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A Novel Lathe Tool Oiler Made of a Varnish Can

A RECENT lathe job required con- stant oiling of the work, and the oiler described here was constructed from spare parts and still gives excellent service.

The container for the oil was an old

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���An old varnish can used for an oil reservoir to supply lubricant to the cutting tool

varnish can carefully cleaned. Soldered into its bottom was a short length of }4 in. iron piping, threaded to take on its lower end a folding gas bracket, as shown. Where the burner is usually screwed on the spout of an oil can this one was soldered on.

The can hangs on the wall back of the lathe and it is a simple matter to place the stream wherever required. A similar oiler was constructed for use with the drill press, with the exception that a curved oil can spout was found necessary in order to get the lubrication close to the drilling. — ^Thomas W. Benson.

��An Easy Way to Cut a Circle from a Glass Plate

A CIRCLE of glass is generally cut with a compass attached to the cutter, but if none is handy, draw a circle on paper, then lay the glass over it, take an ordinary glass-cutter and follow around the line. The circle may

��not be absolutely true but if a little care is taken it will be fairly accurate.

If the cutter is dipped in turpentine or kerosene before using, the work can be accomplished more easily. — C. H. D.

��A Tooth-Brush with Removable Bristle-Pad

THE novel feature of the brush shown in the illustration is that the brush part is separable from the handle. The bristles of the brush are fast- ened to the sides of a small block that slides into the space on the handle provided for it and is held in place by the small ring on the handle, which is slipped up to draw the parts together like a

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��A Method of Mending a Leaky Garden Hose

THE illustration shows how a leak in a hose can be mended satisfac- torily, and how two pieces of hose may be securely joined together. The leaky hose is shown at A and the repair is started by cutting it in two, B. A piece of pipe is then inserted in one end and the two ends joined over it and tied, C. Old brass picture rods, curtain poles and the light iron piping that is used for carrying electric wires into a



��A tube is inserted in the hose ends with the joint centering and then firmly wrapped

house, all make good material for this job. The only point is that it must fit inside the hose. If this work is done well, the hose will be as good as new, and can be made to last for a considerable length of time. — Dr. L. K. Hirshberg.

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