Games of Skill and Conjuring; Including Draughts, Dominoes, Chess, Morrice

Games of Skill and Conjuring; Including Draughts, Dominoes, Chess, Morrice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... these lines being adjusted, straight lines must be made on the outer circle, as C, E, to make the straight tops of the sides of the basket exactly parallel with the inner hexagon. The outer form of the basket being thus delineated on the card-board, if the young artist wishes to make any ornaments upon the sides, he must draw and cut them out carefully ere he separates the sides from the surrounding board. The ornament shown in our figure is well adaped for this shaped basket, and has a pretty effect when cut through, and a delicately tinted, paper put behind it. When detaching the side-pieces from the sheet of card-board and inner hexagon, the operator must be cautious to cut with great steadiness and accuracy; and when joining the sides together, he should use the wire clamps to hold them in their proper places till the cement is quite dry. A Basket With Bent Sides.--The plan of this basket is similar to that of the former, but as its sides are curved inwards, a different method of shaping them is necessary. After the inner and outer hexagons have been drawn, and the squares of the sides adjusted, to give them the proper degree of curve, put the point of the compasses in A, and afterwards in B, and draw with the pencil point of the compasses two ares which intersect each other in C; this done, place the compass point at C, and then describe the arc A B, which will give the necessary curve to one side, and then from the points D and E draw two arcs crossing each other at F. From this last point the arc T E, may be described, and care must be taken that F is precisely the same distance from D and E that C is from A and B, otherwise the curve of the sides will not be true. To produce the curved line, G, for the top of the side, the compass point...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577906
  • 9781236577900