The Trucker's Hitch is by far the most practical thing you can learn. A double pulley system made out of nothing but rope. NEVER worry about tying anything to your car or truck again. You can tie a load down so tight the rope twangs like a ~~taught~~ taut guitar string.
Just go make it. There's a lot of good versions on Instructables.
This one is my favourite. But I think this one was the first.
I am 36, a father of two young girls, and have spent money in the past year on:
Glass blowing classes (on my to do list for 15 years)
A half pipe lesson (skiing). I don't have any friends who do the half pipe and I thought it'd be cool to learn.
I bought a 4-string stunt kite and am teaching myself to fly it (with the aid of YouTube videos). I also bought a mountain board - a skateboard with inflated knobby tires - so I can pull myself using the kite.
I bought a unicycle 2 years ago (cheap on Craigslist) and have been slowly learning how to ride that.
I taught myself to knit from Youtube and made a couple small blankets for my daughter's dolls.
I don't do these things to boast - I just like learning new things. Youtube is awesome for learning. I approach new things with a 'why not give it a shot' attitude and I encourage my daughters to try new things too. I stress that we're probably NOT going to be good the first time we try things but that's not the point. The experience is the important part.
Edit to add this link: If you want to get ideas for new things, look here: instructables.com
I looked at random bleach tshirt designs on the web, here's an instrucable [link]
all the directions are the same basically. The only thing i recommend is Freezer paper for the stencil and iron it on wax side down. makes it like tape and you get nice edges
Obligatory link to the Instructable on how to make Oogoo, a Sugru substitute, with materials readily available in your local area. It's a silicon clay, people.
Everybody always bitches about there being a paywall, but there's not. You sign up for a free account and you get EVERY FEATURE except the ability to download the article as a PDF and the option to see every step on the same page.
Membership Comparison Chart
I run a small hydroponic setup in one corner of my 1000sqft. apartment.
Tomatoes, Peppers and Chard were my last crop, total cost about $200 in gear, but that has a life-span of about 5-10 years, so it all evens out in the end.
MY setup is 2 2'x2' ebb&flow systems allowing me to run 8 plants (roughly) at a time. I'm looking at building a bigger setup out on my porch. Total cost estimate of that one is about $50-100 and should handle 16-24 plants.
EDIT: So I don't have to continue to answer the same questions multiple times:
I run a single 125W CFL Growbulb in a light hood suspended from the top shelf of a wire bookshelf I bought from walmart (go figure). The hood has a small fan just to keep the air around the bulb moving. The system is comprised of 2 2'x2' trays, each with it's own 7 or 8 gallon reservoir for nutrient. There is a single pump in each reservoir and a single air pump that has 2 hoses (one to each reservoir).
The entire rig consumes less than 2/10ths of a KW per hour when it's all on. (All being the light, fan, both pumps, and the air pump).
I got most of my information from the website Instructables.com, my local hydroponics supply house (Homegrown Hydroponics (the Phoenix shop)) and the local library.
EDIT 2: No, I do NOT grow any of the other non-legal crops.
For anyone else who wants to make one:
I got the link the last time this was posted. Seems like the best way unless you want to pay 1000 for the original version or 200 for a ready make knockoff.
Ok, so I should have put together a how-to guide before posting. I promise it'll come later.
The basics came from this guide. And since your starting with a paperback, you can pretty much skip to step 7. Downsides to my current process are long construction times (72 hours of glue drying) and destruction of the original cover. Looking for ways to improve both.
Huzzah, No worries for I am a Tortuga you see, a Spanish turtle.
Now off to my turtle lair, so I can decipher the cryptic message of my forefathers.
Did some digging and found some guides to building something similar
link1/ link2/ link3 enjoy.
How I made it:
Illustration board (heavy) - 1.5' x 2' - $5 (need 1 per volume)
Cloth - 1 yard x 2 yards was what I got - $5 approx (enough for the whole project)
Spray adhesive for cloth to board binding - $15
Rubber cement for paper binding - $3
Blue ribbon for main text bookmark - $3
Red ribbon for footnotes bookmark - $3
Cardstock for inside lining - $1/page (need 2 per volume)
Hobby knife - $5
The biggest expense*:
Mylar Dust jackets - $20/jacket (need 1 per volume)
*most normal print shops can't handle paper that large, so I had to go to an architectural print shop and use their color plotter.
So I don't really want to total how much I spent, because it was a lot. :P It's not cost effective for any book other than one that you love.
It's a pretty simple process, though. I used this as a guide. And I learned a lot since I made so many. The two volume set I did last and those look fantastic compared to my first attempt. Not too terribly time consuming. I think it took me a Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday afternoon to bind 5 copies and then rebind the first one I did (so 6 total bindings).
Good luck if you decide to do one on your own!
edit: added link to referenced DIY.
$500 for the "components"? Screw off.
You can usually try something like this for cheap:
Or this for hilarity: [link]
I'd be far more inclined to do this rather than the OP's link. Maybe not as part of a Leatherman, but just the portion the keys are in.
I go to the local asian gorcery store and buy kim chee. Its a korean side dish made of fermented cabbage that smells pretty funky, but tastes spicy and delicious!
first two google images of kim chee: First Second
"Synthetic aperture photography" or "computational photography" can do some freaky things, like see through obstructions or allow the plane of focus to be selected after-the-fact.
You can even do it yourself with a single ordinary camera, provided you're shooting a static scene.
I have ZERO technical skills when it comes to electronics, and will gladly pay someone to build this.
Link to Instructables Build Page
None of you guys use an air compressor for powering tools? What?!?!
ರ_ರೃ The hell are you going to buy an expensive multipurpose tool if your not going to utilize it's multiple purposes.
I've been replacing the pen part of the Pilot G2 with montblanc refills for the last two semesters of college, and it's been the best writing experience I've had. You can get the refills for around $12 for a pack of two, and they'll last you for a fairly long time (I've been using the same ink refill since Novemberish for notes for all of my classes). Also, if you do this, an easier way to remove the millimeter or so of extra plastic at the end is to use a cigarette lighter on it for a second or two and mash it into a table or something.
I like it. After checking it out on their website I went to instructables to see if I could make one myself, and sure enough this was on the front page lol.
edit: You can get 50 ft of paracord for around 6 bucks (100 ft for $9) on Amazon, so you can make a couple of them for cheap.
The ideal way of doing this is to do fading by PWM instead of in analog.
If you're trying to do some sort of RC-like circuit, it won't work properly because an LED will behaves like drastically different "R" depending on the current through it.
edit: maybe this circuit: [link]
found by googling led fading analog
I used this as the starting point. I'v learned quite a bit in the process though, and was thinking about making a more in-depth how-to if people are interested, including where to get some of the materials and mistakes I made that could be avoided. Lemme know if you really want a walk-through, and I'll type one up. :)
This was originally posted on Instructables and reposted by Lifehacker two days ago. Instead of linking to either article, Makanguru uploaded the picture to Imgur without giving any credit to the original source. Fuck you M.A. Kangaroo.
My brother and I were also this kid. When he finished one of his AP exams two hours early (and checked his answers twice already) the test proctor wouldn't let him leave the room, read a book, etc. after he turned in the exam. So he built a pyramid out of those jumping paperclips and dropped one on top of the pile from about a yard up. Paperclips went flying everywhere. The proctor called him a little hellion. He got a 5 on the exam. It was awesome.
You could always make one for around $50-70. The process is simple enough if you know a bit about electronics. Here is the best tutorial I was able to find.
THIS MASK IS CONVENIENTLY SIZED FOR SILK SCREENING AND TRADEMARKED BY WARNER BROTHERS - they aren't paid when you create 'pop art' by putting it on a bandanna wrapped over your face.
This seems to be a guide to DIY silk screening.
These two instructables will give you a general idea.
This is one on developing film:
And this is one on printing in black and white:
Compiled list of materials from those two (not including the camera)...
Fixing Solution (Fixer)
Clothes Pegs/Film Clips
A film to develop
Film extractor (possibly optional)
A pair of scissors
A negative to print
100% Cotton cosmetic pad
A light tight room (Must be well ventilated) (Bathrooms with towels shoved under the door can work well)
4 Trays for chemicals
Enlarger with a condenser head (and bulb)
Paper easel (holds the paper in place under the enlarger)
Squeegee (Technically optional, but highly recommended)
Drying rack/clothes line and pins
Grain enlarger (optional)
Emulsion paper - doesn't matter much what you use. I prefer fiber paper.
Gloves and apron are optional.
Chemical storage bottles
Developer - I use Kodak Dektol
Stop bath - I use Kodak Indicator stop bath
Fixer - I use Kodak Fixer
Hypo clear - I use Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent
If there is maintenance that you can do yourself, do it yourself unless you know you are going to irreparably fuck up. You will save yourself a lot of money and gain some useful life experience to boot.
Trim your damned pubes. If she(or he!) is going to keep their bush tidy for you, you'd best be doing the same. The same thing goes for anything in a relationship. You get out of it what you put into it.
I know skybike said it, but it's worth reiterating. Surprise your SO with gifts! Don't wait until the big holiday to give her a gift, she's half-expecting it and won't be as thrilled as if you gave it to her out of the blue. Also, A good gift can be expensive, but just because it is expensive does not mean it is a good gift.
EDIT: Don't buy gifts so often that they're no longer a surprise. If your SO says "oh I like this", don't go on Amazon that night to buy it and overnight it to her house. That's creepy and she will feel like she is being bought. Note her comments of interest, but don't always act on them immediately.
Strop your razors. I just got done with a disposable razor that I had been using for four months. Every week, I would strop it with an old pair of jeans. It kept my razor nice and sharp until it just wouldn't hold an edge anymore.
If you don't have $1000 to buy an original, you can make your own for under $50, or buy a really nice rip-off for $270.
Here is an instructable about screenprinting I made a few years back:
Try some t-shirts or tea towels or something first, get the hang of it. Then, to do a pair of tights, what I would do is cut out some vaguely leg-shaped pieces of cardboard and stretch the tights onto them before printing. I've never tried anything like that, but I think it just might work.
>However, correct me if I'm wrong...
Sir, you are mistaken.
This is a real thing that is different from a high-DOF picture with fancy processing. "Synthetic aperture photography" or "computational photography" can do some freaky things, like see through obstructions or allow the plane of focus to be selected after-the-fact.
I second r/Homebrewing as a fantastic resource.
For a basic mead you only need water, honey, and yeast. If you spend a few minutes looking around on Google you can find many articles on harvesting your local wild yeast for breadmaking and fermentation.
My recommendation is to pick up a glass gallon jug of wine or apple juice and enjoy that while you grow up a wild yeast culture. Build a simple air-lock for the jug. Mix up ~3lbs of honey in to ~1 gallon of room temperature water, add the yeast, seal it up in the jug with the air-lock, stick it in a closet and forget about it for a few months.
It's pretty much that simple :)
*EDIT for clarity
Sixth, even scummier
...is that even a word? Eh, whatever.
make your own copier and sell it for profit.
Books for my major is kinda non-existent on teh intarwebz, i had to live with buying used books or borrowing.
Another option could be the "Works" (Drano & Aluminum foil). It has the potential to do some damage, but I remember doing it for physics class in high school. Instructions.
Unless the other student was hurt...I still don't see how it is felony worthy.
I have a lego flash drive that I've had for two years.
It has been in my pocket for years, has been washed, fallen on, bitten on, chewed on, stepped on,... and it still works.
Ask here [link] Also you can make your own--just google the recipe for Girl Scout Thin Mints or whatever kind you like.
Edit: I just saw you like samosas, Make some [link]
There are tons of unwanted boats out there. After reading Tim Anderson's Free Yacht Saga ([link]), I went looking for one and was able to land a 27' sloop for $1g. The downside is that I have to pay $225 a month docking fee.
On my boat the bulkheads were rotten and the diesel didn't run, so I had to invest a couple hundred in marine ply and cut and finish new bulkheads. Then I pulled the diesel and traded it on craigslist for a 5hp British Seagull outboard. With about $1500 invested, I was sailing and living on my boat during the weekends while I continued to work on it.
Two years later, I have about $5000 invested (not counting slip fees) and have installed a new diesel, refinished the wood, cushions, etc. as funds have allowed.
However, before jumping in on something like that, I'd suggest taking a weekend sailing class. See if you like it. I enjoy it, but some of my friends find cruising way too painfully slow. My boat maxes at 6.5 knots. Also, both girls I've dated while owning the boat hate it when the boat heels over. The current girlfriend is trying to convince me to sell and get a catamaran "because they're not tippy."
It's a really cool little guy to keep outside the front door. I'm excited to make ones of other colors, shapes, and sizes!
If you would like to make your own, I loosely followed the instructions found here!
They also have instructions for an LED Throwie-Rat (or mouse)!
That's a terrible thing to do to a rodent corpse, but I can't stop laughing.
I got all the instructions from here. There are a few typos in those instruction (like pips = pipes) and they neglect to include 4 x elbows in the materials list. There was some slight improvising while setting it up, but it's not too hard to figure out; this was my first DIY project.
Dirt. I'd like to think that for the rest of time cavemen would be taking bites out of actual dirt thinking "maybe this is that miracle dirt the future man brought us"
That IS the future. Believe it or not. It's not difficult to presume that the replication technology we currently have (ie. rapid prototyping, 3d printing etc) could evolve into such a thing. Even if it doesn't exactly appear out of thin air like it does on the show.
In the coming decades there will be a furious uproar from manufacturers when their products are suddenly duplicated en masse. We're going to see the IRAA/MPAA Copyright and Trademark and Intellectual Property go fucking batshit over it.
Ultimately, however, the people will win. You will be able to readily duplicate almost anything. Dinner, for instance, will be prepared in such a fashion. And there is very little, if anything, that companies can do about it. No matter how much they hate it or how many laws they try to come up with to prohibit it.
People will duplicate to their hearts content. Just you watch.
Perfect Example - [link]
The filters are recyclable and in fact if you want to save a few cents you can refile the filters yourself.
you could, if you have the time. build a 9v battery powered usb charger in an altoids can. there's plenty of plans online and it's dead simple to follow, the parts are really cheap, plus you can learn a new skill of soldering (if you don't know how already).
Don't forget that you can't do much with the board alone. It would be a good idea to get a starter pack of electronics if you don't already have one. Some useful pieces that are usually used in introductory electronics courses are: resistors of various resistance, capacitors, inductors, LEDs, and transistors as well as a breadboard and some wire. Also you could find some tutorials to give you more of a purpose, for example: [link].
If you are really excited and don't want to wait for your stuff to be shipped you can also try out this program: [link]. It crashes a lot and cannot handle all syntax but it is a good starting point. With this program you can test your code without the risk of frying your equipment if you failed to wire it up correctly.
Finally if you have a little extra cash and you are used to C# programming you can consider Netduino, it is only $5 more at most stores and it allows you to program using visual studio instead of the Arduino IDE.
This is a pretty common break, and a straightforward repair for any luthier.
I would fix this one AND get another guitar :)
I visited my doctor a couple weeks ago and told her that I cut out soda from my diet but that I still missed the fizziness of it. She recommended drinking sparkling water with some lemon whenever I have a craving for soda. I've been drinking it since then and haven't really had a need to go back to regular soda.
My husband and I are looking into getting a soda stream. Some friends of mine bought one and they love it. Or you could go hardcore.
Average number of keys/ring in the photo (rounded) is ~1.
Unless this guy walks around with multiple key rings... holy crap. I may have been doing it wrong this entire time!
On a sort of related note:
Some of my favorite Key mods :)
Edit: Replying to your comment made me realize that this guy can actually configure which keys he is taking depending on what he's going to be doing. He can just stack lego blocks depending on what he's doing. Car keys + rewards cards = grocery store trip, etc.!
You can make your own. Googling for DIY Mag Connector came up with a few solutions like this and this. They can most likely be modified to fit your specific laptop.
Here is a similar method to the one I use, although this one is a little more complex (and expensive) than my method. For some reason this guy buys portable hard drives and breaks them out of their case to use them. No idea why he does that, especially since it is more expensive. I just buy stock laptop drives off the shelf and use them.
This guys tutorial is more similar to my method and allows you to keep part of the circuit board in place so it looks more like an unaltered cart.
Well, as an example, there's this and this. I also remember seeing something on eBay, but can't find it now.
if you want a really juicy project, get a mini ITX board and build a PC into something really geeky...
Millenium Falcon PC
ZX Spectrum Linux PC
I grow lettuce indoors year round under fluorescent lights (I used standard 48" T8 bulbs), so yes you can definitely grow lettuce inside.
Nearly anything can be grown indoors with the proper equipment. If it fruits(flowers) it will probably require specialized lighting to get the same yield as outdoors, but it can be done.
Depending on how much light the space near your windows receives you could probably grow all sorts of lettuce and other greens (kale arugula spinach etc) and just about any type of herb.
If your windows are tall you could consider vertical gardening setups like these:
I made myself this for less than 10 dollars worth of parts and with meager soldering skills.
It's simple and it works great. I don't notice any drop in quality, but then again I'm not an audiophile.
Got a bicycle?
MOTHERFUCKING EDIT: No bicycle? No fucking problem!
I'd say rather than wondering which jug of cleaner to prepare you should instead learn how to make the cleaner. Alcohol will be the easiest and most versatile (for the reasons you mentioned, also for booze.)
Knowing how to make and operate a still will be a valuable talent, especially if you plan to survive in a community.
Here's an easy still design from instructables.
A fractal HDTV antenna. Actually made it out of things I already had for free, works better than our 100 dollar job and hides behind the TV itself.
I remember reading an Instructables about it before.
Disclaimer: I've never done this, but thought the link might help you.
I'm pretty interested, depending on the quality and cost. I'm actually waiting to make paper wands until my boyfriend has gotten into Pottermore, so we can be ACCURATE. I'd say there's a market, though, and one that's going to grow as Pottermore opens up. The only problem would be acquiring all 20 or so different kinds of woods – there's a fair amount of startup cost there. I wouldn't buy a wand unless it was 14.5" and sycamore. Preferably fairly bendy. You can skip the phoenix core, though.
This was used in an Instructables post awhile back for making Beatles cupcakes. Not sure if the Instructables user is the same person as the Deviantart user, but damn, these make for some badass cupcakes.
If you use pine, you're asking for trouble due to the resins in the wood. Those can be VERY toxic.
Cherry, hickory or any very dense hardwood is what you want to use. To prevent the wood from burning, you merely need to season the wood by smoking some out of it. You could also use a glass cone as your burn area.
Check out this instrucible for more ideas:
Once I get around to doing this, I'll do it.
I wouldn't say it's my favorite, although it's one of the ones I'm definitely going to do.
If you are referring to the one that I think you are ( [link] ) then yes the overall mechanism is similar, but this is a mechanism that has been around for a long time. Although I can't prove it, I did not take anything from that Instructable for this design. The first prototype for this card was made about 11 months ago and inspired before that by expired patent drawings.
There's also a freebie lite version, admittedly somewhat gutted of features.
The how-to mentioned in the title.
I sell the crap out of the Krypto series 2 w/ flex cable in Brooklyn. You ever actually try to use a bolt cutter on them? I ruined our 4' bolt cutters and put a slight dent in the lock, and it's not due to lack of experience.
I think anything over the Series 4 U-lock, you're basically wasting your money. You're buying yourself slightly more time, because they'll need powertools to get through either of them. And I don't know of anyone who's collected the warranty money from Krypto.
And there's not much info on these, since they just came out, but I met with an Abus rep last week, and he really sold me on the Abus U 140 Mini. It's lighter and supposedly stronger than the Krypto Series 4 mini U, and it locks on both sides, so you need two cuts. You can even have your bike shop special-order abus locks so they can all use the same key (at least, if they have the same locking mechanism), which I am definitely doing, because I have three locks I use regularly and hate having a giant keyring.
Abus also makes some really solid chains that are substantially lighter. The only downside is that you can't adjust their length, like you can with the Krypto chains. Otherwise, they're strong, light, and much easier to use.
Oh, and instead of the simple cable for the seat, DIY with an old chain and an innertube.
In general, instructables.com has some good links. They are all user submitted step by step instructions. They have more than one section but you will find what you need under the 'Living' heading. Sewing, crafting, fashion, etc.
Youtube is a WEALTH of information on sewing and learning how to craft in general. Intro videos
For patterns, you can't go wrong with officially licensed ones!
Obviously, its a big step from learning and hitting up a pattern. You are going to want to take it slow because learning to sew is one of the most frustrating hobbies to master. As long as you don't mind getting back on the horse a few times, it's very rewarding. Plus, who doesn't like saying look what I can do? Haha.
In my house, we've got a Central Bearded Dragon as well as a shitton of Spiny Leaf Insects. The story goes, my sister had 2 or 3, they laid eggs and died, and now we've got upwards on 50. She sells them for about $5 each to friends and pet stores and has made over $300. She's 12.
Oh yeah... Mia Farrow is a good example.
Like this or maybe more Twiggy early on in her career like this.
If anyone wants to try for themselves in person here is a version you can print-out and fold. It's of a little dragon. I've printed one out on photo paper and kept it on my desk for like a year. Not only does it have the three-dimensional hollow illusion, but the head appears to follow you around as you look at it. It's very cool.
They're in a twisted pattern. Not bent. I've seen it plenty of times but can't really speak to its effectiveness. Probably hard to true.
Also, that guy is a fucking moron... I didn't know you could be more stupid than the fixed gear brake-less hill bombers.
OLDER source and even older
Every source stole it from another
Be careful about what you post as a reference. That was a prank. Without noting it as such, you risk mis-informing people through the trusted source of /r/askscience.
This is called ferrofluid. Here is how to make your own. It's easy and cheap to do.
Pretty much boils down to making a lot of little triangles where there is a kind of sticky tab at the bottom of each one. Then it ends up being a lot like making a frosting rose - twist the first triangle into a little cone, then add layers on while bending the "petals" out one by one until you get a large enough blossom. Then add a stem and leaves, also not too tough. You can use a pen or floral wire, then add more tape if you wish.
Here's a link
6.There are free lectures all over the place. Check the free papers.
7.Open mic nights.
8.Abandoned buildings for a photoshoot.
9.Sharpie Attack! Street Art your love/lust all over town.
10.Play Kubb you can make a set for about $10.
"No shampoo" can range from essentially no SLS shampoo and no -cones conditioners to replacing shampoo and conditioner with e.g. soda or sugar scrubs and vinegar.
Firstly, excellent job Ben. I once saw a blog post on a website about creating a table in this exact same style.
I've been thinking about it for months but have never seen it again. If it helps anyone find it, the table was much larger than the one in this image and the scraps weren't levelled out on each end so it was jagged instead. It detailed the whole process so it would help others who are asking questions about Ben's build too.
If anyone knows the post I'm talking about could you reply with a link please.
EDIT: Here's a link to someone building a similar table, http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Table/
Vietnamese iced coffee! Or "Cafe sua da," as it's sometimes called in pho restaurants. It's a refreshing, sweet kick of caffeine and simple to make, here's a recipe (it also has instructions for how to actually brew the coffee in the maker):
As part of the epilogue following the existentialist movement, that name caries a certain modernistic sensibility about it.
The Importance of Being Geeze
Of course I never actually read The Importance of Being Ernest, but I'm sure it had a lot to do with the praxis in which one resides in relation ones socio-economical predisposition as well as being generally serious minded about everything like some fucking weirdo.
Geeze! You know what sounds gosh-darn-golly good right now? Bruschetta!
I followed the recipe I found here. Except I used ground-up pork rinds instead of breading. As far as I can tell, this is completely carb-free! I'm loving this Keto way of life!!!
The last time I did this (and that was over two years ago) only a couple of hard drives worked. I don't know if that has changed, but at that time I paid about 50€ for the 120gb drive, it should cost next to nothing by now.
You have to connect the drive to your PC and format it with a special tool. You'll need to backup your profile and save games beforehand and transfer them to the new drive, too. It took me about an hour to do all that. Here is one tutorial, but you shouldn't have a problem finding others.
Im very familiar with bike mechanics etc, but tbh those skills are pretty irrelevant until you have to build the bike right at the end. All the skills needed to actually make the frame were alien to me, so yes, as long as your willing to give it a try then no expertise or skills knowledge is required.
These guides were of great help,
storage(buttons/nails/screws/beads/etc) i always wanted to try the book shelf with books but plastic vhs cases would work just as well. i would probably cover the cases with book jackets or paint them first.
I don't think so, but here are some DIY alternatives.
Yeah you make a stencil cut out of whatever you like and spray paint it onto a wall, canvas etc. I could make new ones for you and sell em but it really isn't to hard to get into it. This is one of the tutorials I used to get started with it. It's pretty fun stuff.
This site has a lot of good info: [link] but as Mr. DogDicks said, nothing beats first hand experience. I 2nd taking things apart and putting them back together. You'll soon realize the former is much easier than the latter.
Here is the instructable I used, though I used a belly band instead of an old t-shirt because it turns out I (sensibly at the time) donated all my shirts that were too small. These are a pair of Buckle jeans that fit great except I didn't like where the waist hit. It took about an hour, but only because I was watching TV most of the time. If you buy jeans to convert, I highly recommend looking for ones without a riveted coin pocket - I thought I killed my sewing machine a few times!
Looks like they used to go for quite a bit...
And one on eBay...
This was the first gift that I gave my current bf... Our love is strange, but apparently yours is too...
It's called a knitted condom, but could work to warm things: [link]
I would consider [link] exactly that, I've used it for many of my own projects and learned how incredibly complex and useful the items surrounding me are. An interesting addition to this would be if you could enter in the items you have on hand (I.E. Paper clip, rubber band, toilet paper, water bottle) and it would give you a full list of items you could make with them (I.E. Srpingloaded douche in this case). Though I may only think this because of how much minecraft I've played in the last month...
I would worry about the weight of the glass and resin deforming the balloon as well as how the rubber would react to the heat as it cures. People make hypertufa garden spheres using exercise balls with some luck. I would probably make a negative mold using something like this as a starting point. Any way you go, you will be sanding forever! Probably worth the $600 for the chair you want.
If you want a bright LED flashlight, you need to stop using the toy LEDs and start using the big boys:
We followed a guide similar to this: Lightsaber for $33 in 33 Minutes
Be warned, the parts will probably cost more than the quoted $33. Our first attempt, the parts cost us near $80, but we were also able to make a second 'saber (the shortest of the bunch) out of the scrap from the first hilt.
make a CNC
machine shop skills are always useful for ME's right?
Pretty sure that suppressor is actually a flash hider. Not sure though. And if you want to make a paracord bracelet like that check this out.
Good for going on long hikes/camping.
Pony kegs are an amazing way to save money on great beer. A 1/4 keg from this brewery works out to about a dollar a pint The setup is an investment. Keg, CO2, and regulator can be near 100$ if you buy used. Its a nice setup if you drink seltzer.
Try that link instead of the straight instructables link. You won't be sorry. Instructables is such a terrible fucking web page.
If you don't want to carry a tripod, sometimes a bean bag can suffice.
Also, try compensating by using a faster shutter speed if possible (are you using a camera that has PASM / PAvSvM options?).
It's also important how you hold the camera. Assuming you're right hand is on the shutter release, use your left hand below the camera to support the weight. Your left elbow should be dug into your chest.
Also control your breathing. When shooting (as with firearms) inhale, exhale, and after the exhale hold your breath and fire. This diagram illustrates for the technique.
I remember my parents basically shrink-wrapping all our windows in the winter when I was young and they were broke: All you need is some plastic film, double-sided tape and a hair dryer. Makes a difference:
It's the first belt that I've made, but I've done many, many bracelet's, and other small projects. It took me around 8 to 10 hours. Here's a good tutorial on how to make a belt: