The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
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The Boy Mechanic, Book 2

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Table of Contents
  • Transcriber's Notes
  • THE BOY MECHANIC BOOK 2
  • The Boy Mechanic BOOK 2
    • 1000 THINGS FOR BOYS TO DO
      • HOW TO CONSTRUCT DEVICES FOR WINTER SPORTS, MOTION-PICTURE CAMERA, INDOOR GAMES, REED FURNITURE, ELECTRICAL NOVELTIES, BOATS, FISHING RODS, CAMPS AND CAMP APPLIANCES, KITES AND GLIDERS, PUSHMOBILES, ROLLER COASTER, FERRIS WHEEL AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER THINGS WHICH DELIGHT EVERY BOY
      • WITH 995 ILLUSTRATIONS
    • HOW TO CONSTRUCT DEVICES FOR WINTER SPORTS, MOTION-PICTURE CAMERA, INDOOR GAMES, REED FURNITURE, ELECTRICAL NOVELTIES, BOATS, FISHING RODS, CAMPS AND CAMP APPLIANCES, KITES AND GLIDERS, PUSHMOBILES, ROLLER COASTER, FERRIS WHEEL AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER THINGS WHICH DELIGHT EVERY BOY
    • WITH 995 ILLUSTRATIONS
    • Plane-Table Surveying By Harold G. McGee
    • Machine for Sketching Pictures
    • Camera Surveying By Harold G. McGee
      • Camera Preparation
    • Camera Preparation
    • To Make Transparent Paper
    • Toasting Bread over an Open Fire
    • Adjustable Stilts
    • Grape Arbor Built of Poles
    • Forcing Fruit Blossoms for Decorations
    • Corner Cleaner Attached to a Scrubbing Brush
    • Plotting a Camera Survey By Harold G. McGee
    • How to Build a Skiff
    • Double-Swing Gate with Common Hinge
    • Testing Out Induction Coils
    • How to Make a Surveyor's Transit By Bennett Blacklidge
    • To Enlarge or Reduce Plots
    • A Lathe Bench
    • Cleaning and Polishing Shoes
    • Shaving Cabinet Mounted on an Adjustable Pedestal
    • Four-Passenger Coasting Bobsled By R. H. Allen
    • To Prevent Drill from Catching As It Passes through Metal
    • An Ice Boat and Catamaran By Robert K. Patterson
    • Mind-Reading Effect with Cards
    • An Air Pencil to Make Embossed Letters
    • An Endless Dish or Floor Mop
    • Combination Tie Rack and Collar Holder
    • Skates Made of Wood
    • An Ice Glider By Mildred E. Thomas
    • Prony Brake for Testing Small Motors
    • A Mystic Fortune Teller
    • Holding Prints in a Liquid-Filled Tray
    • Cellar-Door Holder
    • An Emergency Pencil Compass
    • Renewing Carbon Paper
    • How to Clinch a Finishing Nail
    • To Prevent Washbasin Bottom from Wearing Out
    • Snowshoes: How to Make and Use Them By Stillman Taylor
      • Part I—Shapes of Snowshoes
    • Part I—Shapes of Snowshoes
    • Soldering and Riveting By John D. Adams
    • A Whistle
    • Card-and-Coin Trick
    • How to Make a Costumer
    • Window Catch Used for Locking an Extension Table
    • Relieving Pressure on Heated Canned Foods for Opening
    • Clothespin Bag
    • Snowshoes: How to Make and Use Them By Stillman Taylor
      • Part II—Making the Shoe
    • Part II—Making the Shoe
    • Combination Settee Rocker and Cradle
    • A Snowball Thrower By Albert Bates, Jr.
    • Springs on the Chains of a Porch Swing
    • Homemade Water Meter
    • A Snowball Maker
    • An Inexpensive Bobsled
    • Motor Made of Candles
    • Kettle-Handle Support
    • How to Make a Monorail Sled
    • Binding Magazines
    • A Shellac Cement
    • A Blackboard for Children
    • How to Make a Ski Staff
    • A Game Played on the Ice
    • An Electric Display for a Show Window
    • Strainer for a Milk Pail
    • Baking Bread in Hot Sand
    • How to Make Small Cams
    • Display Holder for Coins
    • Holder for Skates while Sharpening
    • A Homemade Direct-View Finder for Cameras
    • A Non-Rolling Spool
    • How to Make a Cartridge Belt
    • Removing Iodine Stains
    • Bed-Cover Fasteners
    • Collar Fasteners
    • Operating a Bathroom Light Automatically
    • A Finger-Ring Trick
    • Preventing Marks from Basting Threads on Wool
    • Skating Merry-Go-Round By Henry Burich
    • Relieving Air Pressure When Closing Record Boxes
    • A Steering Sled
    • To Hold a Straw Hat on the Head
    • Carrying Fishhooks in a Cane Pole
    • Drying Small Laundered Articles
    • Decorative Wood Panels
    • Fishing-Rod Making and Angling By Stillman Taylor Part I—A One-Piece Casting Rod
      • Kind of Material
      • The Necessary Tools
      • Five-Foot Bait-Casting Rod
      • Winding, or Whipping, the Rod
      • Varnishing the Rod
    • Kind of Material
    • The Necessary Tools
    • Five-Foot Bait-Casting Rod
    • Winding, or Whipping, the Rod
    • Varnishing the Rod
    • Automatic Watering System for Poultry Yards
    • Changing Pip on a Card
    • To Make a Special Envelope
    • Automatically Extinguishing a Candle
    • Clothespin Newspaper Holder
    • Holder for a Dory Rudder
    • Trimming Photographs
    • A Metal Polish
    • Fishing-Rod Making and Angling By Stillman Taylor
      • Part II—Various Two and Three-Piece Rods
      • Fly Rods for Trout and Bass
      • The Independent-Butt Rod
    • Part II—Various Two and Three-Piece Rods
    • Fly Rods for Trout and Bass
    • The Independent-Butt Rod
    • Homemade Ball Catch for Cabinet Doors
    • Combination Needle and Thread Tray
    • Repairing Worn Escapement Wheel of a Clock
    • Fishing-Rod Making and Angling By Stillman Taylor
      • Part III—Trout Fishing with Fly and Bait
      • Selecting a Good Fly Rod
      • The Proper Kind of Reel
      • The Kind of Line to Use
      • A Fine Leader Marks the Expert Caster
      • Flies for Trout Fishing
    • Part III—Trout Fishing with Fly and Bait
    • Selecting a Good Fly Rod
    • The Proper Kind of Reel
    • The Kind of Line to Use
    • A Fine Leader Marks the Expert Caster
    • Flies for Trout Fishing
    • Catch to Hold Two Joining Doors Open
    • Bicycle Oil Lamp Changed to Electric Light
    • Lifter for Removing Eggs from Hot Water
    • Double Top for a Table
    • Fishing-Rod Making and Angling By Stillman Taylor
      • Part IV—Trout Fishing with Fly and Bait
      • How to Cast the Fly
      • Handling the Flies in the Water
    • Part IV—Trout Fishing with Fly and Bait
    • How to Cast the Fly
    • Handling the Flies in the Water
    • Houses Made of Poles By Lola A. Pinchon
    • An Electric Water Heater
    • Camps By F. S. Charles
      • Division of Work
      • Tents
      • Protection from Insects
      • A Permanent Camp
      • Camp Fires
      • Food Supplies
    • Division of Work
    • Tents
    • Protection from Insects
    • A Permanent Camp
    • Camp Fires
    • Food Supplies
    • A Drinking Tube
    • Washing Photographic Prints
    • Camp Furnishings By Chelsea Curtis Fraser
    • A Fruit Stemmer
    • A Homemade Fountain Pen
    • Destroying Caterpillars on Grapevines
    • A Camp Provision Box
    • Wall Pockets in a Tent
    • Camp Stoves
    • Attractor for Game Fish
    • Simple Photographic-Print Washer
    • How to Make an Electric Fishing Signal
    • A Chair Swing
    • Another Broom Holder
    • Squaring Wood Stock
    • A Wind Vane
    • How to Make a Flutter Ring
    • A Kitchen Utensil Hanger
    • Homemade Hinges for Boxes
    • To Remove Odors from Ice Boxes
    • Preventing Window Sash from Freezing to the Sill
    • A Hanger for the Camp
    • Locking Several Drawers with One Lock
    • A Lightning-Calculation Trick
    • An Adjustable Nutcracker
    • Substitute for a Rubber Stamp
    • A Furniture Polish
    • A Hanging Vase
    • Filing Soft Metals
    • Locking Screws in Door Hinges
    • To Remove Grease from Clothing
    • A Canoe Stove By F. V. Williams
    • To Prevent Washboard from Slipping in Tub
    • Clips to Hold Magazine Pages Together
    • Slide-Opening Cover for a Plate Holder
    • Magnetic-Suspension Pendulum
    • Use for Pencil Stubs
    • How to Build a Paddle-Wheel Boat By P. A. Baumeister
    • A Camp Loom
    • A Milk-Bottle Carrier
    • How to Make a War Kite By Park Snyder
    • Paper Glider That Loops the Loop By C. A. Thompson
    • A Water Filter
    • A Combination Electrically Operated Door Lock
    • Lock for a Fancy Hairpin
    • An Aeroplane Kite By W. A. Reich
    • Distilling Apparatus for Water
    • Telephone Stand for a Sloping Desk
    • Tandem Monoplane Glider By George F. Mace
    • Carrier for a Suitcase
    • Light in a Keyhole
    • How to Make a Monoplane Glider By William Grotzinger
      • Construction
      • Assembling
      • Gliding
    • Construction
    • Assembling
    • Gliding
    • Exerciser for a Chained Dog
    • A Laboratory Gas Generator
    • Holding Small Armatures for Winding
    • Footstool for Cement Floors
    • Homemade Telegraph Sounder
    • Laboratory Force Filter
    • Beginner's Helper for Roller Skating
    • Atmospheric Thermo-Engine
    • A Mirror an Aid in Rowing a Boat
    • Developing Tray Made of a Tin Can
    • White Rubber on Croquet Arches
    • Illuminating an Outside Thermometer
    • How to Make an Automobile Robe
    • Locating a Droplight in the Dark
    • Lighting a Room for Making Photographs
    • Detachable Hinged Cover for Kettles
    • A Use for Discarded Wafer Razor Blades
    • Armatures for Small Motors
    • Ice Creeper for Shoe Heels
    • Opening Screw-Top Fruit Jars
    • Lamp-Chimney Cleaner
    • A Pop-Corn Popper
    • A Homemade Floor Polisher
    • Simple Way to Mark Poison Bottles
    • Removing Varnish
    • Curling-Iron Heater
    • Preserving Flowers in Color and Form
    • Reading Pulse Beats with the Sun's Rays
    • Artistic Wood Turning
    • A Variable Condenser
    • Adjustable Baking-Pan Shoes
    • A Pushmobile Race
    • Pencil Rack
    • Reducing Size of a Hat Sweatband
    • A Catapult
    • Growing Clean Strawberries
    • A Magic Change Card
    • Cleaning Pearl Articles
    • Bed for a Camp
    • Sail for a Boy's Wagon
    • Extracting a Broken Screw
    • Keeping Out Dampness
    • A Double-Claw Hammer for Pulling Nails Straight
    • A Cyclemobile By Frank Pfefferle
    • How to Make a Humidor
    • Telephoto Attachment for a Hand Camera
    • A Turn Feeding Table for Birds
    • A Sack Holder
    • Time Indicator for Medicine Bottles
    • A Washtub Stand
    • Pipe Used as a Leather Punch
    • To Prevent Oilcloth from Cracking
    • How to Make a Flymobile By Edward Sieja
    • The Die-and-Box Trick
    • Homemade Pantograph
    • Trapping Mosquitoes
    • Pen Rack on an Ink Bottle
    • Substitute for a Broken Bench-Vise Nut
    • Scissors Sharpener
    • Floor Push Button
    • A Wrist Brace
    • Protecting a Kettle Handle from Heat
    • Tin Can Used for Watering Chickens
    • How to Make a Hurdle
    • Oil Burner for a Cook Stove
    • A Fish Stringer
    • Substitutes for Drawing Instruments
    • How to Make an Aspirator
    • A Key-Holder Hook
    • A Hand Hoe
    • Seed Receptacle for Bird-Cages
    • Kitchen-Utensil Scraper
    • Anchor Posts for a Lawn Swing
    • Automatic Filter
    • Grinding Scissors
    • To Repair a Leak in a Canoe
    • Holder for Loose Window Glass
    • A Homemade Bench Vise
    • A Cover Strainer
    • Homemade Corn Sheller
    • An Ornamental Metal Flatiron Holder
    • How to Make a Watch Demagnetizer
    • Remodeling a Talking Machine
    • Needle for Sewing Burlap
    • A Mysterious Revolving Wheel
    • How to Make a Rabbet Plane
    • Eye Shield for a Microscope
    • Transferring Magazine Pictures
    • A Homemade Egg Separator
    • A Glue-Spreader Holder
    • Stop on a Chair Rocker for a Baby
    • Homemade Countersink for Wood
    • To Maintain a Constant Level of Liquids in Vessels
    • Homemade Electric Bed Warmer
    • A Flash-Light Telegraph on a Kite Line
    • Hangers for Barn Tools
    • Guide Ropes on a Bobsled
    • Brush Hanger for a Dark Room
    • Lighting a Basement Light
    • Projecting Protractor Readings
    • Removing Grease from Paint
    • A Door Stop
    • Stretching a Curtain without a Frame
    • Welding Small Resistance-Wire Connections
    • Bench with Folding Seats
    • Rim of Wire Wastebasket Wrapped with Felt
    • A Homemade Roller Coaster By J. H. Sanford
    • Door-Bell Alarm
    • A Playground Ferris Wheel
    • A Merry-Go-Round Pole
    • A Theatrical Night Scene with the Appearance of Fireflies
    • Hulling Walnuts
    • Stick for Lowering Top Sash of a Window
    • An Adjustable Hacksaw Frame
    • A Bedroom Cabinet
    • A Dull Black for Cameras
    • A Door Fastener
    • Umbrella Used as a Flower Trellis
    • Combined Shade and Awning
    • Vaulting-Pole Attachments
    • Separating Drinking Glasses
    • A Magic String
    • Edging Flower Beds
    • An Electric Stirring Machine
    • A Clothes Rack
    • How to Make a Pair of Foot Boats
    • A Green-Corn Holder
    • Inflating Toy Balloons
    • Electric-Light Mystery
    • An Oar Holder
    • Cooking Food in Paper
    • Washing Photograph Prints
    • Combination Lock for a Drawer
    • How to Start Small Machine Screws
    • An Umbrella Holder for Display Purposes
    • Holder for a Milk Card
    • Frame for Printing Post Cards from Negatives
    • Finger Protection on Laboratory Vessels
    • Inlaying Metals by Electroplating
    • A Novel Show-Window Attraction
    • How to Make a Mop Wringer
    • A Vise Used as a Caliper Gauge
    • Homemade Tack Puller
    • How to Make a Radium Photograph
    • Fountain for an Ordinary Pen
    • Pulling Wire through Curved Electric Fixtures
    • An Automatically Closing Drawer
    • A Cork Puller
    • Uses for a Bamboo Pole
    • Making Common Lock Less Pickable
    • To Color Tan Leather Black
    • To Prevent Corks Sticking in Bottle Necks
    • To Remove Rust Stains from Clothing
    • Eraser Holder
    • Bleaching Ivory
    • A Soap Shake
    • Ear Repair on a Bucket
    • Cleaning Dirt from Tufts in Upholstering
    • Painting Lead Pipe
    • Attaching a Vise Jaw to a Bench
    • Removing Vegetable Stains
    • Picture-Frame Corner Joints
    • Hunting-Knife Handles
    • Holding Wood in a Sawbuck
    • A New Pail-Cover Handle
    • Drip-Pan Alarm
    • A Live-Bait Pail
    • A Mouse Trap
    • Quickly Made Rheostat
    • Sunlight Flasher for the Garden By Claude L. Woolley
    • An Automatic Blowpipe
    • Homemade Steam-Turbine Engine
    • Electric Switch for Exposing Photographic Printing Papers
    • How to Make a Wing Nut
    • Cork-Covered Clothes Peg
    • Shaping an Old Broom
    • How to Make a Bolster
    • A Fish-Scaling Knife
    • To Prevent Moles from Damaging Growing Seeds
    • How to Make a Heliograph By R. B. Huey
    • Twine Cutter for Use at a Wrapping Counter
    • Frosting Brass
    • A Cupboard-Door Spice-Box Shelf
    • Starting a Siphon
    • A Window-Seat Sewing Box
    • Cutting a Glass Bottle
    • To Clean Painted or Frescoed Walls
    • Securing Papers in a Mailing Tube
    • Cooling Tube for a Laboratory Still
    • A Comb Cleaner
    • Scraping Off Surplus Water on a Grindstone
    • A Paper Drinking Cup
    • Homemade Brush for Cleaning Upholstered Furniture
    • Removing Calcium Deposits on Glass
    • A Cold-Chisel Guide
    • Care of Paintbrushes
    • Filter in a Pump Spout
    • Brown Stain for Wood
    • An Egg Boiler
    • Removing Black Deposit an Bathtubs
    • A Stocking-Stretcher Form
    • Stick Holder for a Chopping Block
    • Cleaning Gold and Platinum
    • A Twine Spool
    • Reinforcing Chair Bottoms
    • A Novelty Chain
    • Closet Holders for Linen
    • Preserving Dry Batteries
    • A Cleaner for Brass
    • Homemade Graduate
    • Mending a Break in Felt
    • Imitating Ebony on Oak
    • Tongue Holder for a Boy's Wagon
    • Gluing Small Mitered Frames
    • Handle Attachment for a Sickle
    • A Clothesline for Small Goods
    • Automatically Controlled Ice-Box Lights
    • A Bottle-Cap Lifter
    • A Mechanical Bicycle Horn
    • Retarder for Plaster of Paris
    • An Inkwell Stopper
    • A Grass Rake
    • A Staple Puller
    • To Remove Acid Stains from Cloth
    • Repairing Rocker on a Chair
    • Electric-Lamp Reflector for a Target
    • Making Small Taps
    • Sink a Substitute for a Dishpan
    • How to Make Small Coil Springs
    • A Pruning-Saw Guard
    • Home-Made Motion-Picture Camera and Projector By Charles Frank
      • In Three Parts—Part I
      • The Camera
    • In Three Parts—Part I
    • The Camera
    • A Swimming Raft
    • Removing Finger Marks on Books
    • Tightening a Tennis Net
    • Holding Fishing-Rod Joints Together
    • Roller Skate on a Bicycle Wheel
    • Rope Oarlocks
    • Home-Made Motion-Picture Camera and Projector In Three Parts—Part II
      • Developing
      • Printing
    • Developing
    • Printing
    • An Emergency Clamp
    • Home-Made Motion-Picture Camera and Projector In Three Parts—Part III
      • The Projector
    • The Projector
    • Homemade Graining Tools
    • Needle for Repairing Screens
    • An Emergency Tourniquet
    • Mechanical Aid to Singers
    • Model Boat with Aerial Propeller
    • Lantern-Slide Binding Machine
    • Adjustable Film-Developing Machine
    • Preventing Loss of Fish from Covered Baskets
    • Repair for a Broken Lock Keeper
    • Lantern for Spot and Colored Lights
    • Homemade Palette Knife
    • Self-Closing Gate
    • A Poultry Shade
    • A Muskrat Trap
    • A Casein Glue
    • The Mile-O-View Camera By T. B. Lambert
    • A Photographic Worktable for Small Quarters By K. V. Reed
    • Back Thrust Prevented on Skis
    • Crystallization Shown on a Screen
    • Furniture Polish for Fine Woods
    • Enlarging Photographs By A. E. Swoyer
    • Homemade Screen-Door Spring
    • A Surprise Water Bottle
    • A Graduate Holder
    • Homemade Enlarging Camera
    • An Easy Way to Make a Shelf
    • Multiplying Attachment for a Camera By J. C. Moore
    • Connecting a Pipe to Sheet Metal
    • An Acid Siphon
    • Bottle-Opening Trick
    • Setting Colors in Fabrics
    • Towel-Roller Brackets
    • A Developing-Tray Rocker
    • An Adjustable Bookholder
    • An Old-Oak Stain
    • Tablespoon End Used as Lemon Squeezer
    • A Back Stop for a Workbench
    • Croquet Mallets Protected by Metal Rings
    • Distance Marker for Printing Photographs
    • Mantel Picture Frames Made in Plaster
    • A Five-Pointed Star
    • Fastening Portière Pole in a Doorway
    • Trick with Knives and Glasses
    • A Scraper Handle
    • Photographic Tray-Rocking Stand
    • Kite-Line Traveler
    • A Mouse Trap
    • How to Make a Small Electric Furnace
    • Repairing a Broken Knife Handle
    • Picture-Frame and Triangle Clamp
    • Exterior Sliding Fly Screen
    • Bushing a Stovepipe in a Chimney Hole
    • A Screweye Driver
    • Copying Stand for Photographic Enlarging and Reducing
    • To Make Whitewash Stick to Surfaces Coated
    • A Mechanical Camera
    • Gauge Attachment for a Pocket Rule
    • Plate Hangers
    • An Electrically Operated Camera Shutter
    • Electroplating without a Tank
    • A Milk-Bottle Tray
    • A Springboard
    • Planing Rough-Grain Boards
    • Braces for Aeroplane Frames
    • A Puzzle Purse
    • An Emergency Sandpapering Machine
    • A Developing Machine
    • A Stove-Wood Carrier
    • A Pencil Sharpener
    • Cleaning an Oilstone
    • Landing for Small Boats
    • Bearings for Model Work
    • Holding the Tongue of a Shoe in Place
    • A Photo Vignetter
    • Pocket for the Inside of a Book Cover
    • Cleaning Steel of Grease and Stains
    • An Electrically Ignited Flash Light for Making Photographs
    • A Simple Twine-Ball Holder
    • A Toy Popgun
    • A Non-Rolling Thread Spool
    • Shoe-Shining Stand
    • Cutter Made of a Wafer Razor Blade
    • To Hold a Negative in a Printing Frame
    • How to Make an Electrolytic Interrupter
    • A Homemade Hand Drill Press
    • A Hose Nozzle
    • An Electric Water Heater
    • Frosting Glass
    • Long Handle for a Dustpan
    • To Fasten Chair Legs
    • Disk-Throwing Pistol
    • Displaying Dye Colors
    • A Homemade Bench Vise
    • Timing Photo Printing
    • Pail Hook for a Pitcher Pump
    • Shade Roller Attached to Upper Window Sash
    • Flashing Hook
    • A Homemade Dibble
    • Liquid Court-Plaster
    • A Substitute for Candles
    • A Poultry Coop
    • Preventing Mildew on Canvas
    • Holder for Books in a Case
    • Laying Out a Dovetail Joint
    • Oiling Bright Parts of Machinery
    • Window Ventilator to Prevent Drafts
    • A Chisel Rack
    • Homemade Snap Hooks
    • A Dropper and Cork for Medicine Bottles
    • Repairing a Broken Oilstone
    • Homemade Towel Roller
    • Clothesline Reel
    • A Candle-Shade Holder
    • Wire Mesh Used as a Shelf
    • Heel Plates
    • A Bright Dip for Metal
    • An Interesting Vacuum Experiment
    • A Sliver Extractor
    • Night Croquet Playing
    • A Nursing-Bottle Holder
    • Milk-Ticket Holder
    • Joint for Cabinet Work
    • Starting a Saw Cut
    • A Substitute Penholder
    • Protecting Binding Posts on Wet Batteries from Corrosion
    • A Cork Puller
    • Holder for a Garden-Hose Nozzle
    • Alarm to Designate a Filled Storage Battery
    • Stretching Poultry Fencing
    • A Centering Gauge
    • Homemade Letters for Marking Bags
    • To Keep a Crease in a Soft Hat
    • A Shoe Scraper
    • A Vegetable Slicer
    • Bench Stop for Planing Thin Boards
    • A Jardinière Pedestal
    • A Lawn-Tennis Marker
    • Removing Tannin Stains from Teacups
    • Woven-Top Stool
    • Preserving Shafting from Rust and Corrosion
    • Reed Furniture By Chas. M. Miller
      • A Reed Basket
    • A Reed Basket
    • Wireless-Lighted Lamp Deception
    • Live Bait Used in Fishing
    • Bookrack
    • A Paper Gas Pipe
    • Rubbing Slats for a Washing Board
    • Catching Bugs Attracted by Light
    • Needle Box for Talking Machines
    • Trick of Taking Dollar Bill from Apple
    • Guide for Making Buttonholes
    • A Child's Playhouse
    • Removing Basketball from Closed-Bottom Receptacle
    • Testing Dry Batteries
    • A Wall-Paper Cleaner
    • A Trunk Mystery
    • How to Make a Candy-Floss Machine
    • Enlarging Pictures
    • Distance Chart for Wireless Stations
    • A Carrier for Fishhooks
    • A Substitute for a Pen
    • A Bucket-Ball Game
    • A Staple Puller
    • A Dissolving Coin Trick
    • A Fruit-Jar Opener
    • Anti-Tangle Safety Pin
    • How to Nickel or Silverplate Iron by Friction
    • A Homemade Cradle
    • A Removable Post
    • String-and-Ball Trick
    • Wall-Paper Cleaner
    • Revolving Shaft without Power
    • A Paper-Bag Holder
    • Covering for Chalk Trays
    • A Curtain Hanger
    • Joints for Model Aeroplane
    • An Indoor Baseball Game
    • A Lantern for the Camp
    • Electric Lights Controlled from Two or More Switches
    • Electric Score Board for Indoor Games
    • A Mission Frame for an Alarm Clock
    • Mixing Sulphuric Acid
    • A Chinese Pagoda
    • A Cuspidor Carrier
    • Guide for Grinding a Plane Iron
    • To Prevent Torch Lights from Smoking
    • A Lard and Fruit Presser
    • An Electric-Light Bulb as Barometer
    • A Swinging-Pendulum Trick
    • Applying a Strap Hinge
    • Tricks Performed with Thumbs Tied Together
    • A Way to Keep Home Accounts
    • How to Make a Blowgun
    • A Brush for Applying Soldering Acid
    • Inkwell and Penholder
    • A Homemade Loose-Leaf Pocket Memorandum
    • Rubber-Band-Change Trick
    • A Swinging Electric-Light Bracket
    • Match Safe to Deliver One Match at a Time
    • Cartridge Shells Used for Electrical Contacts
    • A Dowel-Turning Tool
    • To Tie a Hammock
    • An Inexpensive File
    • Window-Shade Guides
    • Watering Plants at the Roots
    • How to Clean Jewelry
    • Runner for a Go-Cart
    • A Ring-Throwing Game
    • A Pen and Brush Holder
    • Supporter for a Double Clothesline
    • Pincushion for the Arm
    • Electric Test for Fixtures
    • Opening for Steam in a Utensil Cover
    • Drying Seeds
    • Cleaning Clothes by Boiling Them
    • An Emergency Tack Puller
    • A Puzzle with Figures
    • To Fasten Loose Table Legs
    • Washbasin Holder
    • A Cleaner for Canvas Shoes
    • Ruling Blank Books
    • How to Demagnetize a Watch
    • A Pencil Holder
    • A Poultry-Food Chopper
    • A Small Spring Hinge
    • Shoestring End
    • Threads on Wood Shafts
    • A Glass Breaker
    • Wood Postal Cards
    • Fastening Screws in Tile and Brick Walls
    • Shoe Pull Made of an Eyelet
    • Holder for a Set of Sadirons
    • A Garden Roller
    • A Substitute for Glaziers' Points
    • Water-Heating Coil in a Furnace Pipe
    • A Homemade Marking Gauge
    • Protecting Brush Handles from Paint
    • A Tie-Pin Holder
    • Hulling Walnuts
    • How to Make a Small Vise Screw
    • A Medicine-Spoon Holder
    • Knife Holder on a Frying Pan
    • A Broom for Sweeping Out Corners in Steps
    • Removing a Cork from a Bottle
    • Filing Flat Surfaces
    • Tacking a Screen on a Frame
    • Safety Tips on Chair Rockers
    • Portable and Folding Bookcase or Closet
    • A Curtain Stop
    • An Alarm for a Sleepwalker
    • A Kraut and Root Grinder
    • Opening for Air at the Top of a Shade
    • Hose Attachment for Watering Window Plants
    • Removing Paint from Glass
    • To Prevent Baking Ovens from Scorching
    • Horn Candle Sconce
    • How to Make a Copper Stencil for Marking Laundry
    • A Brass Pin Tray
    • A Homemade Exerciser
    • A Book Covering
    • A Tilting Inkstand
    • A Ring Trick
    • Removing Old Putty
    • How to Make a Water Wheel
    • An Interesting Experiment
    • Ironing-Board Holder
    • How to Make a Water Motor By Edward Silja
    • An Application for Small Wounds
    • Cores for Use in Babbitt Metal
    • How to Build a Wind Vane with an Electric Indicator
    • Planting Seeds in Egg Shells
    • Locating Drip Pan under a Refrigerator
    • Windmill for Light Power
    • A Small Bunsen Burner
    • The Hindoo Sand Trick
    • A Kite-Line Cutaway for Toy Parachutes
    • A Cherry Pitter
    • To Hold a Fish while Removing the Scales
    • Carrying Stone Jars
    • Vibrator for a Spark Coil
    • Head Rest for a Chair
    • Lighting a Lawn Mower for Use at Night
    • Tying a Rosette in a Couch-Cover Corner
    • Driving Screws
    • A Power Windmill
      • The Wheel
      • The Gears
      • The Vane
      • The Tower
    • The Wheel
    • The Gears
    • The Vane
    • The Tower
    • Telegraph Code on Typewriter Keys
    • An Aid in Sketching Profiles
    • A Small Hydroelectric-Power Plant
    • Paper Shades for Electric-Light Globes
    • Renewing the Markings on Graduates
    • Repairing a Broken Ball-Clasp Purse
    • Automatic Valve for a Funnel
    • Chisel Holder for Whetting
    • A Large Hole in a Small Piece of Paper
    • Homemade Bunsen Burner
    • Cane-Seat Cleaner
    • Shade-Roller and Curtain-Pole Bracket
    • Planing Arrow Sticks
    • To Clean Shellac from a Brush
    • Lathe Dogs
    • To Remove a Splinter from the Flesh
    • Holders for Displaying Magazines
    • Waste-Paper Basket
    • Lettering Photographs
    • A Stamp Moistener
    • A Window Lock
    • Varnished Candles Burn Longer
    • Guides for a Mill File
    • A Simple Motion-Picture Machine
    • Substitute for Cleats on Boards
    • Attaching Door Knobs to Locks
    • A Finger-Nail Buffer
    • Grinding Chisel Edges
    • Reducing Amperage of a Fuse Wire
    • Dip-Plating Process
    • A Model Steam-Turbine Boat
    • Plant Shelf for a Window
    • A Camera Support
    • Combination Tool for Amateur Draftsmen
    • Varnishing Bases for Electric Apparatus
    • Waterproof Shoe Dressing
    • An Adjustable Bench Stop
    • A Crochet Hook
    • Writing Board for Children
    • Geometric Principle in Line Division
    • Repairing a Broken Whip
    • Repairing a Worn Thimble
    • A Small Torch
    • Fountain Attachment for an Ordinary Pen
    • Homemade Cut Press
    • An Electrical Testing Instrument for Experimenters
    • Softening the Tone of a Talking Machine
    • A Musical Doorbell By H. Marcelle
    • Replacing Buckle Tongues
    • Drying Towels in Photographer's Dark Room
    • An Electric Chime Clock By John E. Mahlmeister
    • Hinges Used to Substitute Night Bolt
    • Propellers for a Hand Sled
    • A Self-Feeding Match Box
    • Corks-in-a-Box Trick
    • A Disk-Armature Motor
    • Repairing Marble
    • The Construction of a Simple Wireless Telephone Set By A. E. Andrews
      • In Two Parts—Part I
    • In Two Parts—Part I
    • How to Lock a Tenoned Joint
    • Fitting a Large Cork in a Small Bottle
    • A Homemade Wet Battery
    • The Construction of a Simple Wireless Telephone Set By A. E. Andrews
      • In Two Parts—Part II
    • In Two Parts—Part II
    • An Electric Incubator
    • A Cover for Magazines
    • An Optical Illusion
    • Temperature Alarm
    • Paper Smoother and Penwiper
    • Stereoscopic Pictures with an Ordinary Camera
    • How to Make a Paper Drinking Cup
    • A Hand Corn Sheller
    • A Shaft Coupling
    • Reading the Date of a Worn Coin
    • Making a Knife an Easy Opener
    • Construction of a Small Bell-Ringing Transformer By A. E. Andrews
      • Part I—Fundamental Principles
    • Part I—Fundamental Principles
    • Spirit Photographs
    • Construction of a Small Bell-Ringing Transformer By A. E. Andrews
      • Part II—Construction
    • Part II—Construction
    • Mirror Hinged to Window Casing
    • A Cleaning Bath for Silverware
    • To Prevent Poultry Water from Freezing
    • How to Make a Letter Scale
    • Summer Dish Washing
    • Nozzle Angle for Lawn Sprinkling
    • Simple Methods of Connecting Call Bells
    • Refrigerator for Dry and Warm Climates
    • Pencil-Sharpening Guide
    • Homemade Hinges
    • Skimmer for Bottled Milk
    • How to Preserve Putty
    • How to Build a Simple Electric Motor By A. G. McClure
    • How to Make a Humidity Indicator
    • The "Q" Trick
    • To Keep Ants Away From Food
    • Vaulting-Pole Holder
    • Flying Model Aeroplane for a Display
    • An Electric Time Light
    • A Small Shocking Machine
    • Secret Compartment in Ordinary Table Drawer
    • Inflating Handballs
    • A Garden-Bed Scarecrow
    • Measuring the Length of Wire Wound on a Spool
    • Homemade Lawn Sprinkler
    • Homemade Toy Bank
    • An Electric Anemometer By Wm. H. Dettman
      • The Indicator
      • The Anemometer
    • The Indicator
    • The Anemometer
    • How to Make Stick Shellac
    • Substitute for a Hose Reel
    • Addressing a Roll of Papers
    • Repairing the Bruised Sides of a Motorboat
    • How to Make an Electric Lamp Flasher
    • Timing Photograph Prints
    • Supports for Camp-Fire Utensils
    • A Rotary Tuning Coil
    • Preparing Sheet Music for Turning
    • Toy Parachute Cut-Away for Kite Lines
    • How to Make an Electric Furnace
    • Cleaning Brass Articles
    • A Whetting Block
    • Submarine Photographs
    • Mending Paper-Pulp Utensils
    • A Homemade Mailing Tube
    • Cutter for Lace Leather
    • Refinishing Chairs
    • An Electric Gas Lighter
    • Stretching Tight-Fitting Shoes
    • Pad for a Percolator
    • Compass Time Chart
    • Reversing Switch for Small Motors
    • Adjustable Rod for Potted Plants
    • Wrench for Different-Size Nuts
    • A Simple Sextant
    • How to Make a Taper Ferrule
    • How to Make a Continuously Ringing Bell
    • A Mission-Style Inkstand
    • Raising Dents in Wood
    • Carrying Two Pails in One Hand
    • Preserving Paint in Open Cans
    • Jelly-Straining Stand
    • Renewing Dry Batteries
    • Workbench Equipment for a Table Top
    • A Nonsticking Drawer Guide
    • A Milk Stool
    • Sounder for Wireless-Telegraph Messages
    • Joint for Mission Furniture
    • A Towel Roller
    • An Electric Shaving Mug
    • A Handbag Lock
    • An Emery-Cloth Holder
    • The Operation of the Compass
    • Thawing Out Frozen Pipes
    • A Wire Clothespin
    • Vent for Pouring Heavy Liquids
    • A Hat Hanger
    • Repairing a Broken Tenon on a Chair Post
    • Substitute for an Iron-Holder Knob
    • An Egg-Frying Pan
    • A Sander Mandrel for the Lathe
    • How to Construct a Simple Galvanometer
    • Experiments with Camphor
    • Boiling Cracked Eggs
    • A Trousers Hanger
    • Removing Tight-Fitting Can Covers
    • A Skimming Spoon
    • How to Make Falling Blocks
    • Writing Name Reversed on Paper Placed on Forehead
    • Use for an Old Table
    • How to Make a Small Rheostat
    • Folding Arms for Clothesline Posts
    • A Folding Bookrack
    • A Simple Balance
    • An Ink Eraser
    • Gate Fasteners
    • A Compensating Siphon
    • A Polarity Indicator
    • Small Steam-Engine Cylinders Made from Seamless Brass Tubing
    • A Pocket Direct-Current Voltmeter
    • Falling Leaves in a Nature Scene
    • Home or Traveling Utility Bed Pocket
    • A Paper Perforator
    • Turning Brass Rings
    • An Electric Fountain By Walter P. Butler
    • A Mystery Coin Box
    • How to Make a Small Series Motor
    • Cooler for Milk and Butter
    • Rubber Bumper on a Water Faucet
    • Boring a Clean-Edged Hole
    • Drilling Thin Metal
    • Flexible-Cord Adjuster for an Electrical Flatiron
    • A Wood Clothes Peg
    • To Make Scratch Pads of Old Labels
    • How to Make an Electric Heater
    • A Molding-Sawing Block Used on a Bench
    • Pipe Caps Used as Castings for Engine Pistons
    • An Electric Horn
    • Combination Meat Saw and Knife
    • Clamp Used as a Vise
    • Wire Expansion Meter
    • How to Make a Fire and Burglar Alarm
    • Removing a Rear Bicycle Sprocket
    • Hand Propeller-Wheel Attachment for a Rowboat
    • An Attached Back for a Photographic Printing Frame
    • Repairing a Worn Stop Cock
    • Tool Holders Made of Brass Clips
    • Removing Perspiration Stains from Delicate Cloth
    • Buttonhole Cutter
    • Filing Small Rods in a Lathe
    • A D'Arsonval Galvanometer
    • How to Make Advertising Lantern Slides
    • Utilizing Old Brush Handles
    • Preserving Paints and Pastes
    • A Burner for Soldering Small Work
    • A Safety-Match-Box Holder
    • Removing Ink Stains from Book Leaves
    • A Needle-Spray Nozzle
    • How to Make an Electrotype Stamp
    • A Cover for a Bottle
    • Boring a Long Hole
    • Covering for a Gas-Stove Top
    • Homemade Skis
    • How to Make a Dry Cell
    • A Hose-Nozzle Handle
    • Guide for Cutting Mortises
    • Insect-Proof Poultry Roost
    • To Prevent Shade Rollers from Unwinding
    • A Screen and Storm-Door Cushion
    • Repairing a Coaster Brake
    • Flypaper Holder
    • A Fish Rake
    • To Harden Small Blocks of Wood
    • Homemade Clothesline Reel
    • Gear-Cutting Machine
    • A Potato Peeler
    • An Easy Way to Develop Roll Film
    • A Shoe Hanger
    • How to Make a Small Vertical Drill
    • Decorating Candles
    • Homemade Hacksaw Frame
    • Drill Press on an Ordinary Brace
    • Homemade Picture-Frame Miter Box
    • Tank-Development Methods Used in Tray Development
    • A Pushmobile Racer for Ice
    • Homemade Ellipsograph By Chelsea Curtis Fraser
    • Protector Cap for a Chisel Handle
    • Sweeping Compound
    • Freezing a Basin to a Chair
    • An Envelope and Stamp Moistener
    • A Homemade Drill Press
    • Arts-Crafts Leather Work By Mary C. Scovel
      • Part I
    • Part I
    • How to Make a Wood Lathe
    • To Reduce the Gasoline Consumption of an Automobile
    • Cutting a Tin Ball from a Child's Finger
    • Child's Seat for Theaters
    • Holding Spoon on a Hot Dish
    • Locating Gas and Electric Fixtures in the Dark
    • A Pea-Shooting Gun
    • Coloring Electric-Light Globes
    • Support for an Open Book
    • Arts-Crafts Leather Work By Mary C. Scovel
      • Part II
    • Part II
    • Furnace Electrodes of Lead Pencils
    • Coat and Trousers Hangers
    • Mending Broken Fountain-Pen Barrels
    • Jig-Saw Blades
    • Leaded-Glass Panels for Furniture
    • Raising Cucumbers on a Trellis
    • A Barrel Boat
    • Homemade Wing Nuts
    • A Spool-and-Ball Puzzle
    • To Start the Ink Flowing from a Drawing Pen
    • A Pencil-Sharpener Stick
    • Splice for Round Belts
    • Amateur Mechanic's Combination Lathe By Joe V. Romig
      • Attachments
    • Attachments
    • Hanging a Clothesline Taut
    • A Double Latch for a Door
    • Maulstick Used as a Ruler
    • Hinge with a Wide Swing
    • A Detachable Clamp for Stairway Handrails
    • A Homemade Leather Punch
    • A Wood-Scraper Handle
    • Polishing Gunstocks
    • A Prick-Punch Center Gauge
    • A Whirligig Clapper
    • Box Partitions
    • Safety Catch for a Flour Bin
    • A Homemade Whistle
    • How to Emboss Stationery
    • A Homemade Hydrometer
    • A Stirring Stick
    • A Telescoping Support for a Hinged Shelf
    • A Bug Powder
    • How the Capacity of an Incubator may be Doubled
    • Homemade Rivet Set
    • Wash Bottle for Laboratory Use
    • Typewriting on Card Stock
    • A Furniture Polish
    • Pointed End on a Hoe
    • Starting a Siphon
    • A Homemade Blowtorch
    • A Rule Gauge
    • A Match Holder
    • Trick Bottles and Glasses By George W. Catlin
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