Ideal Home Life - online book

A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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of the first one. It is fastened together with a cord as de­scribed above. Cord is started at A and continues around fastening at D, C, and B to A again. Cover with paper. Notice how the cord called the "bridle" is attached at each of the corners. The tail fastened at A is long and made of short pieces of paper folded up and tied about the middle with the string of the tail. A piece of cloth finishes it.
Tailless Kites
The tailless kite must be worked out carefully. This has a vertical stick called a spine, 2l1/2 feet long and two horizontal pieces about the same length. The crosspieces are bowed about 10 per cent, of the length, the upper one the larger bow. String the edge, and cover loosely. The bridle is attached at A, B, and C.
A box kite has four sticks 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch by 30 inches, eight struts 1/4 inch by 3/8 inch by 12 inches, two stretcher sticks 3/8 inch by 3/8 inch by 30 inches; about two yards of cam­bric. Cut out the sticks to proper dimensions. Place the corner sticks together, and lay out the spaces for the struts. (The
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