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Maleficent/Dragon Costume

Maleficent/Dragon Costume

You’ll make a set of wings that raise themselves and become the back of Maleficent’s cape, as well as the other parts of the costume, including bodice, skirt, and headpiece.

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Tape-Hinge Acrylic Box Construction

Tape-Hinge Acrylic Box Construction

If you have a router and the means to cut a straight line with it, this trick for building a 5-sided acrylic box is considerably easier than the common slab-joint method, and gives better-looking results, to boot.

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Studded Bicycle Tires and Chains

Studded Bicycle Tires and Chains

Traction is all about digging into the terrain. When the ground is covered in snow and ice, rubber just doesn’t cut it anymore. Studded tires can really improve your bike commute in the winter months or allow you the adventure of off-road riding in winter months. The addition of transverse chains on the rear wheel […]

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Photo Lamp and Lightbox

Photo Lamp and Lightbox

I shoot a lot of still life and product photography, where a good light source is essential. On-camera flashes are almost useless, even bounced off the ceiling. Off-camera flashes and triggering systems are expensive. Natural light is unpredictable, uncontrollable and often unavailable. With the advent of cheap, low-power bulbs (‘Compact Fluorescent’, ‘CFL’, or ‘energy saving’ […]

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