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Top 10 Essential DIY Skills That Aren't as Hard as You Think

Top 10 Essential DIY Skills That Aren't as Hard as You Think
I think it depends on your definition of "maintenance." I wouldn't hesitate to change my own oil or something like that but I wouldn't dream of replacing a radiator myself. That isn't my idea of "maintenance." That's fixing something. Sorry you are afraid of doing that stuff, but even a complete engine rebuild is easy to do, and no you don't need "special tools" unless you call things beyond a hammer and screwdriver "special" I can do a front end alignment on a car in my driveway with a tape measure and a couple of carpenters squares along with the wrenches most people would have. Also if you do buy the cheap but special tools you can replace your own tires and balance them better than the "laser computerized" balance machine at the tire place. In fact the only expensive special tools I need are a Crane and engine run stand. Danger? This is why I don't take my cars to the dealer for any routine maintenance. Aside from that, dealers are inconvenient.

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The Only Way to Get Important Things Done - Tony Schwartz by Tony Schwartz | 8:00 AM May 24, 2011 “How can I get 7-8 hours of sleep when I’m with my kids from the moment I arrive home, and I need some time for myself before bed?” “How can I find time to exercise when I have to get up early in the morning and I’m exhausted by the time I get home in the evening?” “How can I possibly keep up when I get 200 emails a day?” “When is there time to think reflectively and strategically?”

Make Your Own Marbled Scarf My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns. Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires about an hour prep time, but once you’re all set up you’ll be able to marble to your heart’s content. You can get great results on your first try, but the more you play with the paint and pattern-making, the better it gets.

The Brain Machine Kit [v1] ID: 287 - $30.00 : Adafruit Industries Relax and rejuvenate as your brain synchronizes to a wonderful meditative state, and enjoy as you hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns from your subconscious mind! The Brain Machine provides you with a fun, easy way to meditate, all the while being very photogenic! They work with lights and sounds that pulse at a 14-minute-long meditation sequence of brainwave frequencies. Weston Restaurant Quality French Fry Cutter Do you like taters in a big way? So do I, and of course the most enjoyable way of eating taters is if they’re french-fried. Potatoes are actually very nutritious, but when you fry the living daylights out of them they lose all their super powers. Do you cut fries out of the diet altogether? Hogwash! Instead, make them yourself starting with the Weston Restaurant Quality French Fry Cutter.

DIY Ombre Tote Bags » For the Love of... For the Love of… This tutorial was originally published in January 2012 on my old blog, Four Flights Of Fancy. All this week I will be adding my most popular DIY’s from Four Flights onto For the Love Of. I hope you like the new to this space content! I’ve had some plain canvas totes taking up space in my craft bin for awhile now. 5 Basic Facts of Life (Were Made Up by Marketing Campaigns) #2. Creating a "Father's Day" Out of Thin Air Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images We know what you're thinking: "But Cracked -- all holidays are just bullshit invented by greeting card companies! You could just as easily have Valentine's Day or Mother's Day on here! Shipping & Payment To order or with questions call toll free: 1-800-920-1696 Having trouble getting your card to work? There are several reasons why you may be having trouble registering your credit card with our payment process: - You may be unable to register your credit card if the address at which you receive your monthly billing statement does not exactly match the address which you entered when trying to register that card. Check your credit card statement for an exact match, and then try registering your credit card again.

Fix car speakers with masking tape After surfing for a long time and finding only a few folks who somewhat showed how to do it (thank you for the inspiration), I decided to give it a shot myself. Both of my 1988 Fiero front speakers are original... therefore, they have been missing their foam for some time now. I began by removing the speaker and prying off the grill that directly covers the cone. Then cleaned off the old debris using a brass brush, though any brush other than a steel one should be fine. 30 Minute D I Y: Cardigan embellishment This project from start to finish took 30 minutes! 1. Cut out one inch strips of fabric. (Smaller or larger depending on how big you want your flowers.) 2.

Ten Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction Known as the father of the modern submarine, American inventor Simon Lake had been captivated by the idea of undersea travel and exploration ever since he read Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 1870. Lake’s innovations included ballast tanks, divers’ compartments and the periscope. His company built the Argonaut—the first submarine to operate successfully in the open ocean, in 1898—earning him a congratulatory note from Verne. Freedom Vaults : Guidelines for Saying No to Police Searches One of the main powers that law enforcement officers carry is the power to intimidate citizens into voluntarily giving up their rights. Police are trained to believe in their authority and trained to perform their interactions with private citizens with confidence. It is their job to deal with problems and they learn to manage uncomfortable situations through strength. Most people, when confronted by police get a mild panic reaction, become anxious, and try to do whatever they can to minimize the time spent with the officer. Because of the imbalance of power between citizen and officer, when a law enforcement officer makes a strongly worded request, most people consent without realizing that they are giving up constitutional protections against improper meddling by the State in the private affairs of citizens. A common situation is that of the traffic stop.

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