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Waterproofing/Fireproofing: How to Waterproof Canvas, Leather or Concrete


Mix 3 cups soybean oil (available from grocery or health food store) with 1 1/2 cups turpentine. Paint on and let dry. Reapply after a year or two of hard use or outdoor exposure.

Mirrors: Silvering and Re-Silvering


Nitrate of Silver (pure) . . . . . . . . 40 grains Nitrate of Silver (pure) . . . . . . . . 32 grains Distilled Water . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pint Ammonia, 26% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . To be used as directed.

One-Way Window Glass


Caution: Chemicals and ready-to-use solutions will cause stubborn stains on hands and clothing.

How You Can Make Glow-in-the-Dark Ink with 2 Simple Ingredients


Pour into a small bottle 1 oz. oil of cinnamon and 1/4 oz. phosphorous. Close the bottle tightly and place in a hot water bath. Heat until the ingredients have melted together.

Acid Test for Gold


If you wish to find out if a piece of jewelry is made of gold, touch it with a glass stopper which has been wetted with nitric acid.

How You Can Bronze Baby Shoes


You can treasure the memory of your child's first steps forever by bronzing his first set of baby shoes. And you can do it yourself relatively inexpensively and easily.

Crafts for Tots


Mix a few drops of food coloring to a small amount of liquid starch.

How to Make Money in the Clock Mounting Business


Most successful clock making businesses started out as hobbies. This business involves buying (not manufacturing) clock works and mounting them in unique, attractive faces, holders and motifs that you create.

How to Sell Pine Cones


Ordinary pine cones, of any size, can be made to look almost exactly like tiny owls simply by adding "eyes" which can be purchased at any hobby or craft shop.

How to Successfully Market Your Hobby Products


If you are not necessarily trying to get rich buy but would like your hobby to at least pay for itself and perhaps grow into something someday, try considering your hobby as small business.

Raising and Marketing Exotic Animals for Profit


This business of raising and selling rare or unusual animals, where both expenses and profits are much bigger than normal.

How You Can Silver-Plate or Nickel-Plate Without Electricity


To 1 quart of water add the following ingredients:

Setting Up Your Own Craft Consignment Shop


Sell arts and craft items to the public on a commission basis from your converted garage workshop or basement showroom.

Building Scientific Bird Houses for Fun and Profit


Build and sell attractive standard model and custom birdhouses and bird feeders that are scientifically designed for specific species.

How to Make Money with a Sewing Machine


As more and more women are relieved from time consuming housekeeping chores, thanks to the modern equipment and appliances that we have, they are finding time to cultivate other activities.

How You Can Preserve Leaves and How You Can Make Novelties from Leaves


Place the leaves in a pan and cover them with dry, hot sand. Allow this to cool. Remove the leaves and smooth them with a hot iron. Dip them in colorless varnish and let them dry.

Using Scrap Foil for Hobby, Pastime and Profit


A very interesting little practice craft, is creating effects with scrap foil. It is a cheap medium to work with, supplies being obtained freely from the wrappers of sweets, chocolates, biscuits, cigarettes, and other articles.

Use Your Talent in Your Own Calligraphy Business


Calligraphy is a business where you use your skill and artistic talents to apply beautifully styled hand lettering to the customer's paperwork.

The Business of Candle (and Soap) Making


Create and market your hand-made candles. This business, along with its closely related cousins soap making and plaster craft does not automatically progress from the hobby to business stage without a good deal of planning and effort.

Turning Your Sewing into Marketable Merchandise


Make, buy and sell needlecraft products such as pillows, crocheted or knitted items, quilts, sweaters and bedspreads. There is a huge market for these items -- and even larger number of people who make them.


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