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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

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Gina Kahai

    Ingenious! 

  • Gina Kahai

    Ingenious! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYXCKBJ7T3WTFOAPTQV7S3MSV4 k2son

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYXCKBJ7T3WTFOAPTQV7S3MSV4 k2son

    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.

  • H.W. C.

    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.

  • H.W. C.

    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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