartment, a pair of beds can be constructed so that one slides under the other as shown. The bed in the living room is therefore kept entirely out of sight until required, when it is pulled out like a huge drawer.
The only prototype to fly is at the Florida Air Museum, Lakeland, FL. Because the intended engine never arrived the plane never actually took off or landed vertically. Takeoffs and landings were accomplished by attaching wheels for conventional takeoffs and landings although a few transitions were made in flight as well as one instance of bringing it to a hover.
VTO – Build a flying model of the most revolutionary of all aircraft — a plane that takes off vertically.
SOME ten years ago, the United States – Navy initiated a development program for a vertical take-off type of plane. Two aircraft of this new species were built, one by the Convair (Consolidated Vultee) designated XFY-1. The other, built by Lockheed Aircraft is designated XFV-1. A model of the latter is the one we are going to build. These planes are not helicopters or convertiplanes. However, they have attributes of both in their flight patterns.
BIKE for TWO
A comfortable tandem seat convenient for small “back seat drivers” can be attached to the luggage rack of your bicycle. The seat, which will be welcomed by every kid you know, is made of three layers. The first, which rests directly on the rack, is a piece of 1/4 in. felt padding.
Collapsible Fruit Bowl
Cut this fruit bowl and standi, using only a jig saw and screwdriver.
THE home craftsman who is looking for something novel will find this fruit bowl just the thing.
The bowl is laid out on a piece of wood 12″x16″x5/8″ and may be oak or maple or any piece of softer wood which may be available.