Bicycle Maintenance Guide and Riding Tips This page was last updated 24 May 2007. I often get asked about bicycle maintenance and repairs, and tips for how to ride efficiently. This little manual is intended as a summary of what I have learned over the years. I am not a professional mechanic. All of what I say here is the result of personal experience and opinion and may in places flatly contradict professional techniques, but it has served me well. I offer no guarantees that it will work for you. How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Any Fruit or Vegetable at Home How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Any Fruit or Vegetable at Home This month's notes: April 2014: Spring is just around the corner. Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Organic farms are identified in green! See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!.
A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff With all due respect to Kevin Smith, the web is no longer only for complaining about movies. In fact, there are a large number of very helpful sites that teach you how to do things. These are do-it-yourself sites, but we're not talking about building a deck or baking a cake -- the web is full of more general interest sites that give quality instruction on all sorts of fun and useful projects. Including, sometimes, how to build a deck or bake a cake. In this horribly-titled, but hopefully useful round-up we will specifically focus on such general purpose sites that include some sort of rich media instruction (generally video). We also might throw in a tech-focused site or two, since this is after all, a tech-focused blog.
How to edge flower beds... like a pro! My brother is a pro gardener and many moons ago, he shared how he professionally edged flowerbeds. I get comments asking how I do my own, so today I'm sharing my secrets! How do you edge your flowerbeds? #Bestof2012 #itchingforspringOutdoorProjects #BeforeandAfter #CurbAppeal #Makeover #ThinkSpring #SpringIdeas Do-It-Yourself Decorating Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there!
Remove Car Dents Quickly & Cheaply Wise Bread Picks Dents suck. And so does the cost to repair them. Projects As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.
9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. Backers raise cash for Tesla museum honoring 'cult hero' The site of inventor Nikola Tesla's former laboratory sits idle and boarded up in Shoreham, New York. Backers have launched a campaign to create a museum for inventor Nikola TeslaTesla, "the father of the electric age," had a laboratory in New York before going brokeCreator of "The Oatmeal," Matthew Inman, has raised $750,000 via IndieGoGoTesla, who died in 1943, foresaw wireless communication and clean energy (CNN) -- At the dawn of the 20th century, Nikola Tesla wanted to save the world from fuel dependency. Now, an Internet cartoonist wants to save Tesla's last remaining laboratory as a tribute to the futurist inventor. The structure, a 94-by-94-foot building, was the location where Tesla hoped to develop wireless communications and clean, free energy for everyone in the early 1900s.
I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier Welcome to yet another round of “I Did Not Know That!” This is our ongoing quest for clever and simple tips to make your life easier. By the way: should you thirst for more genius ideas, be sure to check our other Life Hacks: -More genius like making a temporary tattoo and studying tricks Recovering A Baby Car Seat Do you love your infant car seat……but hate the cover? Is the material scratchy or stained? Torn or outdated? Well, then start picking apart that old one……and making it into a new one. You will be so happy you did. While searching for a new car seat, I wasn’t loving any of the fabric.
Folding Wing Glider Patent Papers by Jim Walker Here are the original patent application papers Jim Walker filed for the folding wing glider concept. This was the model airplane that came to be known as the Army Interceptor. As a historical document, it is offered here for you to see. Please note that the lawyers insisted on the use of "toy" glider and not "model" glider that Jim Walker would have preffered. Nevilles E. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time.
Painted Upholstery – The Process Revealed (Tutorial) *NOTE – There are other examples of painted upholstery (mostly from readers) on the Chairs page at the top of the blog. In addition, there are other upholstery painting methods on that page, if you are interested. I recently painted an upholstered chair and have been asked about the process. Below are before and after photos: And, here it is after 15 months.