How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. The Valhalla Project: From Africa to Valhalla: a keyhole garden Have you ever heard of a garden that waters and fertilizes itself? We certainly had never heard of such a thing until last week when we stumbled across a short video showing women in Africa building a "keyhole garden." The concept is incredibly simple, and the keyhole raised bed in the video looked very easy to construct with hardly any tools and only very inexpensive materials. Take a look for yourselves: Of course Valhalla must have one - and if this first prototype actually works, there's plenty of room where several more could be built.
Build an attached solar greenhouse by David Lee I do not have a green thumb. The only plants I have any luck with are the ones that can be sawn into boards. My wife has two green thumbs, maybe three. How To Build A 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator With self-sufficiency on the rise in almost every large city, it is common to see people trying to set up their own power or water supply. Recycling is almost a regular thing now so those who want to live really independently choose a hydroelectric generator as their next DIY project to make. Making such a system is quite easy and actually there is no need for a bunch of extra materials to get in order to begin the whole construction phase. A 5-gallon bucket should be your base and the rest will easily fall into place. Personal Homepage PhD Model Canvas is a management chart that allows PhD students describe and design their PhD proposal when starting their research journey and continue updating their direction and goals during 3-4 years of reach. The Idea is from a year ago when Tersia Gowases (gowases.com) and me learned about Business Model canvas. Tersia was thinking we should use the same model before starting a research paper. Now after a year I decided to extend Tersia idea so it can be use for proposal writing.
Newspaper basket Last night's project, a basket made from old newspaper. After seeing this post at CraftStylish, I was inspired to try one. Maybe I'll keep books and remote controls in it. Super axe uses leverage to make woodcutting a piece of cake (Video) The popularity of wood and pellet stoves has increased in the last few years, even as the debate goes on about whether burning wood for heat is green or not. Nevertheless, for those who already heat with wood and are familiar with the hard labour involved in chopping wood, there are a number of improved axe-like tools out there that do make the job easier. This unique axe has an extra edge over the conventional axe: using the power of leverage to make woodchopping easier, this specially designed “Vipukirves” axe by Finnish inventor Heikki Kärnä simultaneously acts as both a lever and as a wedge when chopping wood. © Vipukirves
Build this open source DIY wind turbine for $30 Getting started with home wind energy projects can set you back a pretty penny if you buy a finished product, but if you're a little bit handy and don't mind scrounging for materials and getting creative in the garage or backyard, you can try your hand at building one of these DIY wind turbines for about $30 in materials. After all, it is #iheartrenewables week! We've previously covered Daniel Connell's open source concentrated solar collector plans, but now he's back with another great DIY renewable energy project, a vertical axis wind turbine based on the Lenz2 lift+drag design. Inexperienced Guy Builds Cool Mini Camper Experience is no substitute for enthusiasm it seems, as proven by this novice builder. It took approximately 60 days for this guy to build this cool mini camper. It turned out so well that you would never guess that it was built by someone with almost no building experience at all! The first thing that he did was to buy a trailer that was suitable for the intended purpose. He began building from the bottom up in order to ensure that he could properly insulate the camper. The sides were cut out in the desired shape, not cut out to fit frames.