SCULPTING WITH PAPER

You can sculpt a full-size likeness of two five-year-old kids from one copy of the Sunday New York Times, if you save the Book Review for yourself. — David Finn, printmaker, New York, New York

 



 

MAKING A SCARF JOINT

Two pieces of wood can be attached end to end by tapering each piece and overlapping the tapers. The splice that is formed is called a scarf joint. For planking a boat, the length of the tapers should be 12 times the thickness of the boards being joined. — Larry Beck, joiner, Ludlowville, New York

 



 

BREATHING THROUGH YOUR HEATER COIL

Check your car’s heater coil for obstructions after you backflush it. If you can blow through it as easily as you can breathe, it’s free of debris. — Steve Overback, radio announcer

 



 

USING CONDOMS

My daddy told me to always take condoms on camping trips. They are great for protecting wrist watches, safeguarding money and other things. One time he didn’t. — Denis Smith, high school counselor, Camarillo, California

 



 

DAIRY

The average dairy farm needs about three acres of land per cow for buildings, crops, and pasture. — William Menzi, Cooperative Extension agent

 



 

PLANNING YOUR TRAINING

Never increase your training by more than 10 percent a week. Increases of 10 to 15 percent every three weeks make more sense. — Ned Frederick, writer, Exeter, New Hampshire

 



 

PAINTING A ROOM

It takes as much time to paint the trim in a room as it does to paint the walls and ceiling. — R. A. Heindl, design engineer, Euclid, Ohio