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How-To: Handlebars Bike Hanger

Cool, simple tutorial from one Kyle Wilson. Ingredients: One set drop-style handlebars, one matching quill stem, a short pipe nipple to match, a pipe flange, a few screws, and some bar-tape and -ends (or their improvised equivalents).

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Re-Blowmolding Turns Pop Bottles Into Piggy Banks

[viddler id=1409630 w=580 h=330]   In this video from Core77, designer Taylor McKenzie-Veal uses a toaster, a two-part wooden mold, and a bit of compressed air to turn an empty sports drink bottle into a plastic piggy bank.  So much win.  [via adafruit] This Little Piggy — Taylor McKenzie-Veal Design More:Homemade Blow-Molding Gun

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DIY Options for Cloth Jacketed Cords

If you liked our recent post about commercial fabric-jacketed cables, come check out the cool DIY methods we picked up from Jake von Slatt, beautifully demonstrated on his most recent build.

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Lighting Fixture from Crate Wood

From Sebastien Demeulenaere comes this wall-mounted fixture made from reused crates. The orange light emanating from the inside gives great ambiance, and the filter can be switched out at will to provide different colors. Of course, the use of otherwise-discarded materials is certainly a bonus in my book.

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Stamped Muffin Pans Cast Handy Marked Ingots

Melted metal is hard to identify without a label—did that one come from a screen door or a piston head? The alloys they’re made of won’t be the same, and you might not want to mix them in later pours. Enter this brainstorm from bulletcasting forum member Centaur 1.

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How-To: Knock Down a Pallet with Simple Tools

If you don’t reclaim enough pallet lumber to justify a specialized prybar for the purpose, it is of course possible to knock down shipping pallets using everyday hand tools. But don’t pry – that’ll just split the wood. Instead, knock out the boards and nails from behind with a hammer. Or better yet, a pair of hammers. YouTuber miscpro shows us how it’s done.

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Cabinet Made Out of Reused Plastic Crates

A clever and beautiful reuse of plastic industrial crates: making an awesome storage system! Created by Mark van der Gronden, the “crates cabinets” are sold by Lensvelt. The series of cabinets, Krattenkast (crates cabinet), is a simple design concept: a steel frame with multicoloured, second hand crates, which act as drawers in the steel construction. […]

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