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  • A Truly 3D Film

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    Krista Peryer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Using a FormLabs Form 1 3D printer, artist Julien Maire has created a 3D-printed, truly 3D movie. And no need for those special 3D glasses, either. The artist’s new film Men At Work uses stereolithography, an additive manufacturing that produces one layer at a time by curing photo-reactive resin with […]Read more on MAKE
  • How to Line a Cedar Closet

    This Old House: How-To And Repair
    25 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lining your closet with cedar is relatively easy when you use tongue-and-groove boards
  • Declaring war on carpenter ants

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  • How to remove a stump (Part 1)

    Home Construction Improvement
    Jeff Williams
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    How to Remove a Stump without breaking your back or the bank (Part 1) Last year I cut down a large maple tree in the yard that was only 10 feet from the house. The previous owners never should have planted it that close. Over the years as it grew, the roots started getting bound… Home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Behind The Scenes With Taulman 3D

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    Caleb Kraft
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    I recently discovered that Taulman 3D, a filament maker is located somewhat near some relatives of mine. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to swing by and get a chance to talk to Thomas Martzall, the man behind Taulman. If you’re unfamiliar, you should hop onto his site and check […]Read more on MAKE
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  • Behind The Scenes With Taulman 3D

    Caleb Kraft
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    I recently discovered that Taulman 3D, a filament maker is located somewhat near some relatives of mine. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to swing by and get a chance to talk to Thomas Martzall, the man behind Taulman. If you’re unfamiliar, you should hop onto his site and check […]Read more on MAKE
  • The Custom Engraving Of Hank Robinson

    Caleb Kraft
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
      The Dremel booth at Maker Faire New York was a pretty cool place to be this year. We already talked about the new 3D printer, and one of the artists that was there. I’d like to share the other artist that was there as well. This is Hank Robinson, […]Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Vomiting Doll Punch Bowl Fountain

    Andrew Salomone
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Nothing signifies a rousing shindig like the distinct sound of splattering vomit, especially when it's a Halloween party based on the infamous horror film The Exorcist!Read more on MAKE
  • A Truly 3D Film

    Krista Peryer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Using a FormLabs Form 1 3D printer, artist Julien Maire has created a 3D-printed, truly 3D movie. And no need for those special 3D glasses, either. The artist’s new film Men At Work uses stereolithography, an additive manufacturing that produces one layer at a time by curing photo-reactive resin with […]Read more on MAKE
  • Exclusive First Look: Inventables’ Sleek New “3D Carving” Machine Is the Designer’s Dream CNC Router

    Mike Senese
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Inventables wants to put CNC milling on designers’ desktops, and they are releasing a stylish machine called Carvey to help make it happen.Read more on MAKE
 
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  • October 21, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

    Tim Carter
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    There's so much to talk about I don't know where to start. First, each day I'm getting my strength back from the kidney stone procedure. I want to thank you for your good wishes and if you sent me tips and tricks to prevent future kidney stones. It turns out the Los Angeles urologist who treated me created a really top-notch website all about kidney stones. It's got videos of the procedure I had, it's got all the myths, but most importantly it's got the real scoop on PREVENTION. I urge you to visit Dr. Mike Nguyen's website: KidneyStoners.org   Vote NOW for Winner of the Color My Door…
  • How to Add a New Front Porch Light

    Tim Carter
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Robert and Sharon need some light on their front porch in Florence, KS. "We bought a older ranch house that doesn't have a front porch light or switch. How can we add one? And where would we get the power source from?" Well, this is an open-ended question to be sure! There are so many variables. It is a solid masonry house? Is it a simple frame home with an open basement where it's easy to fish a cable up into the wall next to the front door? Is it acceptable to have the light on the wall right next to the door, or do you want it in the ceiling of the porch away from the house's exterior…
  • Fill Holes in Hardwood Floor

    Tim Carter
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Jane Belanger, who lives in Louisville, KY - just down the Ohio River from Skyline Chili, had good intentions when she took up some carpeting. "What is the easiest way to fill in 1,500 screw holes in hardwood flooring? I removed the wall-to-wall carpeting to  expose a nice hardwood floor except that someone had screwed 1500 screws into the flooring. I removed all the screws (2" each one) but now need to fill the holes. Any suggestions?" Well, Jane, the easy answer is use wood putty, stain it and hope for the best. But I'm afraid you'll end up with a polka-dot floor that will look not so…
  • Crawlspace Waterproofing

    Tim Carter
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Quick Column Summary: Problem with water entering crawlspace A crawlspace below grade is similar to a pond Waterproof your basement by diverting the water   DEAR TIM: I've got a chronic problem with water entering the 4-foot-tall crawlspace under the duplex I live in. This year has been bad with all the rain we're having. We installed a swale, but that has not helped. I know the ground water is causing the problem, but I'm at my wits end how to solve it. Is there a magic silver-bullet solution that will keep the water out of the crawlspace? Mike H., Marysville, MO DEAR MIKE: Hundreds of…
  • Flipping Deck Boards

    Tim Carter
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Patrick McNeill, who is revitalizing his deck in Woodstock, GA asks: "Can I flip my deck boards instead of replacing them. They are treated lumber." You bet you can flip them. There's no harm in doing so. While you're at it, be sure to clean off any debris from the top of the support joists and check for rot at those locations. When reinstalling the decking, keep at least 1/4-inch spacing for ventilation and easy cleaning in the future. Be sure to clean the wood with Certified organic oxygen bleach like my Stain Solver. Then use a medium-pigmented penetrating wood sealer to prevent future…
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  • The Nuts and Bolts: New Website Offers Remodeling Reality Check

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    RemodelEinstein.com Helps Homeowners and Residential Remodeling Contractors RemodelEinstein.com, a new website whose mission is to help homeowners achieve remodeling success, is making residential remodeling contractors across the country very happy. "Contractors have written us nice letters saying, 'Finally, a website I can feel comfortable recommending to homeowners. I can't wait to share it,'" said Monica D. Higgins, founder of the online remodeling resource. "Remodel Einstein shows homeowners the truth – remodeling is not an easy, concise process featuring hunky…
  • Lawn Edging to Add the Finishing Touch

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Lawn edging is an often forgotten part of yard design, yet it can create unique details in your outdoor space. With so many types of edging available, it can be difficult to decide whether to use premade edging or create your own using other materials. Here are a few ideas you can use to really customize your space and take your landscaping to the next level. Metal and Plastic Edging These materials can be helpful in outlining any lawn with a fun, wavy design, which can be difficult to create with other materials. They can also be helpful for lining...
  • What We're Working On: My Smart Locks

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    My house is getting smarter, and until I finish building my robot butler the next step in the process is installing a smart lock on the front door. The Okidokeys system seems like a good place to start because it works with the existing deadbolt and still allows for manual operation, so it’s not a huge commitment. The Install This is really simple and if you’re a regular DIYer, pretty intuitive. Remove the inner thumb-turn on the deadbolt and replace it with the Okidokeys unit. It screws directly to the lock and it sits firmly in place. You have several...
  • DIY Office Party: Turn a Pumpkin Into a Keg

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Here on the 10th floor of the DoItYourself Building, we’re always looking for a project we can do in the office. If that project involves beer, so much the better. In celebration of October and the approach of Halloween (and because it was a Friday) Samuel Adams sent us a sample of their Great Pumpkin Keg Kit and being diligent product testers (we are all over 21) we decided to try it out. Step 1 – Acquire a Sizeable Pumpkin Our pumpkin was a bit bigger around than a basketball, and could have held 10 or maybe 12 beers, although...
  • A Mushroom Invasion: How to Deal With the Fungi in Your Lawn

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Although they can be unsightly in a plush lawn, mushrooms can actually be beneficial for grass. Mushrooms feed on decaying material and in doing so, release nutrients into the ground. Where does that decaying material come from? Well, it can be anything from animal waste to sawdust, to dead tree roots or grass clippings. They can also be a sign that your lawn has areas of poor drainage or is under too much shade. What Is a Mushroom? It is a fungus. The mushroom that you see (the part above ground) is just the tip of the problem. The visible...
 
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  • How to Field a Ground Ball

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Fielding ground balls is a baseball fundamental that seems simple but takes a lot of practice to perfect. You've got to be on your toes - literally - and ready to react quickly when the ball comes shooting toward you. You need to practice getting in the right position, approaching the ball correctly and rising to throw the ball in one smooth motion. See Step 1 to learn how. Steps Getting in Position Assume your "baseball ready" position. Before the pitch is even thrown, you should be standing a ready position. Stand on the balls of your feet with your knees slightly bent and your glove in…
  • How to Dress for a First Date

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Most relationships are built on a series of first impressions, and a first date is a prime opportunity to forge a stronger connection with someone. While it's not an exact science, see step 1 to get started dressing for your first date. Steps Dressing as a Guy Dress for the occasion. Obviously, you're not going to wear a three-piece suit to go on a hike, so make sure you know what's appropriate for your first date. What you want to do with your outfit is make a good impression on your date and dressing inappropriately is a sure way to not impress![1] For casual settings like a going to a…
  • How to Interrogate Someone

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The gathering of information from an unwilling participant is a tricky process. Whether you're part of an internal investigation into corporate crime or you're trying to find out if your teenager is lying about smoking that pot, many of the techniques in this wikiHow can help you. Every situation is different, though, so make sure to really tailor your approach. Just get started with Step 1 to learn how to interrogate successfully and accurately. Steps Acting the Part Act friendly and casual. Studies and empirical evidence have consistently shown that the best way to get a confession from a…
  • How to Create a Zombie Costume

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Zombies! Even though they are stone cold, slow-paced horrors from the grave, they are a hot trend right now and a popular choice for Halloween costumes. Fortunately, the zombie costume is also reasonably simple to put together, provided you don't go into deep makeup effects. This straightforward tutorial for zombifying your clothing and appearance is aimed at readers who are new to the world of zombie costuming and will provide you with a look suitable for Halloween, parties, zombie walks/races or even homemade movies. Steps Decide on your zombie type. There are plenty of examples to go by,…
  • How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    With all the carving to be done during Halloween season, why not make a healthy, delicious seasonal snack from the leftovers? It's easy to roast pumpkin seeds, and they make a yummy end to a pumpkin carving session. Steps Scoop all of the pumpkin's stringy insides out of the pumpkin and into a bowl. You could use your hands, a large spoon, or some object from a carving kit. Separate the seeds from the flesh and strings. It's not that easy. One way to do it is to put the combined seeds and flesh in a strainer and run water through it as you rub the seeds between your fingers, separating them…
 
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    Home Construction Improvement

  • Kohler Introduces Smaller-Sized Generator Units

    Todd Fratzel
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    8, 10 and 12 kW Generators Make Standby Power More Accessible KOHLER, Wis. – September 23, 2014 – Kohler® Generators is rolling out a complete new line of standby generators designed for homeowners with fewer power requirements, and who are looking for the performance and reliability of a KOHLER... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to remove a stump (Part 1)

    Jeff Williams
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    How to Remove a Stump without breaking your back or the bank (Part 1) Last year I cut down a large maple tree in the yard that was only 10 feet from the house. The previous owners never should have planted it that close. Over the years as it grew, the roots started getting bound… Home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish Preview

    Todd Fratzel
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Professional Quality Urethane That’s Incredibly Easy To Use Over the years I’ve spent countless hours applying urethane to furniture, floors and trim work. The task was often tedious, extremely odorous and difficult to get professional looking results. Also, because traditional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Certificate Of Occupancy | What Is It?

    Todd Fratzel
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Certificate Of Occupancy The final step in the permitting process for new construction is typically the Certificate Of Occupancy. The Certificate Of Occupancy (CO) is issued by the local or state government certifying that the building structure complies with current building codes and is suitable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vinyl Siding Leaks – Period!

    Todd Fratzel
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Understanding The Limits of Vinyl Siding Today as I was driving home for lunch I passed a new home under construction and witnessed something that really bothered me. A contractor was installing vinyl siding on a new home that was sheathed with OSB. However, there was one very crucial detail... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rambling Renovators

  • Best of Etsy: 2015 Calendars

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Have you started on your holiday shopping? I'm determined to be ahead of the game this year. I make it a goal every year but I really want to have all my gifts bought before December. That month should be reserved for baking and eating and merry-making (and not the stress shopping I usually do)!One thing I've ticked off the list is buying a calendar for one of my girlfriends. Ok, so I bought one for me too. But how can I resist? Etsy is my shopping source of choice for calendars and I've rounded up some of the prettiest ones out there.You can see these and more in my collection, Best of Etsy:…
  • Making Family Dinner Special

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Now that that the weather has turned decidedly fall-like, I’m craving heartier food. Do you feel like that too? I say bring on the soups, the stews, and the pasta. World Pasta Day is on October 25th (did you know there was such a thing?) and Barilla has asked me to share my tips on creating a family dinner to celebration the occasion. I'm all for enjoying a good meal with your family and making pasta night feel a bit more out of the ordinary.Feature your family’s favourite pasta dishes. My pasta dish of choice is usually thicker noodles in a cream or rose sauce. Sean prefers his filled…
  • The Love List

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How cute is this decoupaged pumpkin? Via Homey Oh My!Great advice from a seasoned blogger. And you should give this a listen too.Better ways to ask "How was school today?"Doggies with party hats. Adorable!Barbie's a fashion blogger?!I'm crushing on the historical details in this homeEeek, it's two weeks to Halloween and I have an Elsa cape to make. Here's a no sew Elsa costume if you need one for your snow queenPumpkin pie truffles? Yes please!We're all in deep waterA photo from the cutting room floor... doesn't it remind you of an M. Night Shyamalan movie? Creepy!
  • A Back Porch Makeover

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Have you ever had days that just seemed to disappear? That's what much of the past month has felt like. In the blink of an eye, summer faded and I never shared with you how the rest of the back porch makeover turned out. It used to look like this:And now it looks like this:I have to tell you - I'm loving this space. Just painting the walls and floors completely transformed it. It feels so much more inviting and cleaner. I love walking around without my shoes now. That never happened before! The other thing that is happening is napping. Fall naps outside, curled up under a blanket, are pretty…
  • Planning A Paris Family Vacation

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I first went to Paris in 2007 on my honeymoon. I did all the touristy things that one must do when you visit this beautiful city - boat ride down the Seine, a visit to the Louvre, eating of copious amounts of crepes and macarons and steak frites. We made a vow to try and come back every five years if we could and show our daughter our favourite city. We fell for this city, hard. So I've been saving my dollars and air miles ever since, hoping to get back there.We had one week in Paris and I didn't want to waste a moment of it. I'm definitely a planner when it comes to vacations. My view is…
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  • Chickens & Colors

    Kit
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fall is by far my favorite season, but it also means a lot of my favorite things are ending for the year–no more fresh veggies from the garden, no more being greeted by the Nugs when I get home from work, no more sunsets–so this time of year I put a little extra effort into appreciating the farm while I can still, you know, see it in daylight. It’s a little hard to believe this tree doesn’t glow in the dark, actually. And the Nugs, as always, provide endless entertainment… Is that chicken joyously frolicking through the leaves, or what? The guineas remain…
  • In Progress Problems: Bathroom Edition

    Kit
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    How many times have you guys heard me say this? When it comes to DIY things always, always get worse before they get better. The universe beat that lesson into my head well enough over the last few years that I don’t get too worked up about it anymore. I just pour myself a glass of wine and get on with it. Here are a few of the little surprises the bathroom had in store for me over the last week. First, the leaky-toilet/rotted floor situation that we already talked about. As far as unpleasant surprises go, this could have been worse. Then the crew came to remove the old tub, and things…
  • Tending The Land

    Kit
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    While the bathroom floor demo was big news, if we put it in terms of square footage, it was only a tiny, tiny part of the progress I made over the weekend. An even bigger project that needed to be tackled (for the first time in 18 months) was this… The weeds in my back field are about shoulder height, which is what happens when you let things grow wild for years. This property, all of it, is a blessing. It gives me space to breathe in a way I’ve never known anywhere else I’ve lived. It also created massive amounts of anxiety, because it turns out that weeds do not just sit…
  • Bathroom Tile Demo & Other Fun Things

    Kit
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Work on the upstairs bathroom has begun! The first step of this project was to start deconstructing everything, and get the tile floor out so that the tub can be replaced later this week. Easy as pie, right? You know that DIY is never going to be that simple, and so do I, which is why I had a beer and took a nap before I started this project. I needed to be good and relaxed so that I didn’t lose my shit and throw a hammer through a window or something. So, after my nap and preemptive-beer, this is where things started: Aw. That’s sweet. Okay, where’s my hammer? I wanted to…
  • Exciting News on the Soaking Front

    Kit
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    A few weeks ago when I was thinking about upcoming projects on the house, I had an idea. (If you know me at all, you know that my “ideas” are usually followed in rapid succession by things getting, uh, demolished. This time was no exception.) Here was the dilemma I was wrestling with… once things are buttoned up on the farm for winter, I’m planning to dive in to a big house project, and both the kitchen remodel and the master suite were on the list of potentials. The kitchen remodel gets me a wood stove, which means I’ll be able to put some of this wood my…
 
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  • How To Stop Clutter Before It Even Happens

    Laura
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    If you have missed any posts in this years Peaceful Organized Homes series, you can catch up HERE. You’ll notice that I’ve spent a lot of time talking about clutter in this series and it’s because I strongly believe that it is next to impossible to have a Peaceful Organized Home when surrounded by piles […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How To Stop Clutter Before It Even Happens
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 20/14

    Laura
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey friends, happy Menu Plan Monday day!!!  Welcome to a brand new week where we plan our menus to help our week be a lot less stressed!  Think of it as simply selecting 5 recipes to cook sometime throughout the week, you don’t even have to assign them to specific days if you don’t want […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 20/14
  • Quick Organizing Tasks: Spice Cabinet Makeover

    Laura
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. When an area of your home starts to really annoy you, then you know it is time for a makeover! And this week, my spice cabinet which also houses my tea and coffee supplies was driving me batty! So one morning, […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Quick Organizing Tasks: Spice Cabinet Makeover
  • Getting Organized Magazine Discount Code!

    Laura
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Hey there!  I’ve gotten a number of emails in the past month or so asking me if there is an organizing magazine out there that I would recommend.  I’ve had a subscription to Getting Organized Magazine since they first published nearly 3 years ago and absolutely love it.  When I went back through my blog […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Getting Organized Magazine Discount Code!
  • Teal Pumpkin Project – The 10 Best Allergy-Free Halloween Treats

    Laura
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Hey everyone. Regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic is back and today she is talking about a topic near and dear to my heart.  As you know my middle son (15) has life-threatening food allergies to many foods (dairy, gluten, eggs, fish and nuts) and I still remember how difficult Halloween was for us […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Teal Pumpkin Project – The 10 Best Allergy-Free Halloween Treats
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  • How to Stop Water Hammer

    Steve Sagovac
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    What is Water Hammer Wikipedia describes Water Hammer as: Water hammer (or, more generally, fluid hammer) is a pressure surge or wave caused when a fluid (usually a liquid but sometimes also a gas) in motion is forced to stop or change direction suddenly (momentum change). A water hammer commonly occurs when a valve closes suddenly at an end of a pipeline system, and a pressure wave propagates in the pipe. It is also called hydraulic shock. This pressure wave can cause major problems, from noise and vibration to pipe collapse. It is possible to reduce the effects of the water hammer pulses…
  • 5 DIY Chicken Coops

    Steve Sagovac
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    There’s nothing better than fresh eggs in the morning. And the only way to get the freshest eggs is to have your own chickens. So no matter what the size of your backyard, there is a chicken coop that will fit your needs.  Build your own DIY Chicken Coop Building a chicken coop in your own backyard can be quite easily accomplished with some basic materials and tools. You can use timber that you have lying around, even old shipping pallets make perfect materials for a project of this kind. Here are 6 Chicken Coops that people have made, including how-to instructions on the process. 1.
  • Avoid DIY Disasters – Don’t Do It Yourself!

    Steve Sagovac
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The enthusiasm a home handyman experiences when starting a DIY project at home can sometimes get in the way of the more important emotion required for the task…. common sense. DIY looks simple enough – but it can hurt too! There’s no denying how much fun it is, going to the hardware store and buying a bunch of new power tools and materials. But you need to keep in mind that even the most basic tools required for a simple project, like a hammer, pliers, chisels and even a ladder can all cause a fair bit of damage if not given the respect they deserve. Even the most…
  • Handyman App – Calculate Concrete, Flooring etc. Convert Measurements. 2 Stroke Fuel Mix Calculator.

    Steve Sagovac
    19 May 2014 | 8:13 pm
    DIY Handyman Toolbox, is an iPhone iOS App that includes quite a few very handy features for the home handyman and also for the construction industry. This app is METRIC only. (There is an Imperial version available on the app store, that doesn’t include the Oil Ratio calculator). The DIY Handyman Toolbox app features: 1. VOLUME Calculator – Handy for calculating how much concrete you need. The app also includes an area to add the cost per cubic metre, and then gives you the total volume required, plus the total concrete price. 2. AREA Calculator - You can use this to help…
  • DIY Backyard Aquaponics

    Steve Sagovac
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Aquaponics, is a term that I is quite new to me, but it does seem like a very interesting system for producing organic vegetables in a very natural, cost effective way that also saves water. The simple explanation for Aquaponics is that you can use the water that has been naturally fertilised by fish, giving the water the nutrients required for plants, to grow, which in turn purify the water, which then goes back to the fish tank in a constant cycle. A simple Aquaponics system has a fish tank, with a grow bed above it, with an electric pump that pumps the water up to the grow bed, which then…
 
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  • Wooden Deck Maintenance

    Gray
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Home improvement expert Ron Hazelton demostrates how to clean, brighten, stain and seal a deck, as well as how to fix warped boards and countersink nails. Fo. This video shows how to use...
  • ELITE DIY123RH / DIY

    Gray
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    ELITE DIY123RH / DIY Click - http://bltIy.com/1ig7rPs This ELITE DIY123RH / DIY is completely prominent. I would exceedingly propose it to anyone out there. I was in the wake of something...
  • Cinnamon Lake Towers - On Site Maintenance - Waukegan IL 60085

    Gray
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    http://local.chicagotribune.com/b26031341/Cinnamon+Lake+Towers?type= Here at Cinnamon Lake Towers, we want our residents to have everything they need to feel at home, and that includes fast,...
  • DIY Cell Phone Case How To Make Cute Iphone 5S Designs by ANNEORSHINE

    Gray
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    For links to all MATERIALS and Step by Step instructions, you can go here: I love seeing all those great couture style cell p. LIKE, SUB & Pin! ‪‬♡I was supposed to have this tutorial...
  • InterNACHI's Home Maintenance Book

    Gray
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection" is InterNACHI's full-color home maintenance book that certified home inspectors give to their clients with every home inspection. For details, visit...
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  • Found Pocket Knives, Victorinox Budding Knife

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    My wife and I recently bought a new-to-us car. While we were cleaning out the old car to sell, I came across these three pocket knives in the very-full glove compartment (along with some hand warmer packets from the late 1980s). We figured these knives must have come from her father when he had the car years ago. I thought they were pretty interesting and worth a quick post.A little background would help here. My wife's family are orchardists, so it was no surprise her dad would forget a tool or two while he used the car to drive through apple orchard rows. I think I had probably came across…
  • Gerber Crucial Review Update

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I bought the Gerber Crucial for myself about two years ago. At the time, I was searching for a multi-tool that was fairly compact and had the ability to deploy most, if not all, of the tools without fully opening the tool. My intent was to EDC (every-day carry) it. On paper, the Crucial fit my needs; however, I only found myself carrying it on and off.Here is a link to my original review from about 20 months ago. I actually thought quite highly of the tool at the time. So, why didn't I regularly use it for EDC? It's hard to say. A while after I bought the Crucial, I ended up getting a…
  • TSA to Allow Pocket Knives on Planes

    5 Mar 2013 | 8:12 pm
    The Transportation Security Administration, you know, those guys that make you take off your shoes at airports and don't have the common decency to at least put a rug down, has some good news for handymen and women today. Starting April 25th, they'll allow small pocket knives in carry-on luggage on planes. Here is a link to their press release.Also...They'll now allow previously prohibited sports equipment, such as pool cues, golf clubs, and hockey sticks. Does this sound like a hijacking attempt waiting to happen? Well, don't worry. Now Casey Jones is free to protect our airlines once…
  • DIY Wooden Sunglasses

    4 Mar 2013 | 8:29 pm
    I'm generally the kind of person who takes good care of their things, except all bets are off with sunglasses. That's why I'm a big fan of cheap ones. My usual go-to sunglasses are actually "safety shades" as I like to call them. They can be found at the local big box home improvement store for $5-10.  Of course, they aren't very stylish.I recently bought a couple pair of "aviator-style" sunglasses from Amazon for just a couple bucks each. From a distance, a long distance, these could be passable as stylish... I guess; however, I wanted to replace some of the cheap plastic on them with…
  • Sipik SK68 LED Flashlight Mod

    27 Feb 2013 | 9:53 pm
    I've been interested in LED flashlights for a while now. It was about a year and a half ago that I got my first high-power LED flashlight, meaning, it doesn't use multiple 5mm LEDs like the previous lights I've featured here on my blog (see my LED flashlight roundup for those). These newer lights are much more powerful and use a single LED of a different variety.The Sipik SK68 is widely regarded as a budget light. In fact, you can get it for less than $10; however, that doesn't mean that it's poor quality. I'd say it's one of the best "bang for your buck" lights out there right now. I…
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  • How to Lock Down Your iPad or iPhone For Kids

    Chris Hoffman
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    iPads and iPhones give you control over how your kids can use your devices. You can quickly lock your device to a certain app before handing it over or lock down an entire device with comprehensive parental controls.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • How is it Possible to Send E-mail Using Someone Else’s Domain Name?

    Akemi Iwaya
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Being able to send out e-mail using your own domain name can be very nice, but what do you do when someone starts spewing out spam mail using your domain name? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the matter to help a frustrated reader.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • Geek Trivia: Which Candy Was Originally Produced Using Decommissioned World War II Machinery?

    Jason Fitzpatrick
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Which Candy Was Originally Produced Using Decommissioned World War II Machinery? Hershey Kisses Smarties Kit-Kat Bars TwizzlersThink you know the answer?
  • Authy: Two-Factor Authentication Made Easy

    Matt Klein
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Authy is supposed to make two-factor authentication simple and painless by centralizing your accounts into one app. Sounds awesome, but is it safe? Let’s look into it further and find out.Click Here to Continue Reading
  • How to Archive Email Messages in Outlook 2013

    Lori Kaufman
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    We’ve always been told that backing up our data is a good idea. Well, that same concept can extend to email as well. You may want to archive your email every so often, such as monthly, quarterly, or even yearly.Click Here to Continue Reading
 
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  • deliciously creepy williams-sonoma skull tabletop – on sale!

    Angela M.
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Even though every magazine in our house is featuring decadent spreads of Thanksgiving bounties, we are still living in the moment of the upcoming Halloween feast! Every year we drool over some of them amazingly creepy serving dishes and tabletop gear that hits store shelves, but usually refrain from indulging. Williams-Sonoma has some hard to resist, tastefully gothic diningwware this season — from black ceramic skull mugs that Dr. Lector would love to an apron fit for an Osteologist. We’re especially charmed by these bone cocktail picks, which will make any egg on a tray taste…
  • real life test kitchen: homemade gummy candies

    Angela M.
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    The other night we were at a friend’s house for dinner, and the two-six year-olds decided to “make” some candy. The patient mom allowed them to pour some sugar in a bowl, toss in some honey, a few drops of fruit juice and a pinch of cinnamon. They heated it on the stove until it was gooey mess, spread it out on a piece of parchment paper and stuck it in the fridge. About an hour later it was thick enough that they could roll into a ball and pop it into their mouths. Without a doubt, this was one of the happiest moments of Isadora’s life thus far. A big light bulb went…
  • portable hot tubs: genius or cheesy?

    Angela M.
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    This summer during our annual pilgrimage up north to Mt. Desert Island in Maine, we were lucky enough to nab a rental property that came with a hot tub on the back deck. Every night, we’d take a soak outdoors, taking in the gorgeous views and letting our hike-weary muscles relax. Our six year old girl thought it was the coolest hot thing in the world (though instructing her not to try to swim in it was another matter). Back home, the thought of having a permanent hot tub is less appealing. We know we wouldn’t use all year round, and we imagine it just taking up space and getting…
  • real life test kitchen: jamie oliver’s apple pie recipe that never fails

    Angela M.
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    This is an update to one of our favorite posts! Apple pie is one of those things I never thought I would make myself. It seemed like something that would require a great deal of skill and patience, not to mention equipment — none of which I have! But then a couple of years ago I stumbled across Jamie Oliver’s Apple Pie recipe. It’s one of his “top ten” favourites in this book Jamie’s Dinners. I don’t know if it was the lovely photo or the casual way the recipe was written, but it seemed like something I could handle with my limited baking skills…
  • cottage renovation: taking down the walls and ceiling

    Angela M.
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    When we last left off on our Cottage Renovation saga, we were filling you in on the messy, but necessary work we had to do on the sill beam and the support of the house. As that work was being completed by our contractor, Chad decide to tackle another dirty job: the tear down of almost all of our walls and ceiling. Once we started working to strengthen the outside of the house, we realized how wonky the interior was. Some of our walls were supremely messed up — especially those on the back of the house where most of the water damage had occurred. The ceiling had a bizarre, 70s-popcorn…
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  • We are hiring!

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Hello! We are hiring!We are looking for a great person to assist with packing and shipping orders.  If you love to wrap presents, write thank you notes and have a strong attention to detail, you will do well in this position.  We have a very small and close knit workplace so it is imperative you are comfortable in a small working environment.  Computer work is not too complicated but, you must be comfortable with a desktop computer and shipping software.REQUIREMENTS:experience making things
strong attention to detail
ability to follow instructions
self motivated…
  • New Space

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Good Morning, Wednesday. This is my new landscape. The studio has been moved and we are slowly getting back to production and shipping out orders from the last 10 days. There's a lot of 'where's the such and such?' and adjusting muscle memories to the new space and finding better ways to organize. But, I love it here.  Feeling pretty grateful to get to work in a space like this. 
  • Moved

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    This week has been filled with so many emotions of change and adjustment.  We left behind the studio we worked so hard to build out three years ago...the one we thought we would never leave...to move into the most beautiful studio we've ever worked in.  So much hard labor went into making it this way and I am forever thankful to Jeremy who made it all happen and for letting me be his assistant while we worked on refinishing the space.  I want to say we will never leave here but, I've learned, trusting permanence is not a smart thing to do.  Things change,…
  • smallness

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I am often immersed in a world of much larger than me, small businesses.  The US Gov’t defines a small business as less than 200 employees - that is a lot of employees!  That means you are dealing with a lot of volume, cash flow, materials, data, clients, customers, etc.  That kind of business is huge to me.  Moop is a business that employs three other people, besides myself.  The four of us together can accomplish a lot.  We make a lot of bags, every day of the week.  The work is repetitive and labor intensive but, it results in really well made bags -…
  • Home

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    I feel very lucky to call this place home.  This is the view from my bed as I wake up each morning. This summer, Jeremy built the small barn, the chicken coop and 4 large raised bed gardens. Tomorrow, we'll be photographing the Moop collection in this space with a bunch of my most favorite people. I can't wait to share the images with you.  It's been a long time since I've felt so inspired by a place, the people around me, the things I get to do everyday and the life I've worked so hard to build.  Hard work pays off.  Keep on trucking, folks and enjoy your…
 
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  • House Tour Vlog

    JennaMarbles
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    House Tour Vlog Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog channel! I make new videos here every Wednesday and make vlogs during my majestical daily life. JennaMarbles Jenna... From: JennaMarbles Views: 912149 50133 ratings Time: 09:54 More in Comedy
  • Jenna's Rachet Salon With Julien Solomita

    JennaMarbles
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Jenna's Rachet Salon With Julien Solomita Julien's majestic channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFightingSolo Many videos include me looking like the bad guy from the DaVinci Code. Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog... From: JennaMarbles Views: 1359030 75772 ratings Time: 08:32 More in Comedy
  • What A Girl's Eyebrows Mean

    JennaMarbles
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    What A Girl's Eyebrows Mean Here's eyebrows on fleek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfBdBpr7KCo Here's Ariana Grande singing eyebrows on fleek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXCk3XTvz... From: JennaMarbles Views: 3221833 123488 ratings Time: 05:39 More in Comedy
  • How To Care For Your Cermet

    JennaMarbles
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    How To Care For Your Cermet Weirdest video I've ever made, I decided. I know the actual video is only like a minute and a half but let me tell you it took me a hot fucking while to edit... From: JennaMarbles Views: 2500274 152536 ratings Time: 04:03 More in Comedy
  • Jenna's Drunk Art School: Painting

    JennaMarbles
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Jenna's Drunk Art School: Painting Please subscribe to my channel and my vlog channel! I make new videos here every Wednesday and make vlogs during my majestical daily life. JennaMarbles Jenna... From: JennaMarbles Views: 2330470 120016 ratings Time: 08:00 More in Comedy
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  • Alien Queen - DIY Costume

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Alien Queen interpretation -My Halloween costume effort for 2014. The Inspiration Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con. The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is s...By: ashleyjlongContinue Reading »
  • Remote Controlled Band Flyer Lamp

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Let's kick this thing off with a couple preliminary questions. Do you have eyes? Do you like awesome things?If you've answered yes to more than none of these questions than I've got the perfect project for you!I'm going to show you how to make a remote controlled lamp out of transparent flyers from...By: Koji CrillContinue Reading »
  • GU-81 VTTC

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In this Instructable I am going to show you how to build a Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil (VTTC)! I try to focus more on math and give you the possibility to build your tube without just looking up values on the internet. You should be able to REALLY BUILD YOUR OWN! And of course you can use bigger tubes. M...By: willi1131Continue Reading »
  • Skeleton Shoes made with Laser Cut Stencils

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Perfect for trick or treating, these comfy flats are spooktactularly easy to make and super rad. Use glow in the dark paint, or glam it up with glitter. Or creep it out with shiny red. You will need:Plain black shoesTapePaint of choice (puffy, glow, glitter, etc. fine tip is best)Laser cut cardstock...By: robopandaContinue Reading »
  • How to Make a Mini Retractable Metal Saw

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I show how to make a small retractable metal saw out of a box cutter and a hacksaw blade. This is very simple to make and requires fairly common materials. It is more portable and convenient then a hacksaw but not as efficient. I used a fairly cheap box cutter so you should be able to get better res...By: Von MalegowskiContinue Reading »
 
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  • Skeleton Shoes made with Laser Cut Stencils

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Perfect for trick or treating, these comfy flats are spooktactularly easy to make and super rad. Use glow in the dark paint, or glam it up with glitter. Or creep it out with shiny red. You will need:Plain black shoesTapePaint of choice (puffy, glow, glitter, etc. fine tip is best)Laser cut cardstock...By: robopandaContinue Reading »
  • Fire Breathing Dragon - Halloween Prop

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Greetings and Happy Halloween!What we have here is a mighty fire breathing dragon. It moves, blows fire and flaps wings.I'm entering it into a Halloween Prop contest, so please vote! Thanks for looking.The dragon consists of the metal head/neck, the wings which are made of wood and black plastic she...By: RushNafikovContinue Reading »
  • Triaxial weaving canvas (with bias)

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Classical weaving is made on two axes (vertical and horizontal).Triaxial weaving is made on three axes (vertical and two diagonals). Fournitures :- a 46 cm x 33 cm canvas,- 29 meters of bias (19 colors !),- a stapler.I would have loved to make it with satin ribbon, but it’s three times more expe...By: Faitmain-FaitcoeurContinue Reading »
  • Book Clutch

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Creating a clutch out of a book is a fun way to upcycle a damaged book. You will need:A book coverSpray adhesiveGlue gunFat quarter of fabricCardboardA beadRibbon or elastic Creating the Lining Open the book cover and lay it down flat. Measure the book. Add an inch to each side of the book. C...By: DoverPLContinue Reading »
  • Wood Tile Photos

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    These photos make great gifts! It is an awesome way to display graduation pictures, wedding photos, newborn photos, the list goes on and on! Disclaimer All who attempt to create the wooden tile picture outlined in this instructable does so at their own risk. This includes all damages or loss to...By: misti.j.rodriguezContinue Reading »
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  • Antique style leather bag

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    I always liked vintage and antique leather things and I keep experimenting on giving my leather goods that "old and antique" style.. I do not mean to make them torn and destroyed in real but just to create that look when you see the bag and think: "this has "antiquey" feel".Soo.. My tutorial will be...By: caracodaContinue Reading »
  • Halloween Garage Door Silhouette

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    I love Halloween, and I've been looking for an excuse to try out the Dremel tool my husband gave me. I thought an eerie Halloween scene covering my garage door would have a lot of impact. Rather than a standard cut-out pasted on, I wanted to add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind. So...By: mcorbinContinue Reading »
  • Bigger-on-the-Inside Tardis Bag

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Ooo-weee-ooooooo! One of the amazing things about the Tardis from the Doctor Who TV series is that it’s “bigger on the inside.” Of course this is impossible to do in real life, but in this Instructables project I’ve attempted to do it anyway. How? By making a small Tardis bag that’s able to open (vi...By: TeishaContinue Reading »
  • Giant Spider With Webified Victim!

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Huge 20 foot arachnid with suspended 'victim' wrapped in it's web! I spent approximately $40 utilizing much of the supplies from around my house.Materials needed:8 ft sections of 1/2 inch pvc x 1045 degree x 1890 degree x 8PVC T's x 8Plywood boardStyrofoam block(or similar material)Yoga ball-my wife...By: ffsteeverContinue Reading »
  • Ultimate Beetlejuice Sand Worm Puppet Costume

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    There's no bones about it, I LOVE Halloween. Actually.... there were lots of bones in last year's Halloween costume. My Simpson's costume couch was a big hit. What could I possibly build this year that would even compete? The truth is.... the idea for this year's costume was already tumbling around ...By: Mr. NoackContinue Reading »
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  • Feet Loaf Disgustingly Delicious Simple Main dish

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Here's a perfect recipe for a disgustingly delicious Halloween main dish meal! FEETLOAF! Super simple to make. Use your favorite meatloaf recipe or download, print and use my tried and true one. A few strategically placed cloves of garlic, vegetables and catsup on meat molded like feet and you're ru...By: myrrhmaidContinue Reading »
  • Class Up a Classic Bottle Opener Hack

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    In which we revisit a PM hack from almost a half century ago and make it pretty. An Old Hack, Classed Up This image is from Popular Mechanics, 1966. The text reads "To quickly make a bottle opener, drive a nail into a board so the head stands proud ½ inch. Bend the shank and grab the bottle by th...By: hay_jumperContinue Reading »
  • Haunted Zombie House Halloween DIY

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    You will need:- Silicone gingerbread house mold - Resin - I used Envirotex Lite (For more info on Envirotex Lite, go to www.eti-usa.com - they have a list where to you can find it internationally as well.) - Pigment dyes for resin (You can color your resin any way you prefer, but I used the pig...By: Craft KlatchContinue Reading »
  • Mass Effect Crochet: Commander Shepard

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Here is my next Crocheted Mass Effect character, Commander Shepard herself. Based of the default female playable hero in Mass Effect 3. I was thinking about giving her an omnitool but changed my mind and had her showing off her biotic powers instead. She is wearing her casual outfit with the N7 hood...By: ChrysNContinue Reading »
  • Super Hero Clock

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Easily made clock using old comic books, picture books or other papers. I made this as a gift for my son. Gather your supplies I used the following•3/4 inch wood clock base (~$7). I used a circle though other shapes are available.•clock mechanism for a 3/4 inch clock base ($~7).•modge podge •pai...By: noblebrickContinue Reading »
 
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  • No-Slip Bicycle Accessory Hack

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is a simple Instructable to show you how I secure items to my bicycle. Not all bike components are compatible, some items fit the diameter of handlebars, while others do not. My bike light and beverage holder didn't fit quite right and often slipped during basic rides. It's a drag to have to ke...By: Tater ZoidContinue Reading »
  • Large Rotisserie Pit BBQ

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Once a year we gather for a Thanksgiving feast with 3 or 4 turkeys cooked on a spit. Last year we rented a mobile unit ($$) so this year I came up with plans for our own. It can easily be sized up or down for your needs.The BBQ was built as a dry-fit project - no mortar was used. It's a lot easier...By: SchorteContinue Reading »
  • Touchscreen Glove Phone Case

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Have you ever been afraid of dropping your phone while skiing or snowboarding, or even on the chairlift? Is it annoying to have to take your gloves off to use your phone. There are many great apps to use while skiing or riding. Now you have easy access to information such as: your speed, the time...By: mikeshorr117Continue Reading »
  • U-Lock Holster

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    I was considering buying a U-Lock holster, like the nice leather ones made by Mission Bicycles in San Francisco. However, I was not sure if I would like that means of carrying my lock, and I wanted to try it out first. So I looked around the house to see if I could just make one instead, and found a...By: lorenzenjContinue Reading »
  • Zombie Pit

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Ok so I was in the Halloween spirit today but not in the spirit to break the bank! I got most of this stuff for free, bought a low amount of things and had the rest here at home. I had sort of a vision of what i wanted to do but i modified this thing according to what i could find in the basement/ya...By: bretincContinue Reading »
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  • Large Rotisserie Pit BBQ

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Once a year we gather for a Thanksgiving feast with 3 or 4 turkeys cooked on a spit. Last year we rented a mobile unit ($$) so this year I came up with plans for our own. It can easily be sized up or down for your needs.The BBQ was built as a dry-fit project - no mortar was used. It's a lot easier...By: SchorteContinue Reading »
  • DIY Penny Stove - Camping stove from drinks cans

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    I own a brass spirit stove that I use as my back-up stove while camping, then I learned how to make one out of just two drinks cans.Cheap, easy and a good survival tip!Here is how its done :)All elements of the video was created by myself for this channel, I own all rights to content! By: GothtecContinue Reading »
  • U-Lock Holster

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    I was considering buying a U-Lock holster, like the nice leather ones made by Mission Bicycles in San Francisco. However, I was not sure if I would like that means of carrying my lock, and I wanted to try it out first. So I looked around the house to see if I could just make one instead, and found a...By: lorenzenjContinue Reading »
  • Zombie Pit

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Ok so I was in the Halloween spirit today but not in the spirit to break the bank! I got most of this stuff for free, bought a low amount of things and had the rest here at home. I had sort of a vision of what i wanted to do but i modified this thing according to what i could find in the basement/ya...By: bretincContinue Reading »
  • Woodsman knife sheath

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    I made a file knife and thought this might be a good instructional on how I make sheaths. Cutting out leather Cut out all your pieces of leather. I am using 3.4mm embossing leather for the front, sides and gusset and 2.5mm for the backing to support the suede.I used a stanley knife and leather sc...By: PowellMadeContinue Reading »
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  • 모바일놀이터 〔 ⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫ 〕〕메이저리

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:29 pm
    MQ0,,안전놀이터 ◈⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫▣안전놀이터 べ안전놀이터 ◈⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫▣안전놀이터 ヅ안전놀이터 ◈⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫▣안전놀이터 ぱ안전놀이터 ◈⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫▣안전놀이터 ケ안전놀이터 ◈⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫▣안전놀이터 を안전놀이터 ◈⑦⑨YTNㆍCOM≪세리에배팅≫▣안전놀이터 ラ안전놀이터…
  • Saving the Bees Project: Insulating Beehives Idea. Bagging Dry Leaves Efficiently.

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Last Winter, a lot of lMichigan beekeepers suffered devastating loss of over 90% dead beehives. This year, I started to raise honeybees for purpose of conducting research to contribute / find ways to save honeybees and share them with the world. Amazingly, there are a lot of information already shar...By: John_TS_DTWContinue Reading »
  • How To Catch a King Salmon

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    There are three different ways to get out fishing for king salmon: with a professional charter boat, fishing along a salmon river, or having a friend or friend of a friend who has a boat. Recently I was lucky enough to be invited along by the latter. We met at the dark harbor at 5:30 am and waited u...By: Maria FinnContinue Reading »
  • bike stand

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    bike stand for people with sheds only Unfortunately this one is only for those with a shed but is free for enybody to do it on maybe wood. I started by reinforsing my 'guder' by putting threaded bar from the gudder up to the main steel bar. I used m10 through out the project so you may find youl...By: cadfandaviesContinue Reading »
  • bike stand

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    this particalar one holds 5 bikes I also have a 3 bike one for the "expensive bike's" this instructable is only a quick one unfortionaly I did this about 3 years ago so I did not film it or make a instructable on the time. this is basically in short a pipe cut in half with slots in it. I first g...By: cadfandaviesContinue Reading »
 
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  • Alien Queen - DIY Costume

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Alien Queen interpretation -My Halloween costume effort for 2014. The Inspiration Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con. The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is s...By: ashleyjlongContinue Reading »
  • Costume - Assassins Creed - Ezio Auditore

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    My love for CosplayBeing a massive fan of the Assassins creed games and especially the character of Ezio Auditore I just had to make a Costume for myself. At this point I was not even aware of a thing called Cosplay but when I spoke to a friend I use to work with about this idea she told me all abou...By: CaldornContinue Reading »
  • Tips and Tricks for being a Plague Doctor

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Welcome to my first Instructable. I have been working on this costume for some time now and thought that this would be the perfect way to share it with the world.**WARNING**This is not a perfect step by step guide on how to make a Plague Doctor mask. This is merely a guide on how to go about creati...By: Ian ScheeleContinue Reading »
  • ''Little Prince'' balsa light box

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Here is my first instructable by making a small light box with a shelf at the bottom made from balsa wood. Its an easy project and it needs limited tools. Tools that you'll need Balsa wood 5mm thickwood gluesnap-off blade knifesoldering iron3 ledson-off buttona thin plexiglass (you can take it fr...By: Greg KaraContinue Reading »
  • Hipster bingo

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    First of all, the term 'hipster' doesn't apply to you. You, of course, are an independent-minded rugged individualist whose personal sense of style and taste is obviously superior to that of the poseurs who have coopted your fashion over the past several years. You are authentic and are not subject ...By: mikeasaurusContinue Reading »
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  • Hipster bingo

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    First of all, the term 'hipster' doesn't apply to you. You, of course, are an independent-minded rugged individualist whose personal sense of style and taste is obviously superior to that of the poseurs who have coopted your fashion over the past several years. You are authentic and are not subject ...By: mikeasaurusContinue Reading »
  • I AM GROOT

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    I was looking for a way to challenge myself by creating something out of this world. The Groot costume idea came as a challenge to me. My peers said I would not be able to re-create such an intense character before Halloween. There was a lot of trial and error with this costume since there is no tut...By: mrvega1Continue Reading »
  • Jet Pack

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Hi Everyone,This is my first post to this since I only discovered the site today. So many great things on here I thought i'd share the Jet Pack costume I made last year.I made this for Halloween last year and it was great fun, especially when people couldn't figure out how my legs were floating haha...By: dingdongdannyoreillyandthehairybowsiesContinue Reading »
  • Lego Spider-Man Halloween Costume

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    So this was the first year in which my son really cared enough to have any input into his Halloween costume. We discussed and discussed and finally decided on Lego Spider-Man. I'm by no means an expert costume maker. This is also my first Instructable, so bear with me. I'm pretty happy with the end...By: JesterPoetContinue Reading »
  • Filigree Masquerade Mask

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    I made a mask inspired by the old-school venetian masquerades (love those long lines and cutouts) and thought I'd share the process. Hope you enjoy! Draw your mask. I started off by marking out the mask design. I wanted to do a more traditional ball-style mask, so I combined a whole bunch of fav...By: Hannah JoyContinue Reading »
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  • Ursula from The Little Mermaid

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
    First I began with a black bridesmaids dress that i bought at a thrift store for 8 bucks. Then I went to the fabric store to buy the same silk taffeta in black and purple for the tentacles. I made a rough pattern out of cardboard for the tentacles. Once they were cut, I then sewed the black and purp...By: tunisiahardisonContinue Reading »
  • Alien Queen - DIY Costume

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Alien Queen interpretation -My Halloween costume effort for 2014. The Inspiration Movie monsters of the 1980’s and 90’s have been a huge influence on my personal artwork, and I wanted to make something BIG that I could use for both Halloween and Comic Con. The Alien Queen, from “Aliens 2,” is s...By: ashleyjlongContinue Reading »
  • Rainbow Loom Earrings

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 pm
    You won't need any kind of loom to make this project. Yay! Materials For this project, you'll need two matching Loomless butterflies (check my instructables, I posted how to make them), wire cutters, needle nose pliers, and round needle nose pliers. You'll also need two earring hooks, 3-5 head pi...By: RAYZORWIREContinue Reading »
  • Cardboard Literature Sorter

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    When my office cut the budget for me new office, I was left with nowhere to put a number of papers and no money to purchase more storage. These literature sorters were perfect for what I needed, but cost at least $50. This one cost me $4 and could have easily been made for no cost from cardboard a...By: cmontes1Continue Reading »
  • Knex Compound Bow

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Here is a knex compound bow I made I hope you guys like it and tell me if I should make an instructable on it By: nnnnnnnnniiiiiiiccccckkkkkkkContinue Reading »
 
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  • GU-81 VTTC

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In this Instructable I am going to show you how to build a Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil (VTTC)! I try to focus more on math and give you the possibility to build your tube without just looking up values on the internet. You should be able to REALLY BUILD YOUR OWN! And of course you can use bigger tubes. M...By: willi1131Continue Reading »
  • littleBits Projects: Halloween Creepy Portrait

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    With just a few snaps you can use littleBits to turn an existing portrait or picture into the perfect haunted house accessory! You'll be able to creep out house guests and family members by making a set of eyes in a portrait blink as they walk by. Recreate portraits from Harry Potter, scenes from...By: littleBitsContinue Reading »
  • Glass Tile Night Light

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This is a very inexpensive (less than $3.00) , nice looking, and fairly easy to make night light. I have been working on another project for my four year old daughter. That instructable will eventually..... be out as it is over 100 man hours already and not even close to done. Anyway a couple things...By: jason.burr.946Continue Reading »
  • Create your own Simon Says game with DIY Electro Dough and Arduino!

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Getting StartedThe goal of this instructable is to turn your electro dough into a touch capacitive button with Arduino using the CapSense arduino library and then using it to create a Simon Says game. We’ll be using a capacitive start button and three capacitive buttons for our game.You will need:DI...By: techwillsaveusContinue Reading »
  • Steampunked triangle water-level

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Hi everybodyI am so glad to present you my newest steampunk object after such a long time of absence. Because of being very busy in my steampunk laboratory I have had no time writing about it.But now I want to show you one of my favourite projects of the last months. It is called the "Steampunked...By: JunophorContinue Reading »
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  • Home Automation: Drapes

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Hate having to manually open and close your drapes? Hate getting back from work/school and your room is dark and dreary? Do you want curtains that open and close themselves? Then you need Dr. Drape!Dr. Drape is an easy DIY project using an Arduino and servo to open and close your drapes at the tap o...By: Coding_KingContinue Reading »
  • Tiny electric ukulele

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    This tutorial teaches you how to make the world's smallest (and probably only) capacitance-piezo-buzzer ukulele.A ukulele is an instrument from Hawaii that looks like a small guitar with four nylon strings. Our strings will be made of wire and work by measuring the capacitance and then play the corr...By: simsalapimContinue Reading »
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Tote Bag (With Hidden Hydra Logo)

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    If you are familiar with Marvel, then you are most likely aware that Hydra, a villainous organization of power-hungry bad guys, has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. (the good guys!). It came as a huge shock to the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents when Hydra revealed their true identity to S.H.I.E.L.D. because they had b...By: goldlegoContinue Reading »
  • Mini Adjustable Voltage Regulator

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The goal was to make a variable power supply and make it as compact as possible. This is what I made. I know there are many other voltage regulator projects out there, but I wanted to make mine to suit my needs. This instructable assumes you know how to solder and basic knowledge of how to align ...By: MagicTKContinue Reading »
  • Arc Reactor Ring

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    I have seen a lot of Iron Man Arc Reactors out there lately but I wanted to make one that you could wear as a ring on your finger. This ring has a solid construction and contains the removable battery inside. A lot of instructables use some high end equipment that not everyone has access to. I am gu...By: kurtz64Continue Reading »
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  • How to Hack a Paid Wifi hotspot

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    This Instructable demonstrates the ease of accessing any network based as someone else's deviceAll devices on a network have a unique Mac Address. This permit the router to identify each device. The routers at places like restaurants are specially designed to remember which device has already paid f...By: Aditya N GContinue Reading »
  • Super Simple Inductor Joule Thief!

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Hey Everyone! In this Instructable I'll show you how to make your own simple inductor joule thief, in just under 10 minutes! This circuit is so simple, even those not familiar with electronics can try it out as their first project!What is a Joule Thief?A Joule Thief is a simple electronic circuit, t...By: DangerousTimContinue Reading »
  • AC Booster Fan

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Booster fan to increase air flow to rear seats. Parts needed 80mm PC fan, I used a spare one I had but the higher CFM the better. 12 Volt cell phone car charger.A few pigtails for connecting charger to fan.One plastic cable strap.Solder and Soldering Iron.Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing.Wi...By: ArnaldoAContinue Reading »
  • vers/pop

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Glowing Steampunk Flash Drive Building a 3D printer Biotechnology avocado hummus Making Galvanic Skin Response Finger Electrodes By: irmn737Continue Reading »
  • solutionreputation@gmail.com Pay per Performance online reputation

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Stop getting scammed by companies who are just good in marketing their services. i do not get paid until we fix your online issues, the time frame it could take is 3 to 12 weeks to complete a campaign. contact me at solutionreputation@gmail.com and i will be pleased to help you fix your or your comp...By: reputationonlineContinue Reading »
 
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  • Remote Controlled Band Flyer Lamp

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Let's kick this thing off with a couple preliminary questions. Do you have eyes? Do you like awesome things?If you've answered yes to more than none of these questions than I've got the perfect project for you!I'm going to show you how to make a remote controlled lamp out of transparent flyers from...By: Koji CrillContinue Reading »
  • How to Make a Mini Retractable Metal Saw

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I show how to make a small retractable metal saw out of a box cutter and a hacksaw blade. This is very simple to make and requires fairly common materials. It is more portable and convenient then a hacksaw but not as efficient. I used a fairly cheap box cutter so you should be able to get better res...By: Von MalegowskiContinue Reading »
  • DIY Making Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    DIY How To Make your own Baby GrootIn this short tutorial I take you step by step how I was able to make the baby Groot from the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.For more info and to see the video: http://youtube.com/darbinorvar How To Build Groot Materials 3 inch square piece of mahogan...By: darbinorvarContinue Reading »
  • Hidden Garage door opener

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    I wanted a garage door opener that wouldn't need to change batteries and could stay hidden, not making rattle noise while driving. While searching for an idea, I found a capacitive sensor on ebay that could work pretty nice behind the car dash. This instructable needs basic knowledge in electronics,...By: PyrowContinue Reading »
  • How to fix a Squeaky Dryer

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Kenmore Stackable Washer/DryerModel Year: 1998Parts: Service Kit (Belt, Pully/Bearing, Felt, Hitch Bearing Assembly, Grease, Glue, New Hardware)The service package comes with everything you'll need.Cost: $58 after taxTime to complete project: approx 3 hours.I'm sure I could have done this faster...By: tlp801Continue Reading »
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  • How to Make a Mini Retractable Metal Saw

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I show how to make a small retractable metal saw out of a box cutter and a hacksaw blade. This is very simple to make and requires fairly common materials. It is more portable and convenient then a hacksaw but not as efficient. I used a fairly cheap box cutter so you should be able to get better res...By: Von MalegowskiContinue Reading »
  • Hidden Garage door opener

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    I wanted a garage door opener that wouldn't need to change batteries and could stay hidden, not making rattle noise while driving. While searching for an idea, I found a capacitive sensor on ebay that could work pretty nice behind the car dash. This instructable needs basic knowledge in electronics,...By: PyrowContinue Reading »
  • How to fix a Squeaky Dryer

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Kenmore Stackable Washer/DryerModel Year: 1998Parts: Service Kit (Belt, Pully/Bearing, Felt, Hitch Bearing Assembly, Grease, Glue, New Hardware)The service package comes with everything you'll need.Cost: $58 after taxTime to complete project: approx 3 hours.I'm sure I could have done this faster...By: tlp801Continue Reading »
  • Cool Off Using A Microwave Oven

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    A discarded oven can still serve for projects other than welders or Jacobs ladders, in fact we will not be using the power transformer at all for this Instructable. The type of unit to look for is the over range style that has a built in squirrel cage exhaust fan. We'll harvest that and some other p...By: BeachsideHankContinue Reading »
  • How To Get ANY Knife Razor Sharp!

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    This is my first Instructable! I will be showing you how to get your knife RAZOR sharp with some common materials you probably have in your house. Materials To get your knife razor sharp you will need:Something that's made of glass ( I used a cup )A knife sharpenerSome experience with sharpening ...By: shagbagContinue Reading »
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  • More Than Just a Table Repair

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    I decided to title this Instructable "More Than Just a Table Repair" not because I'm doing more than just a repair, but because this is more than just a table. This is a member of my family and an inspiration to me. This table was purchased used by my grandparents back in 1947, not long after...By: GRitterContinue Reading »
  • Easy In-Wall Theater Rack

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Theater racks can be very noisy and distracting to your movie experience...here is how to fix that. I wanted my Theater Room to be clean a quiet. This In-Wall Rack allows everything to be located anywhere you choose. I chose to put mine in a wall under the basement stairs with the back of the compon...By: kurtz64Continue Reading »
  • Volkswagen Car door disassembly and reassembly

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    This Instructable will give you a step by step in the assembly of a Volkswagen Golf 2000 passenger door. You might need to do this to fix a jammed lock, replace a broken sensor or motor, or install new speakers. I did it personally to install new speakers.Keep in mind that this instructable will for...By: ZZZach0Continue Reading »
  • Icosahedron Lamp

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    In this Instructable I will explain the process of building a Geodesic Lamp(s) using Google Sketch Up and an Epilog 120 Watt laser cutter. I start with very basic step-by-step instructions on how to render a Icosahedron using Sketch Up. If 3-d computer modeling is new to you this step will be very ...By: dustinfeiderContinue Reading »
  • Remote Controlled Band Flyer Lamp

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Let's kick this thing off with a couple preliminary questions. Do you have eyes? Do you like awesome things?If you've answered yes to more than none of these questions than I've got the perfect project for you!I'm going to show you how to make a remote controlled lamp out of transparent flyers from...By: Koji CrillContinue Reading »
 
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  • The Sushi Pot Art Studio + Tips for Being Successful on Etsy as an Artist/Vintage Seller

    Van
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    When I fond the Sushi Pot (best name ever) collage, and assemblage Etsy shop I was struck by the dedication to quality, consistency and beauty of the perfectly patinaed shop. Suzanna has sold over 10,333 vintage originals and creations unique creations since 2006 (selling over 830 items her first year!) and considers Etsy and making art her full time job. The bulk of her shopping for decorating her home and making her creations happens at junk yards, flea markets, and thrift stores. Today we get peek glimpse around her studio and pick her brain on success, productivity and inspiration!1. Tell…
  • The Top 5 Reasons Everyone's Quitting Reselling + My Indie Business Dilemmas

    Van
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have friends trying to sell all of their merchandise and move out of their antique mall booths and/or shutting down their online shops. I've received several e-mails from others doing the same, asking me for advice on what to do through this process, or asking me what I'm doing with my own reselling business. Am I quitting reselling for good? Yes and no.My antique mall booth before: a quick shot before I got to worth and re-arranged the hell out of it. It currently holds nearly all of my stock, soon to hold all of it! My sign was sponsored by Build a Sign.I have taken a long break from…
  • My Sedentary Artist-Person 3 Month Fitness Journey + Tips from Personal Trainers For my Fellow Creatives

    Van
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A quote from the stunning, award-winning animated short The Cat Piano keeps popping in my mind. It reads: I ran my cursed writer's run. I think of it while I'm dying on the treadmill. I am a writer and I can't run. And until 3 months ago I'd never worked out consistently in my life. I love biking, gardening, hiking and exploring/walking at every instance, but it's not the same as deliberate consistent training. I switched to a diet of whole foods and lost thirty pounds along the way, gradually went from vegan to raw vegan and look/feel younger and healthier than I did in my…
  • My Ultimate 13 Unique and Scary Horror Flicks Recommendations for Halloween: Retro, Kitsch and More

    Van
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As I've shared many times before, horror is my favorite movie genre. Horror is my comfort (and my tormentor) in the night, my security blanket, my love. I watch it throughout the year so you don't have to. What do I meant by that? Horror films are the endurance test of movie watching, they are easily made on a low budget and it's a genre in desperate need of more good directors and originality. I sludge through worst of it for the same reasons I'll dig through a grimy box at the flea market- to find the hidden treasures. The following 13 picks are more-recently watched flicks that I recommend…
  • 26 Life and Business Goals: Increase Income, Accomplish Dreams, Get Out There

    Van
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I adore writing notes, lists, and goals all over the place. When I turn around and look at my bookshelf I'm counting eleven compositions notebooks and there are three more by the bed. Getting all of that brain matter out of your skull and on paper is therapeutic so I'm doubling the therapy sharing it more "secret" goals with the world here on the blog. It feels good to let my weirdness out.  This post is illustrated with some more of my happy memories from my amazing trip to Japan to prove that yes, life-long dreams happen!I already feel wiser since I shared my super insane epic goal…
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  • 9 Ways Exterior Faux Stone Panels Upgrade Your Home

    Robin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Exterior faux stone panels have been used for years by our customers to create beautiful exterior designs on their homes.  Many use the panels as siding for their houses, while others use them to skirt their homes.  In either case, curb appeal is always enhanced.  Knowing this to be true, some homeowners also install entire accent walls on the front of their homes as a way to upgrade the beauty.  Our customers continue to be impressed by how easy it is to install the panels on their homes, at such an affordable price. The images below will allow you to see how nicely the panels can serve…
  • Curved Wall Design with Faux Stone Panels

    Roland
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Several customers have asked about the photos where our Faux Panels® were attached to a curved wall. It’s a stunning technique – but not a project that should be undertaken lightly. A curved wall is ALWAYS dramatic. A curved wall design is one of the most dramatic design elements a designer can add to a commercial or residential property. It instantly demonstrates a master level of craftsmanship – the sort of thing you’d only find in high end of homes or the most expensive of hotels. Oxford panels have a slightly different density that allows them to be radiused for…
  • Our Favorite Commercial & Home Remodeling Pictures

    Beth
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    The vaulted ceiling design in Ameristar Casinos’ Swimming Pool has a stunning look with our Custom Woodland beams and panels. We’re not supposed to play favorites with our Faux Panels®, but it’s hard sometimes. Most of the commercial and home remodeling pictures on our web site come from customers, and we know they put their hearts in their renovation, but some really speak to us. This is why we made a photo gallery of our favorite photos. With thousands of photographs on our web site, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We wanted to make sure you had easy access to the best of…
  • Reclaimed Barn Board Paneling for Designs with Rustic Flair

    Ryan
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    We’ve recently added a new line of faux panels, which we’re proud to announce here on the blog.  Made in the unique style of reclaimed barn board paneling, they are a complete innovation in the design industry.  Nothing like them has been seen before. Artificial barn wood panels look great in any design, indoors and out. The panels are highly durable polyurethane replicas crafted from master molds made of wooden boards that were salvaged from beautiful old country barns.  The result is a strikingly realistic decorative panel that has the same alluring charm and texture of real antique…
  • Cobblestone Veneer Makes Beautiful Exterior Paneling

    Beth
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Cobblestone veneer creates a charming look on any home. Sometimes you just need a change. That’s how Robert and Patti C., from Cypress, Texas, felt about their home’s exterior paneling. As you can see from the photos, the home has charming details, including a stain glass window, but other parts needed work. “We needed to redo stucco panels that were 30 years old and showing their age,” said Robert, “But we were tired of the stucco only look. So we changed several areas of stucco over to Faux Panels®.” The before-and-after photo shows how our Carlton Cobblestone veneer panels in…
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  • DIY Spooky Halloween Decorations: Secrets from a Hollywood Designer

    Johnny Love
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hand it to a Hollywood production designer to know exactly how to turn his front yard into a creepy– seriously creepy– Halloween display. We’re talking about Johnny Love, who has a growing following of fans for his annual Love Manor Halloween house, his amazingly elaborate tribute to the macabre. He’s shown us how he turned his fireplace into a faux stone hearth suitable for a horror movie. He also shared his expert techniques in creating a eerie ghost paintings and haunted house lighting.  And now, his newest contribution to our Halloween Style Challenge series. We…
  • Halloween Decorating Ideas: A Not-Too-Creepy Halloween Party

    Katrina Sullivan
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      Sometimes it’s hard to walk that thin line between creepy Halloween and cute Halloween. But we think Katrina Sullivan, author of Chic Little House, did it perfectly with her Halloween decorating ideas.  She offers her Halloween ideas as part of our Halloween Style Challenge. We sent Katrina, and several other excellent decor bloggers, mystery boxes of Home Depot Halloween decorations and asked the bloggers to come up with clever and practical ideas to decorate for the holiday.  Katrina shows how she created not-too-creepy decorations for a Halloween party. Along the way, she…
  • A Cute Halloween Party Snack Table

    Katie
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      This cute Halloween party snack table is the creation of Katie of Made to be a Momma. She styled the table for our Halloween Style Challenge– we send mystery boxes of Home Depot Halloween decorations to some of our favorite DIY and decor bloggers to see what terrific Halloween decorating ideas they can come up with.  Katie really knocked it out of the park with her purple, orange and black Halloween streamer, fall mums and pumpkin displays. Read on for her colorful Halloween party ideas. Fall is definitely my favorite season! I admire the colorful leaves, enjoy apple cider…
  • Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas: How to Throw a No Fuss Fall Dinner

    Lindsay Jackman
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fall and holiday entertaining is supposed to be fun. And it is! But being a great host can become overwhelming without a few tricks. Lindsay Jackman, author of The White Buffalo Trading Co., has some terrific Thanksgiving entertaining ideas for us in the form of a fall entertaining guide. She has the game plan for you, along with some great fall decorating ideas and a simple DIY candelabra.  This is her contribution to our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge. We’ve sent some of the best lifestyle bloggers on the web some Home Depot fall decorations and let the bloggers work their…
  • How to Decorate for Halloween: A Dark, Spooky Forest in the Living Room

    Jennifer Griffin
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Decorating your living room and fireplace mantel for Halloween can be tricky. You don’t want it to be too spooky, and you probably want to have a little fun with it, but it has to be a look you can live with for a several weeks. We think Jennifer Griffin nailed it. She says she has no formal design training, but she certainly knows how to decorate for Halloween.  The fact is, Jennifer clearly knows how to decorate for any occasion. Take a look at her blog Dimples and Tangles, and you’ll see what we mean. She is one of the terrific DIY and design bloggers we invited to take part…
 
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  • Green Clean Upholstery with These Natural Techniques

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
      Environmental awareness starts at home. Keep your house or apartment a hazardous-chemical-free zone; replace commercial upholstery cleaning products with eco-friendly versions based on easily obtainable, pure, non-toxic ingredients. This will improve your indoor air quality and reduce allergic symptoms in your family members.  See full article.
  • 10 Questions and Answers about Terracotta

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
      Terracotta is gorgeous, earthy, and green. A richly colored ceramic, it is used for many diverse purposes in house and home, including plumbing pipes; bricks and pavers; floor, roofing, and counter tiles; dishes; sculptures; planters; and vases. Learn more about this amazing building and decorative material through our answers to 10 frequently asked questions.  See full article.
  • Save Money with These Subs for Expensive Ingredients

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
      Reducing your weekly grocery bill is not simply a matter of spending less. You also need to cook smart to get the most for your money while producing meals the whole family will enjoy. When ingredient prices are higher than the New York City roof of One World Trade Center (tallest building in the US), sub in cheaper alternatives and save dough without sacrificing deliciousness.  See full article.
  • 10 Top To-Dos for Fall Maintenance

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
      1. Take Care of Your Furnace. If you live in a chilly place like Minneapolis, an HVAC system that delivers optimal performance is a wintertime must. Schedule a professional maintenance visit for thorough inspection of switches, burners, and safety controls; the motor and blower need to be both checked and cleaned by a skilled technician.  See full article.
  • Green Winter Clothes: Stay Warm and Save the Planet

    12 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
      Wearing synthetic fabrics is a no-no if you're committed to saving the planet -- or even just wishy-washy about it. Most synthetics, for example polyester and acrylic, are based on petroleum, often with other goodies like natural gas or coal mixed in.  See full article.
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  • Easily Upgrade Your Home With a DIY Fireplace Mantel

    Robin
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    As the colder weather is upon us while the days get shorter, you might be starting to think about when you’ll be sitting by the fire during the chilly nights to come.  If you are, maybe your fireplace design could use a comforting accent that will add to the warmth you’ll feel when you gather in your living room for the night.  Installing a DIY fireplace mantel is one way our customers have given their fireplace designs a new level of comfort and charm.  Cost-effective and easy to install, anyone can easily get one of our mantels up on the wall above their fireplace in just a couple of…
  • Historic Home Renovation with Faux Wood Beams

    Beth
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Installing faux wood ceiling beams is an easy process that brings interiors to life. If you saw Faux Wood Beams’ recent appearance on “Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall” on the DIY network, you have some idea how difficult historic home renovation can be. Not only is it physically difficult, but the regulations can be daunting. Musician Daryl Hall, a long-time home renovation buff in his private life, hasn’t been shy about voicing his frustration with the local historic society that is overseeing the work for his 1787 Connecticut farmhouse. The long-time rocker accepted many of their…
  • Stunning Indoor Swimming Pool Design with Faux Wood Trusses

    Roland
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Customers rave about our Customer Services Representative Shari, who’s always on hand to give advice, encouragement and friendly service. In turn, she’s always raving about the wonderful projects our customers complete using our products. Here’s one of Shari’s favorites – a stunning indoor swimming pool design brought to life with faux wood trusses This stunning pool room is brought vividly to life with our faux wood beams. As you can see from the before pictures, this amazing pool room started life with bare concrete walls and stark steel beams. The magic happened when a team of…
  • Staining and Painting Fake Wood Beams

    Beth
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Beams faux painted by the customer. In addition to their wide variety of sizes and styles, staining and painting fake wood beams yourself is another way to create exactly the look you want. Most customers simply choose one of our pre-stained beams such as the walnut, cinnamon, or java color options, but if you want do something different, here are a few tips. First, always use a water-based stain or paint, never oil-based. Most of our unfinished beams are already primed with a water-based coating. Oil and water do not mix, so you have to use a water-based product on top of the existing…
  • New Beams for Sale: Introducing Custom Smooth and Recessed Smooth

    Ryan
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    We’ve recently added a new line of custom faux wood beams for sale, and would like to talk about them here on the blog.  To give our customers the opportunity to bring an even greater dimension of beauty to home, business and office designs, we are now offering beams that we call Custom Smooth Beams and Custom Recessed Smooth Beams. Custom Smooth Beams: 3-Sided Style These beams stand out from the others we offer, in that they have a uniquely soft, consistent texture and mellow look that’s free of the notches and pronounced grain lines characteristic of many of our other beams.  The…
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  • Ceci N’est Pas Une Clock

    Kristina Panos
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    [Justin] tipped us about his slick custom OBD-II gauge that could easily pass for an OEM module. He was able to use the clock area of his Subaru BRZ to display a bunch of information including the oil and coolant temperatures and the battery voltage. The forum post linked above has a good FAQ-based explanation of what he did, but so many people have told him to shut up and take their money that he created an Instructable for it. Basically, he’s got a Sparkfun OBD-II UART board communicating with a pro Trinket. The display is an Adafruit OLED, which he found to be an ideal choice for all…
  • Digital Data from a Cheap Power Meter

    Ethan Zonca
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Power meters like the Kill-A-Watt are great for keeping track of energy usage, and are also very hackable. The Kill-a-Watt in particular puts out analog signals proportional to current and voltage, which makes it easy to interface with a microcontroller. Although reading analog voltages is easy enough, [Kalle] found a cheap Chinese power meter that is even more hackable. These inexpensive power meters cost about the same as a first-generation Kill-a-Watt, but they directly stream out digital data. The power meter [Kalle] hacked has a non-US plug, but the meter is available from the usual…
  • Take Your Samples for a Spin with the RWXBioFuge

    Theodora Fabio
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We have a confession to make: we love centrifuges. We’ve used all shapes and sizes, for spinning bags of whole blood into separate components to extracting DNA, and everything in between. Unfortunately, these lab staples are too expensive for many DIY-biologists unless they buy them used or build them themselves. [Pieter van Boheemen] was inspired by other DIY centrifuges and decided to make his own, which he named the RWXBioFuge. [Pieter] designed the RWXBioFuge using Sketchup, OpenSCAD, and InkScape. It features a Thermaltake SMART M850W ATX power supply, an R/C helicopter Electronic…
  • Retrotechtacular: Blue Collar, Red Nightmare

    Kristina Panos
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This week’s presentation is a well-cast piece of anti-Communist propaganda perpetrated by a division of the DoD that you’ve probably never heard of: the Directorate for Armed Forces Information and Education. It’s narrated by Jack Webb of Dragnet and Adam-12 fame. He tells us of a fake American town located somewhere behind the Iron Curtain. It’s full of young comrades who sock hop and bebop while studying and playacting the bourgeoisie activities of the American economy and way of life. After introducing this, Webb pulls back the cushy, velvet curtain to profile a…
  • The Hoverboard You Can Build At Home

    Brian Benchoff
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Press embargoes lifted today, heralding the announcement of the world’s first hoverboard. Yes, the hovering skateboard from Back to the Future. It’s called the Hendo hoverboard, it’s apparently real, and you can buy one for $10,000. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can spend $900 for a ‘technology demonstrator’ – a remote-controlled hovering box powered by the same technology. Of course the world’s first hoverboard is announced to the world as a crowd funding campaign, so before we get to how this thing is supposed to work, we’ll…
 
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    Stain Removal Blog - A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

  • Comfort Fabric Conditioner & Softener Reviews: Positive & Negative

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Comfort fabric softener is a big brand in the UK, and I've now gotten a couple of reviews about it as the site's audience becomes more international. One was quite positive, while the other reported skin rashes from it, despite that version being for sensitive skin. If you've used Comfort I'd love to hear what you think of it as well.
  • Baby Formula Stain & Spit Up Removal Tips

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here are more than 10 ways to remove baby formula and spit up stains both from your baby's clothes and your own. Lots of new moms have told me this page has been very helpful for them because there are all kinds of suggestions from veteran moms who've been there, done that.
  • How To Remove Nail Polish On Carpet

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ugghh, nail polish on carpet. This is a tough tough stain to remove, and I'll be honest, sometimes nothing works. But here are tips and hints which can help and hopefully fix the disaster that's occurred. What have you used to help remove these tough stains?
  • How To Clean Dishwasher With Vinegar

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dishwashers get dirty, with detergent build up, hard water scale, and more. So, how can you clean it up easily? Here's instructions for using vinegar for the job.
  • How To Clean Porcelain Sink: Simple, Easy & Frugal Trick

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here's an awesome tip from a reader, Dayna, about how she removed stains and dinginess from her vintage porcelain kitchen sink, and it was cheap, easy and oh so simple! And guess who gave her the answer? You guys. If you recall, this was a reader question a while back and she took one of the most popular suggestions and bam, look at her awesome results!
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    Alure Home Improvements

  • 3 ways to make your bathroom high end on a low-end budget

    Gina Bonura
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am
    If you’ve been in your home for a while, or if you’re new to a place and you just want a different look, you may be considering a bathroom renovation. As you start researching, one of your main points of consideration should be budget. According to Alure Home Improvements’ kitchen and bathroom designer Patricia Nicolini, the
  • Best of Long Island: Getting out the vote!

    jdoyle
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    So it’s that time of year again where we have been graciously nominated in various categories for the Best of Long Island contest put on by our friends at the Long Island Press and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Perhaps you found your way here as a result of our folks sharing some of their favorite
  • 3 signs that your roof is in need of replacement

    Salvatore Ferro
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Alure Home Improvements' roofing and exterior design expert Mike Serra explained in an interview that there are three warning signs every homeowner should keep an eye out for when it comes to the roof.
  • What you need to know before installing a whirlpool tub

    Gina Bonura
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Don't install a whirlpool tub without reading these tips from Alure's bathroom designer Brian Curry.
  • Create a chef-style kitchen in your home

    Gina Bonura
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Alure Home Improvements' kitchen design expert Brian Curry talked about a few of the most important aspects to consider when designing a chef-style kitchen in your home.
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    Violet LeBeaux - Melbourne Blogger

  • Changing Seasons- My Week In Snapshots

    Violet
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I’ve been completely addicted to white chocolate mocha frappuccinos lately. Especially with extra caramel sauce on top. I don’t usually like milky things but they are sooo good! It’s been a lovely change of seasons. The dead leaves are completely cleared away and there are tiny little buds coming through. It’s getting dark later in […] The post Changing Seasons- My Week In Snapshots appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Melbourne Blogger.
  • How To Do A Classic Twisted Hairstyle – Photo Tutorial

    Violet
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today’s hair tutorial is something a little more classically styled than usual! Begin by separating your hair into two. Add a cute alice band and make sure there is hair hanging in front of it/your ears. Take the hair in front of the band and pull it out, twist it in a circle to form […] The post How To Do A Classic Twisted Hairstyle – Photo Tutorial appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Melbourne Blogger.
  • All Time Beauty Favourites- Eyeshadow

    Violet
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Ok time for something fun, I get asked a lot which make up I’m wearing and honestly most of the time it’s pretty much the same thing. I don’t change stuff up very often once I find something that really works for me. So I’ve decided to do an “All Time Beauty Favourites” series and […] The post All Time Beauty Favourites- Eyeshadow appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Melbourne Blogger.
  • Food Yarn And Friends – Snapshots

    Violet
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It’s been one of those crazy fun weeks! Anything that starts with mocktails and two entrees instead of a main is going to be fun! Indeed this is the face that I make when I’m presented with that much food :D I was given this adorable terrarium. Two little doggies! Of course given my track […] The post Food Yarn And Friends – Snapshots appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Melbourne Blogger.
  • Bee And PuppyCat Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy Tutorial

    Violet
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I know how many of you guys have been waiting for this one haha! Look at me doing this in a timely way for a change! Today let’s make a Puppycat coffee cup cozy ^_^ I love Bee and Puppycat so much, if you’ve not watched the first 10 minute episode you should definitely check […] The post Bee And PuppyCat Crochet Coffee Cup Cozy Tutorial appeared first on Violet LeBeaux - Melbourne Blogger.
 
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    Nexus 21

  • Under/Over the Bed Lifts vs Ceiling or Footboard TV Lifts

    Nexus 21
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’ve all seen demonstrations for TV lift mechanisms that fit under the bed. Like a giant robot arm, they slide from under the bed, cranking into position with a whir like something out of a Transformers movie. Alternately, they unfold from the wall, extending with mild creaking to position themselves overhead for easy viewing. Are these fancy TV lifts really worth it? Let’s look at the science behind them and find out! • The power needed to slide, crank, revolve, extend and lift is massive. When you pick up a boulder, you get your body under it, and lift straight up from the ground,…
  • Non-Standard TV Lift Installation Options

    Nexus 21
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    The best place for a pop-up TV lift is generally inside an enclosed space like a custom lift cabinet or converted piece of furniture. If you want your TV to be safe and secure, keeping it in a lift cabinet is best! However, this may not always be preferable to the homeowner. In case you have a space issue, a TV lift cabinet might be problematic – and sometimes your existing pieces aren’t suitable. If you don’t want to add a piece of furniture, try the following: • Install the lift behind an existing cabinet or dresser. You just have to pull it out slightly from the wall for clearance,…
  • Why Your Deck Needs a TV Lift

    Nexus 21
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    What does your deck look like? Is it a small balcony type affair? A wide expanse lifted on stilts that help it overlook an expanse of grassy acreage?  A wrap-around that circles half of your home? A broad, low platform surrounding a pool? No matter what kind of deck you have, a TV lift can make it even more awesome. Having a TV outside isn’t a new concept. Plenty of folks know the drill: A long extension cord, a cracked open window or door to run the cord through, some cinder blocks and a sturdy plank balanced just right. Voila! It’s an instant, albeit rustic, makeshift outdoor TV stand.
  • TV Lift Cabinets – Why Invest?

    Nexus 21
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    You may think a TV Lift is a good idea, but wonder about the need for a cabinet. Of course, you can skip a cabinet altogether, and go for a drop down TV lift installation in the ceiling, or one that rises up from a countertop. However, there are actually quite a few upsides to investing in a custom cabinet. ŸA cabinet affords all of your devices a home as well as adequate ventilation. Electronics generate heat – and heat can fry delicate components. With a vented, spacious cabinet, your DVD/Blu-ray player, cable box, stereo and more can all fit conveniently and have plenty of air to…
  • Home Automation Continues to Improve

    Nexus 21
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It seems like every few days there is something in the news about home automation. Right at the front of the line are the world’s two big tech companies – Apple and Google. According to InvestorPlace: “At its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Apple unveiled HomeKit, which is aimed at allowing iPad and iPhone owners to remotely control compliant lighting, heating and entertainment devices in their homes. HomeKit permits external manufacturers to create products that would work with the software. However, sources say that Apple has put together its own internal team of…
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    Armchair Builder :: Blog :: Build, renovate, & repair your own home. Save money as an owner builder.

  • Affordable Basement Finish

    armchairbuilder
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    An affordable basement finish can be a great way to add square footage to a home.  Whether you are building a new home, or just wanting to add more living space to the existing place, completing a lower level build-out can be accomplished without a huge budget.  In fact, a quality space can be had [...]
  • Granite Countertop Support Tips

    armchairbuilder
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Stone countertops are an expensive option that can add real value to a kitchen or bath.  Since these tops are so expensive, it’s important to get the design right.  We don’t want the stone to crack or worse, fall off the cabinet because of an unbalanced loading condition.  Here are some granite countertop support tips [...]
  • Liquid Applied Housewrap Pros and Cons

    armchairbuilder
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
      We know how important it is to provide an air and moisture barrier to the exterior of homes built today.  Not only does it keep rainwater and air from freely passing into the exterior walls of the home, but these barriers also allow any moisture trapped in the wall to get out.  And by [...]
  • New Home Pitfalls

    armchairbuilder
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Real World Example The best way to describe potential new home pitfalls is to share a real world example.  I want to tell you about friend of mine that had a new home built by a production home builder.  It was one of those communities that has a single builder constructing all of the homes.  [...]
  • Repairing Bouncy Floors

    armchairbuilder
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Armchair Builder recently answered a reader question on repairing bouncy floors so we thought we might share it with the rest of you.  Even if you don’t have floors that move too much now, knowing more about what causes the problem can help to prevent issues on future building projects.  When we say “bouncy” we’re [...]
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    An Oregon Cottage

  • Tuesday Garden Party 10.21.14

    Jami
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    We had another sunny and 70s fall weekend here in the Pac NW and I think I can finally say that I harvested all the tomatoes I’m going to get for this year – this after two harvests that I thought would be the last, ha! I’ve had brown bags of ripening tomatoes on our […] The post Tuesday Garden Party 10.21.14 appeared first on An Oregon Cottage. Thank you for subscribing! ***Here is the link to your FREE eBook:*** CLICK HERE for the PDF version of Seasonal Dinner Menus eBook to view in your browser {or right-click and save to desktop}.
 
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    U me and the kids

  • Battroborg Warriors Arena Set (Complete Review)

    rachelhirst
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    U me and the kids The latest edition to the Battroborg family in 2014 has new improved motion control, this time with handheld weapons the Battroborg Warriors battle arena set has been born. Each toy Robot specifically built to add flare, style and power within the arena.   Over the past year, our family have had quite a lot of fun with the original Battroborg game review, challenging one another on a fair few occasions. My husband tends to be the best so far punching his way to victory. You can imagine how excited my boys were when this set arrived, due to their love for competing…
  • Win:-Designer Cath Kidston Baby Bundle

    rachelhirst
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    U me and the kids Courtesy of Ashton and Parsons Infants’ Teething Powders To celebrate Ashton and Parsons Infants’ Teething Powders being back in stock across the country we’re giving one lucky winner a Cath Kidston baby bundle including: a newborn hat bib teddy Cath Kidston mini suitcase A simply perfect gift set for a new mummy to have for their little precious newborn babies.   Who are Ashton & Parsons Ashton & Parsons Infants’ Powders have been used to soothe the symptoms of teething pain for over 100 years. Originally developed during the reign of King…
  • My Blue Nose Friends Toys (Cuddly New Arrivals)

    rachelhirst
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    U me and the kids Who wouldn’t love these adorable little soft toys, they are huggable, snuggly and great to collect.  They are over 100 my blue nose friends toys to collect and the latest ones could not be any sweeter! Each of the new My Blue Nose Friends Toys by Tatty Teddy  have their own name and individuality, Just like we do! Would you like to meet our new loveable little teddy bear’s? Great! Each of the new additions would make any little boy or girl extremely happy at any occasion. My Blue Nose Friends Sahara the Scorpion The Passionate pink Scorpion, she is loyal,…
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    The Ribbon Retreat Blog

  • Military Braid Headband

    Cheri Mortimer
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am so excited to introduce you to today’s project, because I have been wanting to learn for a while now how to make this adorable headband! Have you ever looked at a project and thought to yourself, “How in the world do they make that?” I find myself asking that question multiple times a […]
  • No Sew Chevron Burlap Table Runner

    The Ribbon Retreat
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Some of my favorite projects are those that multitask! The ones that you can leave up for multiple seasons and for many special reasons! I LOVE projects such as these and today Danielle from Blissful and Domestic is sharing a super easy but very adorable and trendy No Sew Table Runner that you could keep […]
  • Spider Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

    Shirley Hale
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Are you scared of spiders? Icky, furry, speedy little spiders that make you squeal or pass out or just simply run out of the room screeching at the top of your lungs….SPIIIIIDER?!? Ya, my husband is too! Haha! Well don’t fret, because you will be doing everything but running from the room or jumping up […]
  • How To Make A Ribbon Trimmed Tutu, YouTube Thursday

    The Ribbon Retreat
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome back to YouTube Thursday…or if you are new WELCOME, WELCOME! Today, you are in for a real treat…a tutu-riffic treat! As you all know, I am a huge fan of our video tutorials, because I have learned so much and hope you have too. I love learning new tips, tricks and techniques on creating […]
  • Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts

    The Ribbon Retreat
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Halloween is coming so what do you say we CELEBRATE??? You grab the goodies, and I’ll bring the entertainment! Let’s celebrate the scariest holiday of the year with a great big punch of cuteness and lots and lots of spooooooktacular Halloween crafts! But, do you want to know the best part??? Halloween may be right […]
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    The DIY Helpers

  • Making a Greenhouse out of your Attic

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    The benefits of converting your loft into an extra bit of living space, whether a spare bedroom, bathroom, home office or leisure area, are well known. From increasing your home’s value to expanding your available space without the need to move house, loft conversions have proven their worth time and again.Toronto Greenhouse LoftBut if those ideas don’t spark your interest, then how about something completely different? Those with green fingers and a bit of a creative bent could do well to take note of Toronto residents Stephen Young and Roseanne Berry, and their unique and ambitious…
  • How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Dust mites are the bane of many people’s lives, but most especially those with asthma or other breathing issues. Dust mites are minute creatures which thrive off the dust and debris which is left behind by most human’s daily lives. Much of what forms the diet of the average dust mite is rather horrible to contemplate; they eat the tiny flakes of skin which are shed by humans and left behind on many surfaces but most especially within soft furnishings, bedding, rugs and soft toys. Because dust mites can cause extreme irritation to those who have breathing problems already, it is very…
  • How to Lay your own Carpets: A Fuss Free Method!

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Laying your own carpets isn’t as difficult as you may imagine. Many people are put off by the fact that carpets are not only heavy to move but very expensive, one mistake and there’s no going back! But if you follow instructions very carefully then there’s no need to assume that carpet laying is only a job which professionals can tackle. Before you begin the task of laying your own carpet, take a look at the tools which you will need.Sharp knife such as a Stanley KnifeChalkTape measureKnee padsThe first thing you will need to tackle is the removal of the old carpet. Many people do this…
  • How To Get Tough Stains Out of Carpets

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s every home-owners nightmare: a glass of red wine spilled across their beautiful cream carpet. Stains on carpets can be very hard to remove, and there is no end to old wives’ tales about salt, using water, not using water and so on. Although there is no one way of treating every stain, it’s worthwhile learning how to deal with the most common stains so that if that glass of red wine is spilled, you’ll know what to do about it.General PrinciplesAlthough there are no miracle solutions which will work on every single stain, there are some general principles to bear in mind. Firstly,…
  • Creating a Survival Bag for the Apocalypse!

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    OK, so it’s unlikely to happen, but you never know just when your daily life will be transformed into something out of a Hollywood blockbuster movie. We all like to think we’d cope in a post-apocalyptic world, but when it’s survival of the fittest, a bit of forward planning pays dividends. Having a bag at the ready which you can just grab and go is the first step in your plans. Bag Before you start thinking about what to put in it, your first consideration has to be the bag itself. This is not the time for luxury handbags or suitcases; you need a relatively small backpack with lots of…
 
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    Power Equipment Tips

  • Best Gas Leaf Blowers of 2014

    lbelding
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Calling something the “best” is extremely relative. Your big thing might be price or weight whereas someone else may only car about cc amount and power. That being said, when shopping for your ideal gas-powered leaf blower it helps to have the advice of professionals at your side. Our customers consist of professionals and homeowners alike, making this list a reference for anyone on the market for a gas-powered leaf blower. Best Handheld Leaf Blowers Stihl BG86 Handheld Leaf Blower This blower wins big in one way, power. With a 27.2 cc power potential & air velocity that…
  • How To Grow Garlic Without Replanting Every Year

    lbelding
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    In Central European folk belief garlic will ward off werewolves, vampires and demons. Some still believe this today (and to be honest, i’d try it if in such dire circumstance), but most just love how garlic tastes. Whether you need it to stock up on werewolf protection or just to fill your cabinet and flavor your meals most people don’t realize that garlic can be grown (in your own garden!) to return year after year. Here’s how: How to Plant Perennial Garlic Make sure when planting your garlic that you give each seed adequate space to grow. Plant them pointy side up within an…
  • Best Generators for Tailgating

    lbelding
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    It’s that time of year again. The age-old tradition of filling up the car with great food, family, friends and heading to your favorite team’s stadium is back for yet another epic year of college/professional football. The most important aspect of any great tailgate is of course, food. After that, maybe a small TV for the die-hard fan that needs to catch the pregame, a portable radio, portable fridge, grill, maybe even a laptop to bring entertainment full circle. The only question remains, how will I make sure I can run all of my equipment? The answer: Portable Generators. Good…
  • Choose The Best Fuel for Your Power Equipment (Part 2 With Checklist)

    lbelding
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    STALE FUEL – Gasoline begins the gradual process of degrading and losing its volatility as soon as it leaves the refinery. Just like milk, bread and other food items, gasoline will eventually spoil or turn stale. You’ll probably get sick if you drink spoiled milk. Leaving stale fuel in an engine will typically first cause non-warrantable fuel system damage. Stale fuel is the number one cause of stiff carburetor metering diaphragms and a leading cause of carburetor replacement. Very often, engines will run on stale fuel for some time. Stale fuel gum & varnish will quickly stick the…
  • Choose The Best Fuel for Your ECHO & Shindaiwa Power Equipment (Part One)

    lbelding
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    The Right Fuel For Your Equipment Only use Fuels that contain 10% Ethanol blend or less in ECHO and Shindaiwa 2‐Stroke Engines. Look on your gas station’s pump for a sign or decal to identify the percentage of Ethanol in the gasoline. In most states in the U.S. this is required by law. Use of fuel containing over 10% Ethanol (E10), such as (E15, E20, E30, E50 and E85), or any fuels not meeting ECHO and Shindaiwa requirements, are not approved for use in ECHO and Shindaiwa gasoline engines. Use Of Fuels Containing over 10% (E10) Ethanol can cause the following problems: Poor engine…
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    Moonshine Distillers Blog

  • Awesome Drinks to Make for Halloween

    Carla
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Now that you can age your own whiskey, moonshine, and other spirits, there is no excuse to serve boring brews at your Halloween party. This is especially true now that you have your own, homemade, one-of-a-kind vodka, tequila, whiskey, rum, or Scotch at your disposal. In fact, here are some great Halloween ideas for your brews that you and your friends will surely enjoy. • Witches’ Brew Your guests will surely love the bewitching taste of this drink. The ingredients in witches’ brew are vodka, sugar, water, kiwi fruit, fresh mint leaves, ginger ale, some iced cubes,…
  • Oak Appeal

    Carla
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    It’s a classic image – oak barrels stacked on top of one another, cradling precious elixirs of wine, whiskey (our favorite), rum, and other fine alcoholic beverages. But why are we still using these barrels when we have some of the world’s best technology at our fingertips? Well, let’s just put it this way, it is a tradition with a long history among people with good taste. A Long History While it’s often a challenge to date, due to the decay of wood over time, many scholars believe that oak barrels were used as far back as the days of the ancient Celts and Anglo Saxons. Later,…
  • Looking for a Cheap Moonshine Still?

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    If you are looking for a cheap moonshine still (and by cheap we mean inexpensive, NOT low quality), you’re in luck! Periodically, we have used equipment or a used still for sale. This equipment is all in perfect working order, it just smell like the last run it distilled or it may have slight cosmetic imperfections. We will try to provide an accurate description and pictures of any damage so that you know what you are getting in to. Our loss is your gain! Where does this cheap moonshine still come from? The majority of the used distilling equipment is boilers that got damaged during…
  • Assembling your Dual Purpose Still Column

    Jeff
    22 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    You bought your fancy new still column, and it finally arrives on your doorstep. Oh, the excitement! But wait… what are all these pieces? How do I get this darn thing together? We get that question a lot. And, unfortunately, a lot of how you assemble your still tower is personal preference. For example, there are many different ways to pack a reflux tower or hook up the cooling hoses. If you haven’t already, I would read our article on Column Packing – Copper Mesh vs Raschig Rings to figure out what type of column packing you want. So, here is our recommended method of tower…
  • Column Packing: Copper Mesh vs. Raschig Rings vs. Thumpers

    Jeff
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:58 am
    Increase the Final Proof: Column Packing Showdown Copper Mesh vs. Raschig Rings The easiest way to increase the final proof of your still’s output is to pack the column with copper mesh and/or ceramic raschig rings. This still column packing increases the final proof by giving the cool reflux within the column a larger surface area to trickle down and through.  As the hot vapor moves up through the column it migrates through network of material that has the cooler reflux slowly trickling down through it. The slightly lower temperature of the reflux causes the less volatile…
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    Oz DIY Handyman

  • How to Stop Water Hammer

    Steve Sagovac
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    What is Water Hammer Wikipedia describes Water Hammer as: Water hammer (or, more generally, fluid hammer) is a pressure surge or wave caused when a fluid (usually a liquid but sometimes also a gas) in motion is forced to stop or change direction suddenly (momentum change). A water hammer commonly occurs when a valve closes suddenly at an end of a pipeline system, and a pressure wave propagates in the pipe. It is also called hydraulic shock. This pressure wave can cause major problems, from noise and vibration to pipe collapse. It is possible to reduce the effects of the water hammer pulses…
  • 5 DIY Chicken Coops

    Steve Sagovac
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    There’s nothing better than fresh eggs in the morning. And the only way to get the freshest eggs is to have your own chickens. So no matter what the size of your backyard, there is a chicken coop that will fit your needs.  Build your own DIY Chicken Coop Building a chicken coop in your own backyard can be quite easily accomplished with some basic materials and tools. You can use timber that you have lying around, even old shipping pallets make perfect materials for a project of this kind. Here are 6 Chicken Coops that people have made, including how-to instructions on the process. 1.
  • Avoid DIY Disasters – Don’t Do It Yourself!

    Steve Sagovac
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The enthusiasm a home handyman experiences when starting a DIY project at home can sometimes get in the way of the more important emotion required for the task…. common sense. DIY looks simple enough – but it can hurt too! There’s no denying how much fun it is, going to the hardware store and buying a bunch of new power tools and materials. But you need to keep in mind that even the most basic tools required for a simple project, like a hammer, pliers, chisels and even a ladder can all cause a fair bit of damage if not given the respect they deserve. Even the most…
  • Handyman App – Calculate Concrete, Flooring etc. Convert Measurements. 2 Stroke Fuel Mix Calculator.

    Steve Sagovac
    19 May 2014 | 8:13 pm
    DIY Handyman Toolbox, is an iPhone iOS App that includes quite a few very handy features for the home handyman and also for the construction industry. This app is METRIC only. (There is an Imperial version available on the app store, that doesn’t include the Oil Ratio calculator). The DIY Handyman Toolbox app features: 1. VOLUME Calculator – Handy for calculating how much concrete you need. The app also includes an area to add the cost per cubic metre, and then gives you the total volume required, plus the total concrete price. 2. AREA Calculator - You can use this to help…
  • DIY Backyard Aquaponics

    Steve Sagovac
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Aquaponics, is a term that I is quite new to me, but it does seem like a very interesting system for producing organic vegetables in a very natural, cost effective way that also saves water. The simple explanation for Aquaponics is that you can use the water that has been naturally fertilised by fish, giving the water the nutrients required for plants, to grow, which in turn purify the water, which then goes back to the fish tank in a constant cycle. A simple Aquaponics system has a fish tank, with a grow bed above it, with an electric pump that pumps the water up to the grow bed, which then…
 
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