By Foxfire Fund Inc.
The Foxfire Americana Library takes you again to the nice ol' days with a suite of easy, vintage toys that may be made at domestic. entire with illustrated step by step directions, "Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs" comprises suggestion on the way to make:
Ball and Cups
Bows and Arrows
Buttons on a String
Tops or Dancers
Whimmy Diddles or Jeep Sticks
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You can also conceal minor scratches on paneling as for furniture—with furniture polish or an almond stick, a compressed-fabric stick impregnated with oil. Dents and deep gouges. You can try to restore dented wood fibers by removing all the finish from the dent site, then placing a damp cloth and hot iron over the dent until the wood fibers rise to the level of the surrounding surface. Let the wood dry thoroughly before sanding it smooth and refinishing the area to match. To repair a deep gouge or a nail hole, fill it with a matching wood putty using a flexible putty knife to apply the putty Let it dry; then sand the patch smooth with fine-grade sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block.
If a door latch doesn't catch or won't operate smoothly, the latch bolt on the door may not be lined up properly with the strike plate on the door jamb. Repairs range from minor latch adjustments to repositioning the door itself. If the latch's operation isn't smooth, lubricate the latch with graphite. If it doesn't catch, close the door slowly to watch how the latch bolt meets the strike plate. The bolt may be Hanging a replacement door (see facing page) takes patience. Following the steps in order and using the tips listed below will make the work go faster.
If you're working on a binding door (page 69), plane the top or bottom rail if the door is binding there, or the hinge stile if the door binds on the hinge side. It's best to avoid planing a binding lock stile, since it involves maintaining the beveled edge along that side and, in some cases, repositioning the lockset. Instead, plane the hinge stile whenever possible to correct the problem. Cutting hinge mortises. Hinge mortises are recesses into which hinge leaves are fitted so they sit flush with the door or jamb surface.