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<img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/manmadediy-uploads-production/photos/8060/diyfrozenpizza_large.jpg" height="344" alt="created at: 07/11/2011" width="495"> My special someone is out of the country for the next eleven days. I can certainly fend for myself nutritionally, but, I'm probably not going to get too culinarily ambitious.
A project by Ariel Schlesinger & Aram Bartholl 2010. Follow us @looptaggr , Submit your own looptaggr today ! 1. Steal your mom’s coat hanger.
A chain hoist helped raise a heavy pile of green oak, barn siding and pine flooring up into this formerly unoccupied Kentucky coffee tree. It's a common-sense rule of treehouse construction: Make it lightweight. So I felt some stirrings of anxiety when the stocky, bearded sawmill owner pulled up to the house with a flatbed trailer stacked with oak timbers.
W ould you like to own an Airsoft gun, but can’t afford to buy one? How about making one instead using a soda bottle? Better yet, how about making a machine gun that only requires 4 cheap and commonly available parts that’s capable of firing hundreds Airsoft BBs before a reload is required? The informative video below shows you exactly how to do that for around $15.
Ghettofabulous. If you go by the book, you can easily piss away well over $1000 on a small home bouldering cave. Fortunately, there’s no need to go by the book, and you can piece together a fun little wall for under $200– holds and all. Disclaimer #1: Your wall probably won’t be as pretty as a more expensive wall. It will, however, have more character and probably offer more climbing options. If your wall turns out anything like mine, a high school wood shop teacher would give you an A for creativity and an F for finish carpentry.
Here’s (one of) my shiny new $20 4 GB Sansa Clip+ MP3 recorder/players from Woot. It’s smaller than I’d pictured – but that’s fine. The little “R” melted into the back of the clip might well mark it as refurbished, but I don’t know.
October 8, 2010 2:35 PM , the civil engineer Charles Joseph Minard's eloquently rendered charts convinced us that sometimes infographics trump text. They don't always work, of course—imagine how boring would have been if Jack Kerouac had drawn it as a time line—but the medium lends itself to lists and how-to guides. The folks who published the book understood this: Graphics explain things, and lots of graphics in comic-strip form can explain several hundred things.
So, the wood. My impression is that the back, sides, top, and bottom of the cajon are to be made with the thickest heaviest wood you care to use, as if one were building a bass speaker cabinet. Generally 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch plywood is appropriate. I used 1/2-inch which, frankly, seemed plenty strong to handle any bass oscillations that came its way, and seems to be the most standard size used.
As your brake pads wear out, the caliper adjusts itself so that you will have strong brakes throughout the life of the pads. If you look on the inside of the caliper you'll see a round piston coming out. This is what pushes on the brake pads from the back. Problem is, it's adjusted itself to match your worn out pads. Trying to get it over the new pads is like parking a Cadillac in New York City. You can do it, but the damage level will be high.
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<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/mz_woodworking_600x100.gif?w=600&h=100" alt="" title="MZ_Woodworking_600x100" width="600" height="100" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-84119" /> I’ve built a lot of stuff with wood in my life, but I do not consider myself a “woodworker” by any stretch of the imagination. When I evaluate a project that uses wood, personally, what I look for is the maximum cool result for the least amount of technical skill and work.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/mz_woodworking_600x100.gif?w=600&h=100" alt="" title="MZ_Woodworking_600x100" width="600" height="100" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-84119" /> For our Woodworking Skill Set theme, we asked MAKE contributor Len Cullum to contribute some pieces on understanding basic tools and techniques. Here, he presses into service some of the tools covered in previous articles. — Gareth Now that we’ve skimmed the surface of woodworking tools, perhaps we should put some of them to work. Below, we’ll outline the process for making the butterfly spline, known in Japanese as “arikata.”