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Swing Shift Ruffles

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This project is like learning to make a whole closet full of skirts and dresses. Follow the steps and you’ll have a simple dress or skirt that is endlessly alterable. For the dress, you can make it as a halter, with shoulder ties, with straps, or strapless. The skirt is... Read more »

Secret Garage Door Remote

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A garage door opener openly displayed inside your car can be an incentive to thieves. Documents from the glove compartment are likely to reveal your home address, and with the remote in hand a thief can help him- or herself to the contents of your garage, and (if it’s an... Read more »

Faux Stained Glass

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I certainly appreciate the craftsmanship of stained glass, but I’ve come up with something that gives a similar effect without the prerequisite labor. Though it may not look exactly like stained glass, it’s a quick and easy rendition that easily jazzes up my windows. Read more »

Teacup Stirling Engine

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There’s energy all around us, just waiting to be tapped. Whether it’s a hot cup of coffee on a cold day, light from the sun, scented candles, or waste heat wafting from electronics, it’s all potential power waiting to be harnessed! This is the world of the Stirling engine. Have... Read more »

The Drill Rod

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I have a 25′ cruising tugboat in Florida, and I wanted a small, lightweight ride that I could keep onboard for making beer and ice runs when I pull into a marina. After seeing a short segment on TV about a cordless-drill-powered bike at a hardware convention, I decided to... Read more »