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The “Beer-Perch”

The “Beer-Perch”

OK, so I didn’t really use beer bottles, but it’s the same idea. This project is a cheap, easy way to make a perch for your bird. Plus, it looks better than most store-bought, cheaply painted models! Enjoy!

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Tapestry Loom

Tapestry Loom

I have wanted to weave since I can remember, but I always thought it was impossible because of space constraints. Then I got my hands on a tapestry loom! With a tapestry loom you’re able to weave the full length of warp because it’s wrapped around the frame. You actually shift the warp bar, and […]

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The Wimshurst Influence Machine

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/2644322 w=560&h=315] When assembling a proper laboratory, the gentleman or lady experimenter should be sure to include a Wimshurst electrostatic generating machine. This device will serve tirelessly in investigations into the field of natural philosophy, and provide interesting parlor games such as the “electric kiss.” Herein we will demonstrate the construction of such a […]

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Old Sole, New Shoe

Old Sole, New Shoe

You’d be hard pressed to find an accessory infused with more passion and personality than shoes. Despite this, we’re offered an extremely limited number of styles and models. Unless you’re super rich (unlikely) or a shoemaker (even less likely) you probably haven’t considered custom footwear. However, making your own shoes may be easier than you […]

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Bundle Bow and Arrow

Bundle Bow and Arrow

By Kathreen Ricketson, Rob Shugg, and Orlando Shugg As a boy, my partner Rob Shugg always had a bow and arrow. He was quite a little ragamuffin and had a wonderfully free and adventurous childhood, very different from all the cautionary parenting of today. With the resurgence of books about adventures for kids and 19th-century […]

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