Notations of the form "(1,650) 2" appear at the bottom of some pages; they are probably printer's referencesfor assembling to book.The text only version is of limited use because of the many figures used. I recommend the pdf or rtf versions.Some of the projects should be approached with care since they involve corrosive or explosive chemicals,electricity and steam boilers.Do not use lead solder, particularly on cooking utensils.Whether you simply want to travel back into the mind of a young boy at the beginning of the twentiethcentury, or want to try your hand at some interesting projects in carpentry, machinery, kites and many otherareas, have fun.The following are definitions of unusual (to me) terms used frequently in the text.TermsBatten − Narrow strip of wood.Bevel (Bevelling) − A cut that is not a right angle.Bradawl − Awl with a beveled tip to make holes in wood for brads or screws.Chamfer − Cut off the edge or corner; bevel.Boss − Enlarged part of a shaft where another shaft is coupled or a wheel or gear is keyed.Broach − To shape a hole with a tapered tool.Carbide − Calcium carbide, used to produce acetylene (C2H2) gas for lighting and welding.Compo − "Composition", like plastic.Creosote − An oily liquid containing phenols and creosols, obtained from coal tar. Used as a woodpreservative and disinfectant. Can cause severe neurological disturbances if inhaled.Deal − A fir or pine board of standard dimensionsFish−plate − A plate bolted to the sides of two abutting railroad tracks.Fretworking − Ornamental design, often in relief.Gasholder Gasometer − Storage container for fuel gas, especially a large, telescoping, cylindrical tank.Gland − The outer sleeve of a stuffing box that prevents leakage past a moving machine part.Glass paper − Paper faced with pulverized glass, like sandpaper.Gudgeon − A metal pivot or journal at the end of a shaft or an axle, around which a wheel or other deviceturns.
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