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Tips on how to use acrylic plastic to make a stairway child-safe.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1971 (v.49#12) pg. 102

Tip: How to child-proof a toolbox without a padlock.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1980 (v.58#2) pg. 60

Crafted with caution. Pertinent facts for the toy maker to consider when building for children.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 37

A fender for your woodstove. Surround your stove with a guard rail made from plumbing fittings to keep children from burning themselves. Est. cost: $55.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 72

Tips on "childproofing" your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 57

Tip on covering a lampcord with clear plastic tubing to prevent it being chewed through by a small child or pet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 43

Tip on gluing a rubber eraser to the underside of countertop corners to protect children's heads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 63

Kid-proof drawers. Strips of self-adhesive "Velcro" are used to lock drawers against small children.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 41

Correct spacing for balusters in guardrails and handrails which meet the Uniform Building Code for child safety.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 8

Suggested spacing for stairway balusters to prevent small children from crawling through.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 6

Spare your child. Tips on preventing childhood accidents. Looks at furniture, gates, toys, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 48

Adjustable solid-wood door guard expands to fit most doorways. Used to limit access by toddlers.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 60

Adjustable window guard expands to fit a window opening and prevent small children from climbing through open windows.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 60

Child-safety solutions. Safety ideas look at cribs, electrical shocks, kitchen stoves, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #768 Sep 1992 (v.88) pg. 26

Stairway safety gate will prevent small children from climbing or playing on stairs.
HOMEOWNER Sep-Oct 1983 (v.8#5) pg. 32

Tip: How to make a stairway guard for small children from hardware cloth.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 71

Tip: Make your own "safety latches" to prevent small children from opening cupboard doors and/or drawers.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 13

Build a "fence" from PVC pipe and fittings to keep children away from a woodstove.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #152 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 43

Child-proof safety device for rocker-style locks on car doors is made from a wire coat hanger.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1987 (v.164#6) pg. 24

Tip: How to latch a door slightly open for ventilation, but still make it impossible for a child to open the door.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 118

Tips on protecting children from dangerous photographic chemicals.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1983 (v.90#3) pg. 98

Push-button electronic lock circuit protects power tools from children.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 98
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1972 (v.200#2) pg. 10

Tip: How to make a child-proof locking mechanism for a cupboard. Uses an Allen wrench as the key.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1979 (v.215#3) pg. 136

Keyless padlock is suitable for keeping small children inside gates and away from unsafe areas.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 181

Wooden guard prevents small children from turning the burner knobs on a gas stove.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1980 (v.217#5) pg. 136

Tip: Use foam pipe-insulation material on the edge of tables, fireplace hearths, and other protrusions which may be accidentally hit by small children.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1987 (v.230#2) pg. 128
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE May 1987 (v.230#5) pg. 6

Tip on locking up to four shop cabinet drawers at one time.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #67 Jul 1992 (v.12#1) pg. 9

Tip on using "Velcro" to secure dangling cords on blinds, sunscreens, etc. out of the reach of small children.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.3#8) pg. 8

How to child-proof a discarded appliance.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1965 (v.36#10) pg. 75

Think small. Advice on keeping children from being injured in your workshop.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1989 (v.38#9) pg. 42

Photos of two styles of child-restraining gates for doorways.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 150

Lightweight gate consisting of a PVC pipe frame and fabric panel keeps toddlers from climbing stairs.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 130

Tip: How to use plate glass, volleyball nets and fish netting to prevent young children and/or pets from falling through an open railing.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 175

Gate to block pets or children from a stairway without cutting off sight, sound or air circulation. Dowels are set in a wooden frame.
SUNSET Mar 1985 (v.174#3) pg. 170

Child-proof stairtop gate is made from two large louvered shutters with a fold-down wooden bar that fits over the top to secure them.
SUNSET Sep 1986 (v.177#3) pg. 133

Tips on how to lessen common home hazards for toddlers.
SUNSET Jan 1987 (v.178#1) pg. 54

Colorful cutouts (made from Contact paper) help prevent glass-door accidents.
SUNSET Apr 1988 (v.180#4) pg. 168

Hunting down home hazards. Advice from an expert.
SUNSET Sep 1992 (v.189#3) pg. 118

Tip on dyes and lacquers suitable for dipping children's wooden toys.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 104

Securing drawers from inquisitive children without using locks.
WOOD MAGAZINE #27 Feb 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 22

Tip: Protect children from sharp corners by attaching pieces of pipe insulation with hotmelt adhesive.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 14

Use twist-lock plugs on power tools to make them more childproof.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 18

Tips on selecting paints and finishes for use on children's toys.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1075

Workshop income. Toys and children's articles. An outline of the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 12

Non-toxic finishes for wooden eating utensils, childrens toys, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 20

Tip: Childproof your workshop by installing NEMA L5-15R radial locking receptacles.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 20

Child-safe workshop. Convert a standard metal electrical outlet box to a padlocked "safe" that prevents power tools from being plugged in.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 59