Cableway for the Garden, A Model

The principle of this is as follows. A wire is stretched tightly between two points, for a small suspended carriage to run on. One end of the cable can be raised or lowered to give a slope in either direction. A person at that end is therefore able to control the movements of the carriage. … Read more

CARE OF THE SEWING MACHINE

ALTHOUGH sewing machines are extraordinarily efficient, they are not made to stand rough treatment. Because a machine does not go quite so well as usual it is not necessarily the fault of the machine. It may be that the user has neglected to treat it properly. Adjustments may often be made by the mere twisting … Read more

Making a Plumb-rule

This simple piece of apparatus is useful for testing the verticalness of walls, posts and other parts of structures. It can be quickly made out of a 6-foot length of floorboard, planed smooth all over and given quite straight and parallel edges. A line is marked with the gauge down the centre from end to … Read more

Bed-head Clamp for Electric Lamp

Plane up a piece of wood 12 inches long, 3 inches wide and -J-inch thick. Round off the four corners, and divide it into two parts by sawing it squarely through along a line 5 inches from one end. The longer piece forms the front, which will be turned towards the bed; the shorter, the … Read more

Reflector For Cooking

This is a modification of the Dutch oven, which at one time was commonly used in front of kitchen ranges. It will be found very useful for heating up food, frying bacon, and roasting cutlets, steaks, or even small joints, in front of an open coal fire or gas fire, if stood on a support … Read more