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Not having a bent board suitable for a pair of skis, I proceeded to make the skis in the following manner: A cheese box was procured and two pieces cut out of the side, each 15 in. long and 3 in. wide. These were used for the upturned ends and two boards,
Ill: The Curved Part of the Runner is Made from Pieces Cut Out of a Round Cheese Box
(i ft. long and 3 in. wide, served as the runners. A notch, 4 in. long and 1/8 in. deep, was cut in one end of each board to receive one end of the thin curved pieces cut from the cheese box, which were fastened with screws. The upper end of each thin piece was cut to a point.
A piece for the foot, 10 in. long and 3 in. wide, with a notch 1 in. wide and 1/4 in. deep, was fastened in the center of the runner. A strap is run through the notch for holding the ski to the foot. - Contributed by Henry Meuse, Reading, Mass.
To remove iron rust or ink stains from cloth, use a warm solution of oxalic acid with a few crystals of citric acid added. Repeat the washings until the stain is removed.