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��the bed piece of one runner to the other. In the front bob use an inch board for this piece, as it must turn. Two pieces of the 2 by 4-in. material about 48 in. long should be nailed in place for the top, covering these with barrel staves cut in half. In the case

���The runners on this bob-sled are made of barrel staves set on knees supporting the top which is also made of staves

��of the front bob a i-in. piece should be used to hold the two top pieces in place. A hole is bored through for the king bolt. It is a good plan to strengthen the front end of the runners by a i-in. strip. Attach the rope by which you will pull the sled, and you have a handy set of bobs that cost prac- tically nothing. — F. E. Brimmer.


��6 or 8 ft. apart, depending on the size of the barn and are tied together by 2 by 4-in. pieces that run crosswise or lengthwise of the structure. These 2 by 4-in. pieces are "dapped," that is, set into the main rafters, almost 1 in. Then to these 2 by 4-in. pieces are nailed 1 by 4-in. pieces in the opposite direction or running from plate to peak, so as to support the roof sheath- ing boards. Since the 2 by 4-in. pieces have been set into the rafters 1 in., these 1 by 4-in. strips will be just flush with the rafters. The rafters are built up out of i-in. boards cut out with a band saw in segments to fit the curve. Mark out the roof pattern on the barn floor and build all rafters before hoisting them into place on the plates. Gothic roofed barns are exceptionally strong on account of their shape ; the mow is free from trusses or cross - beams, but will stand heavy winds in spite of the light framework. These barns are very neat and exception- ally attractive. — W. E. Frudden.

��Fruit-Jar Rubber Ring to Repair Bicycle Tire Puncture

A SATISFACTORY repair for a small puncture in a bicycle inner tube or bicycle single tube can be made by taking a common fruit-jar rubber ring, previously melted by holding over the flame of a match, and applying it over the puncture if in an inner tube, or by forcing it into the puncture if in a single tube. — H. K. Capps.

��Gutting Rafters for Gothic Roof Barn Construction

THE farmer who is anxious to have a barn that is different, distinguished looking, and out of the ordinary and at

��Manner of cutting the material for making a Gothic-roofed barn to provide mow space that is free from trusses or cross-beams

the same time practical and strong will be impressed with the Gothic-roofed barns. The rafters start from the plate and curve to the peak where they meet at a sharp point. The main rafters are placed every

��The Proper Care and Upkeep of a Soldier's Wardrobe

THE 84th Article of War states that "Any soldier who sells or wrongfully disposes of or wilfully or through neglect injures or loses any horse, arms, ammuni- tion, accoutrements, equipment, clothing, or other property issued for use in the mili- tary service, shall be punished as a court martial may direct." The prescribed pun- ishment for violation of the above article is three months confinement at hard labor and forfeiture of two-thirds pay for three months if the value of the articles lost or damaged is less than $20.00; if more than $20.00 and less than $50.00 the penalty is double that given, and if the value is more than $50.00 the penalty is six months con- finement at hard labor and a dishonorable discharge forfeiting all pay and allowances due and to become due. If any of the articles are sold or otherwise wrongfully disposed of the penalty is a dishonorable discharge and from six months to five years confinement at hard labor, depending upon the value of the articles sold or disposed of. Attention is called to the first penalties out- lined, as they apply to "injuring or losing, through neglect." Certainly it behooves the

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