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Our own inimitable Laura Cochrane spotted this clever trick over at The Craft Patch.  It may not be glamorous or sexy, but I love insanely simple stuff like this born of paying careful attention to what’s right there in front of you.  [via CRAFT]

 

 

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Gina Kahai says:

    Ingenious! 

  2. Gina Kahai says:

    Ingenious! 

  3. k2son says:

    This is one of those ideas that I especially like. You look at it, do a palm plant on the forehead, and say “How obvious.” Except it isn’t obvious until you’ve already seen it. I think the best ideas are just simple repurposing of what is already around us. Kudos to Laura.

  4. k2son says:

    This is one of those ideas that I especially like. You look at it, do a palm plant on the forehead, and say “How obvious.” Except it isn’t obvious until you’ve already seen it. I think the best ideas are just simple repurposing of what is already around us. Kudos to Laura.

  5. H.W. C. says:

    This is lost technology.  My Grandmother was doing this while the dinosaurs still played in her backyard. Finding Ball jars and screw tops nowadays is another thing altogrther.

  6. H.W. C. says:

    This is lost technology.  My Grandmother was doing this while the dinosaurs still played in her backyard. Finding Ball jars and screw tops nowadays is another thing altogrther.

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