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A corset steel makes a good substitute for a palette knife because of its flexibility. It gives better satisfaction if cut in the shape shown than if left straight. Should a handle be desired, one can be easily made by gluing two pieces of thin wood on the sides. - Contributed by James M. Kane, Doylestown, Pa.
Ill: A Palette Knife Made of a Corset Steel and a Wood Handle Attached
To remove a white mark on wood having a wax surface, rub it lightly with a rag moistened in alcohol; then rub with a little raw linseed oil.