Homemade Contrivances and how to Make Them: 1001 Labor-saving Devices for Farm, Garden, Dairy, and Workshop

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 1897 - House & Home - 621 pages
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The practical, intriguing American devices contained in this handbook come from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay balers. Designed to speed and simplify everything from making your own butter to protecting drain outlets to organizing and storing tools, the easy-to-make mechanisms you'll find here can be just as useful for today's farmer as they were for frontier homesteaders. Discover how to transform odds and ends - scraps of lumber from old building projects, leftover sections of barbed wire, the box spring sitting in the attic - into handy household implements. With the illustrated instructions here, you can make a movable nest for hens, a ribless boat, a contraption to extricate a mired animal, a farm cart with movable racks for larger loads, a wire fence tightener, a fruit picker, a grindstone set and frame, and much more. This book is a boon for the rancher, farmer, craftsman - anyone with a love of the rural life.--COVER.
 

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Contents

Fastenings for Cows
4
The Management of Young Bulls 9 A Convenient IceHook
11
Hay Racks 21 How to Extricate a Mired Animal
23
Making a Hinge
32
SelfClosing Doors
46
HogKilling ImplementsRinging
75
A Farm Cart
105
A Convenient Bailed Box 224 Sawdust for Bedding 225 A Cheap Ensilage Cart 226 Milking and Milking Time 227 A Revolving Sheep Hurdle 228 ...
230
Muck and Peat
407
Potting Strawberry Plants 414 Stand for Berry Baskets 415 Tube for Watering Plants 416 Movable Trellis for Grapes 417 Tool for Cutting Edgings 4...
428
How a Stone Wall Should Be Built 452 Building a Stone Fence 452 Truck for Moving Stones 454 Reinforcing a Stone Wall 454 A Composite Fence ...
464
A Good Garden Fence 465 A Southern Picket Fence 465 Fences of Split Pickets 467 Ornamental Picket Fences 468 Rustic Picket Fences 470 Light Pi...
484
Splicing Barb Wires
492
DogProof Fences
500
Portable Fences of Poles or Wire
511
Flood Fences 519 Portable Tide Fence 527 Watering Place in a Creek 528 CHAPTER X MAKING AND SETTING POSTS
539

A Nest for Sitting Hens 230 BarnYard Economy 231 A Cheap Manure Shed 232 A Sheep Rack 233 A Good Picket Pointer 235 Sterilizing Oven and...
240
A Handy Garden Barrow
247
Farm Appliances
253
Convenient Stable Ventilator 328 Light Needed in Barns 329 Lanterns in the Barn 330 Safety Stick for Mares Halter 330 To Keep a Horse from Jum...
338
Windlass and Tilting Bucket 343 WellCurb of Staves 344 Hemlock for WellCurbs
345
Hauling Barnyard Manure
400
An Improved Wire Gate 586 Taking up the Sag in Gates
588
Top Hinge of Farm Gate
595
Iron Wickets 598 Wooden Wickets 599 Stiles for WireFences
602
Abutments Piers and Railings
614
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