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Make It And Make It Pay | by Catherine Roberts



WOULD you like to earn money by building a real dam? Or a club or garden house? Or would you like to make gloves that can be sold almost as fast as you can finish them? It is fun to add extra money to your bank account. This book explains construction techniques in understandable terms and illustrated so fully that anyone can follow them. The professional methods of selling products to stores and gift shops are also described in this book.

TitleMake It And Make It Pay!
AuthorCatherine Roberts
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
Year1949
Copyright1949, Catherine Roberts
AmazonMake It And Make It Pay
Make It And Make It Pay
-Introduction. What You Can Build With Concrete
WOULD you like to earn money by building a real dam? Or a club or garden house? Or would you like to make gloves that can be sold almost as fast as you can finish them? It is fun to add extra money to...
-Building Small Pools And Dams For Fun And Profit
1. How To Begin Wear old clothes, particularly old shoes, for all concrete and masonry work. Rub vaseline or a protective cream into the hands to protect the skin from the drying effects of ceme...
-How To Make A Wading Puddle
Since a concrete wading puddle is quite a permanent affair, real thought and planning should go into it before a stroke of work is done. It should be located so that later on it may become an importan...
-How To Make A Pond
The construction of a pond by the young mason is only practical when he can work in an area that has a natural water supply such as that given by a small brook. A completely artificial pond that must ...
-How To Make A Retaining Wall For Edge Of Pond
A trench, six inches wide and six inches deeper than the bottom of the pond, is dug around the boundary line. Keep the sides of the trench as vertical as possible, and its bottom quite flat. When the ...
-How To Build A Crib Dam
Successful dam building is a comparatively modern achievement. While ancient engineers performed marvels in building on dry land, they were dismal failures when it came to dam building. They made t...
-Brick By Brick The Bank Account Grows
THERE is something fascinating about laying bricks. To achieve an acceptable job is not really difficult. It requires patience and the mastery of a few professional tricks. Practice will develop real ...
-How To Make A Brick Path
Stake and cord outside edges of path.Excavate a to required depth. Level and smooth bed carefully then wet it down. Let settle for 24 hrs. Set edging bricks first, close together. Tamp down fi...
-How to Make Brick Terraces
For the most part, brick terraces are laid flush with the ground. That, of course, is the simplest method of making them. The only difference between laying a brick terrace and a brick walk is in the ...
-How To Build A Low Brick Wall
There are times when the addition of a low brick wall to a garden gives just the accent and point of interest that nothing else can. Building a wall is more difficult than laying a walk or a terrace b...
-How To Make A Brick Barbecue
6 bricks wide, 5 deep Front: 12 bricks high x 2 bricks wide. Back; 15 bricks high x 2 thick. 6 iron rods each 36. Lay bricks on ground in rectangle, allowing 1/4 spaces between each. Mark with st...
-How to Make a Gilding. The Junk Pile
EVERY home has an accumulation of bottles, cardboard and wood containers, jugs and tin containers of various kinds that are waiting for the trash collector or the junk man to take away. Many of them a...
-How to Make a Gilding. The Junk Pile. Continued
Be sure the tape is rubbed down firmly so that the paint will not bleed underneath the edges. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before taking off the tape. When several colors are to be used, paint al...
-How To Frost Designs On Glass
Another effective way of decorating glass bottles, cider and vinegar jugs, mirrors, picture glass and tumblers is to frost a design on the surface. A special etching paste is used together with a foil...
-How to Build With Hammer And Nails
CAN you build a professional looking fence? A pier? A float? A garden house or clubhouse? Why not? They are easy, and people pay good money to have them made. They are fun to construct just for your o...
-How to Build A Club House
The construction details of the garden or club house shown on page 65 are such that the successful fence and dock builder will have little trouble in carrying them out. The foundation of the house may...
-How To Turn The Holidays Into Dollar Days
THERE is a rich field for the young craftsman in making unusual and lovely things for the various holidays. Gifts, of course, immediately come to mind. There are no limits to the variety and style of ...
-How To Make Paper Fantasies
Brilliant papers and metallic foils make lovely Christmas decorations. Single row of slashes (11.) along fold makes pom-pom, lanterns, Double slasning (2),top and bottom, makes a delicate, lacy chain....
-Interesting, Unusual And Profitable Things You Can Make For The Easter Season
Easter, while not as great a gift buying season or party giving occasion, offers a challenge to the craftsman in the development of ideas. The delicacy of Easter's traditional colors, silver, white an...
-With Needles And Pins The Smart Girl Wins
MANY girls are adept with their hands and clever with various kinds of needles, yet they take their skill for granted because it has been confined to the ordinary acts of sewing, knitting and so on. T...
-How to Make Handmade Gloves
Handmade gloves speak for themselves. They spell quality and desirability. They are not difficult to make although they do require care and patience. The first pair will seem to take quite a long time...
-The Fascination With Miniature Reproductions
An amazing number of people are intrigued and enchanted with miniature reproductions. Serious collectors and fond parents pour out hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for wee facsimiles of full-...
-How To Re-Seating Chairs. Now Seats, New $$$
TO be able to cane or rush the seat of a chair is almost like picking money from trees! There is scarcely a town in the entire country that does not offer a chance for doing this particular kind of wo...
-How to Put A Seat In A Footstool
Use heavy cord, twine, light rope or artificial grass. Tie knot in end of cord and tack it to under side of frame at upper right corner. Wrap cord around frame twice,then carry it down to lower rail, ...
-Merchandising. How to Sell What You Make
TO want to sell the products of one's skill and talent is a natural urge that comes with progress and proficiency in a craft. While the money obtained is important, there is a more valuable return to ...
-Judging The Value Of Your Work
Do not be influenced by your family's or friend's appraisal of your work. The best thing to do is to get the judgment of an impartial and competent person. Since sales value as well as skill and ar...
-What Quantities Are Needed To Sell Your Products to Shops
The average gift or specialty shop rarely handles one of a kind items. Orders are usually placed for quantities of three, six or twelve or pairs or sets, whatever the case might be. Naturally, the l...
-How To Figure Wholesale Prices For The Products You Make
The wholesale price is the figure you charge a store buyer for your items. The retail price is the figure for which she sells your items to an individual customer. The easiest way to figure wholesa...
-How To Sell Your Skill
Under this classification come those projects that are ordinarily done right on the customer's property. They include masonry, brickwork, carpentry and so on. Custom-made and special-order crafts, suc...
-How Much To Charge For Special Jobs And Classes
When you work on jobs involving concrete, lumber, bricks or construction materials of other sorts, it is customary to have the client order and pay for the materials to be used. You can figure quantit...







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