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In a small kitchen, a folding table is the best for varied uses

Handy Folding Kitchen Tables

A FOLDING table which is firm and stationary when in use and which takes up no space in the room when not in use can be constructed by an\' one with available lumber and accessories. The table fokls against the wall when not in use, and for this reason it is a great help in small bedrooms, where there is need for a table to hold instru- ments and medicines. It can be used as a writing desk or a dining table chief value lies in the fact that it against the wall and thus takes minimum of space.

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Fiber Disk Cutter

Sl^CURE two pieces of K"'"- iron pipe 8 ins. long. In both ends of one of these pieces tap out J-s in- iron thread. In one end screw a short 3/8-iii- iron nip[)le. This is for brace or lathe chuck. In the other end screw in a pointed plug of steel. Split the other 8-in. piece with a hacksaw (one end only), for about I )4 ins. Open this up large enough to slip o\-cr yi in. pipe. Drill the split end for fair-sized rivet or bolt Yz in. back from end. Drill the other 8-in. piece for this same rivet about I'i ins. from pointed end. Two ins. up from this point drill two smaller rivet holes as shf)wn in the drawing. These are for a 6-in. piece of y^^-'m. pipe to be slotted as you have done with one of the 8-in. pieces. Rivet this securely. Near the end of this 6-in. piece cut an opening to receive a short piece of No. 4 wire. This is the spring guide shown in the sketch. L is a slip collar. Af is a cutting point held in jilace by A^, a set screw. K is a set .screw for holding collar to shaft. J shows the method of fasten- ing the 8-in. piece to main shaft A. Q shows the slot for / or spring guide. P a n d shows the fasten- ing for / to C.

This hinged joint at E and A, and spring //overcomes the difficulty when cutting with brace.

��Its folds up a

���To Repeat Drawings

IT often iiappens that an artist has a design to repeat several limes. Here's a quick way. Take a sheet of thin transparent celluloid and sandpaper one side to a ground glass-like surface. Place this over the design and trace the design with lead pencil on this roughened surface. Now turn this tracing down and rub the smooth side of the cellu- loid with the bowl of a spoon or similar smooth object. Several impressionsmay be made. With a little practice six im- pressions are easy to make. Use cellu- loid such as is in windows of auto-tops. It is very cheap, and the thinner the better. — Robt. C. Knox.

��Various parts shown above are used in the fiber disk cutter

��The parts are assembled by means of small rivets


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