Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 VI! IRHSR1DCI IIERAln Ftldny. Odobf HOME OF THE WEEK Clean floor Keep them sharp anri ready to use Hone up on tool sharpening Within the past Reiteration the Mooring industry lias under- gone a complete change. New discoveries nnd inven- tions have introduced [loorins materials to compete with hardwood and linoleum which war the accepted floor cover- ins 20 years ago in 98 per cent of all homes. But the new discoveries ,ind i types twse a bit of a problem for the housewife when it j comes to care and cleaning. Here are some helpful hints that should make the job of floor care easier. SHEET VINYL and vinyl OCT. 16-21 Contemporary design is the keynote of this recreation cot- tage. Ingeniously planned for holiday leisure the main lodge becomes the gregarious area with its own angled fireplace In the dining-living room and adjacent corridor kitchen. Rear annex contains two bedrooms with option as to size and ex- tra bathroom. The design Is so contemporary, yet so simple to sdd-an-annex. With its sur- rounding deck the house can ba placed in almost any position on the lot to order to face the most desirable view. One can picture a variety of treatment for this design. The angle bedroom main house with deck in front and stairs down both sides could be a charming waterfront cottage for a young couple without chil- dren. The annex could be add- ed later with the hall enclos- ing stairs to a level higher up from the waterfront. The two extra bedrooms could even added right behind the main house without the corridor hall. Order Book from: Home Plan- ning, 40 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario, (Copyright 1372. Toronto gtar Syndicate.) Hy I'lX Since many tools have cut- ting cdpes. a tool to keep them sharp should be among them. Simple sharpening equipment includes a mill file or a stone, preferably both. Ciet yourself a silicon carbide stone which is available in a large variety of shapes and sizes As you get experience you will want to try out some of these varieties winch include more than one grit as well. These artificial stones have replaced natural stones and so 1 it is now possible to get both a coarse and n fine grit in ttie same stone. Sometimes more than sharp- ening is needed As tools be- come extremely dull and mck- ed they need grinding. Use a grindstone or emery wheel. If you use a power-operated wheel for grinding, make certain you i don't overheat the blade. Homogrctf Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIC I snclcse Si.CIO fplus 25 cents for handling and mail- ing? for the fourth ndilion of "Suburban and Country Homes" f I enclose 50 cents ''plus 15 centi for handling and for the book of duplex and multiple home designs. t Please send free brochure showing sample "Home or the Week" designs and other design booVj available. Please send nn order form so thai 1 moy order builder't pirns For the design shown NAME ADDRESS YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. tile is considered by many to overheating will cause it to be the most durable of all j !ose its 0jp the tool resilient-type flooring. It will, m water now tnell lo cooi not absorb oil, grease or dirt I j( and requires minimum care, Wltn Vinyl asbestos contains a bevel along one surface must be small amount o! vinyl larger amounts of moisture resistant asbestos. II is porous j and therefore requires more upkeep but it is less expensive j and wears very' well. Vinyl, however, will not re- sist yellowing with age when: low quality floor waxes are used. When this occurs, strip (he wax with a recognized cleaner, let stand for a few minutes, remove the stripper.; rinse thoroughly and then allow the floor to dry. Then apply a detergent resistant floor wax, let dry and buff. The main point to remember is to strip the old wax fre- quently to guard against yel- lowing. ASPHALT and rubber tile will not resist discoloration eith- er and again stripping Ls re- quired and use the same meth- od as for vinyls. Linoleum should only be In- stalled on above grade floors. It is durable and resists mois- ture and grease but not alka- line substances such as lye j and ammonia. Cork floors are fairly expen- j sive but are very quiet and i soft underfoot. Cork is low in i durability and. will degenerate as it ages. It may fade and has low resistance to oil and grease and stains easily. To clean, use a recommend- ed wax stripper and cleaner solution before applying a new coat of wax. Linoleum floors can be j cleaned in the same manner. 1 HARDWOOD flooring w a s i lifted as far hack as the medi- I eval days of kings and castles and is still widely accepted. After a new hardwood floor has been installed it is sand- ed, sealed, varnished and usu- reground so that the bevel Is retained. MosL tools are bevel- ed at 25 degrees. As you grind, move the blade back and forlli so that it is ground evenly. After it Is ground, the blade is sharpened on an oilstone. It is the oil in the stone that pre- vents overheating. Use a light machine oil lo keep the stone treated. I Should stone get clogged after repeated use, place it in un oven and then away the oil that the heat brings to the surface. i Grinding and sharpening are I done against the edge. If you are using a revolving wheel, then the wheel should turn lo- ward the tool. If you are honing I (sharpening) the blade by nib bing it against a stone, then move it in a circular motion holding the blade raised slight- ly. This will put the pressure against the edge. Some tools can be touched up with a file. This is especially true of garden tools. Work is easier if you clamp the tool to be sharpened in a i vise. Retain the old bevel if 1 there was one. Grass shears. ncidentally, have no bevel along the edges that meet. Spades and hoes kept sharp will make your work easier. The blade of a rotary mower s sharpened by first removing it from the mower and then mounting in a vise. A file will both sharpen ami remove nicks. Reel mowers are not sharp- ened by touching up the blades on the reel but by touching up the bed knife with a file or a stone, (Newspaper Kntcrprise GRINDING REMOVES NICKS FOR GRASS SHEARS, TIN SNIPS, ETC., USE OIL STONE TO FINISH SHARPENING SHARPEN KMIFE WITH A SHARPENING STEEL DRAW KNIFE Our Building Industry Consulting Service helps architects, engineers and developers to control the communications explosion. jrfTVS'': BRIGHT JEWELS OF COLOR with the formation of salt crys- tals on the surface of the soil and the rim of the pot which cause the leaves to rot. ALL thruogh ttie year the bright jewels oi color of the Saintpaulia or Afri- can Violet will decorate your home. Under fluorescent lights, flowering in the dull days of Occasionally water copiously from the top and allow the wa- ter to drain thoroughly through the drainage holes so as to flush winter is more successful per- i thesc saUs dmm out of lhc haps than on an ordinary win- rertilize twjce a for sln. dowsill, although an East win- dow is very good. These lovely plants belong to the Gesneriad family which also includes thi gles and for doubles, every ten days. Miniature Violets are so ap- pealing. These are exact repli- ally coated with a thin wax. i This wax, however, will not last long. For old hardwood floors that have become worn in I spots due to heavy traffic the Culture is generally the same area may have to be sanded Gloxinia. They were discovered cas of (hc spcclracn in the ram forests of central j lants Thc miniatures Africa towards the close of the approximately incncs m last century by Baron von Saint Paul-niaire, and were found growing in pockets of decaying diameter and are best in 2 inch pots. The semi-miniatures are a little larger, eight inches vegetation to limestone cliffs. or sli htl acr African Violets grow best in in inch humusy soil and a daytime pots. For aparlmems and temperature of 70 to 80 degrees is limitH, F and a few degrees cooler a thcse (ieligmfu, mtlo ,.lnls nrc mgnt. fn their native habitant idca! -lllc !o] am] nover in order to bring back the original beauty. All flooring should have daily attention lo avoid dirt and dust particles from being ground in. ft is best to use a soft hair broom or dust mop to whisk over floors every) day. Tears necessary they receive 12 hours of filter- ed sunlight each day, and while they like a lot of light, they cannot stand direct sunlight, es- pecially during the hot days of summer. They can, however, he grown in a south or wrst win- dow if they are grown in ed" light, that is, behin'l a net curtain. African tolerate drafts, which often cause the leaves to unit, and if this is not understood and the plant is watered because it Is thought more water is required, this could cause rotting. They need to be kept moist but not overly wet, hut if unsure, it is best to keep them somewhat, on the dry side than the opposite. When watering, I Hke to use quite warm water, almost hot to the touch. Violets thrive nnd best in a atmrv sphere. To provide the hitmklity necessary you can miM the plants over several times a week or set the on a tray filled v.iih fine gravel, etc. While it. is a sfood rtica 10 v.rii'T from the hollorn of the pot hy putting in a pan of to prevent spotting the foliage. eventually this leads to trouble coloring are the same as the standarci varieties. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS as for normal sized plants. The compost consists of a good mix- ture where the roots can pen- etrate easily. There are many combinations that one could ex- periment with but the one T like to use is equal parts of loam and peat moss with one part of coarse sand and to each bushel of soil mixture add one cup of superphosphate and one cup bonemeal. As miniatures are grown in smaller pots, one must remember they dry out faster so must be watered more often, i When feeding use any African! IO ClCcIl! eyGS Violet fertilizer, diluting to one-1 quarter the strength, in warm' Tears continually bathe the water (never cornea, thus helping it to clear An east windowsill In the it of foreign particles, such as kitchen, especially during the dust and hairs, and keep it from winter when there is steam drying out, which would re- from the cooking, and shaded j suit in blindness. i from the hot sun in summer, is fine. African Violets, especially miniatures, have comparatively small root systems so, there- fore, do not overpol. A layer of fine gravel with some horticul- tural charcoal placed in the bot- tom of the not will help to pro- vide good drainage and keep the earth sweet, 1 have seen The communications explosion occurs when a building can no longer keep pace with its tenants' growth. When new or expanding communications syslems outstrip a building's ability to accommodate the necessary wiring and equipment needs. That's when problems begin. Serious problems, for everyone concerned. You can prevent them now, before your next building gets underway. Just by planning ahead. And our people will help you. Plan now lor the complex communications facilities which make a modern building an efficient place lo work or live If these plans are made before the blueprints are finished, no one will have to make expensive alterations later. Or add unsightly wiring. Or worse, be forced to do without badly- needed communications systems. The symptoms ol the communications explosion. For help in planning ahead, call AGTs Building Industry Consulting Service. They'll help you plan ahead so that a communications explosion doesn't catch you oil guard. And their time and services are free. Call collect: in Edmonton 425-4901; in Calgary 261-3311, BUILDING INDUSTRY CONSULTING SERVICE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES r Lobsters are marine crustaceans with large pin- nerlikc clav.s of unequal size adapted to crushme their prey. Thc World Al- manac notes that growing Johslers must "shed" their shells before increasing in which leaves them vulnerable until tbr: m-.vr shr'll fnnns. 'Ihcy h.r.e a remarkable, ability to rc- stnrc a lost leg nr claw. knterptjsa Aseo- living room under a readme lamp, which seems to suit them to perfection. !n attractive con- tainers, they can add much lo indoor living. Remove all side shcots and outer leaves to help keep the plant symmetrical and small NOTK: All qncfitirins Rtlonld he sent with self arhjrrssed- slamped. rnvelrtpp In Mrs, I. Ft. Voting, M2D Centre B. .St. N.W.. Calgary 43. Hue to the numher fit Irtlrrs asking more lhan onr? rjuestinn it is rE'qursteri in fiilnrr rnrjuirins thnt only rjnrstinn bf. snhmittc-d rach titir ns il is impossible for Mrs. Young rpply to all correspondence and do hPr practical garden- ing c Private Stock RYE WHISKY TORONTO, ONI VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA The whisky a man saves for himself ...and his friends. 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