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Phil Bowie

Phil Bowie is a lifelong freelance magazine writer with three suspense novels in print. He’s on the web at philbowie.com.

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Bondo-mix-opener

Body filler is a thick, two-part polyester resin, commonly called Bondo. Cursory Googling reveals a universe of mostly automotive applications, primarily for repairing body damage, but we’ll leave that to the experts and show you a few creative uses for this versatile stuff. Read more »

Working-with-Bondo-M03

First-time Bondo'er? Start with these tips for mixing, preparing surfaces, and finishing. Read more »

M37-Bamboo_Tray_Open_Braverman

A few clever cuts and you’ll be serving in style! Here’s an hors d’oeuvre tray you can make with only bamboo and a little glue. Somewhere between grass and wood on God’s celestial materials list, bamboo is exceptional stuff. Lightweight, strong, elastic, and durable, it’s one of mankind’s earliest building... Read more »

M33_Scratch-A-Treat_13_kw_web

Build a snack-dispensing scratching post that will make Kitty forget the couch and curtains. Read more »

PVC Two-Faced Clock from MAKE Volume 30

If you and a friend or relative live in different time zones, keep track with this two-faced clock. Read more »

PVC Lamp from MAKE Volume 30

This lamp adds a romantic glow to any room. Designed to provide good airflow around the bulb, it seems to float magically on a soft ring of light around its base. Read more »

PVC Plant Holder from MAKE Volume 30

This versatile and attractive plant holder holds a standard 4" flowerpot in a variety of ways. Read more »

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