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A splendid plan published in Modern Mechanix in July 1931   958_chute

Build This Monorail Bathing Chute for Thrills

As a thrill producer, it will be hard to beat this monorail bathing chute. Erected on a hill sloping down to a beach, it will send you flying out into the water at a breathtaking speed. Construction is very simple.

BATHING weather prompts many novel means of sport in the water such as diving slides, swings, etc., but here is a regular “shoot the chute” in simplified form with which loads of sport can be obtained and all at a minimum cost.

In laying out plans for the chute try and find a spot of land with a long gradual dip towards the bathing beach or swimming hole. Several hundred feet will furnish the greatest amount of fun, but it should have a hundred-foot stretch at least.

The track can be constructed entirely of ordinary hemlock or spruce boards six inches wide and 7/8 inches thick. The accompanying sketches show just how to put it together. Use short lengths of board laid end to end, the joints meeting over posts sunk into the ground at the proper height to give the track a nice even bearing to the slider.

Plans and description in jpg HERE

Found at: blog.modernmechanix.com

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This attractive Early American Step Table is an excellent project for those woodworkers who have a problem obtaining odd-sized stock. The entire piece is made from 3/4" thick pine, except for the 1/4" thick plywood drawer bottom.

Plans and description HERE

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A DIY project published in Popular Science in January 1941page_ill

Only in the more expensive furniture stores could you find the equal of this distinctive modern dressing table and bench. It’s appeal is based upon a well-proportioned and simple exterior and careful selection of wood for grain and colour. A light wood such are birch, maple or blond walnut is suitable.

Plans and description in jpg and pdf format HERE

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A do-it-yourself project published in Popular Mechanics in July, 1948

Ideal for  the naturalist, archaeologist or anyone who must do documentary work in the field, this folding desk-and-stool combination provides substantial writing surface along with comparative comfort. The desk folds into a compact case for travelling. In addition to containing all the the essential writing equipment, it also carries a three drawer stool.

Description and plans in
jpg and pdf format
HERE

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wheeled snack shack

A digital recreation of a DIY project published in “Popular Mechanics” in January 1940
If you’re a good enough cook to dare to try to flog your kitchen products to the general public and not just the people you share house with this is just the thing for you. A snack shack you can wheel out to the curb or better still, somewhere where more people gather. Public parks, sports arrangements, you know, wherever. There’s money to be made here people.

Descriptions and plans
in jpg and pdf
HERE

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page_illStimulating tidiness in habits in youngsters and even older persons, these two shoe racks are a sturdy construction and neat in appearance. The boot design can be scroll-sawed from scrap pieces of plywood, which is strong enough for smaller shoes, while the other one detailed is of heavier stock. If you do not wish to mortise the foot to take a tenon at the end of the side piece a simpler method is shown.

Descriptions and plans
in jpg and pdf
HERE

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post_illMaking a concept is much more fun than just making a set of plans for a woodwork project.

Here are the plans for a breakfast shelf for 6 that I made back in 2010, complete with cutlery drawer, shelf for the egg cups and juice glasses and pegs for the coffee or tea cups.
NB All measurements in mm

Description and plans
in jpg and pdf
HERE

The Ted in the links above is not me, it’s another Ted – Ted 😉

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