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Baloo's Bugle

 

April 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 9
May 2004 Theme

Theme: My Home State
Webelos: Handyman & Outdoorsman
  Tiger Cub:
Activities

 

 

WEBELOS

HANDYMAN

Circle Ten Council

POUND, POUND, POUND THAT NAIL

Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pound, pound, pound your nail

Pound it right on through!

If you miss and pound your thumb,

Then it will turn bright blue.

TOOLBOX SONG

Tune: I知 a Little Teapot

I知 a pair of pliers just because

Here is my handle here are my jaws

CHORUS:

Keep me in your toolbox bright and new

Take me out and I値l work for you.

I知 a coping saw that痴 strung too tight

Pull me then push me to use me right.

CHORUS

I知 a big strong hammer, a mighty tool.

Hit the nails only, that痴 the rule.

CHORUS

I知 a happy C-clamp; tell you what I do,

I eat board sandwiches filled with glue.

CHORUS

I知 a handy wood plane, give me a try.

I can help you out if your door痴 too high

CHORUS

HANDYMAN HINTS

       Place Dad痴 old sock over shoes when painting.

       For plugged drains, mix 1-cup salt and 1-cup baking soda and pour down drain. Follow with kettle of boiling water.

       To seal a tiny leak in a plastic garden hose, touch the hole lightly with the tip of a Phillips head screwdriver that has been heated over a flame. The plastic will melt enough to plug the hole.

       Weeding is less tedious with the right toll. A claw hammer will pull out weeds by the clump. An apple corer is also an excellent weeder - it doesn稚 disturb the roots of adjacent plants

TOOL CADDY

A neat carrier for garden tools is an old golf bag. It痴 got pockets for tools, even a place to hang a towel, and you can whisk it along on its built-in wheels. Just roll it in the garage until you need it again.

GARDEN TOOL FIRST AID

Garden tools stow quickly and stay dry in a pail filled with sand. Mix sand with a little oil to keep the tools from rusting and to keep their edges sharp. If garden tools have rusted, clean them with a cork dipped in scouring cleaner.

STICK WITH WICKETS

Thread your garden hose through croquet wickets to keep it from running over your flowers.

IN THE BAG

An easy yard clean-up carrier is an old TV tray table. Remove the tray, and then hang a plastic garbage bag on the open framework between the legs.

OFF THE WALL

Prune shrubbery and trees to keep them from touching the house. The leaves retain moisture, which causes the paint to blister and peel.

FLOWER BOX SPLATTER CONTROL

Keep rain from splattering dirt out of your window box onto your window by placing a layer of gravel on top. The gravel will also keep the soil from drying out.

UNDER COVER

Paint the under side of your metal garbage can lid with rustproof paint so condensation from wet garbage won稚 damage the paint on the lid.

STORAGE BOX

Paint a design on a discarded mailbox.

Use it to store barbecue supplies, paper cups, and plastic utensils

 

 

 

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