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Boy's Fun Book Of Things To Make And Do | by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers



This book contains illustrated instructions of fun things boys can do at their leisure.

TitleBoy's Fun Book Of Things To Make And Do
AuthorGrosset & Dunlap Publishers
PublisherGrosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York
Year1945
Copyright1945, Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
AmazonThe Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Do
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-All-Balsa Plane Model. The Minute Man
THIS little plane, capable of flights of over 2,000 feet, can be built and launched in less time than is usually required to construct the fuselage of more ...
-The Thunderbolt In Miniature
FAST, rugged, and heavily gunned, the famous Thunderbolt fighter-bomber is one of the top-ranking American planes. The solid model shown here, made at a scale ...
-Towline Glider. That You Can Build Of Pine
MODEL airplane building need not involve the use of costly and varied materials. The glider pictured here is an example of the fine models you can easily build ...
-Masking Tape Aids In Painting Models Neatly
NO MATTER how well a model airplane or other model is constructed, it will be ruined if the decorations are carelessly applied. To assure sharp outlines, use ...
-Gas Models And Towline
Demountable model planes find favor when fliers travel or have limited storage space. This one, built by Ralph Rapien, of Chicago, packs into a case and can be ...
-Gliders
Homemade folders as a rule are too stiff to fold back, but commercial ones do and aid greatly in saving propellers. There are three blades on the prop below, ...
-Model-Airplane Short Cuts
Circular Cutter This tool will be found useful for making balsa wheels or bulkheads quickly. For cutting thin balsa or wheels 2 or less in diameter, steel ...
-Magic You Can Make
1. HERE's A MAGIC BALL that will slide swiftly down a cord, or slowly if you give the magic word, and it will even stop on your command to mystify your friends!
-Table Tricks
Sailing A Cardboard Boat In A Pan of water without touching or blowing on it may seem impossible, but it can be clone. Slit the stern as shown in the photo ...
-Table Tricks. Continued
SEEDS WILL DANCE in a glass of ginger ale or other carbonated beverage. Drop several grape, apple, or lemon seeds into the glass. They sink and remain at the ...
-How Soap-Box Champions Build Their Racers
Important Hints on Building Frames, Wheels, Brakes Steering Gears and Bodies Bob Ballard, one of the national and international champions. A SOAP-BOX RACER ...
-Special Body Construction
(plaster) mixed to the consistency of a thick paste. When this was dry, a suitable sealer was brushed on, followed by oil paint. Streamline wheel pants were ...
-Steering
Running Gear 1. ;Wheels and axles may be obtained from coaster wagons, tricycles, baby carriages and other small vehicles in popular use, or may be purchased.
-Barber's Pole Looks Like The Real Mccoy
How many times have you watched, fascinated, the seemingly endless stripes of a barber's pole ? The same fascination can be derived from this paper barber's ...
-You Can Learn Secrets Of Flight From Models Made With Scissors And Paper
SIMPLE paper airplanes that you can build in a few minutes can serve as valuable models in illustrating many fundamental principles of aeronautics. With them ...
-Winch A Top Miniature Well Draws Up Cigarettes
Cigarettes are delivered attractively and with dispatch when the winch of this miniature well is turned to draw them up out of their container. Lowered back ...
-Working Wonders With Cardboard
Cardboard engineers at work. The frame in the background is designed for displaying perfume. Each of the graceful shapes above is made from a flat sheet of ...
-New Use For Old Newspapers
EVEN discarded old newspapers have come into their own as a handy material for the home craftsman. Some highly useful projects can be undertaken with old ...
-Unusual Decoration Ideas
You can make some highly interesting items from book jackets, greeting cards, match covers-to mention only a few. Instead of discarding them, try accumulating ...
-A Champion Gives You A Lesson With The Lariat
THE use of rope as a catcher goes back to the days when primitive man spread vine loops and crude grass ropes to snare animals for his food. But it took the ...
-Steps In Building Your Rope
Building Your Rope Start with 25 feet of No. 12 spot cord, tightly woven cotton rope. You can buy it from any good western supply store Trim the end at an ...
-Steps In Building Your Rope. Continued
As you advance, so must your rope. Maguey ropes made from the maguey plant in old Mexico are used for fancy horse roping, in contests where experts call their ...
-String-And-Cardboard Telephone Provides Thrill
Here's one of the simplest means of voice communication ever devised. You can prepare and use it yourself without any cost. Materials Needed All you will need ...
-Neighborhood Message-Carrier Anyone Can Make
If you're friendly with the boy next door or in the house directly in back of you, it's a simple matter to rig up a message-carrier by means of a light rope or ...
-Fun With The Morse Code. Data On Dots-And-Dashes That Offer Fascinating Fun
SIGNALING to your friends by means of dots-and-dashes can be done in simple fashion by using either light or sound signals. Whichever method you choose offers ...
-Inexpensive, Easy-To-Make. Code Practicing Set
Simple code-set oscillator for operation on AC or DC. It has practically universal application. FOR those of you who are keenly interested in learning ...
-Signaling By Semaphore
SIGNALING by flags, commonly called semaphore signaling, is great fun to practice with your friends outdoors. This type of signaling is necessarily limited, ...
-Alert Your Friends With Gong
House-to-house communication is made easy through use of two bells of the ordinary gong type. Place a small gong on the upper-story windowsill of the house ...
-Learning To Shoot
TO LEARN to shoot a rifle well, either at targets on the range or at game in the field, you must master the fundamentals thoroughly. You must learn to hold the ...
-Learning To Shoot. Part 2
Practice calling to yourself the location of each shot, clockwise, as if referring to the time on a watch, regardless of whether you are actually firing or ...
-Learning To Shoot. Part 3
Regulate the height of the knees by drawing them inward or stretching the legs outward until the correct position is obtained. Place the elbows well forward ...
-Plinking With Your .22
It is often said that America's No. 1 game animal is the cottontail rabbit. Instead, it's the tin can-and after that the bottle. Both are fine targets, far ...
-Fishing With Worms
WORMS are perhaps the best-known and most widely used of all live baits. They are easy to obtain and are consistently good bait for most game fish, as well as ...
-Fishing With Worms. Continued
All this applies to fishing from a stationary position. But you can take more and better fish by moving about, so long as you use judgment in doing so. You ...
-Cheese Bait Is Improved By Cooking With Match
Fishermen who use commercial fish bait of the type made from cheese often find that it dissolves quickly in the water or becomes dislodged from the hooks ...
-Do You Have A Hobby?
Fun Galore Awaits Your Here-Choose What You Like Most BEFORE you answer that question, you'll want to know just what a hobby is. To most people it means Making ...
-Scale Model Motorboat Planes Over Water At High Speed
DRIVEN by three sets of rubber bands, this little motorboat hull-a scale model of the 13-foot boat, the Vagabond-attains an astonishing speed. It planes on top ...
-Animated Windmills
PUTTING the wind to work has always been a lot of fun, so here are three novel animations driven by small windmills. In the first a hopeful fisherman tries ...
-Cricket Footstool
IN COLONIAL days no hearth was complete without a cricket for the comfort of the child who turned the roasting spit in the open fireplace. Nowadays these ...
-This Bookcase
At left, fitting the wide frame, which was made from white pine. Below, the wood strips for around the door and to imitate shelves were sanded to even ...
-Name Pins, Monograms And Other Jig-Sawed Novelties
Score between letters. Don't drill holes all the way through. Vary the shapes to combine neatly. With a jig-saw, penknife, and sandpaper, plus a little ...
-Jigsaw Puzzles Go Military
WITH home amusements gaining in popularity, the ever-fascinating jigsaw puzzle is again winning favor. Such puzzles do not take much material, are fun to make, ...
-Jigsaw Puzzles Go Military. Continued
Final sanding of the back removes small fibers torn loose by sawing. Turn the assembled puzzle over on a flat panel and hold it together with battens. Sand ...
-How Games Are Used To
While competing in exciting sports -part of the American Red Cross water-safety course-new swimmers gain self-forgetful courage. INEXPERIENCED swimmers can ...
-Laminated Diving Board
AGOOD diving board is an asset to any summer camp or swimming pool, but a suitable plank is apt to be expensive. The Forest Products Laboratory of the United ...
-An Expert Shows How To Play Table Tennis
IF YOU want to have a lot of fun at little expense, and become reasonably skillful at one of the fastest sports in the world in a comparatively short time, ...
-How To Play Table Tennis. Continued
Stokes Here are three ways you can stroke the ball to give it spin and make it go where your opponent won't expect it. A chop stroke, with a downward motion of ...
-Three Fast-Moving Games
TRAPPING 'EM ALIVE calls for just the right co-ordination of eye and hand if you would score high in this game. It is played with a hinged trap that is dropped ...
-Sub With Periscope Sight "Explodes" Ship
AIM through the periscope sight of this submarine, fire a torpedo, and watch the doomed enemy freighter explode! The torpedo tube is a slot 15/32 wide, running ...
-Back-Yard Carnival
ONE or more of these miniature carnival rides will convert an unused backyard or lot into an unrivaled playground for children. Secondhand lumber may be used ...
-Fun For All. Game Court
EIGHT different games-adtive, competitive games-can be played on this portable court or giant game board. Its novelty alone is sufficient to make it the center ...
-Equipment For Eight Games
How the game court is constructed and marked, and details of folding boxes, cues, and disks. If 3/4 plywood is not readily obtainable in the required size, it ...
-Rules For Four Games. Shuffieboard
The following rules are a modification of those used for regulation shuffleboard, which is played on a court 52' long. Lay the four sections of the court as in ...
-Rules For Four Games. Continued
It is essential that the edges of the sections of the court meet evenly. The playing surface must be smooth and uninterrupted. There should be no difficulty in ...
-Home Made Outdoor Games Provide Fun In Your Own Back Yard
After cutting holes for the midget golf course, set in small flowerpots. YOU don't have to have a priority number to enjoy the sunshine. And it isn't necessary ...
-Fun With Your Bike
ANIMATED figures attached to the front of your bicycle will attract a lot of attention. Three types are illustrated, as well as a machine-gun noise maker.
-Radio Is Easy And Cheap To Build
The bicycle frame provides excellent counterpoise capacity for this purpose. The steel cabinet used for housing the chassis and batteries measures 61/2 by 7 by ...
-Keeping Your Bicycle Fit. What To Do Every 200 Miles. Clean Off Dirt
Check coaster-brake action Inspect chain for weak links Oil and check adjustment of: wheel bearings pedal bearings crank bearings steering-fork bearings chain ...
-Keeping Your Bicycle Fit. Continued
Coaster Brake Lay out all parts in a row with utmost care as you remove them, noting not only the order of removal but also the way each faces, for a mistake ...
-How To Teach Your
YOU CAN MAKE HIM HEEL, SIT, LIE DOWN, JUMP A WALL, CLIMB A LADDER, PROTECT YOUR PERSON By a Noted Dog Trainer. In training a dog to walk at heel, use the left ...
-Dog To Do Simple Tricks
From the beginning, require strict obedience. You may have to shout at your dog, or he may respond to a whisper. I have known dogs to become cowards when ...
-How Airplane Wings Get Their Lift
WHAT gives an airplane its lift? Near the beginning: of the eighteenth century, a Swiss mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, discovered a physical principle which ...
-Home Experiments
Make this airfoil by covering a cardboard-and-dowel frame with paper. Holes arc needed in the paper to enable the airfoil to move freely along the guide wires ...
-Easy Experiments Explain Sound Waves
SOUND, to the home experimenter, has the advantage of being something tangible. Unlike light, it consists entirely of vibrations of air or other material ...
-Home Experiments With
LOOKING AT A MIRROR from one side, you see, not yourself reflected, but an object off to the other side. You can demonstrate what this angle of reflection is ...
-Reflection And Refraction
Why light is bent as it passes from one medium into another can be illustrated by a simple mechanical stunt Spread a thin layer of salt sugar, or fine sand in ...
-How To Put On A Chemical
A white cloth and a blank piece of paper are transformed into a waving flag and a flaming motto in a bit of chemical magic that makes a stirring patriotic ...
-How To Make The World's Simplest Batteries
A TWO-CENT BATTERY that embodies the fundamental principle of all primary electric cells is easily made. Press a red copper cent against one side of a piece of ...
-Science Stunts
INTERESTING electrical experiments are pos-sible with either a spark coil from a Model-T Ford or a small neon-sign transformer. On the Ford coil, the end ...
-How Temperature Affects Resistance Of A Conductor
Connect your homemade electric meter, in series, with a small coil of bare wire and a dry cell. Heat the bare-wire coil, and the current will decrease, as ...
-Obstacles Of Type Used In Army Training Are Laid Out On 100-Yd. Track For Toughening Boys Of High-School Age
HIGH-SCHOOL boys in many sections of the country are toughening up on junior commando courses similar to those used in the Army and at colleges to prepare ...
-The Army's Daily Dozen
START FROM AN ERECT POSITION THE BURPEE is done in four counts. A man first assumes a standing position, with arms of his sides, and feet a couple of inches ...
-Wise Planning Helps You To Enjoy The Unrationed Outdoors
MANY pleasures, especially long vacation trips, are subject to curtailment for various reasons, but the great outdoors remains unrationed, and the enjoyment ...
-Wise Planning. Continued
Do not eat roots that have an edible look -some of them may be poisonous. And beware of toadstools! The really efficient camper should familiarize himself with ...
-The Right Ways To Build A Camp Fire
EVERY camper should develop caution in his use of matches and wood; he should be able to decide when and where a camp fire will be safe, when and where it must ...
-Build A Camp Fire. Continued
Generally it isn't hard to find dry kindling and fuel in the woods if you know where to look. Search for the inner bark of certain trees-notably birch-pine ...
-Razor Blade And Safety Pin Radio
Unbelievably Simple Set Actually Works Well for Local Stations One of the war's wonderful gadgets undoubtedly was the foxhole radio receiver designed by Lieut.
-Letter Radio Can Be Mailed
The letter radio can be mailed out of town for six cents. It is tuned by moving a spring clip from one coil tap to another. HERE is a novelty radio receiver ...
-Pocket Receiver. For Sports Fans
Little larger than a tobacco tin, the pocket receiver pictured below is ideal for sports fans who want to hear the play-by-play broadcasts while watching a ...
-You Can Build FM Receiver Cheaply
THIS unit is not just another FM con-verter, but a complete eight-tube FM receiver, and it can be built inexpensively. Extremely compact, it is mounted in a ...
-Europe On One Tube
BEGINNERS who want to try their hand at building a simple, inexpensive radio will find this compact, one-tube A.C.-D.C. set to be just the type of receiver for ...
-Fun Aplenty With The Lowly Tin Can
FREQUENTLY, you can have just as much fun with the clever use of odds and ends as you can by utilizing expensive material and equipment. Take the ordinary tin ...
-Watering Can And Pail
Watering cans or pails can be made from the 2-gal. cans in which motor oil is frequently sold. Remove the top with a can opener and add a bail of heavy wire ...
-Deep Sea Diver. Operates On Dry Ice
WHEN Diver Dan is at work, children -and grownups too-watch spellbound. This robotlike figure sinks into the water, remains out of sight for a time, and ...
-Beetle Traps From Old Tin Cans
THE depredations committed by Japanese beetles have forcibly brought home to thousands of gardeners the menace which these winged pests present during the ...
-Decorative Ash-Tray Holder Is Made From A Discarded Tomato Can
This unusual dachshund can be made in an hour or so from a large tomato can. Prepare a pattern on stiff paper, using the drawing as a guide. Cut open and ...
-How Good Is Your Weather Eye?
FOR centuries, man has been trying to forecast the weather by visible signs. There are dozens of familiar old weather proverbs and saws. How reliable are they?
-How's Your Weather Eye?
How well did you do with our weather quiz ? Here are the answers to the 10 questions on page 167: 1. ;FALSE. Hair is responsive to humidity and is used in some ...
-Can You See Through These Optical Tricks?
Triks With Figures VARIETY is also the spice of figures. If numbers seem dull, very likely you have approached them in the same unvaried way too long. Try ...
-Strategy. Can You Move Uncle Sam To Victory In This Sliding-Block Puzzle?
Squares are sawed from thin stock or plywood, then lettered and colored as above. Right, how the box is made. HERE is a block puzzle that will intrigue the ...
-Clever Animal Pin Has Waggish Head
Any of these roguish little animal lapel pins will delight most girls. They are sawed out or carved in two pieces-the bodies from 1/4 wood and the heads from ...
-Me. 109g. Famed Nazi Fighter
THE Messerschmitt Me. 109-renowned Luftwaffe fighter-is the German counterpart of the English Spitfire. It is powered with a liquid-cooled in-line engine of ...
-Sandwich-Man Reminder Pad Hangs On Kitchen Wall
NO NEED to search for pencil and pad in the kitchen when a shopping note has to be jotted down, for this comical sandwich man holds a scratch pad ready for use ...
-Toy Sidewalk Cruiser
This Solid Replica of a Hot USAAF Fighter Job Is Easy to Build AUTHENTICALLY scaled down to 1/48th the size of the original, this model of the well-known P-51B ...
-Toy Barn For The Young Farmer
SCRAP pieces of 1/4 plywood or solid stock will serve for this toy barn, its accessories, and iivestock, and will make a welcome Christmas toy. All joints ...
-Squaw And Papoose
Trace this pattern on a cake of soap. Remove excess soap to within 1/4 inch of your outline, then where the face will be, trace on the front of the pattern.
-Smiling Dan. The High Diving Man
CAN you manipulate Diving Dan so that he will hit directly in the center of the tub when he does his spectacular high dive ? There is fun for youngsters and ...









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