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

2/11/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

How to Make Money in the Clock Mounting Business

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

To 1 quart of water add the following ingredients:

Setting Up Your Own Craft Consignment Shop

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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

2/10/2015

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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