Behind its attractive doors, this compact unit provides storage space and shelves for game and bar essentials.
By Stephen Kirchner
IF you entertain groups who like cards and other games, or if you enjoy sociable refreshments with your family or friends, the unit pictured here will be a welcome addition to your living room, den or play room. It is simple to construct and provides ample storage space. The gleaming Conolite surfaces are beautiful, durable and easy to keep clean.
Unique “Cat” Footstool
A project you can complete in one evening
By PAUL HADLEY
HERE is another novelty article which will be appreciated by the home craftsmen who like to work with such projects; it is simple enough in construction to be classed as a “one-evening” job. The two high – backed black cats support between them a round-topped foot rest, which is covered with cloth upholstering.
Car of Parts is this home-made “Weep,” Edwarcl G. Hammond, retired Newton, Mass., lumber merchant. Utilizing spare parts from sixteen automobiles, a tractor, a mowing machine and a sailboat, Mr. Hammond’s dream chariot averages 50 miles on a gallon of gas and has a top speed of 60 mph. The basket is for golf clubs and umbrellas.
MODEL SUBMACHINE GUN Performs Realistically
Here Is A Repeating Action “Submachine Gun” That Will Delight That Boy Of Yours. While Certainly No Lethal Weapon It Will Knock Over Toy Soldiers Quite Easily, Holds Fifteen Wooden “Bullets” Firing As The Front Handle Pumps Back And Forth.
by Reginald O. Lissaman
ANY small boy will want, and be delighted • with this toy submachine gun, which’! holds fifteen shots in the magazine and fires them continuously, until empty, as the “tromboning” action is worked. Made entirely from wood, simple of construction, and employing no “hard to get” parts, this gun would make an excellent mass production product for any guild club doing such work for gift or sale.
The Pepsi Light
WITH two Pepsi cans and a scrounged piece of aluminum channel you can build our Pepsi Light for under $5. It uses high-intensity bulbs like the mini lights but operates on 117 volts and needs no transformer, as do the minis. You could use beer or other soft-drink cans but then you might have a Bud Light or a Coke Light.
NEW USES for old Fords Contest
This contest is growing more popular each month! Readers of Modern Mechanics are invited to enter by sending in pictures of odd uses to which old Fords have been put, and, as a tribute to the versatility of old Tin Lizzie of fond memory, Modern Mechanics will offer $10 for every photo accepted for publication. Contest runs until further notice—no closing dates, so send in your photo now!
There’s Treasure in Trash
With a little imagination and a few tools you can convert junk into cash as does Sal Salvatori. By Peter Lamb IF there’s a workshop in your home and you fancy yourself a fairly commendable woodworker, you may be missing an opportunity to cash in on your hobby as many other workshoppers are doing. Some turn out original designs; others make furniture to order. But one of the most successful fields is the conversion of discarded items into useful and ornamental pieces. Take the case of Salvatore Salvatori.
Mysterious Test Tube Diver
AN interesting toy which will mystify party guests is the mysterious diver which sinks down in a jar full of water and bobs up again apparently of its own volition. The diver is made from a test tube and the pool in which he dives is simply a Mason jar filled with water, so the mystery of his conduct is quite striking to anyone not acquainted with the secret. The drawing above shows how an electromagnet is hooked up to make the diver sink when a button is pressed.
make your own TURNING SIGNALS
Here are some money-saving suggestions that will make for safer driving and greater relaxation on the road.
THE weather is wet and windy as you are driving along a busy road. You come to an intersection where you have to make a right turn. If you crank open the window to stick your arm out you’ll let in a blast of uncomfortable air; if you don’t, you’ll risk trouble with drivers behind and ahead of you and with pedestrians at the curb. What’s the choice?
I think we forget that photo copiers originally simply took photographs.
PLYWOOD CAMERA Does Photo Copying
By Walter E. Burton
ALMOST unlimited are the uses to which this photographic copying outfit can be put. In the office, shop, and home, it can make exact, low-cost reproductions of important documents, letters, checks, data sheets, drawings, instruction sheets, recipes, blank forms, and similar “flat work” and it can be employed for photographing small objects. The work can be done directly on paper or on film.
Any of several sensitized materials can be used. Process film, commercial photographic recording paper, contrasty glossy enlarging paper, and other papers work successfully.