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The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools for the industrial arts from metal and woodworking to CNC machining and 3D printing.

CRAFT Pattern Podcast: In Stitches – Sash with Beaded Fringe

This week’s CRAFT Pattern Podcast comes a couple days early so you can get started on it for the long Thanksgiving weekend. We are so excited to be featuring a pattern from Amy Butler’s new book, In Stitches. Here’s a quick and easy pattern on how to make a sash with beaded fringe trim. Ooh […]

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CRAFT Pattern Podcast: Speed Knitting – Scenester Scarf-Hat

It’s time to get cozy with this week’s CRAFT Pattern Podcast featuring the Scenester Scarf-Hat from the new book, Speed Knitting by Kris Percival and published by Chronicle Books. This scarf is a three in one special. It’s a hoodie hat, a scarf, and hand warmer mitts — all in one! This is the perfect […]

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Beating bombs into mufflers

Beating bombs into mufflers

Turning bombs into mufflers, Popular Science 1947 – “Practice air bombs, left over from the war, are being converted to a peacetime job. Air Forces trucks and autos in Germany urgently need mufflers, so the Bruck Air Ordnance Depot at Nuremberg is making them from surplus-bomb stocks. The project, started late in 1946, Has already […]

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How to make an atomic bomb in your own kitchen–well, practically! by Bob Bale

How to make an atomic bomb in your own kitchen–well, practically! by Bob Bale

I have neat friends that send me interesting things in the mail, after a bit of travel I came home to this rare 1951 book called “How to make an atomic bomb in your own kitchen–well, practically!” by Bob Bale – I just started reading it, and so far it’s a great, if you can […]

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