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15 Ago/09

Pick the Right Screws and Nails for the Job at Hand [Tools]

Pick the Right Screws and Nails for the Job at Hand [Tools]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re a contractor, the charts and usage tips here will be old hat to you. For the rest of us, this chart helps make knowing which nail or screw to use less of a hit-or-miss prospect. Unless you’re 12 and building a tree fort from stuff you scrounged from the back of your dad’s workshop, you’ve really got no excuse for using the any-nail-will-do philosophy. Nails and screws are constructed...

6 Ago/09

Make a Fish Tank Cleaner with a Gatorade Cap and Ring [MacGyver Tip]

Make a Fish Tank Cleaner with a Gatorade Cap and Ring [MacGyver Tip]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We’ve mentioned in the past that magnets are great when it comes time to clean an aquarium. Now web site Instructables details how to make your own magnetic fish tank cleaner with the help of a Gatorade cap and plastic ring. To build one, all you’ll need is a Gatorade cap, around two to four magnets, some Velcro, a glue gun, and a plastic ring. The hack is an economically welcoming alternative to more costly...

17 Giu/09

How to Make A Quality Duct Tape Wallet [DIY]

How to Make A Quality Duct Tape Wallet [DIY]

Wallets made with duct tape are a dime-a-dozen (we’ve covered them once or twice before). But since times are tough, and they also make for functional alternatives to traditional wallets, this latest DIY attempt is worth sharing. A do-it-yourself-er at web site Instructables says the pictured wallet can be constructed in around 30 minutes. To build one, the author recommends choosing a quality duct tape to help ensure the wallet stays together longer. It’s also important to...




19 Mag/09

Use Your Old Coffee Grounds to Clean Dishes, Kill Fleas, and More [Clever Uses]

Use Your Old Coffee Grounds to Clean Dishes, Kill Fleas, and More [Clever Uses]

Your coffee grounds are good for a lot more than a liquid pick-me up, so before you trash the next batch, read on for ways to reuse them instead. Hint: a flea rinse is involved. Photo by How can I recycle this. According to Natural Home Magazine, the coarse texture of coffee grounds makes them ideal for scrubbing hard to clean dishes. Start by packing the grounds into a square sized cloth, then gather its ends and secure with a rubber band. This tip also works on tea bags. If you’ve...