What Does It Do? A Mysterious Needle-like Tool

This weekend I went nuts spring cleaning. I opened boxes of things that have been packed away for ages, including my husband’s grandmother’s sewing supplies. I found many wonderful things in her sewing basket, including a wooden egg for darning socks, tiny crane scissors, and lots of vintage bias tape. I also found this strange […]

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Building a mystery box

I love a good mystery. So does Wired Geekdad blogger and friend of MAKE, John Baichtal. In his words: A couple of months ago, I happened to catch the TED Talk given by Star Trek director J. J. Abrams concerning his love of mystery. The centerpiece of the talk was a simple cardboard box secured […]

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