Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 30, 1974 · Page 48
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June 30, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 48

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t»-J*»** 30,1974 Row, Row, Row Your Raft Steve EMNtM* Row, row, row your raft gently down the stream! uo- mer creates an irresistible urge to get on the water. Since this is the best time of a child's life, why not build him (or her) a modern version of the good old-fashioned Buck Finn raft? The one shown here can be anchored for use as a swimming and diving platform, as well as for fishing and rafting. It's an easy project, something Dad can complete in a couple of evenings. This raft is both easy to build, and easy to transport on top of your ear. It weighs oaly 50 pouads. Evefl without the two toner tubes lashed to the plywood underside, its styro- foam flotation will support 150 pounds. With the two tubes, it can carry as many as four pint-sized sailors. The used inner tubes are inexpensive and available from your local tire dealer. * « * THE PATTERN for building this raft has a complete list of required materials along with step-by-step directions. Only simple hanol tools are required. In fact, this is something a youngster ought tackle himself, with only a little help from Dad. Oaee finished, we'll guarantee that it will make a hit with all young Huek Pinners. Inexpensive, too! To obtain the easy-to-follow Huck Finn Pattern number 534, simply send $1.00 (add 25 cents per pattern for airmail delivery) by cash, check or money order to: Steve Ellingson Sunday Gazette-Mail Patterr Dept. P.O. Box 2383 Van Nuys, Calif. 91409 Other paUeras you will eo joy: #453 Tea-Foot Sailboard . .$1; 0398 Five-Foot Sailboat . . -$2; Booklet picturing over 500 projects . -$1- MOVING? e'.i *r\e «wnitui-« ana appliance* you don" tw«d mith a fast acting. io» cost Gazette Mail Want AO Juit ca'i 348-4318 ana let one o our friendly AdVivxi helo ,ou AOffl your result yettmy ad 1 WANT TO SELL SOMETHING? Use a low cost Gazette-Mail want Ad Over 1.000 people do every day! And they get suits! Just call 343-1M8 ana let one ot ou irienoly AdVisors nelp you word your a Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 Lowe^Un-flation Prices StrikeAgain! Inflation hasn't gone away since we introduced The good news is that UN -FLATION is also still Now for the best news. Lowe's guarantees to hold the Lowe's UN-FLATION prices in April. Rising prices with us. This page shows verified examples of how line on every price in this ad for 10 days. So, if you're and hiffher costs are still with us. That's th*» had ruu/c I nu«i'c Inut nriroc hau» /-raatwl i IM _ri ATirtKj /»· t:»u4 «. u:«u ~,:~^- · i /, i iti n n-ru-m · and higher costs are still with us. That's the bad news. Lowe's low prices have created UN -FLATION on many items. And we renew our pledge to use our 115-store buying power every working day to increase your buying power at Lowe's. tired of high prices, try Lowe's UN-FLATION prices. Here's the Answer Q. -- I have made a table from hickory and now want to put a stain on it. I originally planned to fill the pores of the wood with a filler, but now that the table is put together, I like the effect of the textured wood. I planned on sealing the stain before applying the filler, but now I am skipping the filler, should the stain be sealed? A. -- That is one of the many controversial points on which wood finishing advocates do not agree. I have seen many finishing jobs which look great even though-no sealer of any kind was used -just stain and varnish. Others appeared quite second-rate. ' But sometimes it is difficult to determine which part of the project caused the poor result. For my own part, I have always used a sealer both under and over the stain. And. as they say in baseball. I see no reason to change a winning lineup. : Q. -- Mark me down as one of those people who never seems to have good luck with paint and varnish remover. On my most recent project, 1 followed the instructions on : the can to wait 20 minutes after application before scraping off the old paint. When I went - to scrape off the paint, it resisted my efforts. After scraping the entire surface without " much result, I applied another coat of remover. This time I . decided to wait 40 minutes, but when I got -around to the scraping, the part that had softened had already started to harden again. It took a third coat and a lot of work before I finally got everything off. What am I doing wrong? A. -- Possibly nothing. It may be that the object you were working on had half a dozen or more coats of paint and so was especially stubborn. The correct procedure with the type of remover you obviously used calls for generous brushing of the surface. Don't brush it out as you might do with paint, because you want plenty of remover so that it will penetrate well. Keep a close eye on the work. You'll be able to see when the old paint begins to wrinkle or curl up. Setting a flat'waiting time is riot precise, since the softening process may take a few minutes or half an hour, depending on the number and toughness of the old coats. When the surface has wrinkled, begin scraping. If it doesn't come off with a little elbow grease! stop immediately and apply a second coat right over the first. Wait again, then scrape. The trick is to do the scraping when the old paint has softened and before it rehardens. It is irhpot: tant, after the old finish is removed, to wash the surface thoroughly with whatever liq-' uid is recommended on the remover, container. (The techniques of tarnishing, shellacking, lacquering^ paint removing, bleaching and staining are explained in Andy Lang's helpful booklet, "Wood Finishing in the Home," which can be obtained by sending 30 cents and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Know-How, P.O. Box 477, lluntington, N.Y. 11743.) You've heard that Lowe's holds the line on prices, but you want proof? Well, here it is: the Astra-Lav vanity top sold for $39.95 in 1970, now it costs $1.07 less! REPRODUCED FROM LOWE'S 1970 BUYER'S GUIDE BORIHKWARNER 1=-.- BORGKWARNER ONE PIECE AQUACOVE FIBERGLASS BATH COVE Lovely-to-look-at fiberglass combination tub and shower. Warm and pleasant to bathe in. If you prefer, shower comfortably on the coldest mornings in this warm-to-the-touch fiberglass cove. Walls as smooth as glass are a gem to clean and resist chipping, cracking and marring. You'll be amazed how quickly arid easily it installs. This is one-piece construction. One-piece also means seamless... and the elimination of costly, old-style tile and grouting. It's big--59%" x 35" x 73 1 /4". And it weighs only 113 pounds. This is available in a righthand br :lefthand model. Drop by our place and have a look at it. You'll like what you see. #20104 $3788 ^jjr iM #20232 22" x 25" One Piece Marble Like Lavatory Top Ever thought of having sculptured marble in your bathroom? Well, this is even better! It has 4 times the impact resistance of quarry marble, but all the same good looks. Usually $44.97 Also Available In These Popular Sizes: 22" x 31" #20233 :..$47.88 22" x 37" #20234 $52.88 22" x 49" #20236 $64.88 22" x 61" Double Bowl #20238 $93.88 Avocado or Harvest Gold Bath Cove #20106-8 Porcelain-On-Stee! SINK PACKAGE Save$10-Reg. $54.97 $^97 #26044 36 Inch One-Piece Fiberglass Shower Cove This one is a snap to install and to keep clean. The one-piece construction eliminates leaks and the cracks and crevices that can trap dirt and soap film. Comes with a built-in soap holder and measures 36" W x 35 Vz" D x 74 Vz" H. #20112 Usually $159.97 ·v^B^^F whjte 36" Cove #20111-3.. $149.97 (Harvest Gold, Avocado or Blue) 48" Cove (White) #20117 $149.97 48" Cove #20115 .....$169.97 (Harvest Gold, Avocado or Blue) 48" Size has corner seat. * .$179.88 Single lever faucet. Aerator and pop-up drain. #24938 Tub/shower set. Single lever. . Shower head adjusts. #24842 Single lever sink;* faucet. Spray unit- aerator. #24818-: Your Choke $24.88 HEITMAN FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCING Heitman's southeastern office has arranged.mortgage funding for real estate developers seeking long term, intermediate term, sale-leaseback, construction, land development, standby, secondary and equity financing. For your next project--shopping center, office building, apartment building, condominium, hotel or indus- · trial development--call on Executive Vice President Julian J. Golding or Vice President Harold Leifer. 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Versa-Bath accents and complements any bathroom decor in the very best of taste. #20161 ' Usually $209.97 W 7 Colon : $209.97 Reg. $229.97 HOME OF UN-FLAHON PRICES 19" BATH VANITY A real space saver! This vanity is designed to fit into the space of a standard wall-hung lavatory .. . but, what a difference! Comes complete with deluxe faucet and marble-like top. -20195 Save $10. -- Reg. $84.97 tffff Antigua Modern Bath Closet $69* Ultra-contemporary water closet can be color-coordinated with Versa-Bath and bath vanity for decorator effect. #20151-2. CHARGE IT... AT LOWE'S! PATRICK STREET PLAZA Phone 344-8071 BMnRnMCHHiflni SMRMYS IB TI3NI CUtttSMMY (raster chtrg*

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