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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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June 14, 1990

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12A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 14, 1990 ............................. River Days Shawn Davis, son of Larry and Lee Davis of Lewlsburg, sits astride his steed at one of the car- nival rides at Island Park. The car- nival was part of the three-day Ronceverte River Festival. The "Anything.That-Floats-And-ls-Not-A-Boat" Race at the Ronceverte River Festival last weekend provided unusual sights. Ed Swepston o! Organ Cave came in first on a surfboard. At left are second-place winners from Loudermilk Trailer Sales of Fairlea, whose watercraft was made from a truck liner. Rowers were Teresa Winfrey, J. D. Louder- milk, Gary Hinkley, and Meta Loudermilk. Close behind are Merwin Schultz (left) and Dave Hamman, both of Snowshoe, on chairs an- chored to a floating platform. ==11 IIIIIInnl IIII IIII III IIII Debra Hodges Scudiere of Mor- gantown brought her daughter Rachel to one of the public per- formances at the new 1,500-seat riverfront amphitheater. I In Priscilla M Hammering, Sawing, Building A Boat Using wood and nails to make things is very satisfying work. I think this is partly because it's exciting to find that the raw materials have sud- denly been transformed into a tan- gible and useful obiect (and who caused it to happen? 'You!). It's also partly because it feels so good to saw a board and to hammer down nails. Pine boards are easy to nail into and come in a large variety of shapes (for example, moldings) and widths. Your lumber yard may have cut-offs and scraps they'll sell you very cheaply or give to you. A medium-to-large hammer is the best size hammer for a child. A light hammer is not heavy enough to make nails go into wood easily with- out swinging it hard, and young chil- dren don't have a good enough aim to swing a hammer safely and accu- rately. A hammer with some heft to it is much easier for a child to use: holding it about half-way down the handle, or even close behind the head, a small child can pound a nail down using the weight of the ham- mer-head as the force that drives the nail into the wood, rather than swinging the hammer in an arc as a bigger person would do. A small size cross-cut saw is the best saw for a small child. Your hardware store may have one. If not, they can order you one. For sawing, it is very helpful to be able to clamp the board to a table or bench. Get a couple of three-inch or larger C-clamps. Hardware stores have them. It's good to have on hand an as- sortment of nails, large, medium and small. It's very satisfying for a 3- or 4-year-old just to hammer nails, even if nothing is being constructed. In fact, the best woodworking project for a 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old to start on is simply hammering nails into a pine board. This will give the child valuable practice. Help the child get ing the nail a couple of with the hammer to make it then let him or her wise to work on a surface don't mind getting nail holes as a longer board or Something To Do Take your child with hardware store and lumber get the tools and materials for your child's ects. Something To To make a simple boat, you'll need a three-t inch pine board at least longer than you want the You'll also need some 4-inch nails to fasten the deck, some smaller some thin string, in case make a railing around the a two-inch nail plus a spool if you want to stack. Draw two straight lines the pointed bow (front boat. Start the first saw cut child and take turns the pencil line. Do the second line. When should be applied only ward stroke. After you've made the boat, the board can I~ straight across to make the length that your child shorter piece of the can be sa~ed off to make which your child can deck, and the spool be nailed to the top of the fore nailing it on, push piece of cardboard, or washer, onto the nail to spool from coming off). That's enough to do in session. Later you and might use sandpaper to rough edges, make a the deck, and paint I J & L Arts, Crafts & Formerly Mandy's Discount Fabrics (Across From IGA) \ Of Fa You just can't lose! Everyone's a winner when it comes to the championship comfort of an Action recliner. And with Store Name's wide selection, it's easy to find a style, color and fabric to satisfy even the fussiest taste! Stop by. You just may find that your comfort get-away is an absolute give-awayY Simply clip out and fill in your coupon then bring it to our store ...no purchase necessary! Craft Su OPEN: Monday thru Thursday 9-4; Friday 10-6; Saturday & Sunday By Save s140| Reg, ~OO0! Deep cham~ei- stitching forms layers pf soothing comfort. issan back recliner with Chippendale leg styling. Save =179! Reg, ~000! Transitional d~ bustiebeck is a space ~]) efficient Wall-SaveP! Save=160! Reg. ~000! Traditional beauty witl~ roll arms and kick pteat skirt. Now You Can Get Up To Rebate Back On Your Also, We have Huge Discounts On All HondaCar In Stock Be Cool & Ride A Nissan Or Honda From Rt. 220, 1 Mile North of Covington 962-7853