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Carpentry And Mechanics For Boys | by A. Neely Hall



A boy with a hobby learns independence of thought and action

TitleCarpentry And Mechanics For Boys
AuthorA. Neely Hall
PublisherLothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
Year1918
Copyright1918, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company
AmazonCarpentry and Mechanics for Boys

8vo. Cloth. Illustrated with hundreds of full-page and working drawings by the author and Norman P. Hall

Author of The Boy Craftsman, "Handicraft for Handy Boys," "Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys" Handicraft for Handy Girls, "The Handy Boy", Etc.

-Introductory Notes
When the author produced The Boy Craftsman, Handicraft for Handy Boys, The Handy Boy, and Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys, he presented his latest developments in handicraft. These books hav...
-List Of Half-Tone Illustrations
(In addition to more than 700 text illustrations) Part I Fig. 408. - Toy Machine-Gun with Magazine that Holds Twelve Wooden Cartridges Frontispiece Fig. 409. - Squad with Toy Machine-Gun Fig. 8....
-Part I
For Workshop And Home ...
-Chapter I. The Home Work Bench
It has been the author's custom to begin his handicraft books with several chapters on the selection, care and handling of tools, the construction of cabinets and chests to hold them, the making of ...
-The Home Work Bench. Part 2
Figure 3 shows The Bench-Top. This is built to set over the front edge of the table (Fig. 2), and is held in position with a pair of iron curtain-stretcher clamps (Figs. 6 and 7). Make top A and apron...
-The Home Work Bench. Part 3
The jaw (1, Fig. 14) is a piece of 2 by 6. Mark it out as shown in Fig. 17, with the lower end drawn so as to be sawed off on a diagonal, the left-hand edge so as to be notched to receive the sliding-...
-Chapter II. Scroll-Saw Problems
It is not necessary to have a scroll-saw for the scroll-saw problems illustrated and described in this chapter. In fact, most of the scroll-saw work now done by boys is with a hand bracket-saw like ...
-Scroll-Saw Problems. Part 2
Figure 22 suggests How To Cut Up a Picture Puzzle. You can draw out the cuts upon the mounted picture, or you can decide upon the shapes of the cuts as you work, if you wish. The saw teeth will leave ...
-Scroll-Saw Problems. Part 3
The block should be free from knots and cracks. White Fig. 30. - Do not Cut the Prism Block to the Right Length until after the Other Cutting has been done. Additional Length is Needed to Hold the ...
-Chapter III. Spool Gifts
Every boy has right at hand the materials necessary for making splendid Christmas gifts, in the empty spools from mother's work-basket, boards from grocery boxes, nails, and one or two other things ...
-Chapter IV. Small Gifts in Wood
It is well to select small articles for Christmas gifts, if you are going to make a lot of them. Make articles that will require little time and material. Then the work will not become tiresome nor ...
-Small Gifts in Wood. Part 2
The Book-Ends shown in Fig. 72 make an excellent rack for a few books to stand on the library table or the top of a desk. There is not much cutting to be done. Figure 79 shows dimensions for the base,...
-Small Gifts in Wood. Part 3
The Egg-Rack shown in Fig. 75 will go in mother's refrigerator, or will stand upon her pantry shelf. Figure 84 shows a side view of the rack, Fig. 85 shows a plan of the shelf B which supports the egg...
-Small Gifts in Wood. Part 4
An Electric-Lighted Watch Base like the one shown in Fig. 90 makes an attractive little clock for chiffonier or dresser. It was designed to hold a watch from bed-time till get-up-time. A small electri...
-Chapter V. A Paper-Baler
The ease with which waste-paper can be baled with a home-made paper-baler like that described in this chapter, recommends its use in every home. The baler compresses paper into compact bales that re...
-Chapter VI. For Mother's Kitchen
The kitchen contrivances described upon following pages will be helpful to mother, and if they please her you will probably find that they will also please neighbors, and right here open up possibil...
-For Mother's Kitchen. Part 2
Figure 114 shows a cross-section through the cabinet and drawer, and Figure 115 shows a longitudinal section through them. Upon these two drawings you will find every measurement necessary for marking...
-For Mother's Kitchen. Part 3
With the steps and rear legs assembled prepare The Top Step or seat (H) by the pattern shown in Fig. 128. Then screw one flap of a pair of hinges (/) to the inner face of crosspiece D of the steps, t...
-Chapter VII. For Monther's Sewing Room
Mother will not want all of the sewing-room conveniences shown in this chapter; in fact, she could not very well use all of them because several are designed for a similar purpose. But let her choos...
-For Monther's Sewing Room. Part 2
A Cretonne or Denim Covering is best for the sides of the sewing-stand. A square yard cut in half, making two strips 1/2 yard wide by 1 yard long, is ample. Preparing this covering will be mother's wo...
-For Monther's Sewing Room. Part 3
Figure 149 shows how to tack A Cloth Pocket and Elastic Tapes to the inside of the cover; also how to make Spool-Spindles by driving nails into the cover, and slipping rubber bands over the nail hea...
-For Monther's Sewing Room. Part 4
Figure 167 shows a face and an edge of an arm strip, with dimensions for cutting. At the exact center of each strip, bore a 1/4-inch hole for the pivot bolt. To make the top surfaces flush with each o...
-Chapter VIII. Box Furniture
Have you ever tried your hand at making box furniture? If not, you are unaware of the possibilities of such work. Every shape of box, every size of box, suggests some practical article. Material is ...
-Box Furniture. Part 2
Before putting on the desk-top, build the base. The packing-box's dimensions, and Fig. 182, will determine the size of this. Figure 189 shows the way to assemble the end lattice-work legs. When you ha...
-Box Furniture. Part 3
Strips C (Fig. 193) are lattice-strips or laths. Nail them to the box sides with their top edges even with the box bottom (Fig. 195). Fit finish strips D to the edges of the legs as shown, butting the...
-Box Furniture. Part 4
Warping the Rockers. Barrel-staves are not warped enough for rockers. To increase the warp, place the staves in a wash-tub filled with hot-water, and allow them to soak for a half hour or so. Then res...
-Chapter IX. Small Furniture Problems
The description of home-made furniture in this chapter has been confined to the making of the smaller pieces. Some of you boys may be disappointed not to find designs for a library-table, book-case,...
-Small Furniture Problems. Part 2
In the furniture designs shown in Figs. 211 to 214, you will notice that there is a similarity in parts. This duplication of parts will simplify marking out the work, if you make up the several pieces...
-Small Furniture Problems. Part 3
The Book-Trough and Magazine-Stand shown in Fig. 230 makes a most convenint piece of furniture for a library or living-room, to hold books and magazines of recent issue. Figure 232 shows a material l...
-Small Furniture Problems. Part 4
Figure 239 shows a bill of material for the table. The table top is 16 inches square, therefore it will have to be made of two pieces. Unless you already have had experience in glueing up work, the au...
-Part II
War Toys and Mechanical Toys ...
-Chapter X. A Toy SuperDreadNought BattleShip
To make a model that would be an exact reproduction of a modern battleship, you would not only have to possess a set of scale drawings of the ship, but an abundance of patience, and a willingness to...
-A Toy SuperDreadNought BattleShip. Continued
Funnels C, conning-tower E, fighting-tops K, turret bases M, and turrets N (Fig. 255) are most easily prepared as shown in Figs. 256 and 257. If you can get round sticks of this diameter - rug-poles o...
-Chapter XI. A Toy Submarine
The toy submarine described on the following pages is a model recently devised by the author. A photograph of this toy is shown in Fig. 268, on the page facing page 129, a side elevation is shown in...
-Chapter XII. A Fleet of Toy BattleShips
Make a fleet of toy battleships and submarines, and you will be able to have all sorts of fun. With them mounted on wheels, you can work out your fleet maneuvers on the Fig. 281. - A Simple Toy B...
-A Fleet of Toy BattleShips. Continued
The Conning-Tower is made of two square blocks (H and I, Fig. 282). Figure 289 shows the sizes of the blocks. Nail the blocks together, and peg the lower one (H) to the deck with dowel-pin J (Fig. 282...
-Chapter XIII. Toy Artillery And Miniature Warfare
Miniature battles fought with toy soldiers and toy artillery can be made as scientific as those of real war, if one understands military tactics. Without that knowledge, however, you can make up you...
-Toy Artillery And Miniature Warfare. Part 2
With the blocks bored, put a keen edge upon your jack-knife blade, preparatory to Shaping the Outside of the Gun. Figures 311 and 312 show the diameters to which the blocks should be cut. Shape down t...
-Toy Artillery And Miniature Warfare. Part 3
The first step in Shaping the Gun is similar to that of shaping the field artillery gun. Whittle off the edges of blocks A and B as shown in Figs. 328 and 329. The sides of block B must be kept straig...
-Chapter XIV. Sand-Motor Toys
You can do more with a sand-motor than operate the paddle-wheel. It is about as powerful as a small electric-motor, and there are many pieces of toy machinery and other devices which can be rigged u...
-Sand-Motor Toys. Continued
Sand for Motor. If you can get beach sand for the hopper, get it. If you cannot, take coarser sand (builder's Fig. 350. - Sand-Motor Wheel Fig. 351. - End Piece of Wheel Fig.352. - Paddle Fig.353. ...
-Chapter XV. A Toy Derrick-Crane With Clockwork Motor
All boys are interested in making things that run, yet, surprisingly, few who have not had the possibilities demonstrated to them through the author's handicraft books and articles, think of utili...
-A Toy Derrick-Crane With Clockwork Motor. Continued
The Motor Shack is shown in detail in Fig. 380. Patterns for the floor (J), end walls (K), and side wall (L), are given in Fig. 383. Cut floor J and ends K out of 5/8-inch wood, and use a piece of cig...
-Chapter XVI. An Electro-Magnet Traveling Crane
' An electro-magnet is one of the most interesting of the simpler, easily constructed pieces of electrical apparatus which a boy can make. In the author's book The Handy Boy, are shown several thing...
-Chapter XVII. A Toy Machine-Gun
If you will carefully follow the instructions and working details given in this chapter, you will have in your possession after a few hours' work, the toy machine-gun shown in Fig. 408. This gun wil...
-A Toy Machine-Gun. Continued
The piece of tubing for The Barrel must be free from corrosion on the inside, it must be straight, and its ends must be reamed out with a file if burrs remain on the inside edges from the cutting of t...
-Chapter XVIII. Drill-Guns
Every boy wants to belong to a drill-club, and if instruction from a man with military training can be obtained, there is no reason why a boys' club or class should not organize a drill club. The ha...
-Drill-Guns. Continued
The Front Sight (E) is shown in detail in Fig. 454. Figure 455 shows the shape and size to cut the strip required. A piece of a tin can will do. Trim off the ends of the strip as shown, bend the piece...
-Part III
Back Yard and Camp Craft ...
-Chapter XIX. Signalling
Every boy ought to know how to converse by means of one of the several signal systems in common use. About the simplest system to learn, and one which makes rapid sending possible, is the two-arm se...
-Chapter XX. Simple Model Airplanes
Before you can build successful model airplanes, you must know the principles which govern their stability, and the best way to learn these is with gliders like those shown in this chapter. When you...
-Chapter XXI. Tents for Hikes and the Back Yard
Old awnings, draperies, sheets, quilts, potato sacks, in fact, almost any kind of material large or small, torn Fig. 496. - A Shelter Tent or worn, can be cut, pieced, or mended, for a back-yar...
-Chapter XXII. Back Yard and Camp Fireplaces
The place to learn how to make a camp fireplace and how to cook, is at home, and as good a spot as any to build the fireplace is the back yard. A small campfire can be built in the yard with safety ...
-Chapter XXIII. Back Yard and Camp Lamps
Whether you camp out in the woods or in the back yard, you will find the lamps, lanterns, and other light fixtures shown in this chapter well worth having. The Varnish-Can Lantern shown in Fig. 519...
-Back Yard and Camp Lamps. Continued
The spout of the can forms the lantern chimney, and needs no alteration. For ventilation, punch several holes Fig. 528. - Tin-Can Candle-Holder Fig. 529. - Another Tin-Can Candle-Holder Fig.530...
-Chapter XXIV. A Bike Garage
No self-respecting boy would leave his bicycle outdoors, exposed to the weather like a neglected piece of farm machinery, because it would not be long before it would look like a bum old bike, and...
-Chapter XXV. A Toboggan Slide
A frame toboggan-slide is a simple structure for boys to build, but the matter of expense frequently prevents them from undertaking the work, or the idea does not occur to them until after the first...
-Chapter XXVI. A Bob-Sled
There are two ways of building a bob-sled. One way is to knock together a pair of coasters out of any sort of material that happens to be at hand, and connect the pair with a plank or board, in the ...
-A Bob-Sled. Continued
With the sleds completed, prepare The Bob-Sled Connecting Seat (F, Fig. 563) of the size shown, then the connecting blocks G, H, I and / (Figs. 563, 564 and 565). Make blocks G and H in one piece (Fig...
-Chapter XXVII. A Snow-Fort Periscope
When you defend a snow-fort, or snow-trench to be modern, you not only want to keep the enemy's attacking party at a distance by well-a ed snowballs, but also to escape from being hit by their sno...
-Part IV
Garden Craft ...
-Chapter XXVIII. A HotBed
The growing season never arrives early enough for the enthusiastic boy gardener, so he provides himself with a hotbed, by which means it is possible to have radishes, lettuce, and other early vegeta...
-Chapter XXIX. Seed Boxes and Paper Pots
Plants raised from seed started indoors during late winter or early spring can be brought to maturity so many weeks ahead of plants started outdoors when the season is far enough advanced to permit ...
-Chapter XXX. Plant Shields and Forcers
It is necessary to protect transplantings from the sun until they have taken root and are able to stand the Figs. 604 to 606. - Three Methods of Shielding Transplantings until they have Taken Roo...
-Chapter XXXI. Flower-Boxes
Have you ever made flower-boxes to sell? It is an excellent way to earn money in the Spring, for then everybody is planting them, and there is so much demand for boxes of various types that there is...
-Flower-Boxes. Continued
A Plant-Tub (Fig. 614). This short box with tapering sides owes its substantial appearance to the wide band around its top. It is of a good design for a box built for the top of a balustrade post. No ...
-Chapter XXXII. Garden Accessories
Lacking a sprinkling-can, one of the best substitutes the author knows of is a tin can with perforated bottom, Fig. 631. - Tin Can Garden Sprinkler and a stick handle fastened to the side (Fig. 6...
-Chapter XXXIII. Racks and Trays for Canning Time
Probably you do not know anything about the canning and drying of vegetables, but mother does, and you can help her to the extent of making the necessary racks and trays. For the cold-pack method o...
-Chapter XXXIV. A Lawn-Roller
If you will take the time to make a concrete lawn-roller like that shown in the photograph of Fig. 658, you will find no end of employment next spring, and in following springs. Owners of well-kept ...
-Chapter XXXV. Bird Houses
Nature provided our native birds to keep the proper balance in insect life, but, because we have neglected to afford necessary protection, the birds have decreased and insects have increased to an a...
-Bird Houses. Continued
Vernon Hol, and his brother Harold, proprietors of Feathered Friends' Bird-House Factory, Des Moines, Iowa, report: We have had good success selling our houses at prices from 50 cents to $1.50, mo...
-Chapter XXXVI. Wren Houses
Wrens raise two broods each year, and for each brood an apartment is required, because wrens do not use the same nest twice. In fact, the second nest is begun before the FlG. 673. - Cross-Section...
-Chapter XXXVII. Robin Shelters
Robins build their nests on partially sheltered ledges, as well as in trees and shrubbery. They do not take to inclosed houses. You must build nesting places for them, therefore, exposed upon two or...
-Chapter XXXVIII. WoodPecker Houses
Houses for woodpeckers must be made with deep cavities like the hollowed tree-trunks in which they nest. The dimensions will vary for different members of the woodpecker family. Little downy woodpec...
-Chapter XXXIX. A Bluebird House
Bluebirds require houses a little larger than the wrens, with larger doorways. The floor space should be at least 5 inches square, the doorway 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The height to place the house...
-Chapter XL. A Martin House
Martins are very sociable birds, and prefer to nest in colonies. They are not content with one or two compartment houses if larger houses are obtainable. A thirty-room house like that shown in Fig. ...
-The Boy Craftsman
Practical and Profitable Ideas for a Boy's Leisure Hours By A. NEELY HALL Illustrated with over 400 diagrams and working drawings 8vo EVERY real boy wishes to design and make things, but the ques...
-Handicraft For Handy Boys
Practical Plans for Work and Play with Many Ideas for Earning Money By a: neely hall Author of The Boy Craftsman With Nearly 600 Illustrations and Working-drawings by the Author and Norman P. Hal...
-Home-Made Toys For Girls And Boys
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-Handicraft For Handy Girls
By A. NEELY HALL Author of The Boy Craftsman, Handicraft for Handy Boys, The Handy Boy And Dorothy Perkins Illustrated with photographs and more than 700 diagrams and working drawings 8vo Cl...







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