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Mechanics for Young America free pdf Excerpt from Mechanics for Young America: How to Build Boats, Water Motors, Wind Mills, Searchlight, Electric Burglar Alarm, Ice Boat, Water Bicycle, Cabins, Camps, Clocks, Fishing Tackle, Kites, Imitation Street Car Line, Etc Now you might think it absurd to advise making a paper boat, but it is not, and you will find it in some respects and for some purposes better than the wooden boat. When it is completed you will have a canoe, probably equal to the Indians hark canoe. Not only will it serve as an ideal fishing boat, but when you want to combine hunting and fishing you can put your boat on your shoulders and carry it from place to place wherever you want to go and at the same time carry your gun in your hand. The material used in its construction is inexpensive and can be purchased for alew dollars. Make a frame (Fig.1) on which to stretch the paper. A board 1 in. thick and about 1 ft. wide and 111 ft. long is used for a keel, or backbone, and is cut tapering for about a third of its length, toward each end, and beveled on the outer edges (A, Fig.2). The cross-boards (B, B, Fig.2) are next sawed from a pine board 1 in. thick. Shape these as shown by A, Fig.1, 13 in. wide by 26 in. long, and cut away in the center to avoid useless weight. Fasten them cross-wise to the bottomboard as shown in Fig.1 and 2, with long stout screws, so as to divide the keel into three nearly equal parts. Then add the stem and stern pieces ( .I, Fig. 2).These are belter, probably, when made of green elm. Screw the pieces to the bottom-board and bend them, as shown in Fig.2, by means of a string or wire, fastened to a nail driven into the bottom. Any tough, light wood that is not easily broken when bending will do. Green wood is preferable, because it will retain the shape in which it has been bent better after drying. For the gunwales (a, a, Fig. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330276086
EAN : 9781330276082
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 134 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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