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���FOR the person always carrying a camera in the woods in search of pictures the wigwam illustrated will be of considerable interest, as the tripod of the camera equipment is used for the sup- port. The other necessary parts are four pieces of 2-in. material % in. thick, two 23 in. long and two 28 in. long, three small blocks, three hinges, two pieces of M-in. rope, each 9 ft. long and 4 yards of cloth 34 in. wide. The four pieces are fastened together as shown at A, placing the hinges on the ends of the joining parts. One of the blocks is cut like a triangle and fastened at the back to one piece as shown. The other two blocks are cut rectangular and nailed to the inside surfaces on the ends of the pieces not joined with a hinge. Holes are bored in these blocks about }/% m - deep to admit the ends of the tripod legs. Holes ]4: in. in diameter are bored through the pieces as at B, C, D and E.

��A loop about 5 in. in diameter is made of a scrap of cord or rope and placed over the top of the tripod after the feet are set i-n the holes bored in the blocks. Tie a knot in one end of one rope and run the opposite end through the hole B, up over the loop, down and through the hole C; draw up snugly and tie the end. Run the other rope through the holes D, E and the loop in the same manner, and tie knots in the ends.

A stick with a notch in each end and about 16 in. long is placed in the tripod at F before the last rope is drawn in place. When this is complete the frame may be picked up and carried without fear of its falling apart.

The cover may be of burlap, canvas, duck, denim or muslin. It is made of two pieces, each 2 yards long. Sew them together as shown in the illustration.

���The two pieces of cloth are sewed together in an L-shape, then wrapped around the tripod legs, and tied down to form the wigwam top, with a front opening at the point where there is no base


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